Exploring our beautiful country is just one of the many perks of Travel Nursing. Whether you’d rather take a relaxing kayak trip in one of the vast bodies of water or enjoy an exhilarating mountain hike, there is something out there for everyone. Just ask any of our #WorkationWarriors. Using the outdoors as self-care seems to be a favourite for many of them. Here are just a few of the many adventures they have experienced along the way.
If you have any other self-care activities you practice, we’d love to hear them. Send us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and remember SELF-CARE ISN’T SELFISH!
“Being able to take in Sunset from a perch in Prince Rupert before heading to or from my #workation in Lax Kw’Alaams, is my favorite way to ground myself as part of my self care routine.”
Kailyn M., RN
“Exploring the local nature. Hiking and running where the locals run, playing in the ocean, lake or river. Making friends, or meeting new people outside of work. Even if it’s a short contract, it is so helpful for me to connect with the people in the community. It helps me feel like I’m at home.”
Jenna B., RN
“Travel nursing is amazing, there’s so much to explore and it can get very go-go-go! So I make sure I take time – a solo walk, drive, or a trip to a coffee shop – to recenter on what I love and how I want to feel. It helps me focus on how I want to be spending my time and who I want to be spending it with ❤️”
Meagan H., RN
“Like many others, I started travel nursing because of an unending desire to see new places and meet new people. I think with nursing, it’s easy to get caught up with work as it’s a 24 hour job and incredibly rewarding. I practice self care by taking the time to play in the mountains, which are a place of sanctity and beauty. I love trying new things, and this year I tried outdoor rock climbing in Sechelt, B.C.! It’s definitely low key terrifying and a huge strugglefest, but that makes it all the more fun!”
Rachel L., RN
“The sound of rushing water with my furry companion by my side. I practice self care while being a #workationwarrior by following my love of nature. My dog Phillis and I are always on the move! From canyons to mountain tops we’re continually searching for waterfalls, big and small. The fresh air, cool mist and pure force of crashing water is good for the soul! Abbotsford has had no shortage of stunning cascades to explore and rejuvenate by. Highly recommend for anyone with a passion for hiking and exploring what the lower mainland has to offer!”
Kyra D., RN
“After work super long hours in Port Simpson I practiced some self-care by hanging out with some humpbacks.”
Kristen D., RN
“Checking out the local community and soaking in the landscapes and sunsets! Meeting your new roommate who is on their first contract and taking them out to explore the community! Taking a drive to Telkwa to check out a pottery shop and buying some beautiful pottery. Looking at stunning landscapes and doing some local shopping in between shifts! Fall is so pretty up north! I love exploring, photography and loud music! On days off I get in the car and drive everywhere I can to take as many photos as I can while singing my heart out at high volumes so that I can’t hear myself! Best self care ever! The spiritual energy up in Hazelton, B.C. is unreal with so many interesting stories and circumstances so far! Days off and partial days off are spent exploring roads, landscapes and local art & markets. Many communities are closed to tourism due to COVID but I was able to stop at this viewpoint to check out the Moricetown Steelhead Stock Assessment Project (1999) which began as a Salmon stock assessment project in 1996. The waterway is the Bulkley River which is gorgeous and flows turbulently south through the canons here to Telkwa where it eventually splits into the Telkwa River. So much to learn here!”
Sheri S., RN