Hi, My name is Danielle Leroux

City Explorer, Runner, Adventurer


Welcome to Wild Coast Tales. Thanks for stopping by. My name is Danielle. I share my love for running and fitness, healthy food (and a few kitchen mishaps), city exploring, hiking, and other adventures on Canada’s wild west coast.

I grew up in Toronto and moved out to Vancouver to attend grad school in 2012. Post-grad I found a job and haven’t left the west coast since (much to my parents’ chagrin).

Living in Vancouver has fuelled my love for climbing mountains, exploring new places in the city and around the beautiful province of BC, eating healthy food, trying new recipes, and running. In November 2015, I ran my first half-marathon and was bit by the running bug. In 2016 I trained and ran my first marathon in May.

Enjoy following along as I attempt new challenges in running, food, and fitness, and continue crossing items off my life bucket list.

  • While I love life on the west coast, it's never easy living on the other side of the country from many friends and family. Grateful for trips home, no matter how long or short (this weekend!) they may be. Back to YVR ✈️
  • Soaking up that Toronto sunshine ☀️
  • Had some of the best vegan food ever at @plantatoronto tonight! I've often been left disappointed (and hungry 😅) by new plant based eateries but this totally exceeded expectations. Loved all the dishes we tried from the cheesy queso dip (pictured here) to the peanut butter chocolate "terrarium" for dessert.
  • Springtime in Victoria #flashbackfriday meanwhile in Toronto... ❄️🌧☀️
  • Last night's surprisingly purple sunset, a welcome sight after a day of rain #tbt
  • From west coast to east coast (sort of! 😛) Toronto bound ✈️ where there is apparently a rainfall warning #cantescapeit
  • The ferry is fun, but these views can't be beat. YYJ ➡️ YVR ✈️
  • Thanks Victoria for the sunshine, great eats, good coffee, and those Island views. Now to the float plane!