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As I skier, I can get trapped in a box. I have my favourite hills—the ones I return to over and over whenever Ullr summons. Thankfully, as a Vancouverite, the hill I call my own is pretty good. From my house, I’ll...
By Conor Mihell Cradled by the ancient mountains of the Canadian Shield and surrounded by freshwater seas, locals have always known the community of Sault Ste. Marie (pop. 70,000) to be an epicentre of outdoor adventure. Exceptionally snowy winters support vast...
Story and Photos by Ngaio Hotte (IG: @creeks.and.peaks) Temperatures are falling, days are getting shorter and last weekend, the clocks clicked back an hour, so sunset is even earlier. The combination of these factors means that folks heading out...
Only a 50-minute drive from Vancouver and a 1.5-hour hike up a mountain, I was sliding on slick ice and crunching through frost-crusted snow. In October. For a good chunk of Canadians, this might not seem so impressive. Growing up in Alberta...
I arrived at the YMCA Camp Millar on Sturgeon Lake on the Thursday of the legendary Minnesota’s annual Winter Camping Symposium. It was the first day of this four-day event, and only half the participants had turned up, but there...
Dry, chapped skin is so common in the colder months that it has its own nickname: Winter Itch. Skin care professionals debate causes that lead to flaky, scratchy patches, which are often prominent on exposed skin, like your hands and...
From gear for you, gear for your dog, to tasty snacks and self-care products... Explore staffers are obsessing over these 12 outdoor adventure items—find out why. ($200; yeti.com) For sopping wetsuits, muddy gumboots, heavy camp kitchen gear or whatever else you can...
Campfires can burn at a temperature of approximately 900 degrees Fahrenheit (480 degrees Celsius). That’s hot enough to melt down soft metals such as lead or zinc. The colour of flames is derived from its soot, which when heated becomes incandescent...
I always seem to get into a bit of a funk at this time of year. My big summer trip is over, and the next expedition seems too far away to be real. Ellesmere Island in May 2020? Might as...
Algonquin’s Barron Canyon is one of the park’s gems. Named after Augustus Barron, a member of the House of Commons, the waterway is lined with steep walls of hard, crystalline rock that tower far above the river, over 100 metres...
Ever wanted to go on an adventure with one of your favourite brands? Canadian high-performance apparel and equipment brand Arc’teryx is offering immersive travel experiences to customers. Led by certified guides, active adventurers can develop new skills and experience wild places...
You don’t have to spend a lot to get great gear. Here are three essentials that won't break the bank. Osprey Rook 65 The Rook has everything you need in a multi-day pack: a ventilated back panel that’s customizable and super comfortable...
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