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“I used to think it was a major tragedy if anyone went through life never having owned a canoe. Now I believe it’s only a minor tragedy.” Bill Mason, Path of the Paddle (1984) There are countless canoe manufacturers out there,
After fifty years of negotiation, a large area in the Northwest Territories has been established as Canada’s newest national park reserve. Near the east arm of Great Slave Lake, over 26,000 square kilometres are now protected through partnerships between Parks...
Experiencing the wild of Churchill, Manitoba is a right of passage for many adventurers. The popularity of this tiny northern Manitoba town has grown, thanks to better access and services for the influx of travellers. Families are the latest group...
Found on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is surrounded by pine forest, parks, vineyards, orchards and mountains. It's an ideal destination for those seeking outdoor adventure in one of Canada’s prettiest landscapes. Bike fanatics will want to cruise trails...
The Aurora Borealis is one of the most magnificent, awe-inspiring natural sights explorers can seek out. Multi-coloured streams of fluorescent light dance and wave across the inky sky like glow sticks at a full moon party. But the still, silent...
These four gear items by Avventura Outdoors are innovative pieces for hikes big and small. Whether you’re a trail runner, wet-weather wanderer or snowy trekker, these new gear items will improve your hiking experience: Is your backpack bulky? Heavy? Do...
I couldn’t refuse Ann Wipper’s plea to auction off my guiding services for a three-day canoe trip in Algonquin Park. She’s married to the founder of the Canadian Canoe Museum, and the money would be put towards the educational programs...
If there’s anything better than a discount, it’s receiving something completely FREE. On September 7th, 2019, Quebec Parks are opening their gates and scratching their usual $8.75 entrance fee. Over twenty parks will be offering free admission. Looking for some new...
Hot springs. Hiking trails. Cozy village vibes. The longest ski season in America. Whatever adventure you’re craving, this mountain town delivers—and it does it in an unpretentious, welcoming way. Mammoth Lakes offers both repose and adrenaline that are accessible and unexpected. If...
Smartphones, laptops, iPads—there's no shortage of portable screens in the typical North American household. As amazing as technology can be, it also limits face-to-face interaction between families, friends and couples. Staring at a handheld device all day can't be good...
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, near Canmore, Alberta, is often overshadowed by other parks in the Canadian Rockies—but it shouldn’t be overlooked. Hiking trails wind through mature forests, traverse alpine meadows and lead along narrow and steep mountain ridges. Not only...
I’ve spent over a dozen nights so far dozing on my new Cosmo 3D Sleeping Pad, and I’m loving it! Nemo’s older version of the Cosmo was durable and versatile. However, the new 3D model is a huge upgrade. The “3D”...
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