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When I arrived in Mammoth Lakes, I had no idea I'd be leaving a little part of my heart there—which, as I'd learn, isn't totally uncommon. I met more than a few Canadians who came for the winter season and...
We stand in silence, barely moving. Over the sound of rushing water, I strain my ears to listen for the crack of a twig, a rustle in the bushes near the river. Sounds that would indicate something large stirring nearby. Something...
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...
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...
Todd McGowan and I paddled into Helsinki harbour 800 kilometres after beginning our canoe journey in the village of Nurmes 20 days ago. Along the way, we passed through Finland’s Lakeland, travelled the length of the Kymijoki River and paddled...
By 'Live the Adventure' Club Ambassador Stephanie Huff There are many outdoor adventure options for families near Edmonton, Alberta. Explore national parks teeming with wildlife, trek lakeside hiking trails and discover hidden gems right within the city limits. So, whether you’re...
I’ve never been very good at math. (That’s why I studied journalism.) But it wasn’t until I hiked through Yosemite National Park that I realized I probably should’ve paid more attention to conversion. Specifically, miles to kilometres. Fifteen miles and 3,000 feet...
There are few things in this world that truly scare me. Spiders. Heights. Commitment. And, as I learned in California, mountain biking. When Jenn and I arrived in North Lake Tahoe, we immediately headed to Squaw Mountain. The cozy ski resort...
Tucked in the woods on the edge of a northern lake, a small cabin beckons at dusk. Smoke curls from the metal stovepipe atop the peaked roof. Golden light glows from the lone window on its door. However, this is...
The water laps gently beneath my hammock. I turn the page of my tattered book, the cover still soggy from an unexpected swim. I, for one, had meant to jump in the frigid lake: it was the only way to...
Canada’s capital city is a cornucopia of outdoor activities just waiting to be discovered. We’re setting your Ottawa vacation up for success by covering the bases and making sure you don’t miss a beat (or a trail). Get ready to...
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