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Spring Paddling Safety Tips
Feb 18, 2015
To ensure that your spring outing isn’t spoiled by an emergency on the water, it’s important that we take a few extra precautions before heading out.
Plan your next great adventure
Off the beaten path locations, tips and tricks, interviews with interpid explorers and more.
Interview with Ashleigh McIvor-DeMerit
Feb 12, 2015
We talk about ski technique with Olympic gold medallist Ashleigh McIvor-DeMerit.
The Benefits of Risk
Jan 13, 2015
Andrew Findlay asks — is exposure to risk beneficial to our personal development?
FEAT Speaker Series: Anders Ourum
Dec 11, 2014
Anders Ourum accepted to share the "fountain of youth" to every climber out there based on his past experiences and wisdom. The technique, balance, and grace that any type of climbing requires can get better with age (just like wine)...
Feat Speaker Series Aimee Dunn
Nov 21, 2014
1. Just go! Things will never be ideal; the house clean, kids perfectly content for example, but if the kids are cared for and house is liveable then make a clean break and get outside for some fun. 2. 10 minute...
5 Essential Outdoors Skills
Nov 18, 2014
Be better outdoors — here are five essential skills you need to know:
Feat Speaker Series Ryan Leech
Oct 20, 2014
Bring awareness to your breath Seemingly simple, and seriously profound. Yet reliable access to the focus that breath awareness brings is not simple, it’s a skill, and requires an ability to become more quickly aware of those times you’re preoccupied with...
Feat Speaker Series Kris Holm on Mountain Unicycling
Sep 26, 2014
Want a new way to cross-train for balance and core strength? Give unicycling a try. It's challenging to learn but not difficult once you know how. Most riders take about 5-15 hours to learn the basics. Quick Tips Find a place...
Getting Kids to Love the Outdoors
Sep 11, 2014
Bottom line: kids are primed to love the outdoors. It’s your job to make sure it happens. Here’s how:
How to Sell Used Gear
Aug 22, 2014
Discover essential new tips for smart selling of your used outdoors gear, plus info on where to sell it and more!
Wanted: Dead or Alive?
Aug 20, 2014
Andrew Findlay examines our treatment of wildlife, and the issue of bear hunting versus bear viewing.
Gadd's Truth: Mars & Venus
Jul 10, 2014
With more than three decades of teaching experience behind him, Will Gadd looks at the differences between how men and women experience the outdoors
Angus Adventures: The Philosophy of Baby Steps
Jul 2, 2014
The philosophy of biting off just as much as you can chew — then biting off some more (useful when your three-year-old wants to climb a mountain).
Poisonous Plants and Antidotes
May 29, 2014
Are you hiking in Canada this summer? Make sure to be aware of our poisonous plants: poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac and many more (as well as their antidotes!)
Gadd's Truth: Don't Call it Fun
May 27, 2014
Will Gadd examines the nature of what we call "fun" outdoors - and discovers that it's so much more than that.
FEAT Canada Speaker Series: Lina Augaitis
May 21, 2014
If you have ever thought of racing a stand up paddleboard here are a few pointers to get you prepared for the big day.   Make sure your paddle is the correct length. There are debates within the community on the...
Getting Started: Backcountry Skiing Tips
Apr 3, 2014
Are you looking to get started in backcountry skiing or snowboarding this year? Here are some gear selection and technique tips to get you on your way:
Backcountry Skiing 101: Avalanche Safety
Jan 21, 2014
It's the backcountry skier's number-one concern: avalanches. Here are some quick tips for heading out in the backcountry.
Hypothermia and Frostbite 101
Jan 16, 2014
Polar vortex? Arctic mass? Canadian winters are serious business. Learn the basics of identifying, preventing and treating hypothermia and frostbite.
3 Essential Camping Skills
Sep 13, 2013
So you can set up a tent in two minutes, roast a marshmallow to perfection and you’re a pro backpack-packer? Well, here are three more essential camping skills to master:
How to Photograph Star Trails
Aug 30, 2013
Looking to photograph some spectacular star trails this autumn? Here are some handy tips for pro-level results:
Learn to Surf: 3 Essential Steps
Jul 8, 2013
Looking to catch a wave this summer? Hannah Stevenson from Pacific Surf School in Tofino, BC offers three quick tips to get you started in surfing:
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