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Lisa Franks is used to overcoming adversity. “I was fourteen and was jumping on the trampoline,” says Franks. “I felt really funny but went to bed not thinking anything of it. When I woke up and tried to get up...
Summer is fading, but that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your adventure gear and stay inside! Warm up and get outdoors for epic adventures this autumn. Here are five pieces of gear designed for camping, hiking and exploring—whatever...
My connection to land began at a very early age. I was fortunate to grow up on a beautiful farm that has been in my father’s family for four generations. My German great, great-grandfather, Ferdinand, settled in Eganville, a small...
As much as we love autumn—bright foliage, crisp nights, wildlife watching—the end of summer seems so symbolic. The dog days are behind us. Colder, darker days are ahead of us. Sigh. Until ski season hits, then we’re stoked once again! But for...
Forget the store-bought dehydrated meals for your next trip. They’re costly and not very creative. Dehydrate your own veggies, meat and sauces and pick up one, or all, of these new books that do a great job explaining how it’s...
In 1909, in a gritty drinking establishment in the diminutive port of Seward, a wizened ‘sourdough’ called Gus Borgan wagered $100 that no one could make it up and down the town’s sentinel peak, Mount Lowell, in less than an...
There is no better country on Earth than our own to lace up your boots, toss on your pack and explore. We have desert. We have alpine. We have grasslands. Lake country. Ocean shores. Boreal. Carolinian. Rainforest. Tundra. Taiga. Volcanoes.
A crackling campfire is one of the most nostalgic activities of any camping trip. It creates a warm ambiance for a singalong, cookout or ghost story, and knowing how to start one is an important safety tool for anyone travelling...
The turquoise hues of Lake Louise and its neighbouring Lake Moraine attract visitors from near and far. The surrounding wilderness is ripe for exploring. The area is home to a phenomenal network of trails that offer a serene natural ambience, an...
What’s useful and what isn’t? There is no definitive answer as everyone has their preferences. Who else thinks taking a comb on a backpacking trip is laughable? I watched a guy talk about his base weight of less than eight...
Sault Ste. Marie is one of Northern Ontario’s best adventure hubs. Not only does this bordertown offer access to trails right in the city, but extend your reach a little further and you can easily access splendid provincial parks like...
New Brunswick is a beautiful province on the east coast of Canada. These 10 hikes showcase the nature around the province’s capital, Fredericton. Length: 1.8 km Elevation gain: Minimal This easy and short, out-and-back trail is located 60 kilometres from Fredericton. You’ll...
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