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On a gentle slope that meets a milky blue lake, the aroma of silver sage, bear root, juniper and cedar are carried by the wind into a sunbeam. I’m standing still with eyes closed as Xeni Gwet’in elder Patrick...
BC’s cities and larger towns—Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford, for example—are known to be great jumping-off places for superb outdoor adventures. But some of the smaller places around the province are also home to amazing outdoor recreation activities, many of...
A crackling fire and roasting marshmallows or hotdogs while basking in the glow of a campfire is a time-honoured tradition for many families. It can be a memory that lasts a lifetime, or it can be a disaster waiting to...
With the ability to provide added warmth and extend the life of your sleeping bag, sleeping bag liners are extremely useful, yet remain an item left behind by many campers. Highly packable and designed to be slipped into your sleep...
Illustrator and author John Owens asked me to write a back cover review for his latest book, One Winter Up North. I jumped at the chance. I absolutely loved his previous book One Summer Up North, and since I’m a...
Autumn is sweeping away summer with a blissful respite from the relentless heat—and all too soon, the chill seeps through my lightweight hiking clothes. It’s time to forgo shorts and sleeveless tees in favour of fleece, flannel and waterproof technology.
Bloating, cramps and achy backs make that time of the month extremely uncomfortable, and the thought of heading outdoors—where clean water and a hot shower can be elusive—seems too inconvenient and almost unbearable. But with proper preparation and the right...
Location: Joffre Lakes Provincial Park Public Transport: Return tickets available through ParkbusPark Here: Parking is located just off Duffey Lake Road. Overflow is across the road; be careful when crossing. Hike Distance: 10 km roundtripHike Duration: 3-4 hours to Upper Lake;...
There’s only one thing worse than carrying a heavy backpack on your outdoor adventure: forgetting the gear you need to ensure your safety, leaving yourself ill-equipped to handle emergency situations. Every hiker and camper should always carry these 10 essential items.
There’s quite the variety of backcountry air mats out there, and a lot of different ways to inflate them. Here’s a breakdown of some of the main techniques to blow up your mat and make a cozy sleep system for...
Stanley Park is a must-visit urban park jutting off Vancouver’s downtown core. With towering trees, calm lakes and views stretching towards West Vancouver, the Lion’s Gate Bridge and out to the Pacific Ocean, it’s one of the most beautiful places...
Whether you enjoy short hikes, paddle trips or an afternoon of cycling at the park, this Local Adventures Bundle keeps you warm, hydrated and feeling comfortable in the outdoors, especially as we transition from balmy summer temperatures to chillier fall...
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