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Is it just me, or are any other outdoor enthusiasts watching the classic National Film Board movies more than binge-watching Netflix’s Derry Girls and The Tiger King? Grab a bowl of GORP and fill your tin camp mug with a wee...
Many of Explore's readers are outdoors people and music lovers, too. With the current situation, we can't get outside with our friends or go to concerts to enjoy a show. As everyone seems to be looking for a virtual fix...
You're staying home during this time—and we applaud your contribution to our collective health. But we also know you might be, well, a little stir-crazy. The outdoors are calling you, and many of you cannot respond (right now). Inspiration awaits. Books! We've...
Whether it’s budget, bad weather, failing to secure a coveted campground reservation (guilty as charged) or a global pandemic, setting up an indoor campsite is a fun antidote to bringing the Great Outdoors home. All it takes is some imagination...
To really get the feeling of being outside, play a YouTube video with nature scenes in the background. The Spring 2020 Gear Box is shipping soon! All members receive a hand-picked Gear Box filled with items like knives, first aid...
I have a new book coming out this spring. It’s an update (third addition) to A Paddlers Guide to Algonquin. I’ve updated the information and added 10 new routes. Here’s a sample chapter; one of my favourite routes in the park.
Family-owned KEEN has been one of our favourite hiking boot brands for years. Specializing in waterproof, well-built boots, KEEN creates quality, lasting gear. Now, we have another reason to love KEEN. To help the adventure community during the COVID-19 pandemic, KEEN...
Take a vicarious adventure this week. Ranging from 21 minutes to full-length films, these free-to-stream videos will take you from the Pacific Crest Trail to Alaska, across Europe and all the way to Vietnam. Cycling, hiking, climbing, paddling and skiing...
On March 23rd, I spoke on the phone with Sandra Riches, the BC AdventureSmart executive director and coordinator. She's also a director-at-large for BCSARA (BC Search and Rescue Association). It's an unprecedented time, and we need to support each other. Here...
I teach part time at a college where I take high school students outdoors for a class titled Ecosystem Skills. If they pass, the students gain two credits: high school and a college credit. The course teaches them how to...
Explorers who find themselves at home alone, sharing space with a roommate or taking care of children and family members may be looking for something beyond puzzles and Netflix to pass the time. So, why not use the hours indoors to...
Canada boasts sky-blue glaciers, semi-arid deserts, temperate rainforests and oceanside hiking trails. No matter which province or territory you reside in, nature isn't far away. We've compiled over 300 outdoor adventures and incredible hiking trails to explore across the country:...
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