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Gearing up for summer camping trips and hiking adventures? We've got you covered—here are just a few new gear items you'll want to check out for 2021: Believe it or not, bucket hats were a hot trend in 2020—and a...
This article is sponsored by Gem Trek Maps Well, that was unexpected. The last time we hiked this trail, the wide gravel bed was completely dry. This time, the ridge is out of reach across a rushing river...
As one of the fastest growing forms of tourism in Canada, Indigenous tourism often offers the kind of powerful emotional connection and authenticity travellers crave. More than opportunities to explore the landscape or learn about plants and animals, modern Indigenous...
Some 16 years ago, my mom gave me the book "Prisoners of the North," by Pierre Berton. I loved it. I became fascinated by Canada’s north, and knew I’d go there soon. In 2008, I crossed the Arctic Circle for the first...
Another year, another Arctic ski trip cancelled due to the pandemic. And once again I’m replacing my snow journey with a backyard kayak trip. Last May, my buddy Dave Berrisford and I left from near his house in Squamish, BC...
Common outdoor injuries include cuts and scrapes, bruises, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, sprains and dehydration. Some are inevitable, but you don’t have to be a paramedic know how to avoid and deal with injuries when they happen!
Ever hear about The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894? It hearkens to a quandary that faced London, England, at the turn of the previous century. You see, as the inflow of horses-and-carriages increased toward the end of the 19th...
This article is sponsored by Buff Canada Collaborating with Buff Canada was an experience that came full circle for Victoria-based freelance illustrator and designer Claire Watson. The multifunctional headwear company contacted her in the spring of 2020 to work...
Paul Kirtley is a professional bushcraft instructor in the UK. He’s a good friend who I’ve canoe tripped with in the past. He’s a skilled paddler, experienced wilderness guide, ethical outdoorsman and he’s the only person I know who could...
The interest in exploring British Columbia’s magnificent backcountry has never been greater. The desire to go farther into what had been, until recently, the realm of backpackers and off-grid types may be driven as much by curiosity as by the...
This article is sponsored by CHERRY BO2MB® My hesitation between movements created instability, and I flopped into the water for what felt like the hundredth time. A wave of disappointment washed over me as gentle waves washed over my surfboard...
Anyone who loves outdoor adventures has a responsibility to protect and preserve the planet that serves as our playground. While the climate crisis makes this seem like an uphill battle, there are plenty of small and manageable lifestyle changes we...
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