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We often fly to other parts of the world seeking beauty, other cultures and traditions and to meet people with different backgrounds. I found all those elements right in our own country on a trip to the Torngat Mountains National...
The first wilderness Quiet Park is the Zabalo River region in northern Ecuador, but QPI is also focused on urban areas. New York City, London and Stockholm are being considered, with Taipei’s Yangmingshan National Park becoming the first urban quiet...
It’s time! At the first sign of warm weather this week, I dragged my canoe collection out of storage to clean them up and get them ready for the warm season. It’s an all-day process since I own a dozen...
Exploring is my obsession, but the past year’s restrictions had me discovering lesser travelled roads close to home. The Rotary Mattamy Greenway, a dedicated pathway circling the city of Calgary, is one such gem. Open to non-motorized activity, the best way...
Standing at the top of a glacier in British Columbia’s Purcell Mountains, clipped into his alpine touring bindings, Tyson Rettie is about to do the one thing that reminds him of what life was like before he went blind. In 2018,
I got an email from the casting producer of the History Channel’s ALONE show asking if I would be interested in being considered for Season 9. I thought it over, looking at the pros and cons of being part of...
Horse Tamer is a gem of a film worthy of an Oscar, but it may be hard to find as it's still looking for distribution in North America. You need to hunt down this cinematic masterpiece like Sukhert tracks down...
Brought to you by our friends at Montane Montane, a leading manufacturer of outdoor apparel based in the UK, is now stocked in Canada. Montane has been the lead sponsor of the Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon for over a decade...
It’s that time of year again. Lake ice is melting, birds are singing and social media is alive with a frenzy of cool outdoor contests for us to enter. The newest contest, and a very unique one at that,
Marlis Butcher is a member of the Explorers Club, a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and is on the board of directors for the Bruce Trail Conservancy. She’s a writer and photographer, and she has visited 47 national...
Covid seems to have attracted more people to the outdoors to pitch a tent or park an RV. Provincial parks' reservation numbers have quadrupled across Canada, crashing computer systems and creating a poisonous environment on social media. It seems the...
There was always something odd about “Jesse James;” but initially not odd enough to explain why he was found dead in his burned-out vehicle on a Squamish, British Columbia, backroad three years ago. Or why it took until September of...
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