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Is it just me or are the bugs absolutely horrible this season? I just finished two back-to-back trips and was so happy to finally be free of pulling ticks off my pant legs, swatting at deer flies buzzing around my...
Back in May, my roommate and I set up a patio campsite. We were in the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, committed to hiding inside save for quick grocery trips, and still in the early stages of laughing at...
If you think that 'Beautiful British Columbia' is a trite moniker, it's time to get off the sofa. This province is home to ten major mountain ranges and a host of lakes, rivers and waterfalls, plus the shoreline of the...
Growing up as a girl of mixed race in a predominantly white community in Vancouver, BC, I was used to standing out amongst my fellow adventurers. From cycling the city’s seawalls to hiking the trails of Vancouver’s North Shore, I...
Some outdoorsy types dwell on paddling large bodies of water in record time, others bag peaks and others simply collect Tilley hats. All are obsessions or crazed fetishes; all give reason to continue going outdoors. My mania is searching for lost...
We were just exiting Oscar Channel after travelling ten kilometres through one of the most mind-blowing wildlife zones I've ever seen. For most of the channel, we were accompanied by dozens of frisky sea lions, who arced in and out...
Running over dirt, gravel and rock is a heart-pounding way to experience old trails in a new way. Whether you're looking to upgrade your shoes or try trail running for the first time, it's important to have adequate footwear. Be...
By Brooke Porter Scrambling is one of the most exhilarating ways to explore Alberta’s southern ranges—but it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. These long, oftentimes perilous trips offer both physical and mental challenges that will have you...
Have you ever wanted to start the day off watching the sunrise? If you answered yes, stick around for some tips. In all honesty, I have failed several times before pinning down the steps I needed to take to complete...
The south “panhandle” section of Algonquin Provincial Park doesn’t seem to get as much traffic as the more popular access points along the Highway 60 corridor. Maybe because it’s a relatively new addition to the park. Historically, there was a...
Please—follow all physical distancing/hygiene/group regulations and guidelines. Check with the operator and/or park(s) before your proceed, as the COVID-19 situation is ongoing. Stay local and stay safe—only proceed with these adventures when it is safe to do so (even if it’s...
Your outdoor adventure wardrobe should be comfortable and practical. Technical fabric, innovative design and proper fit can protect, insulate, cool, dry, sweat-wick and stretch in all the right places. In many cases, unisex gear and clothing doesn’t cut it. But it’s...
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