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I have just made the decision to move 1,500 kilometres away from my home in Alberta to Vancouver. I’m leaving my friends and family and going to beautiful British Columbia. This is the stuff dreams are made of, right? I...
Road tripping with your dog can be as exciting as it is stressful, especially when they become restless on longer trips or if they’re just becoming acquainted with car rides. As we approach warmer weather, many of us are considering...
It’s January in Vancouver, and I’m neck deep in the icy Pacific Ocean. I don’t have the protective warmth of a dry suit or even a wetsuit. Just my bikini, a toque pulled down over my ears and some Neoprene...
Noah Booth and Alex Traynor of Northern Scavenger’s YouTube fame took on another extensive canoe trip: a 30-day, 620-kilometre journey from Côte-Nord: Maze to the Aguanish. What an amazing experience, and a truly captivating video series. The...
If, like many of us over the past two years, you were looking up to the sky in envy as our feathered friends flew freely through the air while we were homebound, you may have become fascinated with the world...
When Waterton resident Christie Low went for a short family walk around town on April 1st, she was unpleasantly surprised to find two tick bites on her torso—and a tick still attached to one bite! “Because we weren’t hiking or on...
Travel is back. After an unprecedented and long hiatus, we are once again becoming a nation of tourists. But what has changed? What are we looking for? Is it more of the same? Or have we grown to better appreciate the act...
I was so nervous to encounter my first bear. The anticipation that I’d built up in my mind threatened to overwhelm me when I saw its brown, furry head pop up from behind a tree trunk just metres away.
On May 5th, Dave Garrow, John McClelland and I will be heading up to Aujuittuq (formerly Grise Fiord), Canada’s northernmost community. Situated at the southern end of Ellesmere Island, it will be the starting point for a 310-kilometre ski expedition...
One of my major aspirations in life came to fruition a few years back when I finally stepped foot on the summit of Mount Everest. It was an expedition I embarked on along with my father, mother, brother and sister;...
My paddling guidebooks have been flying off the shelves the last couple of years. (Thanks Covid.) I released my 4th edition of A Paddlers Guide to Algonquin last year, a 2nd edition of the Complete Guide to Winter Camping, I’m...
Lately we've been fixing for a proper desert hike. Our dream destination? The trail mecca that is Mesa, Arizona where miles of trails weave through arid desert landscapes, cactus-studded "forests" and amid dramatic peaks and canyons. We want to hike...
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