Did you just realize Christmas is only a few days away? Don’t fret—get ready! If you still need to do some shopping, here are easy gift ideas for outdoor adventurers.


For the Lightweight Hiker

photoEddie Bauer

Even lightweight hikers can benefit from trekking poles on difficult terrain. These aluminium, packable hiking poles weight just over one pound and easily fit into a day pack.

Buy it at Eddie Bauer


For the Rain Warrior


Do you have a friend who’s always up for an adventure, no matter the weather? Give them the gift of staying warm and dry! Arc’teryx makes some of the best waterproof jackets on the market, especially when combined with GORE-TEX technology.

Buy it at Arc’teryx


For the Ice Walker


If it’s slippery where you live, consider gifting a gear item that provides traction on icy trails. These ice cleats will allow greater stability and boost confidence on winter adventures.

Buy it at Marks


For the Car Camper


Nothing looks as good under a tree as a new tent! Swing by MEC to grab this polyester, wind-stable, two-door, three-person tent with a 2000mm waterproof fly and a 5000mm waterproof floor.

Buy it at MEC


… And the Truck Camper

photoCanadian Tire

This contraption takes sleeping in your truck to a new level. The tent fits truck beds from 5'5" to 6'7" for the ultimate portable campsite. Perfect for the adventurer who loves their truck.

Buy it at Canadian Tire


For the Technie Gear Junkie


The new-and-improved SPOT Gen4 Satellite Messenger is sleek, affordable and extremely handy for backcountry adventurers. Forget “no service” on cell phones—now they have no excuse for not sending you a check-in message!

Buy it MEC


For the Adventurous Family


It might not be possible to get outside as much this year, so why not bring the fun inside? Perfect for a special treat after a local hike or on days you’re stuck indoors, this ice cream ball is as delicious as it is fun.

Buy it at MEC


For the Ski Enthusiast

photoSport Check

New goggles, who dis? Gift a brand-new pair of Smith goggles to start off the ski season in style. This unisex pair includes two lenses with colour-boosting technology for elevated clarity on the slopes.

Buy it at Sport Check


For the Doggie Paddler

photoCanadian Tire

Don’t forget your four-legged friend! If you know someone who enjoys beach days with a pup, gift them a PDF made for dogs. Petco makes a flotation vest that’s neon and features a handle.

Buy it at Canadian Tire


For Everybody

photoExplore Magazine

The Winter 2020 issue of explore is on stands across Canada, and it focuses on a much-needed topic in the outdoors: Everybody Outside. Featuring the joy of Gurdeep Pandher dancing on the cover in the Yukon and focusing on representation in the outdoors, this issue is a must-read.

Buy it wherever magazines are sold (or subscribe now and never miss an issue!)



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