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Campfires make everything better—especially when the marshmallow roasting sticks come out. I grew up spending summer weekends in the wilderness, sleeping in tents and warming up by crackling campfires in northern Alberta. One of my favourite childhood memories is devouring...
Going camping? If you have extra room in a vehicle or canoe, the luxury of taking along a few extravagant food items, like raw meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, can seriously up your camp cooking game. After all, some dehydrated...
Finally! I’m heading out on my first canoe trip of the season. It’s a little late due to the darn pandemic, but at least I’m now able to head off into the woods and water to deal with minor discomforts...
By Jordan-na Belle-Isle I’ve been sporty my whole life. I was inspired by my father, who was a runner, skier and cyclist. I biked and swam my way through childhood, joined all the school sports teams as a teenager, and...
Welcome to episode 11 of Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Podcast. Have you ever dreamed of homesteading? Living off the land? Letting the rhythms of nature guide you? Chasing the seasons? That's exactly what my latest guest did. Kristeva Dowling is the...
Looking to upgrade your travel kit? Stuff it with camping gear and zero guilt—this bag is made from 50 recycled plastic bottles, keeping single-use waste out of the oceans, rivers and lakes we love to explore. Support here Chair, cooler and...
If you're coming to Vancouver Island, pack your hiking boots. Dozens of hikes, from short strolls to multi-day epics, allow explorers to experience the ocean without actually getting on salt water. Here are seven stunning coastal treks on Vancouver Island and...
I’ve been doing quite a few Whisky Fireside Chats on Zoom during the pandemic, but none have left me more speechless than my interview with Colin Skeath. In 2017, he and his nephew, Davis Gould-Duff, were the first to paddle...
In 2011, anticipating that plugged-in Millennials and Generation Z would exhibit a generational apathy toward the outdoors, Jonathan Jarvis, the then-director of the United States National Parks Service said, “There are times when it seems as if the national parks...
By Johnathan David, Editor at Everything Reptiles Many people harbour a deep fear of snakes. A venomous snakebite can be a hiker’s worst nightmare. However, hikers should remember that while all snakebites are dangerous and should be taken seriously, most...
We love finding new, unique outdoor adventure gear. From hiking snacks to campsite accessories, here are 15 gear items under $15 Canadian. $2-3 each While you may have your go-to granola bar or DIY trail mix, this energy-boosting protein bar is...
I've seen magic happen: the moment when a young, high-anxiety kid spends quality time outdoors, and then transforms into their truer self. Their reconnection with the outdoors proves our innate affinity with nature and why living without it can be...
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