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This article was sponsored by Q Hydration Hydration and energy are key components to a healthy, safe, enjoyable hike. Without adequate energy, completing even simple, short treks can be difficult—and even dangerous. Dehydration can befall all levels of adventure athletes...
For several years now, I’ve joined singer/songwriter Jerry Vandiver on stage during his performance at Canoecopia in Madison, Wisconsin. I’ve dressed as a cow and played the cowbell during “Too Tired to Start a Fire,” played drums on canoe barrels...
Flipping through my old, beaten-up journal from a cross-Canada canoe trip I completed in 1995, I came across an entry from our time on Lake of the Woods that I hadn't read since I first wrote it. We were moving...
While trudging up to the summit of our local ski hill, my best friend and I made a pact. The following year we’d go on a self-propelled trip from our doorsteps in Jasper, Alberta to Puerto Palomas, Mexico. We’d start...
Globalstar just announced new advanced SPOT Mapping features to help paddlers and backpackers in the interior share their positions during adventures. It includes mobile responsive and sharable maps, longer data storage and various map displays, including satellite, road and terrain...
Canadian high school students aged 16 to 18 years old are being offered a remarkable opportunity to travel to British Columbia and embark on a five-day canoe trip in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Ten students will learn camp craft and canoe...
Ready to start meal prepping for your next adventure? Have a food dehydrator? Here’s a hearty, delicious recipe! INGREDIENTS 1 medium onion (diced) 1 red pepper (diced) 4 cloves garlic (minced) 4 tomatoes (diced) 1 can tomato paste (156 mL) 3 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoon...
Many of Canada’s mountains are named after politicians and European explorers. Thus, Watermelon Peak in Banff National Park stands out. Apparently, the first ascent party in 1966 carried a five-kilogram watermelon to the summit and ate it. Times were...
Lake of the Woods Lac la Croix is a giant expanse of water that runs along the western border of Quetico Provincial Park. It’s an absolute gem that should be put on your bucket list to paddle. My first visit there...
I recently had the good fortune to bump into professional artist and adventurer Shauna Liora. She was at a display booth in Banff, Alberta, where she was selling some of the most eye-popping, adventure-themed art I'd ever seen. Using a...
Welcome to episode 10 of Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Podcast. Have you ever dreamed of merging your passions with your career? What about living a mindful, purposeful life that follows your natural flow and rhythm? What about moving to Mexico...
By Shel Zolkewich A slow drive across Hecla Island reveals a Manitoba landscape like no other. A handful of tidy cottages sit far back from the pebbled lakeshore. A cluster of historic buildings—a school, community hall and church—tells the story of...
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