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Chesterman changed everything. We found this eight week-old, golden-furred Lab-pointer cross on Vancouver Island and—partly on a whim because we hadn’t planned on taking a dog home that day and partly as the culmination of a year of consideration—we scooped...
This is usually the time of year where I prepare to present at the upcoming outdoor shows: booking flights and cheap motels and choosing what to wear on stage. Now, with all the shows being virtual due to Covid, I’m...
Whether you’re a beginner looking to classic ski in a social setting; an athlete who skate skis for winter fitness; an outdoor enthusiast who requires adaptive equipment to enjoy the region’s best views or a family looking for a place...
Hiking in winter is a delightful way to enjoy the great outdoors. Metro Vancouver, Whistler area and the Lower Mainland have no shortage of incredible trails to discover. While cold weather keeps bugs at bay and large predators asleep in...
If you’re venturing into the coldest of Canada’s winters, you need an expedition parka. Developed for scientists working in Antarctica, it’s made with removable fur and 625 fill power white duck down. The temperature rating is for -30 C and...
The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) is a grid system developed by the military during World War II to be more accurate during an artillery bombardment. It’s a much more precise system for locating areas on a map than the traditional...
What load do you carry? Is it, at times, too heavy to lift? How do you balance a yearning for adventure with what can seem like an ever-building load of responsibilities: parenthood, career, mental health… Do you ever look back to simpler times...
In 2009, my friend Taku and I did a canoe trip from Yellowknife to Rankin Inlet. As part of this journey, we paddled the entire Thelon River down from the source at Lynx Lake. One of our goals while on...
It’s hammering rain when we climb out of our Toyota Tacoma on an old forest access road west of Wawa, Ontario. By the time we get our outfit unloaded, wave goodbye to our shuttle driver and put the canoes in...
Whether you’re a beginner, out with your family, interested in biathlon or ready for the beauty and challenges of the backcountry, there are heaps of options for Nordic skiing all around Vancouver. Your favourite ski area may have a trail...
Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake. ― Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes Just as there is variety in individual snowflakes, there’s diversity in how it forms when it's falling and while it blankets the ground. Sand Snow: Produced...
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