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At the recent Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival, I was privileged to meet Caroline Van Hemert and her husband Pat Farrell. This pair of Alaskan Renaissance people, highly accomplished in the fields of adventure, art and science, are outliers...
This article was sponsored by Marmot If you’re tackling backcountry powder, heli-skiing or ski touring in the mountains this year, you need to be prepared. One of the most important elements of adventure preparation is proper outerwear. Quality materials that offer...
Ring in the new decade with an invigorating dip in Pacific, Atlantic, lake or river water—provided you can do so safely. There is some safety in numbers, and these four events across the country are likely to draw out plenty...
Wow! I’m so blessed. Another amazing year of spending time in the wilderness and sharing some of the knowledge I’ve gained over the years through my college classes, workshops, articles and social media. I presented at countless outdoor shows and...
I love where I live: Vancouver, British Columbia. I hope you love where you live as well—if not, why live there? But there’s another region not far away that, every time I visit, makes me question why I hang my...
If you want to battle crowds at the mall or rack up debt online shopping today, go for it. But if you’d rather enjoy your day off, get some fresh air and stretch your muscles, here are three winter activities...
There’s nothing like having a real tree for Christmas, whether it’s an eight-footer that touches the ceiling or something Charlie Brown would have chosen. But do you know what species it is? Is it an aromatic Fraser Fir or a...
Hap Wilson is one of those names you pick up in the breeze, while you're out in the wild or cruising down a river. We've all heard it somewhere, somehow, but very few of us know the true essence of...
People: our outdoor gear is dialled-in. We know the value of waterproof breathable membranes in our shells; of EVA in our boots; of ripstop nylon and lightweight polyester in our tents. And we spend our cash accordingly. But what about our...
Haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? We’re here to help—and you won’t have to fight crowds in the mall or desperately track a shipment with these gift ideas. Here are 5 last-minute eco-friendly Christmas presents for explorers: Explorers aren’t afraid to...
Last week I listed a bunch of cool stocking stuffer gift ideas for Christmas. Now, it’s time to list some ideas that require more wrapping paper and a big red bow. So, grab your credit card and have a look...
With a growing number of Canadians making their way off the couch and onto the trails, park management is struggling to keep up. Trail erosion, litter, parking congestion and human and animal waste are just a few of the mounting...
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