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Campfires can burn at a temperature of approximately 900 degrees Fahrenheit (480 degrees Celsius). That’s hot enough to melt down soft metals such as lead or zinc. The colour of flames is derived from its soot, which when heated becomes incandescent...
I always seem to get into a bit of a funk at this time of year. My big summer trip is over, and the next expedition seems too far away to be real. Ellesmere Island in May 2020? Might as...
Algonquin’s Barron Canyon is one of the park’s gems. Named after Augustus Barron, a member of the House of Commons, the waterway is lined with steep walls of hard, crystalline rock that tower far above the river, over 100 metres...
Ever wanted to go on an adventure with one of your favourite brands? Canadian high-performance apparel and equipment brand Arc’teryx is offering immersive travel experiences to customers. Led by certified guides, active adventurers can develop new skills and experience wild places...
You don’t have to spend a lot to get great gear. Here are three essentials that won't break the bank. Osprey Rook 65 The Rook has everything you need in a multi-day pack: a ventilated back panel that’s customizable and super comfortable...
I love autumn. Cool nights and sunny days. The forest is alive with colour—until the leaves fall to the ground, of course. So, what makes leaves change colour and eventually drop from the tree? Deciduous trees lose their leaves. Coniferous (cone-bearing)...
Women are epic. Adventure calls to all ages around the globe, from young warriors to botanical painters. Females have significantly influenced history and continue to change the world today. So, why don’t we talk about them more? From Lady Sarashina, the...
Most parents looking for incredible family adventure destinations in Canada immediately gravitate to the west coast. Areas like Banff, Whistler and Canmore hog the spotlight for the kind of soft-adventure experiences that many outdoor-loving families crave. But there is a...
Marmot’s brand-new, ISPO Gold Award-winning West Rib Parka is designed as a high-altitude, extreme-warmth outer layer. For Canadians, pedigree like that makes it the ideal winter insulator for all mountain adventures and, generally, winter life pretty much everywhere north of 49. Let’s...
When I arrived in Mammoth Lakes, I had no idea I'd be leaving a little part of my heart there—which, as I'd learn, isn't totally uncommon. I met more than a few Canadians who came for the winter season and...
Having a career as a Canadian outdoors writer, I’ve had the privilege of meeting some very cool, renowned celebrities and chatting with them about time spent in the wilderness. I’ve conversed with great musicians like Gord Downie of The Tragically...
Story and Photos by Ngaio Hotte (IG: @creeks.and.peaks) Having the right outdoor adventure buddy can mean the difference between a fun day in nature and an experience that leaves you feeling turned off—or worse, in danger. With a growing...
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