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By Zack Metcalfe The straps of a 70-litre pack can be especially cruel, punishing the wearer for every article of clothing, every scrap of food and every gulp of water deemed essential for three days of mountainous adoration. Add...
Canoe manufacturers and outfitters are scrambling to provide paddlers with canoes and kayaks for the summer season. It seems everyone is taking to the water during their COVID-19 “staycations.” It also seems more newbie canoeists and kayakers are looking for...
When you’re on holiday, soaking in the tropical vibes of Thailand as a young adventurer, the last thing you expect is the sudden death of your fiancé. Yet that’s what happened to Shannon Leone Fowler, the author of Traveling with...
It’s hot. And the only people who need hats more than you are those littlest adventurers—the babies and toddlers we take on camping, paddling and hiking trips. Their sensitive skin burns easily—and sub-six-month-olds shouldn't even use sunscreen. If you’re an industrious...
Did you know companies and organizations can register a holiday with National Day Calendar? Seattle-based outdoor adventure brand Eddie Bauer has claimed August 8th as "Sleep Under the Stars" Night. This global event celebrates the brand's 100-year anniversary while encouraging everyone...
When I landed in Queenstown, New Zealand on New Year’s Eve, my plan for the evening was to walk into the woods and be alone. I’d been travelling the world for seven months and I’d long since traded my champagne...
Welcome to episode 12 of Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Podcast. Let's talk about context. Travelling deeper. Finding meaning within new experiences, and experiences you thought you knew. Today, I'm chatting with Brenda Baptise, chair of the board of directors for...
If you haven’t noticed, it’s almost August. Take advantage of the dwindling summer sunshine by getting out to live the adventure—every day for the next 30 days. The concept is simple. Ontario Parks developed a plan to get more people outside...
Have you ever stumbled upon a furry friend like a squirrel or chipmunk on your hiking adventures? How about a moose? Or a bear? Encountering wildlife is a natural part of hiking in Canada. In Algonquin Provincial Park, you will...
By Alisha Postma, scuba diver and underwater photographer based in Ontario Dressed in an exorbitant amount of diving gear, I gazed out along the pebble-framed shoreline of Fairbank. The spring-fed lake was transparently clear and sparkling like a diamond-studded bracelet...
The town of Killarney, Ontario, turns 200 years old this year. Wow. That’s something to celebrate. My first book, which was about Killarney, turns 30 years old as well. Two great excuses for me to paddle across the park. I did...
This summer, we’re exploring our own backyard. Luckily, Canada has a plethora of wilderness to hike, bike, paddle, surf, climb and camp in. We love to support local—so we encourage you to find a new brand with roots in...
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