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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...
// DOWNLOAD EXPLORE MAGAZINE'S NOVA SCOTIA'S 25 BEST HIKING TRAILS GUIDE Seated on the Atlantic Ocean, the Maritime provinces exude a windswept beauty. From the Bay of Fundy to the Cape Breton Highlands, one of the best ways to explore Nova Scotia...
// DOWNLOAD EXPLORE MAGAZINE'S NEW BRUNSWICK'S 25 BEST HIKING TRAILS GUIDE New Brunswick is comprised of 80 per cent forest, making it an explorer’s dream. The large interior of Canada's only officially bilingual province offers rolling, climbable hills, low-lying valleys and large...
// DOWNLOAD EXPLORE MAGAZINE'S MANITOBA'S 25 BEST HIKES GUIDE Slotted between Saskatchewan and Ontario, the province of Manitoba consists of forests, lakes, rivers and Arctic tundra. With the frigid waters of Hudson's Bay and frequent polar bear sightings in Churchill, perhaps Manitoba...
// DOWNLOAD EXPLORE MAGAZINE'S ONTARIO'S 25 BEST HIKES GUIDE Ontario may be best-known for its canoe routes, but that doesn't mean its trails should be overlooked by hikers. Sure, its highest mountain is only 693 metres, paling in comparison to peaks found...
// DOWNLOAD EXPLORE MAGAZINE'S SASKATCHEWAN'S 25 BEST HIKING TRAILS GUIDE This prairie province is home to rolling fields, peaceful lakes and hiking trails for all levels. From the breathtaking wonders in Prince Albert National Park, to the open expanses of Grasslands National Park...
// DOWNLOAD EXPLORE MAGAZINE'S ALBERTA'S 25 BEST HIKES GUIDE If you haven't stood among the majestic peaks of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, chances are you've heard of their beauty. There are countless places to roam and what seems like an endless tangle of...
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