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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...
By Vivian Chung For outdoor adventurers thinking about conquering an overnight hike for the first time this summer, there’s no reason to be hesitant. Though it may sound daunting to leave the comforts of home on a multi-day journey into the...
Do you return home with a phone full of photos after a hike, camp or paddle? The overused saying that a picture is worth a thousand words might be true, but it is still just a 2D reminder of a...
By Mario Rigby I started to experience the lack of diversity in the outdoors and the outdoor industry when I started researching how to go on exceptionally long hikes. I was training for my expedition to walk across Africa, a...
It was nice to escape the “norms” of our COVID-19 world for awhile and enjoy a week of paddling in Algonquin. No social distancing, no bathing in hand sanitizer, no masks and no stress. I was alone the entire week...
This summer won't look like last. But there are still loads of opportunities to get outside and explore—whether that means the trails within walking distance of your house, or a regional road trip. And no matter what you tackle this season...
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