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// DOWNLOAD EXPLORE MAGAZINE'S BRITISH COLUMBIA'S 25 BEST HIKES GUIDE If you think that “Beautiful British Columbia” has become a trite moniker, it's time to get off the sofa. This province is home to multiple mountain ranges, 18 volcanoes and a host of...
With so many options for winter hiking in and around the Greater Toronto Area, from pastoral farmland to dramatic cliffs to picturesque woods, there’s no reason to stay indoors. Don’t let the cold weather get you down; bundle up, make...
Myia Antone didn’t grow up climbing, mountain biking or kayaking in her hometown of Squamish, British Columbia. Despite living in an area renowned for its backcountry, nobody else in her family skied, hiked or paddled either. Instead, for this young leader...
The appeal of an easy-to-learn, inexpensive activity that doesn’t require a big investment in clothing or gear is easy to understand. It’s a sport that gets you out into the fresh air, is good for all ages and abilities, and...
Navigating with a GPS is a new thing for me. I’ve always been more comfortable finding my way around the woods with a map and compass than a high-tech Global Positioning System. However, my canoe buddy, Andy, spoiled me this...
Whether you’d prefer to spend the winter months engaging in snowy adventures outdoors or if snuggling up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa is more your speed, one thing is for certain: cozy cottages in the snow...
Winter is the perfect time to cozy up outside. Beyond base layers, mid layers, outer layers and everything you need for a roaring campfire, the best gear item to bring on chilly outdoor adventures is a portable puffy blanket. Down is...
Increasing in participation by about 15 per cent a year (even before the pandemic caused a spike in popularity), cross-country skiing is becoming cool. Denys Lawrence, president of the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI), says for longtime cross-country...
Ah yes, there lies a gift to the trail. A soft, warm offering encased in emerald, purple or indigo. A Hershey’s kiss dropped artistically on a path winding into the wilderness, to be shared by hikers and their furry friends. An ornament...
There’s no question that 2020 brought some negative moments to the lives of us outdoorsy folk. Covid, beyond the typical mayhem of illness to some and high anxiety to us all, brought havoc to the wilderness. Parks were overcrowded, campsites...
Don’t let the cold weather stop you from enjoying Canada’s beautiful nature year-round. Our country offers diverse terrain—from mountains to forests to plains—and the weather varies immensely. With a little preparation and advance planning, you can be comfortable, safe and...
It can be a challenge to get enough liquid in on winter adventures if you are not prepared. You might not even feel thirsty. Because your body directs less blood towards your peripheries and instead sends it internally, your insides...
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