Explore is an inspiring outdoor media brand with 40 years of heritage.
At the heart of our brand, you’ll find explore magazine—an award-winning print publication devoted to informative storytelling set in the Canadian outdoors. With more than 200 media awards and nominations since inception, as well as companion multimedia outlets—a highly-ranked website, social media with more than 200,000 followers, an engaging podcast, a powerful email newsletter and an entertaining YouTube channel—explore maintains top status as the go-to resource for Canadian outdoor enthusiasts.
Beyond media, Explore produces one of North America’s most sought-after outdoor gear subscription boxes: the Live the Adventure Club. Delivered quarterly, this editor-curated collection of outdoor equipment offers outstanding value and fosters a devoted community of engaged members under the aspirational mission to #LiveTheAdventure.
Together, the media and retail wings of Explore combine to create an ecosystem of quality storytelling and retail products that educates, entertains and equips a vibrant and diverse community to get active, appreciate our natural spaces and Live the Adventure every day.
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Most Canadians may live in cities, but a lot of us live for the outdoors. So when we get the chance to get outta town for a day, a week or—is it possible?—an entire month, we want to make the most of it. We want to know where to go, what to take and how to achieve peak results at our favourite outdoor sports. And even when we can’t get away physically, we still want to be out there. We want to share other people’s adventures and their enjoyment of the life outdoors.
Founded in 1981, explore is the award-winning national lifestyle magazine that delivers the information and inspiration that active outdoor-loving Canadians want-or more accurately, can’t do without. For starters, we reveal the destinations that crank up our readers’ heart rates long before they can actually lace up their trail runners, pick up a paddle or jump on their bikes. We also give our readers the straight goods on the latest gear on the market. And we highlight the events from coast to coast to coast that will keep them stoked all year long.
In every issue, we also take readers along as our greatest adventurers travel to the most remote corners of Canada and beyond. And we send some of Canada’s best writers and photographers to capture the highs, the lows and, yup, the laughs that are part of the outdoor-adventure experience.
Since 2001, explore has been nominated for 190 Magazine Awards, with more than 50 wins.