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“We are the bear.” That’s how James Raffan ended the final chapter of his 2014 book, Circling the Midnight Sun. In other words, what we are doing to polar bears, we are doing to ourselves—it was a climate change call to...
Sales are everywhere right now, and as we approach Christmas gift-giving season, we wanted to share our own specials. For the next few days, individual gear items on our store are a whooping 50 per cent off! But if you need...
Like many others, I was inspired (or was it forced?) by this summer’s travel restrictions to venture into the woods. “I need a holiday,” my friend Hannah told me on one of our many Zoom calls. “Well, where exactly do you...
I met Ben Kraushaar at the 2019 edition of the Banff International Film and Book Festival after the showing of a film he'd made. The tall, amiable resident of Laramie, Wyoming had an easy way about him, and we ended...
“Ok. Put your foot on the brake, like so, and don’t let go until I say so.” I shuffle into the ready position, hold my foot down and grip the bar, honing in on the guide’s instructions. My dog team’s yelps...
Considered by many travellers to be the home of Canada’s greatest wild river, Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories brings a whole new meaning to the term “untouched wilderness.” The park is vast, pristine and jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Serpentine aquamarine...
I always feel refreshed after a quick camping trip. Sure, my back might ache from the deflated air mattress and my muscles may be tense from shivering in frigid overnight temperatures—but something still feels right about sleeping outside. The benefits of...
Wild animals leave distinguishing signs that give you clues to who was on the trail ahead of you. Wildlife signs include tracks, scat, beds, fur, rubs and scratches. Look for tracks in soft dirt, mud and snow. Keep an eye...
Finding an amazing place to hike that's safe (and isn't packed with tourists) can be difficult. If you are like me, you want to challenge yourself within the boundaries of your personal limitations without being overwhelmed by the crowds of people...
Why let thin material get between you and the sunset sky, stunning sunrise, fresh breeze and sounds of nature? Here are six tips for camping under the stars—without a tent—that will help you enjoy an adventurous snooze in the great...
If the adventurous spirit wasn’t engaged before landing on Louie Lagoon—it was now. The flight to Nootka Island from Gold River, while short, had been a bumpy one and the landing even more so with a strong westerly blowing off...
If you’ve never been to Idaho, prepare to be surprised. This northwestern state, known almost comically for its potatoes, offers far more than a starchy staple for those willing to explore. Pristine waterways, world-class recreation and untapped wilderness await in...
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