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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...
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...
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...
When forging a route in the wilds of northern Canada, linking various watersheds into one glorious line, you will inevitably find yourself in the midst of an untracked wilderness with no trails to speak of. You will face a seemingly...
Seeing an owl in the wild is an experience you will never forget—and it’s a great motivation to get outside during the chilly months. Plus, winter is the perfect time to spot owls. Since many trees are without leaves, roosting...
Strapping on a pair of snowshoes and stomping out into the cold wilderness is a wonderful activity that guarantees sparkling views of pristine white and clouds of foggy breath. No wonder snowshoeing is so popular: the feeling of floating on...
Ever since I first watched The Art of Flight while bartending at a ski resort on the French Alps, I’ve loved the heart-pounding adventure of ski and snowboard films. I struggle to call these films “documentaries,” because this isn’t some marketing...
“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...
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