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Why outdoorsy folks love dogs? It's their enthusiasm! As much as you love to hike, chances are your dog loves it even more. Tongue out, ears flapping, muddy paws—dogs love to play hard in the forest, mountains and beaches. But is...
It's time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday—at Amazon.ca for Canada—an online shopping event that eclipses even Amazon Prime Days year after year. For 2020, Amazon is running hot. In Canada and abroad, online shopping has never been busier than...
It seems like everyone is shopping online this year. After all, why wait in line, physically distance and strap on a face mask when you can have anything and everything dropped off on your front porch? There is one major downside...
September is a month for adventure. Cooler temperatures mean hiking is better. Wildlife is generally more active than in the summer—a watcher's dream. Nights get darker and the sky is alive with stars (or Northern Lights). Yet the weather is...
Hooray—you’re going camping! Whether this is your first time pitching a tent or you need a refresher as you pack, below you’ll find a very basic packing list for two to three nights at a campsite. Every campground is different. First...
If you love outdoor adventures, you likely understand the need to protect our environment. Leave No Trace principles, education about not feeding wildlife and volunteer trail clean-ups are important, worthwhile initiatives. What about your gear? Unfortunately, single-use products litter the backcountry...
By Diandra Oliver (words) and Kaila Walton (photos) The visibility of fat and plus-size identifying hikers and backpackers is growing in outdoor communities. Organizations like Unlikely Hikers and Climb Big advocate for the inclusion of fat and plus-size people in...
It’s hot. And the only people who need hats more than you are those littlest adventurers—the babies and toddlers we take on camping, paddling and hiking trips. Their sensitive skin burns easily—and sub-six-month-olds shouldn't even use sunscreen. If you’re an industrious...
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...
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...
Running over dirt, gravel and rock is a heart-pounding way to experience old trails in a new way. Whether you're looking to upgrade your shoes or try trail running for the first time, it's important to have adequate footwear. Be...
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