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Whether you're a hiker, runner, paddler or gym-goer, we all want new ways to track our performance, get on schedule, improve our fitness and stay safe out there. Enter the GARMIN Forerunner 45S, specifically designed for runners with smaller wrists. Did this...
Alberta-based Kristyn Carriere hadn’t always planned to launch an energy bar company in Canada, but a tragic twist of fate—and what she believes to be a message from beyond—became the catalysts for what today is known as Seven Summits Snacks. Kristyn...
Despite constant debate about stopping daylight saving time, Canada will be turning the clocks back again and getting an extra hour of sleep on November 7th, 2021. This means it will be lighter in the morning, but the sunset will come...
Around a year ago, I wrote an article that was kind of controversial. Frustrated with the annoying buzz of generators in front-country campgrounds, I spoke with parks officers and suggested solutions for campers who don’t want to be around a...
Leaves turning bright. Moody skies. Uncrowded hiking trails. No bugs! The real question is—what's not to love? Autumn is one of our favourite times of year—providing you have the right gear to properly tackle everything the shoulder season can throw down.
The little mountain bluebird showed up in Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in early March, likely blown off course by the last windy gasps of the BC winter. The species is not unheard of on Vancouver Island...
Summer is fading, but that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your adventure gear and stay inside! Warm up and get outdoors for epic adventures this autumn. Here are five pieces of gear designed for camping, hiking and exploring—whatever...
As much as we love autumn—bright foliage, crisp nights, wildlife watching—the end of summer seems so symbolic. The dog days are behind us. Colder, darker days are ahead of us. Sigh. Until ski season hits, then we’re stoked once again! But for...
What’s useful and what isn’t? There is no definitive answer as everyone has their preferences. Who else thinks taking a comb on a backpacking trip is laughable? I watched a guy talk about his base weight of less than eight...
Vancouver-based cyclist and designer Mel Webb recently completed a bikepacking trip with her partner, Jake, starting and ending in the town of Fernie, British Columbia. The trip, which covered 626 kilometres, a variety of terrain and was Mel’s first longer...
Whether you are on the open road or your favourite single track in the woods, you need a helmet to stay safe cycling. The Bliz Alpha is an ultra-breathable helmet with a specifically designed Airflow Ventilation System™. It’s lightweight (220...
This article was sponsored by Stoko Knee pain and injury are common ailments for hikers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts. The traditional rigid knee brace hasn’t changed in design for over 50 years—until now. We’re sharing advice from two Canadian Olympians—gymnast Scott...
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