Hiking

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Outdoor adventures are food for the soul at any point in our lives. But during a pandemic, getting out into nature is a necessity for many of us to maintain a positive mindset. We must remember that the ability to...
Blisters suck. I still remember walking around a beautiful garden in South Africa, gritting my teeth because the sides of my toes were swelling and rubbing in my (cute but very uncomfortable) sandals. The founder of BlistWool has a more intense...
If your idea of a great weekend is to head off and discover a new trail—you’re not alone. A recent national poll indicated that 43 per cent of Canadians travelling domestically this year are considering using trails as part of...
Some trails blossom naturally over time, while others seem to spring up out of nowhere. British Columbia has long been known for its natural beauty through paths covered in evergreen coniferous trees, stunning views of snow-peaked mountains and sun-soaked oceans—sometimes...
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...
It can be a challenge to get enough liquid in on winter adventures if you are not prepared. You might not even feel thirsty. Because your body directs less blood towards your peripheries and instead sends it internally, your insides...
It’s no secret that the Lower Mainland boasts a bounty of beautiful hiking spots, which is why our trails lure considerable crowds and cause pesky parking problems during the warmer summer months. But in the fall, when the weather cools...
Vancouver is a playground for adventurers. Sitting between the ocean and the mountains, the area attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe. Vancouver has it all. This list compiles the top five hikes within 200 kilometres of Vancouver that are...
Here we are again, hiding indoors instead of heading out on our usual hikes and camping trips. Staring out through windows at hazy silhouettes of buildings, trees, landscapes. In the mountains, Search and Rescue team members don N-95 masks to...
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...
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...
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