Hiking

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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...
If you think that 'Beautiful British Columbia' is a trite moniker, it's time to get off the sofa. This province is home to ten major mountain ranges and a host of lakes, rivers and waterfalls, plus the shoreline of the...
Female voices are underrepresented in the typically male-dominated outdoor adventure world. We want to change that narrative. Hiking, camping and canoeing are some of my favourite activities; however, I rarely do them alone. When trekking through the forest, I’m...
While you likely have your favourite outdoor gear brands, here are a few Canadian companies you might not have considered before. Enjoy browsing! Based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), this label was born in 2016 out of a struggle...
You’re standing at the base of Mount Hallasan. You’re carrying a water bottle, a granola bar and your DSLR camera. You know you should’ve left the heavy Canon in your apartment back in Seoul, but you wanted to document this...
By Siobhan Ward, Rover Scout, Scouts Canada Nothing beats a stunning view from a lookout during a peaceful hike in the woods. If you’re new to hiking, uphill adventures can seem intimidating. The terrain, route, difficulty and uncertainty of being...
Canada boasts sky-blue glaciers, semi-arid deserts, temperate rainforests and oceanside hiking trails. No matter which province or territory you reside in, nature isn't far away. We've compiled over 300 outdoor adventures and incredible hiking trails to explore across the country:...
This article was sponsored by Q Hydration Hydration and energy are key components to a healthy, safe, enjoyable hike. Without adequate energy, completing even simple, short treks can be difficult—and even dangerous. Dehydration can befall all levels of adventure athletes...
While trudging up to the summit of our local ski hill, my best friend and I made a pact. The following year we’d go on a self-propelled trip from our doorsteps in Jasper, Alberta to Puerto Palomas, Mexico. We’d start...
Many of Canada’s mountains are named after politicians and European explorers. Thus, Watermelon Peak in Banff National Park stands out. Apparently, the first ascent party in 1966 carried a five-kilogram watermelon to the summit and ate it. Times were...
Lindeman Lake is a gorgeous hiking trail, but the parking lot is closed in the winter. Due to the high elevation in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, the trail starts off snowy and icy. But can it be trekked in February?
By Lindsay Davies from ivebeenbit.ca For many people, the thought of winter is shudder-inducing. Here in Canada, winter is a stark reality. Rather than groaning about the chilly temperatures, I suggest making the most of it! One of the ways...
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