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Barbara Hilden, curator of MONOVA, which opened on December 4th, 2021, says the history of mountaineering has been woven into the very fabric of life on the North Shore. “Our early evaluations of what stories the museum should tell showed...
Love don’t cost a thing—but Christmas gifts often do. Why not treat the outdoor adventurer in your life to something homemade, an activity together or an upcycled gear item? When purchasing presents, we often overlook the true cost behind an item—the...
From your head to your toes, here are 15 pieces of outdoor gear for all your upcoming winter adventures. This is a classic toque with two-layer LIFA Merino Construction for the best performance, breathability and warmth during your favourite winter...
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...
Hopping out of the vehicle, I instantly realized it was way colder than expected and I was not prepared to snowshoe in the mountains comfortably. Sure enough, I struggled to enjoy the day with my friend in just a sweater...
Nature trails offer the chance to enjoy and explore the world around us. While we’ve always been aware of the physical benefits of getting outside, there are many mental benefits, too. Nature provides an escape from the hustle...
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...
Spend enough time in bear country and you’ll likely see someone getting too close to a grizzly for a photo or leaving a picnic table covered in garbage or food. Despite the multiple warning signs scattered through areas where people...
As a parent of teenagers, I've been fortunate to enjoy over a decade of hiking with my family. But as my kids grew into the tween and teen years, I discovered what motivated them to join family hikes required a...
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...
In 1909, in a gritty drinking establishment in the diminutive port of Seward, a wizened ‘sourdough’ called Gus Borgan wagered $100 that no one could make it up and down the town’s sentinel peak, Mount Lowell, in less than an...
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