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The original Couloir Collection, launched in 1993, was created to satisfy seasoned outdoor enthusiasts. Couloir [kool-waar] means, “a steep, narrow gully in mountainous terrain” or “a passage.” The name speaks to where on the mountain it’s intended to be...
From gadgets that help promote safety in the outdoors to gear that will keep hikers and campers cozy, outdoor adventurers of all kinds will be thrilled to find these thoughtful gifts in their stockings this year. With over 500,000...
The adrenaline rush of tearing away wrapping paper and ripping off bows has many of us up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning. Witnessing the warmth of a child’s or loved one’s smile as they unwrap the...
What in the world should you gift that friend or family member who likes nothing better than spending time in nature? If that person is happy simply looking at trees and rocks, and gets excited about a new pair of...
Crandell Lake is an excellent hike for beginners and children. This easy hike takes you through burned forest, allowing for beautiful mountain views. The trail is wide and flat with a couple short inclines. The destination, Crandell Lake, is a...
Ontario is home to Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath, The Bruce Trail. The Bruce Trail spans 900 kilometres across the Niagara Escarpment, beginning in Queenston and ending in the harbour village of Tobermory. Hikers can enjoy sections of the...
My hiking boots are looking rough. After years of use in the mountains, scrambling and hiking through varied, tough terrain, its no wonder they’re full of tears and the tread is wearing down. Although they used to be comfortable, my...
There are certain things you can do to avoid a bear attack, stay safe when you see a bear and get to safety after an encounter. One of the most important elements is knowing how to use the bear spray...
In the summer of 2021, Carter Obasohan decided to put the backcountry gear collecting dust in his closet to good use, taking a hiatus from work and driving across the country on a two-month adventure that would see him...
Prioritizing lightweight gear and touting a small pack with just the essentials for day adventures, I always try to ditch extra weight where I can—including from my shoes. Choosing lightweight hiking shoes instead of boots means I sacrifice additional ankle...
BC’s cities and larger towns—Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford, for example—are known to be great jumping-off places for superb outdoor adventures. But some of the smaller places around the province are also home to amazing outdoor recreation activities, many of...
A crackling fire and roasting marshmallows or hotdogs while basking in the glow of a campfire is a time-honoured tradition for many families. It can be a memory that lasts a lifetime, or it can be a disaster waiting to...
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