Hiking

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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...
There is no better country on Earth than our own to lace up your boots, toss on your pack and explore. We have desert. We have alpine. We have grasslands. Lake country. Ocean shores. Boreal. Carolinian. Rainforest. Tundra. Taiga. Volcanoes.
The turquoise hues of Lake Louise and its neighbouring Lake Moraine attract visitors from near and far. The surrounding wilderness is ripe for exploring. The area is home to a phenomenal network of trails that offer a serene natural ambience, an...
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...
New Brunswick is a beautiful province on the east coast of Canada. These 10 hikes showcase the nature around the province’s capital, Fredericton. Length: 1.8 km Elevation gain: Minimal This easy and short, out-and-back trail is located 60 kilometres from Fredericton. You’ll...
Less than 10,000 people live in Dauphin, a community that’s known as a warm and welcoming place surrounded by rich farmland. There are a ton of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, so lace up your shoes and get out on...
Nature’s prescription has multiple active ingredients, including aromatic phytoncides, negative air ions, soil mycobacterium, biodiversity, natural sights and sounds, decreased air pollution and an escape from city heat and violence. Many of the 40 benefits below can be traced back...
If you're looking for a place to get outside in northeastern Newfoundland, here's a solid selection of trails. Length: 2.1 km Elevation gain: Minimal Located down Highway 1 from Gander, this easy and relatively short trail packs a lot of beauty. This...
Located within the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality along the Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson offers a ton of outdoor adventure options. Get outside and hike these 10 awesome trails: Length: 3.9 km Elevation gain: Minimal Located a short distance from Fort Nelson within...
Named after the lake it resides on, Deer Lake is an adorable community about 50 kilometres northeast of Corner Brook. As with much of Newfoundland, there are a number of incredible trails to experience. Check out these top hikes near...
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