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The outdoors is for everyone. Some low-cost adventure sports, like hiking, can get you outside with little more than boots, a backpack and a water bottle. But others, such as canoeing, camping and alpine skiing, can limit people from...
Whether you’re going outside to build a snow fort, carve down an intermediate groomer or cross-country ski to a backcountry hut, winter is a beautiful time to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Grab your skis, snowboard, snowshoes, skates or other technical...
Now that I don’t snowboard anymore, I find it difficult to participate in winter sports. Though I enjoy snowshoeing, winter hiking and cross-country skiing, cold-weather outdoor adventures are not my forte. Last summer, due to a combination of unpleasant weather, a...
We’re heading on a hike in the rugged Kohala Mountains that fringe the northern tip of Kona, Hawaii. The incline is steep—we descend 140 metres in just 0.9 kilometres—and my heart rate hovers around 135 BPM. I’m acutely aware the...
From impressive temperature regulation capabilities to odour and dirt repellency, wool has long been favoured by outdoor enthusiasts for its exceptional qualities. Though wool has historically been known to be thick and scratchy, there are now varieties that offer the...
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...
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