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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...
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...
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