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Mornings have changed. Summer’s humid, muggy air is giving way to a slight chill with a hint of fog. Autumn weather transitions us into cozy knit sweaters, warm beverages in hand. I’m eager to witness the brilliant autumn colours on...
If you haven't stood among the majestic peaks of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, you need to start planning a visit. There are countless places to roam and what seems like an endless tangle of trails that thread hikers through wildflower-filled valleys,
By Vivian Chung The words “tropical” and “British Columbia” don’t typically go together, but this province harbours some Caribbean-esque destinations that can be visited without hopping on a plane. For snowbirds looking for an escape with a tropical element, whether it...
By Lora Pope While this year has changed many of our travel plans, it’s also provided an opportunity to discover the amazing nature in our own backyard. I returned to my hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland after years of living...
By Brooke Porter Scrambling is one of the most exhilarating ways to explore Alberta’s southern ranges—but it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. These long, oftentimes perilous trips offer both physical and mental challenges that will have you...
Have you ever wanted to start the day off watching the sunrise? If you answered yes, stick around for some tips. In all honesty, I have failed several times before pinning down the steps I needed to take to complete...
If you're coming to Vancouver Island, pack your hiking boots. Dozens of hikes, from short strolls to multi-day epics, allow explorers to experience the ocean without actually getting on salt water. Here are seven stunning coastal treks on Vancouver Island and...
While mourning her late husband, Sarah Hornby craved an opportunity to connect with him through his biggest passion. Her goal was simple: she would attempt all 10 routes he created while researching his bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies guidebook in...
With nothing between Newfoundland’s east coast and Ireland, this region is all about the ocean. Wild coastal hiking trails and opportunities to get out on the water are around every corner. Newfoundlanders are famous for their hospitality, and locals are...
Canada’s wildlife draws international tourists and indicates the health of our environment. Human encounters, ocean pollutants and shrinking habitats are endangering wildlife. This issue recently became the focus for a new BUFF® ThermoNet® collection featuring endangered Canadian species with the...
Dry, chapped skin is so common in the colder months that it has its own nickname: Winter Itch. Skin care professionals debate causes that lead to flaky, scratchy patches, which are often prominent on exposed skin, like your hands and...
Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, near Canmore, Alberta, is often overshadowed by other parks in the Canadian Rockies—but it shouldn’t be overlooked. Hiking trails wind through mature forests, traverse alpine meadows and lead along narrow and steep mountain ridges. Not only...
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