Trails

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Ah yes, there lies a gift to the trail. A soft, warm offering encased in emerald, purple or indigo. A Hershey’s kiss dropped artistically on a path winding into the wilderness, to be shared by hikers and their furry friends. An ornament...
Don’t let the cold weather stop you from enjoying Canada’s beautiful nature year-round. Our country offers diverse terrain—from mountains to forests to plains—and the weather varies immensely. With a little preparation and advance planning, you can be comfortable, safe and...
If you’re one of the many Canadians who took up running during the pandemic—and want to keep it up—you’re now faced with your first winter as a runner. The prospect is daunting, I know; you may be tempted to hibernate...
A fat bike is similar to a mountain bike, but with a lighter frame and oversized tires. The thicker tires provide traction on soft and unstable terrain like sand and snow. Because fat bikes are so stable, they’re easy and...
The first time I went snowshoeing was with my then-ten-year-old-daughter, and while I was nervous about trying something new with a child in tow, it quickly became our winter activity of choice. Crunching through the snow, we stopped only to...
The tree that speaks to me is a slender and towering lodgepole pine with a jagged orangish-yellow gap where some precious bark has been stripped away. Dwarfed by the wounded tree, standing in the forest minutes from downtown Banff, I...
I’m straddling a snowmobile behind a badass woman with a gun. We’re racing across the ice on Frobisher Bay, a section of the North Atlantic Ocean that’s solidly frozen even on this relatively balmy -7 C April day. We’re traveling...
Whenever you are tempted to snack on or touch a plant, make sure you know what it is and that it is safe. Here are 10 common trail plants that are not safe to eat. These pretty, perfect white flowers...
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...
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