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BC’s cities and larger towns—Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford, for example—are known to be great jumping-off places for superb outdoor adventures. But some of the smaller places around the province are also home to amazing outdoor recreation activities, many of...
Early in the morning of June 14th, 2022, Theresa Riedl emerged on deck of the Shadow II for her watch. The carbon fibre racing boat was due to complete its journey from Vancouver, BC, to San Francisco, CA, in...
When I arrive at the trailhead in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, the mountain air is brisk and wafts with the fresh scent of pine. It’s the kind of morning that I live for: the sun’s out, the cerulean sky is...
Drive the Icefields Parkway, lounge beside Lake Louise, watch grizzly bears graze on the side of the road (from the safety of your vehicle), cycle along the Bow River and hike from Johnston Canyon to the Ink Pots—and discover some...
You might remember when I detailed what it’s like getting outside with a baby in winter several months ago. Now, my son is older, heavier, more awake, and his needs are growing. Thanks to balmy forecasts, we’re getting out more...
The balmy temperatures that the summer months bring make this the perfect time for us to play in the water. Splashing in the waves brings a welcome reprieve from the unrelenting heat. Whether you’re a water sports enthusiast or are...
Scroll through social media and you will find video after video of people diving into stunning alpine lakes. While taking a dip after a hot hike to cool down isn’t a new concept, the cold plunge wellness trend has inspired...
Staring down a display wall of hiking boots, brands and styles abound. Breaking in a new set of hikers is an investment—one not only measured in dollars but oftentimes blisters. We don’t mean to promote a follow-the-pack-mentality, but why take...
To access the Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park near Lytton, British Columbia, hikers need to take the Lytton reaction ferry across the Fraser River. But when my group arrived at the dock in early July 2022, bright-eyed and eager to hit...
The picturesque community of Deep Cove, folded between granite rocks and evergreen trees along a sparkling blue fjord, is the perfect launching point for a water-based summer adventure. Although the popular Quarry Rock trail is closed to the public, the...
You don't have to travel far from the city to get some dirt under your feet (or wheels) thanks to Canada's vast urban trail networks. Discover wild spaces where you'd least expect them and enjoy all the rugged, off-road fun...
It’s September, just one month since my last visit to Camp Wolf Willow and a dramatic transformation of the landscape has occurred. Tall cattails have shrunken and wildflowers are no longer blooming, but it's every bit as unspoiled and beautiful...
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