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If you want to battle crowds at the mall or rack up debt online shopping today, go for it. But if you’d rather enjoy your day off, get some fresh air and stretch your muscles, here are three winter activities...
With a growing number of Canadians making their way off the couch and onto the trails, park management is struggling to keep up. Trail erosion, litter, parking congestion and human and animal waste are just a few of the mounting...
Written by Leah Adams-Chute Sponsored by Sunshine Coast Tourism The Sunshine Coast has all those chill, isle-like vibes you’re looking for while on vacation. This stretch of coastline, which is only accessible by ferry or floatplane, feels like a world away...
As you pull on snow pants and boots beside a wood stove in a log cabin outside Whitehorse, a little girl named Nola is asking for your name. You emphasize the ‘A’ in ‘Ailsa,’ and then you stifle a sigh...
We all suffer from not being fully engaged. It’s hard, but so is the everyday swirl of life. Don’t fret, the workplace hamster-wheel can be reset by powder to the face, snowshoeing in the woods and taking time to learn...
So you don't ski or snowboard, but don’t want to be left out of a winter trip? As a snowboarder who suffered a serious past injury, I started to wonder what a winter getaway would look like without shredding a...
As I skier, I can get trapped in a box. I have my favourite hills—the ones I return to over and over whenever Ullr summons. Thankfully, as a Vancouverite, the hill I call my own is pretty good. From my house, I’ll...
Only a 50-minute drive from Vancouver and a 1.5-hour hike up a mountain, I was sliding on slick ice and crunching through frost-crusted snow. In October. For a good chunk of Canadians, this might not seem so impressive. Growing up in Alberta...
I always seem to get into a bit of a funk at this time of year. My big summer trip is over, and the next expedition seems too far away to be real. Ellesmere Island in May 2020? Might as...
When I arrived in Mammoth Lakes, I had no idea I'd be leaving a little part of my heart there—which, as I'd learn, isn't totally uncommon. I met more than a few Canadians who came for the winter season and...
We stand in silence, barely moving. Over the sound of rushing water, I strain my ears to listen for the crack of a twig, a rustle in the bushes near the river. Sounds that would indicate something large stirring nearby. Something...
Experiencing the wild of Churchill, Manitoba is a right of passage for many adventurers. The popularity of this tiny northern Manitoba town has grown, thanks to better access and services for the influx of travellers. Families are the latest group...
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