Adventure

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Smartphones, laptops, iPads—there's no shortage of portable screens in the typical North American household. As amazing as technology can be, it also limits face-to-face interaction between families, friends and couples. Staring at a handheld device all day can't be good...
Todd McGowan and I paddled into Helsinki harbour 800 kilometres after beginning our canoe journey in the village of Nurmes 20 days ago. Along the way, we passed through Finland’s Lakeland, travelled the length of the Kymijoki River and paddled...
By 'Live the Adventure' Club Ambassador Stephanie Huff There are many outdoor adventure options for families near Edmonton, Alberta. Explore national parks teeming with wildlife, trek lakeside hiking trails and discover hidden gems right within the city limits. So, whether you’re...
I’ve never been very good at math. (That’s why I studied journalism.) But it wasn’t until I hiked through Yosemite National Park that I realized I probably should’ve paid more attention to conversion. Specifically, miles to kilometres. Fifteen miles and 3,000 feet...
There are few things in this world that truly scare me. Spiders. Heights. Commitment. And, as I learned in California, mountain biking. When Jenn and I arrived in North Lake Tahoe, we immediately headed to Squaw Mountain. The cozy ski resort...
Tucked in the woods on the edge of a northern lake, a small cabin beckons at dusk. Smoke curls from the metal stovepipe atop the peaked roof. Golden light glows from the lone window on its door. However, this is...
The water laps gently beneath my hammock. I turn the page of my tattered book, the cover still soggy from an unexpected swim. I, for one, had meant to jump in the frigid lake: it was the only way to...
Canada’s capital city is a cornucopia of outdoor activities just waiting to be discovered. We’re setting your Ottawa vacation up for success by covering the bases and making sure you don’t miss a beat (or a trail). Get ready to...
There are many things that bewilder me in this world, and dinosaurs would most certainly be placed somewhere near the top of the list. That bewilderment and deep curiosity I have for these inconceivable creatures is what draws me to...
Located north of the Arctic Circle in Yukon, Ivvavik National Park is a place where expanses of northern wilderness meld with thousands of years of rich Inuvialuit culture. Stretching for more than 10,000 square kilometres—touching the Mackenzie River Delta and...
Covered with an abundance of sparkling lakes, snow-capped mountains and bordered by the Pacific, it’s hard not to find an opportunity for outdoor adventure in British Columbia. Whether your passion is getting out on the water, wandering through the forest...
Back when you were a kid you couldn’t wait to get outside with your friends. You didn't think much of it, it was what kids did. Things are different now. Kids can entertain themselves with Netflix, video games and cell...
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