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I was plagued by what’s called “phantom tick syndrome” for a few days after interviewing Shelley Ball about her book Lyme Disease, Ticks and You. It’s a primer for those who need to access the fundamentals of Lyme disease and...
Author Jon Turk has embarked on some incredible adventures. He kayaked around Cape Horn, across the North Pacific from Japan to Alaska, and around Ellesmere Island. He’s also made numerous first ski descents and first rock climbing ascents around...
Algonquin Outfitters has a total of 12 locations spread out across Algonquin Provincial Park and the neighbouring cottage country, making it the largest outfitter for the province’s oldest park. It started off fairly small, however. First-time owners Bill Swift Sr. and...
Fall is coming and the big question for many campers is whether to pack a regular three-season tent or go all out and splurge on a four-season. I asked Eureka Canada’s expert, Jim Stevens, to explain in all in detail...
Forget the store-bought dehydrated meals for your next trip. They’re costly and not very creative. Dehydrate your own veggies, meat and sauces and pick up one, or all, of these new books that do a great job explaining how it’s...
A crackling campfire is one of the most nostalgic activities of any camping trip. It creates a warm ambiance for a singalong, cookout or ghost story, and knowing how to start one is an important safety tool for anyone travelling...
What’s useful and what isn’t? There is no definitive answer as everyone has their preferences. Who else thinks taking a comb on a backpacking trip is laughable? I watched a guy talk about his base weight of less than eight...
Six years ago film maker Dianne Whelan set out to hike, bike, snowshoe, ski and canoe along The Trans Canada Trail (The Great Trail), the world’s longest recreational trail, connecting the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans. Recently, on August 1st,
This article was sponsored by SABRE Dog spray and bear spray are staple gear items for many adventurers, but what’s the difference between the two? Carrying dog spray or bear spray gives you the confidence to adventure farther and explore more.
I love camping! There are a plethora of beautiful campgrounds and scenic spots to pitch a tent near Vancouver. Here are just 12 of our favourites: Alice Lake, Alice Lake Provincial Park As a base for exploring north of Squamish,
Ticks have increased dramatically throughout Ontario and Quebec this season; and so has the risk of Lyme disease. They were out early as well (thanks to global warming, once again). By the end of March, I started a routine tick...
Close to the mountains and foothills, and the gateway to the prairies, Calgary is a prime starting point for campers. Whether you’re looking to escape into the Rockies for a few nights or need a quiet lakefront family getaway close...
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