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“The goal that we talked about with Buff Canada was to create a design that would revolve around the protection of our planet while being fun, so people would wear it with pride,” says Florence about their custom neckwear design.
We love the Christmas-morning feeling, and our members do too. Everything inside the gear box is hand-picked by Explore’s editor, David Webb. When members open their boxes, they have no idea what they’re getting—only that it’s going to be good...
In a time of fast fashion, shifting our mindset to buying fewer, ethically made pieces can seem almost impossible. But building a greener wardrobe can pay off in the long run, and can benefit far more than just our...
Love don’t cost a thing—but Christmas gifts often do. Why not treat the outdoor adventurer in your life to something homemade, an activity together or an upcycled gear item? When purchasing presents, we often overlook the true cost behind an item—the...
From your head to your toes, here are 15 pieces of outdoor gear for all your upcoming winter adventures. This is a classic toque with two-layer LIFA Merino Construction for the best performance, breathability and warmth during your favourite winter...
Here are some of my all-time favourite stocking stuffers that will make anyone a Happy Camper this Christmas. The Kansbol is one solid knife. The lightweight blade, made of Swedish stainless steel, is hardened to HRC 56-58, and Morakniv’s...
Whether you're a hiker, runner, paddler or gym-goer, we all want new ways to track our performance, get on schedule, improve our fitness and stay safe out there. Enter the GARMIN Forerunner 45S, specifically designed for runners with smaller wrists. Did this...
Alberta-based Kristyn Carriere hadn’t always planned to launch an energy bar company in Canada, but a tragic twist of fate—and what she believes to be a message from beyond—became the catalysts for what today is known as Seven Summits Snacks. Kristyn...
Despite constant debate about stopping daylight saving time, Canada will be turning the clocks back again and getting an extra hour of sleep on November 7th, 2021. This means it will be lighter in the morning, but the sunset will come...
Around a year ago, I wrote an article that was kind of controversial. Frustrated with the annoying buzz of generators in front-country campgrounds, I spoke with parks officers and suggested solutions for campers who don’t want to be around a...
Leaves turning bright. Moody skies. Uncrowded hiking trails. No bugs! The real question is—what's not to love? Autumn is one of our favourite times of year—providing you have the right gear to properly tackle everything the shoulder season can throw down.
The little mountain bluebird showed up in Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in early March, likely blown off course by the last windy gasps of the BC winter. The species is not unheard of on Vancouver Island...
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