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You're staying home during this time—and we applaud your contribution to our collective health. But we also know you might be, well, a little stir-crazy. The outdoors are calling you, and many of you cannot respond (right now). Inspiration awaits. Books! We've...
Lindeman Lake is a gorgeous hiking trail, but the parking lot is closed in the winter. Due to the high elevation in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, the trail starts off snowy and icy. But can it be trekked in February?
By Lindsay Davies from ivebeenbit.ca I have to admit that when I first heard about Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Gear Box Subscription, I was a little bit skeptical. Subscription boxes are just one of the newest fads I’ve been bombarded...
Once considered eco-enemy number-one, today’s SUVs, crossovers and even pickup trucks have come a long way in winning back Greenies. Rather than those lumbering brutes with gas-chugging powerplants we saw throughout the 1990s, a select crop of practical, all-wheel-drive adventure...
This article was sponsored by Marmot If you’re tackling backcountry powder, heli-skiing or ski touring in the mountains this year, you need to be prepared. One of the most important elements of adventure preparation is proper outerwear. Quality materials that offer...
People: our outdoor gear is dialled-in. We know the value of waterproof breathable membranes in our shells; of EVA in our boots; of ripstop nylon and lightweight polyester in our tents. And we spend our cash accordingly. But what about our...
Haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? We’re here to help—and you won’t have to fight crowds in the mall or desperately track a shipment with these gift ideas. Here are 5 last-minute eco-friendly Christmas presents for explorers: Explorers aren’t afraid to...
Have an outdoor adventurer on your holiday shopping list? Lucky you! We're a fun bunch to shop for. Rather than buying her a gift card (boring) or another pair of long johns, give the explorer in your life something they really want...
Have an outdoor adventurer on your holiday shopping list? Lucky you! They're a fun bunch to shop for. Rather than buying him a gift card (boring) or another generic tool set, give the explorer in your life something they really want to...
Plaid isn’t just a pattern. It’s a vibe. Wearing plaid means you’re embracing fall and winter; that you are an outdoors-person at heart, even if you sit at a desk all day. There’s a reason Mack jackets are staples in Canadian...
Technical winter hiking boots open trails for explorers with cold feet. Merrell’s Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof was designed with wet ice and slippery inclines in mind. Rigorously tested on uphill climbs and worn in freezing temperatures, numerous features pack a...
Story and Photos by Ngaio Hotte (IG: @creeks.and.peaks) Temperatures are falling, days are getting shorter and last weekend, the clocks clicked back an hour, so sunset is even earlier. The combination of these factors means that folks heading out...
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