Skills

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If, like many of us over the past two years, you were looking up to the sky in envy as our feathered friends flew freely through the air while we were homebound, you may have become fascinated with the world...
From coast to coast, Canada is full of incredible programs, camps and experiences that inspire kids of all ages to love the outdoors. Whether your family is into long days spent free-playing in the forest or you prefer a more...
With spring upon us, sunny days becoming more frequent and the days getting longer, you may be itching to get outdoors. Personally, I can’t wait to go kayaking and canoeing in the Okanagan with my dad. If you’re also hoping...
Whether it’s gaping at the Milky Way on a frozen night or gushing over a late summer meteor shower, the stars always leave me awash with a mixture of awe and content. Since learning more about the constellations above us on...
I slapped the skins on my skis, tied into the rope team and began ascending one of the many mountains surrounding the Pika Glacier. With views of Denali to my left, my skis slid smoothly over the sun-cupped glacial terrain.
I'll be honest—cross country skiing is not something I'm naturally good at. As a past snowboarder, it felt weird to have my legs separated on two skinny sticks. Still, I had so much fun exploring the trails on a...
I remember my oldest son, Tynan’s, first hike on his own two legs. He was two years old and forced to walk because his new baby brother was now in my child carrier. Imagine my complete surprise and elation when...
Skiing is an oft-precarious business. Weather dependent like few other sports, backcountry skiing once seemed like the ficklest niche in this already fickle pursuit, given the attendant threats of snowpack and weather instability, and the need to be proficiently fit...
It probably felt like no big deal. In the middle of a non-stop snow cycle in British Columbia, a snowboarder slid past the Whitewater Ski Resort boundary. Maybe he turned too close to a conifer tree. Or maybe he caught...
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...
You’ve heard of Leave No Trace and may be able to list a few of the principles. But do you know why it is so important to leave nature as close to the way you found it as possible? And...
Nature trails offer the chance to enjoy and explore the world around us. While we’ve always been aware of the physical benefits of getting outside, there are many mental benefits, too. Nature provides an escape from the hustle...
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