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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...
As adventurers, we love the environment and all the special places we camp, paddle, hike, bike, climb, ski, snowshoe and snowboard. To keep our beloved outdoors clean, green and garbage-free, we all need to become eco-friendly adventurers. Here are 10 simple...
Toshimi Jan Muniz grew up adventuring and travelling the world. His parents spent time in Kenya, Nigeria, Canada and Japan before raising him in the Dominican Republic. Today, Toshimi is a wedding photographer based in Montreal, Quebec. He spends his downtime...
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...
The scene of an active fire looks totally different from the vantage point of a helicopter. Leslie Blaszk hangs in suspension in the sky, waiting to rappel down to fight the flames. In these moments spent dangling above the tree...
Madawaska Kanu Centre, a three-generation, family-run paddling company located just south of Barry’s Bay, Ontario, operates with a lot of heart and passion. With a dream of expanding the whitewater community, slalom canoeists Hermann and Christa Kerckhoff started Madawaska...
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...
So, you'd like to do a grand canoe journey, be out there for weeks linking waterways across the Canadian Shield like people of old? It can be done, but it won't be easy, as the key to doing any grand...
Vancouver-based cyclist and designer Mel Webb recently completed a bikepacking trip with her partner, Jake, starting and ending in the town of Fernie, British Columbia. The trip, which covered 626 kilometres, a variety of terrain and was Mel’s first longer...
I met Alberto Perusset while doing the photography for the Athens Authentic Marathon in 2019. Very personable and mild-mannered, he did most of his talking with a calming, reassuring smile and friendly eyes. Leading up to race day, we would...
Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with dramatic towering mountains, breathtaking ancient glaciers, lush forests, never-ending prairies and striking coastal shores. But no trip to Canada is complete without witnessing the country's scenic bodies of water...
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