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In our Spring 2019 print issue, out March 1, we delve into the world of adventure vans—or #vanlife, as it's known on Instagram. If you're a subscriber, you'll know by now that our special 10-page article is full of amazing tips...
The landscape is picturesque, snow-capped and quiet, with water that can be just as wild as the surrounding backcountry—at times, strewn with chunks of ice, and in other moments, still and calm. Paddling Canadian waters in the wintertime can be a...
Ontario’s French River is not aptly named. It’s more of a chain of lakes with connected sections of rapids and moving water. Spattered with a myriad of rugged islands and rocky outcrops, the French is the fabled highway of the...
In 2019, I will… A new year is a natural time to look at our lives and review what we’ve accomplished in the past 365 days. It’s also a good opportunity to reset our aspirations and intentions for the next 365...
The days are getting shorter, colder and snowier. For some, this means huddling up inside by the fireplace for another season of hibernation. For explorers, it's an invitation to head to the mountains for another adventure. Cruising down the slopes...
There’s no place like the backcountry. Wilderness. Serenity. Peace. It’s why we love hike- and paddle-in campsites more than any other. Car-camping is fun, but backcountry camping is the real deal. If you’re headed out on a backcountry trip, take time...
As adventurers and explorers, we love our land and have a basic understanding that plastic isn't good for it. If you're a hiker or paddler, you've probably seen some of the negative effects that plastic has on our environment. As...
Have you ever dreamed of building your own log cabin? I know I have, and now, that dream can become a reality. Stonehouse Woodworks has been building log cabins in Golden, BC, for nine years. Located in the Rocky...
I’ve always been a bit isolated from the community of wilderness travelers—particularly canoeists. Despite thousands of kilometres and days spent wandering in a canoe I haven’t had much interaction with other passionate long-distance paddlers. My home base is North Vancouver, British...
I’m at a puppy-class learning the basics of how to groom a hyperactive pup into a dutiful dog. It’s all very helpful for the day-to-day. But looking around at the other canines—a Jack Russell/Chihuahua cross, an English Bulldog—I see perhaps one...
We all need a little help getting out the door every once in a while. If you're feeling a little rundown by winter or need some help to tackle an imposing task or adventure or a new exercise regimen, read...
It was folly from the get-go. And a lesson I’ve carried with me for many years. A group of friends and I had decided to camp for the weekend on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We made virtually...
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