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By Conor Mihell Cradled by the ancient mountains of the Canadian Shield and surrounded by freshwater seas, locals have always known the community of Sault Ste. Marie (pop. 70,000) to be an epicentre of outdoor adventure. Exceptionally snowy winters support vast...
Dry, chapped skin is so common in the colder months that it has its own nickname: Winter Itch. Skin care professionals debate causes that lead to flaky, scratchy patches, which are often prominent on exposed skin, like your hands and...
($300; mec.ca) When you wash any synthetic fabric, microscopic bits break off. These micro-fibres slip through water treatment, enter the water cycle and are now found in pretty much every body of water on Earth—and are climbing the food chain. To...
Maui is known as the Valley Isle. Outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels will find an abundance of activity options along Kaanapali Beach. This gorgeous three-mile (4.8-kilometre) stretch of sugary beach was once the retreat for Hawaiian royalty, and the...
Found on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is surrounded by pine forest, parks, vineyards, orchards and mountains. It's an ideal destination for those seeking outdoor adventure in one of Canada’s prettiest landscapes. Bike fanatics will want to cruise trails...
The Aurora Borealis is one of the most magnificent, awe-inspiring natural sights explorers can seek out. Multi-coloured streams of fluorescent light dance and wave across the inky sky like glow sticks at a full moon party. But the still, silent...
Hot springs. Hiking trails. Cozy village vibes. The longest ski season in America. Whatever adventure you’re craving, this mountain town delivers—and it does it in an unpretentious, welcoming way. Mammoth Lakes offers both repose and adrenaline that are accessible and unexpected. If...
I’ve never been very good at math. (That’s why I studied journalism.) But it wasn’t until I hiked through Yosemite National Park that I realized I probably should’ve paid more attention to conversion. Specifically, miles to kilometres. Fifteen miles and 3,000 feet...
From pedalling the day away on your bike, to roaming through the village with your family, Sun Peaks has something to offer every type of traveller. Found in the interior of British Columbia, Sun Peaks is famed for its laid-back summer...
The water laps gently beneath my hammock. I turn the page of my tattered book, the cover still soggy from an unexpected swim. I, for one, had meant to jump in the frigid lake: it was the only way to...
By Chloe Berge I half expect a swamp monster à la Creature from the Black Lagoon to rise out of the river. Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Martin County, Florida has beauty on a cinematic, prehistoric scale, and while no mythical...
The Great White North is rich with great white sands. And red sands. And silver sands. And golden sands too! That’s right, in a country most-known for towering mountain spires, pristine lakes, vast flatlands and rugged coasts, we also boast...
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