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There’s a saying about tall poppies—people tend to want to cut them down. It’s fitting in use about Whistler Blackcomb, not simply because the saying’s from Australia, like much of the mountain staff, but because folks tend to take swipes...
I'm standing on the spine of a sandstone mountain. On my left: an immense chasm. If I slip, I'll fall 430 metres to the canyon bottom below. On my right: another sheer drop. I clutch the thick metal chain strung in...
Spring comes early to sunny Mesa, Arizona, with a colourful transformation that’s guaranteed to shift perceptions about the desert. By March, dozens of kilometres of hiking and biking trails in Mesa and the surrounding Sonoran Desert are already framed by vibrant...
Deep in the cloud forest, buried between elephant ear leaves and tumbling vines, is a glass castle conducting scientific research. We're here to explore it. Leaving Quito, our rag-tag group of journalists and nature-lovers spend three hours winding through small communities, U-turning...
Nestled in Utah's Wasatch Range at about 2,100 metres above sea level and a 45-minute drive from the state capital, Park City is a ski town steeped in history. It was incorporated in 1884, thanks to abundant silver mining, but...
Set in the North Thompson region of British Columbia, Sun Peaks is something of an anomaly. You’d think that the second-largest ski resort in Canada—home to Olympic legend Nancy Greene Raine, epic in-bounds backcountry and 2,000 hours of annual sunshine—would...
El Paso is an oasis in the vast West Texas landscape. Situated on the foothills of the Franklin Mountains and peppered with cacti, coyotes and golden eagles, El Paso calls to outdoor enthusiasts who love to hike, bike, run, and...
I have woken to the sound of torrential rain in Tofino on three separate occasions. The first two times, I emerged from my tent the next morning to discover my campsite now enjoyed its own waterfront. Drenched, we packed up our...
When the sky darkens in Fairbanks, Alaska, the aurora borealis overtakes the night. This spectacular light display can be seen throughout the year, but the best time to go is now. Aurora hunters travel to Fairbanks from around the world for the...
Scenically set at the confluence of the Kicking Horse and Columbia Rivers and flanked by the spires of the Rocky and Columbia mountain ranges, Golden, British Columbia, is an outdoor recreation hot spot. Especially in winter - when as much...
Prince Edward Island is known for its abundance of water, sand, sun and seafood. But it also brims with natural wonders to explore and outdoor adventures to experience. During my recent trip to P.E.I., I went hiking, kayaking and biking. Here’s...
I don't need to tell you that you should ski or snowboard in Whistler - the world already knows as much. But in those moments between sleep and snow, you might be wondering how best to spend your time in...
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