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Canoeing Clearwater Lake

Canoeing Clearwater Lake

Multi-day canoe routes on freshwater lakes in BC are hard to come by, and we’ve found another great little corner for you to explore.  Clearwater and Azure lakes in Wells Gray Provincial Park are each 22kms long, connected by a 500m portage.  That gives you 88kms of beautiful lakes to explore! There are 16 boat […]

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Five Essential Attributes in a Trip Partner

Five Essential Attributes in a Trip Partner

A few years back, while looking for a canoeing partner on the Yukon’s Wind River, I stumbled across a potential candidate via an outdoor forum. Sending off an enthusiastic email, I received a firm but polite decline for an answer. Outlining his reasons, he wrote that he mostly traveled alone and that when he did […]

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Happy New Year – Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year!  We kicked the New Year off much as you might expect, we went paddling.  But it is where we went paddling that is a bit unusual: we paddled up the East River right through the heart of New York City.  It was an absolutely bluebird day, the city was still asleep, there […]

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In the Land of the Giants – Carmanah Walbran Park

In the Land of the Giants – Carmanah Walbran Park

Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park is one of the most incredible places I have ever been.  It is a sanctuary full of remarkable beings that humble you with their size and scale and age.  It is a place that is impossible to experience through words, or images.  You have to go and stand in the base […]

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Octopus Island Marine Park

Octopus Island Marine Park

Octopus Marine Park is just off of Quadra Island in the Discovery Islands, roughly northwest of Desolation Sound, between Vancouver Island and the mainland.  Quadra is surrounded by a series of tidal rapids that drain the huge tides running between Johnstone Strait in the north and the Strait of Georgia in the south. The small […]

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Type 2 Fun to the Gates of Shangri-La

Type 2 Fun to the Gates of Shangri-La

Hiking in the Stein Valley Sometimes good things need to be earned, and the Stein Valley is one of those things. Its access is a double-edged sword that dissuades crowds, and forces those who persevere to give blood and sweat, and maybe even a tear or two. And in these high summer days where every […]

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Exploring Harrison Hot Springs

Exploring Harrison Hot Springs

Looking for a weekend getaway that’s close enough to escape to for a quick jaunt, but far enough away to feel you’ve put some distance between you and the city? At under two hours away by car, Harrison Hot Springs in the Fraser Valley offers an idyllic west coast setting for your adventure, with plenty […]

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Magical Marine Campsites of Nelson Island

Magical Marine Campsites of Nelson Island

Nelson Island sits on the western shoulder of the BC Ferries route as it crosses from Earl’s Cove to Saltery Bay.  It is a big steep, wild place bordered by Agamemnon Channel, Malaspina Strait and Jervis Inlet.  On a somewhat rainy, but glassy weekend in June we circumnavigated the island and found some incredible corners […]

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Sea to Sky Views for Every Adventurer

Sea to Sky Views for Every Adventurer

From sea to sky, and everywhere in between, Vancouver provides some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world. Whether you’re adventuring on foot, by bike, or by kayak, Vancouverites know you always need to budget a little extra time to account for photo stops, whether traveling on the road more or less traveled. […]

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Get Down to Your Roots – Mountain Biking for Beginners

Get Down to Your Roots – Mountain Biking for Beginners

The spring song of the mountains is back. Take a momentary pause in the forest and you can hear its melody – the rush of fast-flowing creeks and rivers from the steady upper mountain melt, the chirping birdsong of returning migratory birds, and the whirring of mountain bike chains as riders fly through the silence […]

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