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April Explorations – Part 2: Broughton Archipelago Provincial Park

April Explorations – Part 2: Broughton Archipelago Provincial Park

Broughton Marine Park is an incredible place, and there is nothing like it on the coast anywhere.  It is an endless area of island groups and islets, pocket beaches, lonely rock outposts, deep bays and protected anchorages all criss-crossed with an endless variety of channels. You could spend a lifetime routing your way through the […]

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April Explorations – Part 1: Brown’s Bay to the Broughton’s

April Explorations – Part 1: Brown’s Bay to the Broughton’s

Sometimes you just need to get out and get lost and we decided it was time for a mini expedition.  Two weeks is just enough time to allow that to start to happen, to move at a human speed and to let life get simpler and slower.  Conditions at the end of April are a […]

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Launching A New Collaboration – Chowaniec Projects

Launching A New Collaboration – Chowaniec Projects

Conversation leads to collaboration, and when we work together we are capable of so much more.  Enter Chowaniec Projects. I think we often feel powerless to make an impact on problems we see around us. We are faced with challenges on so many levels, problems of our own making, and on a scale never before […]

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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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The Art of Eating Outdoors

The Art of Eating Outdoors

We’ve all had epic fails when it comes to backcountry meals. One of my most memorable was bringing a dozen tins of curry mackerel on a trekking trip. I didn’t particularly like mackerel (and still don’t), and the combination of it swimming in curry sauce didn’t make it any more palatable. Apart from being the […]

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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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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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Making A Bucket-List Trip a Reality

Making A Bucket-List Trip a Reality

Over May and June we will be reporting from the road in Mongolia as one of our adventurers, Liz Ferris takes the trip of a lifetime, cycling  3,400kms across Mongolia. This is the first installment.  Stay tuned for more. After years of Dreaming, Making A Bucket-List Trip a Reality For about 10 years, I’ve had […]

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Good News for Spring

Good News for Spring

New Parks and New Agreements for BC In March of this year BC Parks announced the creation of a brand new 119 km² (about the the size of the city of Vancouver) park situated 120 kms east of Prince George. The lovely, and aptly named, Ancient Forest Park (or Chun T’oh Wudujut in the local Lheidli […]

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Outdoor Reads for April Showers (and Beyond)

Outdoor Reads for April Showers (and Beyond)

When the rain throws a plot-twist into your plans, consider seeking out these outdoors-inspired titles to keep your adventure-bug happy. Each tale is fueled by the internal drive every mountain-minded person understands: to simply get out there. Here are three or our favourites, each touching on a different North American locale. Our own Big Backyard […]

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