Local history and culture

Lone Cone Hike – Meares Island

Lone Cone Hike – Meares Island

Tofino is best known for its endless pristine beaches, and there are dozens of beach walks, trails and scenic viewpoints in which to fully enjoy all that Pacific Rim National Park has to offer.  It is more difficult to find mountains, or more strenuous hikes with the bird’s eye views that we are used to […]

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#cabinporn (and how to make it work for you)

#cabinporn (and how to make it work for you)

Looking to get inspired for your next off-the-grid adventure? We’ve got just the thing for you: cabin porn. Yes, it’s totally a thing. 29,936 (and counting) posts on Instagram currently use the hashtag #cabinporn – from remote mountain locales around the world, straight to your phone, this is stuff that mountain dreams are made of. […]

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Paddling the Fraser: Hope to  Vancouver

Paddling the Fraser: Hope to Vancouver

The Fraser River is the longest river in BC running 1375kms from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains near Mt. Robson to the Pacific Ocean. On its way it will pass more than 2.5 million people and its drainage basin will involve a quarter (220,000km2) of the total area of the province.  Its scale alone […]

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The Fun Scale – Rating your level of adventure enjoyment

The Fun Scale – Rating your level of adventure enjoyment

So We’ve just gotten talked into paddling 150kms from Hope to Vancouver along the Fraser River this coming weekend, because when someone calls and asks if you’d like to paddle in the freezing rain in January, the answer is obviously “yes.”  And to be honest, this little escapade pales in comparison to the bigger journey of […]

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The Eagles Have Landed

The Eagles Have Landed

Visitors Flock to Witness Annual Pilgrimage to BC’s Waterways “It’s like taking a hike and getting to the top and having your breath taken away by the gorgeous view. How do you describe what that feels like? It’s just a moment with nature.” This season offers a new experience to witness something truly unique – […]

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Warm Fuel For Winter Adventure

Warm Fuel For Winter Adventure

These Hot Drinks Will Keep the Warmth and Stoke Flowing All Winter Base, insulating and shell – layering plays a key role for the outdoors person who resists the urge to hibernate all winter long, instead embracing the elements to enjoy the winter months. Beyond gear, fabric and technical aids to keep warm, there are […]

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The Purist’s Path: Back to Basics

The Purist’s Path: Back to Basics

Ok, I admit it, I’m a gear junkie. I can’t enter an outdoor store without feeling like a sugar-starved kid entering a candy store. I want to buy all of it, right now. From Antarctica-tested tent models to jackets promising the latest in wicking technology, I can justify any purchase. I need that new sleeping […]

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Dam Good Ghost Towns Part 3: Parkhurst

Dam Good Ghost Towns Part 3: Parkhurst

3 Ghost Towns all within a 4-hour drive of Vancouver Welcome to the final installment of our 3 part series exploring some ghost towns in the lower mainland. This last post features photos from  Kyle Lynch. 3) Parkhurst Location: just outside Whistler Driving time from Vancouver: 2 hours Hiking time: 3-4 hrs/9kms (no elevation gain) […]

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Dam Good Ghost Towns Part 2: Britannia and Mount Sheer

Dam Good Ghost Towns Part 2: Britannia and Mount Sheer

3 Ghost Towns all within a 4-hour drive of Vancouver Welcome to Part 2 of our 3 part series exploring some ghost towns in the lower mainland. We are continuing our exploration of the spookier side of our Big Backyard, and what could be better for Halloween than ghost towns? It is no secret that […]

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Dam Good Ghost Towns Part 1: Bralorne Mine & Townsites

Dam Good Ghost Towns Part 1: Bralorne Mine & Townsites

3 Ghost Towns all within a 4-hour drive of Vancouver Welcome to Part 1 of our 3 part series exploring some ghost towns in the lower mainland. We are continuing our exploration of the spookier side of our Big Backyard, and what could be better for Halloween than ghost towns? It is no secret that […]

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