Winter hiking ideas

Surviving the Shoulder Season (Without Flying South)

Surviving the Shoulder Season (Without Flying South)

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, this is the time of year we like least. With the darkest days of winter approaching, but still insufficient snow to liberate our skis and snowboards from the storage room, November until January sees many of us retreat indoors. It’s time for binging on TV series, getting […]

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The Allure of the Great White North

The Allure of the Great White North

Lessons on Winter Travel in the Great White North I’ve long been smitten by the North. I guess it’s the majestic solitude and yet raw power of the place that draws me back each year. A great tract of land extending across the northerly reaches of Canada, Russia, and Scandinavia, every winter I try and […]

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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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Spring Sneak Peek at Golden Ears Park

Spring Sneak Peek at Golden Ears Park

If you want a hike where you can step out of the snow and get a sneak peak of spring, then head to Golden Ears Provincial Park. The huge park sits just to the east of Vancouver in Maple Ridge, nestled between Pitt and Alouette Lakes.  It connects with Garibaldi in the north and Pincone […]

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Our Top Three Valentine’s Adventures in Vancouver

Our Top Three Valentine’s Adventures in Vancouver

Looking for fresh and unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day? We’ve got three options for the mountain-minded romantic. Do you prefer trail mix to heart-shaped boxes of chocolates? Fresh air (which happens to be free) to expensive perfume? Forests to long-stemmed roses? We feel you, outdoors tribe. Thankfully, for the mountain-minded, there are lots of […]

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Into the Great White (and Frozen) Open: Snowshoeing to Alexander Falls

Into the Great White (and Frozen) Open: Snowshoeing to Alexander Falls

Snowshoeing to frozen Alexander Falls in the Callaghan Valley Silence. The kind that, when you stop to enjoy it, is loud in its omnipresence. Pair that with a bluebird day out in the wilderness, blue skies above and freshies below, and you’ve found yourself a little piece of West Coast winter paradise. In a season […]

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