Hiking

Why I Choose To Take The Road Less Travelled

Melissa Dawn | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Living
Melissa Dawn

In life, do you choose to take the road everyone has taken, or do you choose the path that is best for you? It might be tempting to choose what everyone has done, especially if it seemed to work for them. But is that what truly works for you?

Top 10 Forests You Should Visit Across Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Travel
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Canada is rich in forest habitats, with many unique forests in each province. More than half of our country is covered in forests, and Canada is home to almost 10 per cent of the world's forests. We've chosen ten of our forest properties that are publicly accessible for you to explore.

L.A.'s Best Hikes

Discover LA | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Travel
Discover LA

Hiking is known as one of Los Angeles's most popular outdoor activities - and for good reason. With some of North America's most scenic views and an abundance of natural beauty, any one of L.A.'s numerous trails are the perfect place to lace up and set out on an adventure.

Welcome To Bhalil: Morocco's Hidden Gem

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

Morocco is a curious traveller's dream. As you follow the aroma of spicy kebabs and vegetable tagines ahead, you can't escape the vendors selling handicrafts who ask you to stop for a peek into their shops. The souks in these old cities surely excites the senses, but there is more to Morocco than what's found in these commonly-travelled areas.

Escape The Canadian Winter In Saint Lucia

Brent Bishop | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada
Brent Bishop

Jade Mountain at Anse Chastenet Resort, suites with their own view of the Pitons (Courtesy of Saint Lucia Department of Tourism) As the days become ...

You Killed A Bear

Taryn Eyton | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Taryn Eyton

Because of you, a bear was killed. You kept making a mess. You kept leaving your garbage on the ground and in the shelter. You kept cooking in your campsite. You kept storing food in your tent and in your backpack. And the bear still couldn't resist. It was hungry and alone. And it kept coming back.

Wild Mountain Meat Offers Less Guilt And Twice The Taste

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

We all know many reasons not to eat meat: because of cruelty to animals, particularly within the industrial farming production system, or human health...

Untold Stories Of Quebec City's Greatest Attractions

Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living

The untold stories of some of Quebec City's most impressive landmarks.

Pssst...5 Secret Attractions In Québec City

Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Living

There’s the attractions everyone visits while in Québec City and then there’s these hidden gems

Québec City's Nature Excursions Will Blow Your Mind

Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living

Nothing is better than chasing waterfalls, traversing bridges or taking sunset strolls alongside wild animals in one of Quebec City's nature attractions.

California: One Big Outdoor Fitness Centre

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

As someone who runs or works out six days a week, I was unnaturally concerned by what California had to offer me. How on earth was I going to get my gym fitness fix in a setting like this? I needn't have worried. I got active, in the most natural way.

Casual Summer Style That Goes From Hike To High Street

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.13.2017 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love the idea of having a wardrobe I can wear when I am enjoying the outdoors and also in the city. Living in Vancouver there are so many opportunities to enjoy nature. But after a hike, I may need to go to the store or the bank. How can you dress for a hike and for shopping in town afterwards?

Connecting With Nature Has Real Health Benefits

David Suzuki Foundation | Posted 04.30.2017 | Canada Living
David Suzuki Foundation

Microbes in the air and soils of natural environments can be unique. Microbial differences on the skin of those living in close proximity to more diverse vegetation may directly influence immune function throughout the body and may even influence mood.

7 Weird And Wonderful Experiences In The Azores

Lisa Jackson | Posted 02.26.2017 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Legend says that these nine lonely islands, 1300 km off the coast of Portugal, are leftovers from Atlantis. In reality, the archipelago was born out of volcanic activity, and first settled by Europeans starting in the 1400s. Since then, the Azores have flown under the radar for many travellers, partly due to their distance.

How To Shop For The Right Backpack

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

From ski packs to hydration packs and everything in between, there are ways to figure out the exact type of backpack you'll need for any given situation. Let's find out what's right for you!

The Struggle Is Real, Until You Learn Acceptance

Sharon Stokes | Posted 01.22.2017 | Canada Living
Sharon Stokes

I recently went on a trip to Sedona, Arizona. My intention was to recharge, regroup and refocus. I had been going non-stop launching a new full-time career as an entrepreneur and I craved reconnecting with myself away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

7 Hikers Stranded Near Cypress Mountain

CP | The Canadian Press/HuffPost B.C. | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada British Columbia

One person is in medical distress.

Check Into 8 Of The World's Greatest Hiking Hotels

Trivago.ca | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

Red and yellow leaves blanket the ground and the air is crisp with the bite of fall, which means it's the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail! Trivago.ca has found the most spectacular hotels to set up camp.

I Took A 'Sound Bath' In The Middle Of A Desert

Heather Magee | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

Situated on top of a geometric vortex, the Integratron was built in the 1960s by aerospace engineer George Van Tassel who claimed the idea to build it was inspired by communications he had received from extra-terrestrial life. Its energy is said to be capable of cell rejuvenation, anti-gravity and time travel.

Why I'll Miss Laureen Harper

Valerie Pringle | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada Living
Valerie Pringle

As the dust settles after the federal election, it has to be said that Laureen Harper was an extraordinary volunteer in her years at 24 Sussex Dr. She is a great asset, as all the organizations she helped to champion know well. A secret weapon, in fact.

Here's Where You Can Go for a Hike This Fall

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

If you haven't hiked before, you may be wondering where to start -- literally, as in where to start your hike. For the urbanites among us, hiking may seem like something that is done far, far away. But I think you'll be pleasantly surprised to hear how many trails you can find in the city.

Top Tips for a Great Day Hike!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I love going on a day hike. Nothing is better than being out with friends enjoying nature and having a laugh. But from time to time, when I am on the trail I do see people who look distressed or uncomfortable. Day hikes are much more fun and enjoyable (and safe too!) when you have the top tips to make your outing great.

This Italian National Park Is Putting the Mountains on Your Plate

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 06.12.2016 | Canada Travel
Tamara Griffiths

Any mountain meal in Europe is likely comprised of some local ingredients. Taking it one step further, the Monti Sibillini National Park in Central Italy is offering a pure mountain taste. The project called "Menu of the Sibillini" has challenged restaurants in the park to create a dish whereby every single ingredient is from the park.

Take a Whimsical Hike in the Hollywood Hills

Heather Magee | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

The first thing I wanted to do on a recent trip to West Hollywood was to seek out the Wisdom Tree. It sounds like something you'd be more likely to stumble upon in San Francisco rather than L.A., but I was fascinated by the story that has transformed this lone tree into a budding tourist attraction.

A Baited Conibear Trap Near a Trail Killed My Dog George

Valerie Strain | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Living
Valerie Strain

The dogs were a bit ahead of us but within sight. Suddenly, George yelped and I knew he was in trouble. The dogs had been lured to a baited kill-trap and George's head was caught. He died a slow death while I struggled unsuccessfully to free him.