Canada Outdoors

How To Camp With A Baby Or Toddler (Relatively) Stress-Free

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Camping with infants doesn't have to be stressful. In fact, babies are incredibly adaptable. It might take a couple of days for babies to completely adapt to the different sleep environment, but once you have established a routine, they usually sleep extremely well in the tent, especially after a fun day of activities.

How To Prepare Your Deck For The Fall

Todd Hauptman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Todd Hauptman

The time is coming to prepare your outdoor living space for the fall. The fall means colder and wetter weather but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy your outdoor living space but just in a different way.

Dads, This Is For You: The Ultimate Camping Checklist

Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living

Pin this camping checklist to your walls, dads. From the AOL Partner Studio

The Most Dog-Friendly National Parks In The United States

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Get Leashed Magazine

August 25 marks 100 years of America's National Park Service. With this auspicious centennial upon us, it's the summer to celebrate outdoor adventure. What better way to usher in the second century of America's National Parks than by getting fit with your pet at your side?

Deciding Between Destination Doppelgangers | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Travel

If you're planning to book your next exotic getaway to a beach in Australia, be-warned as you may end up at a rainy loch in Scotland instead. These wildly different destinations share one very important thing in common, their name. Destination Doppelgangers as they're affectionately known, exist all over the world and have caught many unsuspecting travellers off-guard.

Stop Forcing Summer Activities On Your Children

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

"Children need to be occupied, they need structure, they need predictability," the experts tell us. Heaven help you if you don't make sure to keep those sticky little hands busy between late June and Labour Day every year. After all, children need structure right? No they don't.

The Outdoor Summer Workout That Beats The Gym Any Day

Colin Blayney | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Colin Blayney

It is summer, and our thoughts and bodies lead us to the great outdoors. When you're outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, sometimes the last thing you want to do is pack up a gym bag and head into a climate-controlled (or hot and sweaty!) gym for a workout.

Down The Garden Path: Adding Stone Walkways In Your Outdoor Space

Carson Arthur | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living
Carson Arthur

I recently had to repair a pathway along the side of my mother-in-laws house. Originally they tried to use large chunks of rock to define the garden bed and to allow for access to the side of the house. Unfortunately, the large chunks of stone all started to break down after a few harsh winters.

S.L.O.O.W.W. Down For Mental Health

Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Living
Renee Frances, B.S., B.Ed., M.A.

In keeping with Mental Health Awareness Month, here are a few simple tips to keep your mind in tip-top-shape.

Easy Ways To Improve Your Health With Nature

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Whether climbing a mountainous terrain, swimming in a serine lake, or catching a glorious sunset, being in nature fosters well-being in infinite ways, including balancing our nervous system, impacting cardiovascular health, and influencing our mood.

This Is The Cottage Sunroom Of Your Dreams

Colin & Justin | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Colin & Justin

This week we're revealing our sunroom. Its creation, as part of the overall cottage reversion, was critically important: having scanned the rental market, we quickly observed that most contenders benefit from a porch of some variety.

The Best Natural Insect Repellents For Your Next Wooded Excursion

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Venture into the woods in the summer, and your conviction to "be more natural" goes flying out the window as the bugs come flying in. Soon you're interspersing your body slap 'bug dance' with sprays of chemical repellents that are all good and well until some gets in your mouth.

A Beginner's Guide To Skate Skiing

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Skate skiing is a relatively new technique that evolved in the early 1980s that completely revolutionized the sport of cross country skiing. In essence, it was discovered that ski racers could generate more power and propel themselves with more acceleration and velocity by employing a skate movement similar to ice skating.

How To Get Started With Snowshoeing

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

The most important part of choosing a snowshoe is picking the right size. All snowshoes sink. The ideal size of shoe is the smallest size that supports your weight on the snow that you'll typically be snowshoeing on. It's not an exact science.

Ski Tips From A Newfound Skiing Addict

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

At 45, I am learning how to downhill ski and love it. To find out the best tips on how any adult can learn how to ski, I spoke with the experts. They ...

Four Of The Most Scenic Fall Hikes In North America

Allison Eberle | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

Fall is one of the best times of the year to head out into the wilderness for a hike, and North America is one of the best places to do it. These four scenic hikes throughout the U.S. and Canada are ones that every outdoor enthusiast should consider conquering this fall.

We Need to Get Our Kids Outside

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Shimi Kang

From climbing trees to slouching over desks -- the transition from summer sovereignty to school routines hasn't been all that easy in my household. So, the big question I have is -- how can we strike a balance between school routines and spending time outdoors?

Will Generation Z Give Us Superheroes for the Planet?

David Suzuki | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Parents
David Suzuki

A growing body of research confirms the health benefits of getting outside. Kids who spend time in nature every day are healthier, happier, more creative, less stressed and more alert than those who don't. As parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators, it's our responsibility to raise kids with healthy nature habits.

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.

How to Start Kayaking

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.07.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I have written before about how you are never too old to learn a new sport or spend time outdoors. Kayaking is no exception. It is an amazing way to enjoy nature, be close to the water and spend some fun times with friends and family.

How to Find a Super Comfortable Tent for Camping!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.30.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Andrew Sutherland, Public Relations at MEC. Andrew shared the top tips for choosing the right tent and how to make camping super comfortable. What can help make your tent more comfortable?

How to Stand up Paddle Board

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.23.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Some of my favourite memories are paddling and laughing with friends. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has really taken off in the past few years and it seems now more than ever people are trying this fun outdoor activity.

How to Uncomplicate Camping

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Camping can be the best memories that you can share with your friends or family. Growing up, I really loathed camping and actually being outdoors in general. I did not see the point of it. But now I love it. Being in nature is a requirement for me to live a happy, balanced life.

Want Another National Holiday And Long Weekend?

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada
Dr Dina Kulik

Want Another National Holiday And Long Weekend? Whether you're a child or an adult, living a healthy lifestyle is so important -- but getting outside...

Dust Off Your Patio Furniture and Start Entertaining

Sarah Baeumler | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Baeumler

As an interior design hobbyist, avid hostess and mom of four, I've devised some simple prep, design and clean-up tips to help make alfresco entertaining at home easier -- allowing you to leave a lasting impression on your guests and spend more quality time with the ones you love!