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25 Spectacular Places to Pitch a Tent

Both John and I have spent a considerable amount of time in a tent – the equivalent of many years. In our twenties when we were both working as geologists, we’d spend the entire summer in a tent – though granted it was a stand-up tent. John has lived in a tent in northern Saskatchewan in […]

Skating, Skiing & Biking the Lake Windermere Whiteway

You’ll find Lake Windermere in the Columbia Valley between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Purcell Mountains to the west. The lake is the winter home of the Whiteway, a recently declared Guinness World Record holder with the title as the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world with 29.8 kilometers of […]

How to Dress for a -25C Calgary Winter

We’re in the middle of the first cold snap of the year. Temperatures are plummeting south of -20°C (-4°F) here in Calgary. Cold weather clothing is a necessity so you can still enjoy getting outside. Stay indoors for the next five months at the expense of both your mental and physical health. Learning to love the winter is the key […]

The Trip to Rose Harbour, Gwaii Haanas National Park Preserve

My kayaking trip to Gwaii Haanas National Park Preserve at the tip of Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlottes) finally took place this past summer. It’s one I’ve dreamed of doing for at least 20 years. My husband and I along with two very good friends joined a tour organized by Green Coast Kayaking. We were a congenial group of nine […]