Banff should be on your bucket list. Not just for winter, but if you are going to pick the snowy season, the three ski resorts located in Banff National Park offer mind-blowing views, and 7,700 acres of skiable terrain. Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay have beginner slopes and big mountain bowls, …

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I first met Canadian Explorer and adventurer Geoff Green in 2003 at the Explorers Club in New York City. Geoff is the brainchild and visionary of the Students On Ice Foundation, a wonderful organization that takes young people to experience the beauty, people, history and wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic. He is a world …

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If you understand the difference between cuben and carbon fiber, spend more on hiking gear than on everyday clothes, and know the calorie content of every energy bar on the market, then chances are you’ve got the hiking bug. You’re also probably aware of a trend for hiking long-distance trails from end-to-end. Thru-hikes such as …

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The Yukon River Quest belongs to another world, or another time. A 450-mile paddle into the Canadian Wilderness where the string of competitors spreads like loose pearls until the only other things you might encounter outside of your boat are moose, bears on the shore, eagles, and smoke from forest fires. Katie Stein Sather, Commodore of …

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The thought crystalized as clearly as the ice sculptures I’d seen the day before in the Crystal Garden of Confederation Park: I couldn’t feel my feet. Standing on frozen Dow’s Lake, in the early morning before the Winterlude Triathlon, this January, I had done my best to bundle against the cold. My three layers, plus …

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