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How-To: Water for Hiking, Backpacking and Camping

Water. Hydration. It is, or should be, one of your top concerns when spending time in the wilderness like hiking, backpacking and camping. Because after air, water is the most needed item for your survival. Inadequate hydration can also lead to physical impairments like cramps, spasms and extreme fatigue which are common causes of accidents. Being dehydrated can also cause you to overheat or become…

SoCIAL LITE Vodka Sodas

This is a paid advertisement sponsored by SoCIAL LITE I was introduced to SoCIAL LITE Vodka Sodas last year to test out and share with the hiking community and I must say, they make for an awesome mountaintop cheers. The bubbles and light fruity flavour are refreshing after a sweaty grind up the mountain or day out in the sun. I love partnering with Canadian…

Guide to Hiking the Berg Lake Trail

The Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park is a must-do hike that should be on your bucketlist if it isn’t already. Located near Jasper in the Canadian Rockies, the Berg Lake Trail is absolutely spectacular, with stunning views of mountains, glaciers, glacial lakes, biodiverse river valleys, and more. Read on below for a detailed guide to hiking the Berg Lake Trail including trail…

Guide to Hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail

What is the Sunshine Coast Trail? The Sunshine Coast Trail (SCT) is Canada’s longest hut-to-hut hiking trail. It’s a point-to-point thru hike trail (not a loop) on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in southwestern British Columbia. The trail stretches the entire length of the Sunshine Coast section farthest from Vancouver – from Sarah Point in Desolation Sound (farthest tip past Lund) to Saltery Bay (landing point…

Gear Review: Stoko K1 Tight

Functionality meets style with the Stoko K1 supportive tight. Stoko’s K1 is a knee brace built into a pair of tights. They provide adjustable joint support for people with ligament instability (ie ACL), mild sprains or strains. Personally, I love them for my super sensitive ITB sensitivity. The K1 supportive tight is designed to provide a more functional alternative to the traditional bulky knee brace,…

Gear Review: Olight Perun 2 Headlamp / Flashlight

The capabilities of headlamps just keep improving and improving, blowing my mind what an incredible tool some companies can pack into a small little item. The Perun 2 by Olight is a prime example of this. Just released, the Perun 2 is sure to be key player in the headlamp market for hikers with its insanely high lumen output and hiker-specific features like an SOS…

2020 Holiday Hiker Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect hiker gift for the mountain wo/man on your list? Here are a few of our favourite things. Christmas shopping isn’t always easy. We get it. We’re not going to pretend to know what will make Suzy Snowshoer or Samuel Scrambler light up with joy, but we can tell you about some hiking products my boyfriend and I have been using over…

Hikes to see Golden Larches Near Vancouver

As soon as September hits, it is all the buzz around hiking groups: “Where and when can we see the famous golden larches near Vancouver?!” What are larches, you might wonder? Per Wikipedia, “Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, of the family Pinaceae (subfamily Laricoideae). Growing from 20 to 45 metres (65 to 150 feet) tall,[1] they are native to much of the cooler…

Strength Training is Important for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Squamish Strength and Nutrition Coach Matteo Marra of Matteo Marra Training helps outdoor enthusiasts learn to train so they can go further, have more fun, feel more confident, and get injured less. He builds customized programs, and provides added accountability, to make strength training for outdoor enthusiasts simple. Below you can find more information direct from Matteo about why he believes strength training is important…