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Gear Review: Olight Array 2S Headlamp

A good headlamp is one of the most important pieces of equipment for every hiker. Lack of light is the number one reason hikers call for Search and Rescue, wrongly thinking a cell phone light or other non-technical light will be sufficient. So when Olight reached out to ask me to review another headlamp of theirs, I was very happy to participate. You may recall,…

Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Vancouver

One of the best things to do with kids is hiking. It is a wonderful free activity close to home that creates a memorable bonding experience both you and they will remember always. Younger or older, children of all ages (and their caregivers!) benefit greatly from hiking. It helps toddlers new to walking develop important skills like balance and agility as they navigate over uneven…

Gear Review: Stoko K1 Breathe

Remember my review about the rad local Vancouver company Stoko that revolutionized knee braces for active people, building it right into a pair of tights? (no? read it here!). Well they just added a new version to their product line-up with ultra breathability for your sweatier workouts! The K1 Breathe has all the same great features to provide your knees support, with mesh ventilation incorporated…

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,…