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    48 Hour Canoeing Adventure in Ontario

    On Friday I was a paddling virgin and despite poking a hole in my canoe, by Sunday I considered myself a bit of an expert in canoeing. My weekend canoeing trip started in the rain as our guide from Voyageur Quest, a soft-spoken young man named Chad picked us up from Yorkdale subway station in […]

    Alpine Touring: Earning Your Turns

    Alpine touring, or ski touring, or skinning, is an oldschool form of skiing where you give up the comfort and convenience of a chair lift in favour of climbing up the mountain yourself. For those who don’t mind working for their supper and would rather breathe in fresh cold air while climbing up the quiet side […]

    Gearing Up – Ski Touring

    With snow and weather conditions varying widely between early, mid and late season, your chosen gear had better stand up to the rigors of hard use and be highly adaptable. Here are our picks for must have ski touring gear this winter.