Outdoors 101

  1. November 01, 2022

    Why We Need a Shoulder Season

    By Jane Marshall [email protected] Has this happened to…
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  2. October 03, 2022

    Get Educated for Winter! Outdoor education courses for the shoulder season and beyond

    By Jane Marshall [email protected] I’m going to guess…
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  3. August 31, 2022

    Drinking Water Safety and How to Prevent Tummy Trouble

    By Jane Marshall [email protected] Diarrhea. Nausea.…
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  4. July 12, 2022

    Wilderness Rescues and How to Avoid Them: Expert Advice from Kananaskis Country Public Safety

    By Jane Marshall [email protected] The wilderness is…
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  5. June 02, 2022

    Stay Safe During Tick Season

    By Jane Marshall [email protected] Ticks are so small and…
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  6. July 15, 2021

    How to Poop When Random Camping: Tips for Dealing with Human Waste

    By Jane Marshall seejanewrite.ca Last year, many people ventured to new places to connect with nature. COVID-19 helped us get outside. We drove further, explored more, and tried things…
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  7. March 29, 2021

    Mining the Eastern Slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains

    Author and Conservationist Kevin Van Tighem offers his perspective on this defining moment in history. By: Jane Marshall
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  8. January 28, 2021

    The Best Local Guidebooks to Help You Get Outside

    By Jane Marshallseejanewrite.ca When it comes to finding information on hikes, bikes, and walks, there are…
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  9. October 29, 2020

    A Beginner's Guide to Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

    A Beginner’s Guide to Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park  By Jane Marshall 
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  10. September 03, 2020

    A Peek Inside a Hiking Guide's Pack

    Learn from a pro about hiking necessities  By Jane Marshall seejanewrite.ca   You’re in your gear room, be it the garage or basement. Pack is on the floor. The…
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  11. August 26, 2020

    Bear Safety 101

    By: Evan Wishloff  Bears can be scary, but you don’t need to be afraid. A bit of basic education and the right gear is all you need to adventure safely in the wilderness. Read on to learn more.
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  12. July 02, 2020

    How to Camp for Free in Alberta

    By Jane Marshallseejanewrite.ca Random camping. Free camping. Wild camping. These are all names for one of my favourite activities. What is it? Definition: Camping at a…
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  13. January 06, 2020

    How to Stay Safe in Avalanche Terrain

    Q & A with ACMG certified guide Olivia Sofer  By Jane Marshall   There is both risk and beauty awaiting those who venture into the mountains in winter.…
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  14. September 05, 2019

    5 Tips to Prepare for Travel Season

    By Jane Marshallseejanewrite.ca Preparing for international travel involves planning and prep. It’s so fun. Really! You get to think about all the adventure…
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  15. August 12, 2019

    5 Top Tips for Wildlife Watching

    By Bertie Cowen  Whether you’re going diving with sharks, trekking to Alaska to catch a glimpse of grizzly bears, or of just checking out the birds in your own…
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  16. July 16, 2019

    Water Treatment Options Explained

    By Evan Wishloff  Campers Village and the Quest for the Holy Grayl  Not much beats the beauty of the backcountry, and…
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  17. July 09, 2019

    The Not-So-Obvious Beginner's Guide to Backpacking

    Lessons learned from taking a first-timer on the Berg Lake Trail  By Evan Wishloff  This past Canada Day, I booked a backcountry campsite at Berg Lake to take my…
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  18. May 28, 2019

    4 Alternatives to a Campfire when there's a Fire Ban

    By Evan Wishloff    It’s that time of year again – the time when our weekends get filled with adventurous escapes. A quintessential part of any weekend adventure is regrouping in the evening, regaling in…
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  19. May 17, 2019

    Level-Up Your Camp-Cooking Game

    By James Schutz Camp food. It doesn’t have to be all half-burnt-half-raw smokies and jumbo bags of Doritos. With a little pre-planning and prep before you leave, you can graduate from hot-dog hoser to outdoor Jamie Oliver this…
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  20. December 06, 2018

    Safety Tips for Alberta Winter Adventures

    By Jane Marshallseejanewrite.ca It’s 1:30am. Mother nature has pulled a shiny layer of ice across the Icefields Parkway. The road is black…
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  21. November 01, 2018

    How to Choose a Down Puffy

    No matter what time of year it is, there’s one type of jacket I always have in my pack. And that’s down. I have several down jackets which I’ve accumulated over the years: A lightweight 
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