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A horrible night’s sleep (or two or three) thanks to uncomfortable cold, an unexpectedly wet adventure, a calf-busting, lung-scorching, head-swimming bushwack... all these experiences may be miserable in the moment, but not terrifying or dangerous. When you end up feeling happy afterwards, that’s Type 2 fun. It’s equivalent to a splash of colour in the dark; evidence of sunshine after a downpour.
History Channel’s new show, The Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters, is getting lots of worldwide media attention right now. The crew of divers and cameramen, who were looking for the wreckage of a PBM Martin Mariner rescue plane that disappeared in the mysterious Bermuda Triangle without a trace on December 5, 1945, stumbled upon a 20-foot segment of NASA’s Space Shuttle Challenger.
Apart from evening presentations, the symposium is made of various paddling workshops. You can learn how to pole a canoe through shallow water, sail it across a windy lake, maneuver it through technical whitewater, push it quickly along with a bent-shaft paddle, or take it for a solo ride. Each activity has an experienced coach and the possibilities throughout the three-day event are endless.
It’s not all Instagram-worthy bluebird skies out there! But a storm isn’t necessarily a high-consequence problem as long as you’re prepared to handle it. Before you head out on your next excursion, ask yourself if you know what to do when bad weather hits. If you’re unsure, use these best practices and safety advice from Steve Chapman, Coquitlam Search and Rescue’s director of community education, to guide you.
Dreaming of the Rocky Mountains? We don't blame you! The Canadian Rockies extend for 1,600 kilometres and offer so much to explore. In this just-published video, we list some of the most jaw-dropping highlights from Banff to Jasper. Have a watch and then start planning your own unforgettable road trip.
Meandering up, down and along the west coast of southern Vancouver Island, the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail will push your physical and mental capabilities to the max. You’re in for constant elevation gains and losses, challenging terrain, mud puddles (and by puddles I mean lakes) and unpredictable weather.
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has a new 25-kilometre multi-use trail. It's called ʔapsčiik t̓ašii, pronounced "ups-cheek ta-shee." The pathway is located in the ḥaḥuułi—the traditional territories and homelands—of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ. Not only is it a joy to ride or walk this mostly forested, paved pathway which safely strings together many coastal points of interest and famous beaches for non-motorists, it's an example of reconciliation.