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Gear Review: Columbia Sportswear

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Gear Review: Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear Being outdoors is great for your health. Outdoor activities have been proven to not only be beneficial to your physical health but also to their emotional health. And when you are outdoors, you want to make sure that you get the most out of your outside by having the right gear. You want […]

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High Knoll Hike in Minnekhada Regional Park

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High Knoll Hike in Minnekhada Regional Park

Minnekhada Regional Park Intro The hike to High Knoll is located within Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam, near the Pitt-Addington Marsh and the Pitt River. With over 200 hectares in Minnekhada Regional Park, there are many trails to explore throughout. The main trails are the Quarry Trail, Mid-Marsh Trail, Lodge Trail and the Fern Trail. […]

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Gear Review: Scuba Diving with Princeton Tec and Outdoor Research

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Gear Review: Scuba Diving with Princeton Tec and Outdoor Research

With the sunshine approaching, scuba diving season has arrived in Vancouver. Here’s a quick review of some gear I have recently tested out, which will be handy on your next dive. Princeton Tec League Handheld Torch The Princeton Tec League is a lightweight torch intended to function as a backup light for your scuba dive. […]

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Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame Sleeping Bag

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Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame Sleeping Bag

Mountain Hardwear has a diverse line of sleeping bags, and one of their more popular lines is the Hotbed series. I recently tested out the Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame sleeping bag, which is rated to -7C. The Hotbed Flame sleeping bag makes use of the company’s well-received, proprietary Lamina technology to enhance loft and get […]

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Cypress Falls Hike in West Vancouver

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Cypress Falls Hike in West Vancouver

Cypress Falls Park is a lesser known, yet impressive area of forest in West Vancouver. A walk through the trails of Cypress Falls Park takes you amongst some of the biggest trees you can find on the North Shore. The 300+ year old giants are rivalled only by the trees of nearby Lighthouse Park. As Cypress Falls Park sits at a lower elevation, this hike is accessible year-round and is family-friendly.

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