Callaghan Country is located near the Whistler Olympic Park, and is home to a true winter backcountry experience. Whether you want cross-country skiing on groomed trail, downhill turns in deep powder, snowshoeing trails, or just a relaxing stay by the fire inside a comfy full-service chalet, Callaghan Country has you covered. Staying at the Journeyman Lodge […]
The Outdoor Guide to Vancouver
1. Introduction to the Outdoors in Vancouver Vancouver is one of those rare urban centers which offers quick and easy access to seemingly endless backcountry and outdoor recreation. A quick jump over the Lions Gate Bridge from downtown takes you onto the ‘North Shore’ with immediate access to countless miles of trails buried within lush […]
Tales from the Outdoors with Ski Mountaineer Eric Carter
In 2009 Eric began graduate school at UBC and fell out of skiing for a few years before discovering backcountry skiing – using skins on his skis to climb up mountains, before removing the skins and skiing back down – in the local mountains.
Vancouver’s Fastest Known Times
It seems like every month someone is out setting, or attempting to set, a new Fastest Known Time on one of our challenging local routes. Fastest Known Times, or FKTs, are a friendly competition of becoming the fastest person to complete a given route.
Ultra Marathon Adventure Running Doc, XS-NRG, Now Available on YouTube
In 2004, local ultra runners Ean Jackson, Wade and Dom Repta, and Dave Cressman all set out to be the first runners to complete the entire 180km Sunshine Coast Trail in a single, non-stop trip.
The Backyard Project – A New Web-Series From Arc’teryx
Our backyards are often overlooked for farther and more exotic adventures. From his house in Squamish, BC Arc’teryx athlete Justin Lamoureux sees 30 different mountains. Rising from sea level to 9,000′ these mountains are rarely visited during the winter. Follow along as he tries to ride them all in a single winter.