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Using A Map And Compass To Figure Out Where We Are

The 10 Hiking Essentials Everyone Should Carry

The original list of 10 hiking essentials came from the Mountaineers, a Seattle based organization for climbers and outdoor adventures and the people behind the bible of mountaineering - Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills. The idea then as it is today, is that people be prepared for emergency events outdoors, even if it's miles from civilization. The 10 hiking essentials list has since been slightly modified, primarily to keep up with technology. I try…

20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoor Loving Friends & Family

With the clock ticking down to Christmas, it's time to start thinking about gifts for outdoor loving friends and family. There's no need to break the bank either. Lots of these gifts even fit the stocking stuffer category and all are available either online or in the Calgary Sporting Life stores.  I think (and hope) your friends and family would be thankful to receive any one of these 20 holiday gifts. For your friends and family…

Chester Lake In Winter

10 of the Best Things to Do in Alberta in Winter

Alberta is famous for its sunshine, blue skies & snow - all perfect excuses for getting outside on all but the coldest days in winter. If you're looking for winter fun check out these 10 exceptional activities in Alberta in winter that really showcase the best the season offers. All are personally tested save a couple of the festivals. Just be sure to dress for the weather in layers. Keep eating and drinking so you…

Female Bear Seen On A Boat Ride From Great Bear Lodge

8 Outdoor Safety Tips for Staying Safe & Alive

Every so often we hear grim news stories about outdoor adventures gone badly wrong - and they're not just happening on big mountains or on gnarly ocean waters. North Vancouver is a great example and a place where the dedicated Search and Rescue volunteers are kept busy looking for or attending to people in the north shore mountains. Every year people head out, ill prepared, poorly dressed, and/or under equipped and get lost or somehow…

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