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The 10 Hiking Essentials Everyone Should Carry

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. If you purchase an item through these links, I receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. This helps me continue to write free content like the article you are reading. I only recommend products or experiences I personally use or see a use for. The original list of 10 hiking essentials came from the Mountaineers, a Seattle based organization for climbers and outdoor…

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 in winter is exceptional. The province is famous for its sunshine, blue skies & snow - all perfect excuses for getting outside. If you're looking for winter fun check out these 10 exceptional activities that showcase the best of the season. All are personally tested save a couple of the festivals. Cross-country skiing in Alberta In Alberta we are spoiled for choices when it comes to cross-country skiing in the mountains. The trails at…

Outdoor Adventures: 8 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 get themselves into a…

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