Priceless lessons for the outdoors (Part two)

In part one, we learned that a compass, hot water and a hiking stick are great outdoor companions. It is easy to rely on cellphones or be complacent because we…

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Outside our back door

I’m an absolute slug when it comes to climbing uphill. Biking, running, snowshoeing. Pick a sport. I shine on the descent, not the ascent. And that is why I did…

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Priceless lessons for the outdoors (Part one)

By Jeff Swystun A 1927 tourist booklet for Canada stated, “The out of doors appeals to every normal, healthy individual. We revel in the bigness, the freshness and the wholesomeness…

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The joy of ice climbing

By Jeff Swystun Did you know that you can learn to ice climb just a short walk from the ski village? Under the gondola at the base of the mountain…

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Hiking to the most beautiful mountaintops

Fall is a paradise for hikers. With a choice of trails as impressive as this, you’re bound to find the one for you. From easy-peasy to difficult, for little legs…

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Boréal Campers: designed for playing outside

Like secondary residences surrounded by nature, converted vans are currently highly popular. Crafted in a workshop in suburban Montréal, the motor homes from Boréal Campers are aimed at outdoors enthusiasts….

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Revisiting the beaten paths

What if we reinvented our fall hikes? And perhaps restored our voyageur mindset to rediscover the paths we liked already? What we’ll suggest here are some original approaches to enrich…

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The fall you crave thanks to “ready-to-camp”

After a night cold enough to chill the end of your nose, autumn mornings are peaceful and quiet. Coffee in hand, a quilt around my shoulders and wool socks under…

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Shedding light on the stars

Although we tend not to realize it, we are privileged in terms of a starry sky. In our enormous expanse of unspoiled nature where light pollution is quite minimal, the…

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His challenge was the P’tit Train du Nord

Jean-Philippe Lebeau achieved an incredible feat on June 27 on the linear park the P’tit Train du Nord. The ultra-marathoner ran the 201 kilometres linking Mont-Laurier to Saint-Jérôme in 21…

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