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Life Outside


Lynn Canyon in Snow

Snow accumulated on the trails of Lynn Canyon Headwaters Park this morning, at least twice as much in the city, providing icy trails to slip and slide on and breathtaking scenery at every turn.

Never Too Late to Learn Something New

Once upon a time, I used to go snowboarding each winter with my older sister. As she was both older and my sister, I was under the impression that she was an incredible ninja-snowboarder and I longed

Waiting for Winter: Vancouver's Top Snow Activities

Snow brings a slew of broken trees and branches, unavoidable traffic, and unpleasant piles of former flakes turned disgusting colors of black and brown. However, snow also brings a whole slew of aweso

Sunset Climb up West Vancouver's Lighthouse Park Cliff Satisfies Adrenaline Junkies at All Levels

It was a late Saturday afternoon. The sun was setting, a vibrant orange, and I could hear the waves starting to crash a little harder than an hour earlier. Hanging off a brutal over-hang on the side...

Cleveland Dam: A Hike of Many Bridges

Ever since I adopted my puppy, Yogi,  a couple weeks ago, my favorite activity has been taking her for a hike. There is something purely joyous about watching a puppy become thrilled...

Deep Cove(r) Kayaking

Where will you see a big deck with a man wearing a skirt rolling around? This might sound absurd, so I’ll give you a little more context. This man was in Deep Cove (North Vancouver) and his deck was...

Rainbow Lake: The Trail Less Traveled

Instructions: Head north out of Vancouver on the 99 heading towards Whistler. Just past Function Junction, take a left on Alta Lake Road. After about 7 km keep an eye out for the Rainbow Lake Trail...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

I’m almost 20 meters up on a gneiss crag and my right arm is getting a little pumped; I’m out of shape. “There’s a bomber jug up to your left,” my belayer shouts. With my left hand awkwardly by my...

Diving in Howe Sound

Under appreciated and often forgotten, just off the shores of Vancouver lie some of the greatest cold water diving in the world. A short boat ride from Horseshoe Bay and into Howe Sound and you could...
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