Hike, bike, paddle

I wasn’t expecting to see the trappers of the early 1800s behind the historic Lac La Biche Mission, but there they were, frying up some bannock over the campfire.

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The last time I held a bow and arrow, I was a kid. The bow was a tree branch, the bow string was just that, string, and the arrow was a semi-straight stick.

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I’d always been intrigued by Haida Gwaii, back to when I was in elementary school, when it was called the “Queen Charlotte Islands." Tucked about 130 km off the northwest coast of British Columbia, the archipelago is sometimes referred to as “Hawaii Gwaii” or the "Galapagos of Canada” because of its vast coastlines and abundant wildlife.

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Popping up from the prairies in the southeast corner of Alberta are the highest hills you’ll find between the Rockies and Labrador.  

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Penticton is less than six hours drive from Western Washington but it might as well be on another planet. The city basks in over 300 sunny days a year.

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Ever wonder how Whistler Blackcomb got its name? It’s a cool story that reaches way back into the geological past of the Coastal Mountain range and has something to do with a punk hairstyle.    

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