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5 Tips to Prepare for Travel Season
September 05, 2019
5 Tips to Prepare for Travel Season
By Jane Marshallseejanewrite.ca Preparing for international travel involves planning and prep. It’s so fun. Really! You get to think about all…
Outdoor Expo & Family Festival
September 04, 2019
Outdoor Expo & Family Festival
Join us for this free-to-attend all-ages event September 27th, 5:00-9:00 pm St. Patrick’s Island, Calgary   We're thrilled to be…
Mountains, Memories, and Mosquitos at World Famous Skoki
August 28, 2019
Mountains, Memories, and Mosquitos at World Famous Skoki
By Jane Marshall  seejanewrite.ca   Want to know where I first fell in love with overnighting in the Alberta Rockies? It was a…
5 Top Tips for Wildlife Watching
August 12, 2019
5 Top Tips for Wildlife Watching
By Bertie Cowen  Whether you’re going diving with sharks, trekking to Alaska to catch a glimpse of grizzly bears, or of just checking out…
Random Camping in Castle Wildland Provincial Park
August 07, 2019
Random Camping in Castle Wildland Provincial Park
Teenagers, a wolverine, and intense stream crossings  By Jane Marshall Alberta Parks defines random backcountry camping as: “Camping…
Water Treatment Options Explained
July 16, 2019
Water Treatment Options Explained
By Evan Wishloff  Campers Village and the Quest for the Holy Grayl  Not much beats the beauty of the backcountry, and nowhere is that…
The Not-So-Obvious Beginner's Guide to Backpacking
July 09, 2019
The Not-So-Obvious Beginner's Guide to Backpacking
Lessons learned from taking a first-timer on the Berg Lake Trail  By Evan Wishloff  This past Canada Day, I booked a backcountry…
Stair Training Paradise in Edmonton’s River Valley
July 05, 2019
Stair Training Paradise in Edmonton’s River Valley
By Jane Marshall  My lungs inflate and deflate in a rhythmic pulse. I’m breathing hard. I’m sweaty. I feel alive. The scene around…
Have You Hiked Here? McKirdy Meadows, Valemount, BC
June 19, 2019
Have You Hiked Here? McKirdy Meadows, Valemount, BC
A Father's Day Hike in the Mountains By Evan Wishloff  I love escaping to the mountains with family. Growing up, some of my fondest memories…
A Sisters' Trip into the Wild
June 04, 2019
A Sisters' Trip into the Wild
Early Season Backpacking in David Thompson Country By Jane Marshall  seejanewrite.ca Backpacking in May can be full of surprises. Cold…
4 Alternatives to a Campfire when there's a Fire Ban
May 28, 2019
4 Alternatives to a Campfire when there's a Fire Ban
By Evan Wishloff    It’s that time of year again – the time when our weekends get filled with adventurous escapes. A…
Level-Up Your Camp-Cooking Game
May 17, 2019
Level-Up Your Camp-Cooking Game
By James Schutz Camp food. It doesn’t have to be all half-burnt-half-raw smokies and jumbo bags of Doritos. With a little pre-planning and…
Tips to Stay Comfortable During Long Haul Flights
May 15, 2019
Tips to Stay Comfortable During Long Haul Flights
By Evan Wishloff Put your hand up if you enjoy sitting in a cramped metal tube, breathing dry recirculated air with your knees up by your chin, for…
Friends & Family Sale - May 11 & 12 Only
May 10, 2019
Friends & Family Sale - May 11 & 12 Only
Thanks for being the kind of friend that would share a coffee and a selfie on a mountaintop with us! To show our appreciation, we're hosting a…
Athlete Spotlight: Roslyn Bergen, Ultramarathon Trail Runner
April 30, 2019
Athlete Spotlight: Roslyn Bergen, Ultramarathon Trail Runner
An Edmonton trail runner explains how running 100km really isn’t that crazy! By Jane Marshall seejanewrite.ca   With over 160km of…
Announcing the Summer Adventure Series
April 28, 2019
Announcing the Summer Adventure Series
Campers Village wants to help you go on an adventure this summer!  We want to take the difficulty out of getting outside and enjoying nature,…
Versatile Gear for Packing Light: Lessons from Africa
April 22, 2019
Versatile Gear for Packing Light: Lessons from Africa
By Evan Wishloff www.BikeRide.ca Adventure can take us to many places, and many adventures call for packing light. The lighter your pack, the…
How to Shop for Packing Cubes
April 15, 2019
How to Shop for Packing Cubes
By Evan Wishloffwww.BikeRide.ca  “At registration in Cape Town you will receive a rider bag with your personal race number on it. This…
Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone in South Africa
April 08, 2019
Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone in South Africa
Evan Wishloffwww.BikeRide.ca  I was lying comfortably in a massive bed, feet stretched out, as I looked out the window at the ocean, waves…
Summer Festival Checklist
April 04, 2019
Summer Festival Checklist
Have fun in the sun at a summer festival, and pack the essentials by using our Summer Festival Checklist. 
Around the World with Neil Haggard
April 02, 2019
Around the World with Neil Haggard
Meet an inspiring Edmonton outdoorsman and travel expert By Jane Marshall If Neil Haggard had an unknown twin, it just might be Waldo from the…