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How to Camp for Free in Alberta
July 02, 2020
How to Camp for Free in Alberta
By Jane Marshallseejanewrite.ca Random camping. Free camping. Wild camping. These are all names for one of my favourite activities. What is…
Online Order Delays during COVID
June 16, 2020
Online Order Delays during COVID
Due to a significant increase in order volume, we are experiencing delays in preparing orders. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience – rest…
Mourning the Loss of Travel. Together.
June 09, 2020
Mourning the Loss of Travel. Together.
By Jane Marshall seejanewrite.ca   The Campers Village family is an assortment of hikers, backpackers, climbers, family campers, and of…
The Dad Joke Contest - p/b Leatherman
June 02, 2020
The Dad Joke Contest - p/b Leatherman
Nature is so resourceful. It can make dew with just water. Ba dum tss   Do you know what else is resourceful? Your dad if he has a…
Re-Opening Saturday May 16
May 15, 2020
Re-Opening Saturday May 16
We’re pleased to announce that our retail stores will re-open to the public as of Saturday, May 16, 2020. We have implemented a number of…
When you Can’t Hug Your Friends, Hug A Tree
May 11, 2020
When you Can’t Hug Your Friends, Hug A Tree
By Jane Marshall seejanewrite.ca Last week I went for a nature walk with my little niece and nephew. We were following the 2 meter rule as best we…
Can We Go Outside and Play?
April 01, 2020
Can We Go Outside and Play?
By Jane Marshall There’s lots of confusion about what’s allowed (and what’s not) when heading outside. For outdoor lovers like us, it can be…
Better Mental Health is Easy if you Breathe Outdoors
March 16, 2020
Better Mental Health is Easy if you Breathe Outdoors
By: Evan Wishloff    COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in everything. The speed at which things seem to be moving from it’s okay, just wash…
Open Letter to the Alberta Government Regarding Park Closures
March 06, 2020
Open Letter to the Alberta Government Regarding Park Closures
  Consider adding your voice to the discussion by writing your local MLA. 
When You Climb with Friends, You Always Make the Sends
March 05, 2020
When You Climb with Friends, You Always Make the Sends
By: Cass HewittCass works at the South Edmonton Campers Village location and has recently discovered a love for the sport of climbing, both in the…
Indoor Climbing and Bouldering in Edmonton
March 04, 2020
Indoor Climbing and Bouldering in Edmonton
By Jane Marshall   It happened when I was attending the University of Alberta. I fell in love with indoor climbing. It was the thrill of…
Get High with Campers Village - March 7th
March 02, 2020
Get High with Campers Village - March 7th
We Now Carry Climbing Gear!   To celebrate, we have a fun-filled day of climbing-intro presentations, contests, prizes, and meet & greets…
Winter Camping in Alberta and Why I Don’t Really Want To
February 03, 2020
Winter Camping in Alberta and Why I Don’t Really Want To
By Jane Marshall Let me preface this post with the cold hard truth. I never want to try winter camping. Never ever! At least that’s what I…
Why I Hate my Stanley French Press
January 21, 2020
Why I Hate my Stanley French Press
By: Evan Wishloff  Okay, hate is definitely too strong of a word. I am annoyed by my Stanley French Press. That’s more accurate. But…
How to Stay Safe in Avalanche Terrain
January 06, 2020
How to Stay Safe in Avalanche Terrain
Q & A with ACMG certified guide Olivia Sofer  By Jane Marshall   There is both risk and beauty awaiting those who venture into the…
Conversation with a Canine - a Christmas Gift Guide for Doggos
December 12, 2019
Conversation with a Canine - a Christmas Gift Guide for Doggos
Words: Evan Wishloff Images: @dakota_the_foxred_lab  There’s no shortage of gift guides, gift ideas, and gentle nudges to remind…
Swimming 500 km through the Densest Concentration of Plastic in our Oceans
December 09, 2019
Swimming 500 km through the Densest Concentration of Plastic in our Oceans
“We don’t need millions of people to do it perfectly, we need millions to do it imperfectly.” Words: Evan Wishloff Photos:…
Finding Traction on Powderface Ridge
December 02, 2019
Finding Traction on Powderface Ridge
By Evan Wishloff  It was dead quiet as I trudged through the snowy trench in front of me.  Okay, dead quiet is an exaggeration -…
Meet the Man who Swam Across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
November 22, 2019
Meet the Man who Swam Across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
In conjunction with Icebreaker, we are thrilled to bring you Ben Lecomte, who swam 350 nautical miles through the Pacific Ocean garbage patch to…
Out of the Comfort Zone
November 04, 2019
Out of the Comfort Zone
Why it’s good to get dirty and cold sometimes  By Jane Marshall  seejanewrite.ca  Our ascent today will be over 1,000…
The Winter Adventure Series
October 28, 2019
The Winter Adventure Series
Let's go on an adventure! We're working to make getting outside on an adventure easier - join us for a Mountain Snowshoe Adventure this winter.…