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  1. March 30, 2020

    The Brand-a-Day Giveaway

    Our Brand-a-Day Giveaway is back! We're giving away some amazing prizes daily until April 5th to lucky winners. To enter, you'll have to follow us on our social media channels - we'll be posting daily about the prize we're giving away and how…
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  2. 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
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  3. March 06, 2020

    Open Letter to the Alberta Government Regarding Park Closures

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  4. 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 challenge of the sport itself, as well as the community around it. Read…
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  5. 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 tightening my harness, tying a figure 8 knot, then connecting my chalky hands…
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  6. 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 with famous climbers on March 7th at all of our stores! Scroll down…
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  7. 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 thought when my son…
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  8. January 23, 2020

    The Great Escape Travel Event

    The Great Escape Travel Event is almost here! Join us February 6th-9th for a weekend of travel talks, tips & tricks from some of the most seasoned travelers we know – our expert Store Guides! We have a great…
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  9. 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
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  10. 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 mountains in winter.…
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  11. 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…
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  12. 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: Josh Munoz, Corbin Marshall Recently, we were…
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  13. 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 - interrupting the stillness surrounding me…
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  14. 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 raise awareness of plastic pollution. Ben and a select few from his supporting Vortex Crew will be…
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  15. November 04, 2019

    Out of the Comfort Zone

    Why it’s good to get dirty and cold sometimes  By Jane Marshall 
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  16. 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. These free-to-attend events are led by an experienced guide, and are a…
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  17. October 15, 2019

    Late-Season Backpacking at Lake Minnewanka

    Dehydrated Thanksgiving Dinners and Innacurate Weather Forecasts at Aylmer Pass By: Evan Wishloff  The weather forecast didn’t look great. I had booked a…
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  18. September 05, 2019

    5 Tips to Prepare for Travel Season

    By Jane Preparing for international travel involves planning and prep. It’s so fun. Really! You get to think about all the adventure…
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  19. September 04, 2019

    Outdoor Expo & Family Festival

    Join us for this free-to-attend all-ages event September…
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  20. August 28, 2019

    Mountains, Memories, and Mosquitos at World Famous Skoki

    By Jane Marshall   Want to know where I first fell in love with overnighting in the Alberta Rockies? It…
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  21. 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 the birds in your own…
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