Outdoor Inspiration

  1. February 16, 2021

    Banding Together for Bison in Banff National Park

    Did you know that less than 200 years ago tens of millions of bison roamed Alberta? Sadly, European contact and senseless overhunting led to their near…
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  2. January 21, 2021

    The Comforting Isolation of Winter Camping

    The trees are heavy with snow, bending, unable to even sway in the gentle breeze as four ladies emerge from the trailhead, unpacking into separate vehicles. It is most definitely snowshoe season on the Berg Lake…
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  3. December 17, 2020

    Defending Alberta Parks. A conversation with Natalie Odd, Executive Director of the Alberta Environmental Network

    By Jane Marshallseejanewrite.ca Have you heard about the Defend…
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  4. October 29, 2020

    A Beginner's Guide to Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

    A Beginner’s Guide to Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park  By Jane Marshall 
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  5. September 28, 2020

    Moving to the Mountains

    Sometimes the lure of nature makes you do crazy things…  By Jane Marshall  seejanewrite.ca
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  6. August 19, 2020

    What Mornings are Like During a 700 km Bikepacking Adventure

    By: Evan Wishloff  This is part 4 of the KVR Bikepacking Adventure Recap. 
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  7. August 07, 2020

    Coffee at 10,000 Feet

    By Evan Wishloff  Okay, more like coffee at 9,500 feet, but close enough, right?  My…
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  8. August 06, 2020

    Bivy Camping in the Lap of Mother Nature

    By Jane Marshall  seejanewrite.ca   It’s something I’ve wanted to do for decades. It speaks to my minimalist tendencies. My need to connect with the mountains. My…
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  9. July 27, 2020

    Putting Ultralight Sleep Gear to the Test

    By Evan Wishloff  This is Part 3. Read Part 1 by clicking here.
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  10. July 17, 2020

    How to Hydrate During 700 km of Backcountry Bikepacking

    By: Evan Wishloff  Part 2 of 4. Click here to read Part 1.   It was day 1 of my…
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  11. July 15, 2020

    700 km of Learning to Pack Ultralight

    By: Evan Wishloff    I awoke to the sound of rain, groggily turning over to check the time. It was 4:57 am. No time to go back to sleep - my phone alarm was set for 5:00. I started what was becoming routine…
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  12. 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 it? Definition: Camping at a…
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  13. 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 course, travellers. Our…
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  14. 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 could. They looked so cute running around in…
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  15. 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 hard to know what to do. When Edmonton schools closed down due to COVID-19, I…
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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