Category Archive for: ‘Hiking’

50 Trails for Canada 150

50 Trails for Canada 150

No matter where you are in this beautiful country, there is a trail near you to be explored! From coast to coast, our country offers some pretty spectacular views – check out the top 50 trails throughout Canada and discover for yourself. British Columbia West Coast Trail Kettle Valley Rail Trail Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail Sunshine Coast Trail North Coast …

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How to Train for a Long Hike

How to Train for a Long Hike

Even the worst of couch potatoes can see beautiful vistas and jaw-dropping scenery thanks to technology and access to the internet. But for some, the nature soaked images are not enough — we crave dirt under our feet, fresh air coursing through our lungs and the ache in our muscles that only a long day of hiking can bring. There’s …

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Most Common Hiking Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Most Common Hiking Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Hiking can be a wonderful activity that provides a full-body exercise while experiencing beautiful nature. However, injury is one of the few drawbacks of hiking. Whether you’re trekking for many miles through the wilderness or just taking a brief hike in the park, injury can occur. Many hiking injuries are preventable. If they occur, they can also be treatable. Being …

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Fitness Training Tips to Prepare for a Long Hike

Fitness Training Tips to Prepare for a Long Hike

If you’re thinking about going on a long hike, you’ll need to make some practical preparations. Not only do you need to be smart about packing, but you also need to prepare your body for the rigors of an extended hike – if you don’t, you could put yourself at risk for injury or you might not make it through …

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5 Reasons Why We Hike

5 Reason Why We Hike

Everyone who hikes does so for their own reasons, and while those reason generally have a common theme, they are as unique as any of us. If you’ve ever had trouble putting those reasons to words, perhaps this will help bring those thoughts into order. Reason 1: The Sights The most obvious of reasons and the easiest to share with …

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10 Commandments of Hiking

10 Commandments of Hiking

I. Thou shall remain hydrated This cannot be stressed enough! Even if you only plan on heading out for a “short hike”, bring water. Anything can happen out on the trail and you need to be prepared. Bring re-usable water bottles, or bladders, plus water filters or tablets on longer trips. II. Thou shall ingest sustenance Your body needs fuel …

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