Photo courtesy Blue Mountain Resort.

Downhill Deal: Mountain Biking Season Pass at Blue

Unlimited Access to Ontario’s Largest Bike Park – only $239 until April 30th. Even if the trails are still socked in with the dregs of the Everlasting Snowpack of 2014… Read More


Going Local: Grocery Shopping and Foraging on the Bruce Trail

Heading to the woods is a spring ritual for the outdoorsy type. And at this time of year, a hike along the Bruce Trail, reveals a smorgasbord of edibles. To… Read More

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CBC Music Searchlight Contest

A group of local musicians from the Blue Mountains/Grey-Bruce-Simcoe region have reached the semi-finals of the CBC Music Searchlight contest. Drew McIvor and band performed this standout track in a… Read More

The Arc'Teryx Beta Hybrid proves its mettle at Aspen Snowmass.

Beta Blocker

The Arc’Teryx Beta LT Hybrid Jacket is a masterpiece of pro-level waterproof-breathable/windproof protection that packs down small and travels light. The thoughtful design is clearly the result of Arc’Teryx’s backcountry… Read More


An interview with Dara Howell: Muskoka’s Golden Girl

At 18 months of age, Dara Howell strapped on a pair of skis for the first time. Born into a passionate Muskoka ski family and hailing from a long line… Read More

Artist Dave Barnes took Norval Morrisseau's 
painting of the Wendigo, a vengeful monster-spirit, as inspiration for his illustration of the Lake Superior portion of the trip.

Tempting the Storm Spirits: White River to Superior

A few summers ago, Andy Christie and friends completed a harrowing descent of northern Ontario’s White River followed by a terrifying open-water journey along the exposed shoreline of Lake Superior,… Read More

The dense canopy covering the banks of the Don often obscures the river itself when seen from the air during peak summer. Bike and foot paths weave in and out of the dense deciduous forest, across the river and through various urban features found in the Valley.

GTA Ravines Revival

Southern Ontario’s Greenbelt preserves 1.8 million acres of crucial biosphere and agricultural land, radiating out from Lake Ontario in the midst of the Golden Horseshoe, Canada’s most urbanized region. It… Read More