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Why minimalist camping is good for the soul

By Calum Robertson, October 23 2018 — Two lines from Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock” embody the core motive behind why many embrace the form of getaway known as minimalist camping. “I’m going to camp out on the land / I’m going to try and get my soul free.” Minimalist camping eschews excessive comforts and instead takes a…

Explore these K-Country trails for hikers of all experience levels

By Kristy Koehler, July 12 2018 — Billed as “Alberta’s Mountain Playground,” Kananaskis Country, or K-Country, lies about an hour west of Calgary. The 4,000-square-kilometre area offers hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and rock climbing among views that will take your breath away. Kananaskis is home to plenty of day-use areas, picnic facilities and…

High-tech camping essentials for the nature-loving student

  By Aurora Anderson, June 8 —  With May long weekend behind us, camping season in Alberta has officially kicked off! Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure and being equipped with the right supplies and equipment can make or break your camping experience. Here are some cool gadgets aimed at making camping more enjoyable…

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