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Many Canadians think old-growth forests are protected from logging. Turns out, Indigenous people and a scrappy band of activists called the Rainforest Flying Squad are all that stands between Vancouver Island’s last old growth and logging companies.

You might think that British Columbia’s oldest forests are protected from commercial interests. You’re wrong.

The CEO of Scout Campers shares his story

British Columbia is in the midst of a major surge in coronavirus cases, forcing resorts to shutter early

From a new route that provides access to some of British Columbia’s best surf spots to a 1,400-plus-mile path that will connect all of Italy’s national parks, these aren’t your average walking journeys

For over a decade, TJ Watt has been shooting photos of disappearing forests in Canada's westernmost province. This striking before-and-after series may help protect what's left.

Skiers are claiming that there are issues with Pieps DSP backcountry safety devices

The North Pacific right whale has been spotted only a handful of times in 60 years. A marine biologist from Seattle wants to change that.

From Patagonia to South Africa to Yosemite, visit some of our favorite places on the planet in real time via these live webcams—and start dreaming of where you want to go when we can travel again

In 2017, big-mountain professional skier Tobin Seagal set off a large avalanche in the mountains of Pemberton, British Columbia

'Yellow Bird,' by Sierra Crane Murdoch, and 'The Third Rainbow Girl,' by Emma Copley Eisenberg, look at haunting deaths in wild and forgotten landscapes

Cozy up with one and start planning your next family adventure

From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO

In 'The Art of the Turn 3,' premier skiers take to the slopes of Kimberley Alpine Resort to search for the perfect groomer turn.

After 30 years, Ktunaxa First Nation, with help from the Canadian government and Patagonia, finally shut down the Jumbo Glacier ski-resort development

Mike Wiegele, founder of 50-year-old Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, ventured to Blue River, British Columbia, to open a world-class resort

From unexpected snowstorms to below-freezing bathroom breaks, winter camping is a wild adventure. Some nights, you relish the hilarity of navigating tent poles with numb fingers. Other nights, you'd rather show up, sit back, and crack open a beer. If you're ready for the latter—a mix of chilly excursions and heated luxury—it's time to treat yourself at one of North America's best winter glamping sites. Here are our favorites.

'The Rounds' features mountain biker Dylan Siggers showcasing what the terrain around Fernie, British Columbia, has to offer

After losing his bear spray, Colin Dowler was caught with nothing but a tiny Buck knife

'Highway of Tears' tells the story of the dozens of indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been found murdered along Canada's Highway 16

The short road trip on British Columbia's Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler packs in a ton of adventure

Plus: where to stay, eat, and play outside along the way

In 'Charge,' Salomon's top skiers access a zone known as Chatter Creek and shred the immense amount of snow that's available there

Catch the great southerly migration with North America's top birding enthusiasts

From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities

Eager to find the perfect resort? Read on.

For 'Speed,' Scrap Creative linked up with Scott Sports to highlight the Ransom​​​​​​​ bike in the British Columbia mountains

In August, Randy Scott was slapped with a fine and a restraining order against bears for feeding the animal along the Alaska Highway. Jokes about his punishment went viral, but the reality of his actions is far more serious.

'How to Be a Family' and 'Uncharted' give unvarnished views of family travel from two very different perspectives

You can soak and stay at these rad spots

Authorities are searching for a vandal who wrecked a popular tourist destination in Squamish, B.C.

Eight places to (safely) spy on bears—and other big game—in their natural habitat

Book a room and score perks, like a stargazing kit, bike-park access, or a hiking guidebook

Here's what it takes to get yourself on top of Denali, from Salt Lake City, without a single motor

'A Chilcotin Hogyssey' recaps what happens when Devinci Cycles lets mountain biker Kenny Smith run wild in the mountains of British Columbia

Whether you’re in the mood for beer and barbecue, a dance party, or a shot of adrenaline, these events are a guaranteed blast

How much does the world need to know about a deadly bear attack? That question was tested in the Yukon last year, after the horrific loss of a mother and daughter caused a destructive media storm.

'Camel Finds Water' chronicles a journey of rebuilding an abandoned boat and the lengths it took to find the perfect break in Canada

Crews carry your gear and provide meals and campsites as you cruise through some of America's most scenic back roads

Ice climber Will Gadd visits Helmcken Falls in British Columbia to scale the 463-foot waterfall on some experimental gear

From California to Ecuador, here's how to spend a couple of days in the backcountry while a guide leads the way

Deep in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia, there’s a backcountry lodge called the Blanket Glacier Chalet

Dag Aabye is known around Vernon, B.C., for his astonishing fitness. He's 75.

Skiers Christina Lustenberger and Dane Tudor hunt for fresh stashes of powder along the banks of the mighty Columbia River.

Skiers Christina Lustenberger and Dane Tudor search the headwaters of the Columbia river for some of the world’s most sought-after snow.

How we exploit big trees, big game, and even extinct creatures

Cyclist Kenny Smith wanted to push the limits of the Devinci's AC/ eMTB, so he took it to Squamish, BC to see what it was made of.

Forget the all-you-can-eat buffets. These small-ship cruises offer unparalleled access to adventure.

For more than 40 years, tribal chief and artist Roy Vickers was obsessed with a totem pole that was taken from a remote native village in British Columbia. He decided to make a replica, and all he needed was will, skill, and a 17,500-pound tree.

From day trips to five-month treks, hiking is more popular than ever. But as the old standbys become more congested each year, there’s a new crop of trails waiting to be explored. Here are ten of our favorites, plus fresh finds for bikers, paddlers, and equestrians.

As Wyoming prepares for the first grizzly hunt in the lower 48 in decades, at least two protesters won tags they say they won't use. Will their strategy work?

Sure, you'll sleep in an awesome place, but at these pads, the owners are what really make your stay exceptional

Missing winter? Here's where to get your shred on well into July.

Holly "Cargo" Harrison survived a heart attack and a grizzly bear attack and now holds one of the most substantial FKTs ever

In Yeti Cycles new film Racing Winter the rider Shawn Neer pursues high alpine terrain near Golden, BC.

It’s time to get reacquainted with the PNW—home to massive mountains, lush rainforests, empty islands, and the greatest oysters you’ll ever taste

This November, the North Face and Sherpas Cinemas dropped an edit called Imagination, a film influenced by J.P. Auclair.

From Filmmaker Thomas Woodson and Outdoor Research, Bringing up Backcountry follows mountain guide Jessica Baker and professional skier Rachael Burks into the remote wilderness of Kimberley, British Columbia for a reflection on what it means to be a family in the backcountry. 

After a day spent outside, there's nothing better than a superbly placed hot tub

From Tyax Adventures, Switchback Entertainment, and MBTA, and Norco Bicylces, Respect takes a critical look at backcountry mountain biking.

From Tamarack Media Company, Colossal follows their annual overlanding trip. This year they were outside of Nelson, British Columbia, in the Kootenai Mountains to explore its infinite backcountry.

In Black Diamond and Nomadik Motion’s new film, Connections, it follows skiers Tobin Seagel and Mary McIntyre as they venture into the Monashee Mountains.

There's powder in the forecast from Florida to Vermont, but the southern Rockies continue to be snow starved as the worst season just about anyone can remember continues

In a remote cabin somewhere between Revelstoke and Golden a few skiers and musicians are getting together to meld the world of music and backcountry skiing.

Bring your skis and a good book, and prepare to settle in

The Seeking Nirvana series is back with this year's installment Road To Nowhere. This season, skiers Riley Leboe, Mike Henituk, Joe Schuster, Matt Margetts are on a road trip for ski and swell through Vancouver Island. 

From Salomon TV, Mica follows rising ski star Andrea Byrne along with Cody Townsend, Chris Rubens, and Leah Evans as they indulge Mica Heli Skiing's endless terrain.

While the industry was focused on racing, a hard-nosed group of adventurers were quietly carving out their own path in mountain biking history. They challenged the status quo and turn cycling on its head.

It was a dry and dusty summer for western British Columbia, but when mother nature hands you lemons, make lemonade, or in this case a dry and dusty smoke show.

These hotels and lodges roll out the welcome mat for cyclists

It's amazing what you can find at a yard sale.

Where can you find Dane Tudor when he's not skiing huge backcountry spines? Right here in Rossland, BC where he and two fellow riders, Josh Solman and Braeden Onciul are constantly working to improve the trail systems.

It doesn't matter if you've ever raced before. Anyone who loves to mountain bike should take on this multiday adventure at least once.