Cyclists who love the Dark Crystal Trail, located in Whistler, British Columbia, have Scott Veach to thank for its creation
These five documentaries from the famed mountain film festival feature everything from daring ski descents to an adorable Alaskan husky
Surfing in Baja. Summit-to-sea skiing in Alaska. Hiking in Death Valley. There’s no shortage of epic adventures to be had in winter. We’ve rounded up our favorite trips to make sure you get your fill of thrills.
The retailer is taking over the Journeyman Lodge in Whistler, along with the lodge’s parent company, Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures
From Reykjavík to Minneapolis, winter isn’t just tolerated here, it’s celebrated
The British Columbia Supreme Court mandated that law enforcement leave the front lines, in part due to its failure to uphold civil liberties
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.
Claire Nelson’s memoir, ‘Things I Learned from Falling,’ describes how a spill from atop a 25-foot boulder in Joshua Tree National Park changed her life
You might think that British Columbia’s oldest forests are protected from commercial interests. You’re wrong.
British Columbia is in the midst of a major surge in coronavirus cases, forcing resorts to shutter early
Skiers are claiming that there are issues with Pieps DSP backcountry safety devices
With a focus on sustainability, transparency, and inclusivity, here’s how the Canadian outdoor brand Alder Apparel is nailing women’s outdoor clothing
The ursine inhabitants of the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center test dozens of containers each year to see if they're worthy of bear-proof certification
In an excerpt from 'The Cold Vanish,' a new book about people who disappear in the wild, Outside contributor Jon Billman looks at the rare, tragic case of a fat-tire rider who couldn't be found
'Last Moments of Recall' follows skiers based in Canada's Chic-Choc Mountains as they tour the birch forests of Gaspésie National Park
As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week
Stop storing up days and start using them, whether it's for a microadventure, a staycation, or a road trip
The ice climber, kayaker, and paraglider continues to explore uncharted territories into his fifties
After 30 years, Ktunaxa First Nation, with help from the Canadian government and Patagonia, finally shut down the Jumbo Glacier ski-resort development
They say to spend money on experiences, not things—shouldn't gift giving be the same?
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.
You could order a premade kit. Or you could get crafty and build your own hot box.
The six most doable ski descents in North America, according to pro skier Cody Townsend and ski mountaineer Noah Howell
Which mega-pass to buy to make the most of this season and more
'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
Hunters Jessi Johnson and Bridget Noonan try to fill their Dall-sheep and caribou tags in Canada's Northwest Territories.
When she realized a mountain lion was stalking her, Dee Gallant knew exactly what to do—blast some heavy metal
Catch the great southerly migration with North America's top birding enthusiasts
These experiences will help you connect to the land while respecting the indigenous cultures that have long inhabited it
From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities
Instagram can make even the most far-flung places seem accessible. But how much does it really cost to get the shot?
A new book showcases the globe-trotting work of a photographer whose life mission is to document masks from endangered cultures
In April, alpinists David Lama, Jess Roskelley, and Hansjörg Auer went silent during a harrowing expedition in Canada. The climbing community mobilized, first for a search and then for a memorial. In the wake of the tragedy, writer Nick Heil examines the motives of cutting-edge climbers and wonders: How close should we stand to our own mortality to feel alive?
This is what nightmares are made of
The Canadian pilot has summited Mount Everest, biked the Arctic, and rowed across the Atlantic
Finally visit those crowd-less destinations you’ve been dreaming of—without breaking the bank
Authorities are searching for a vandal who wrecked a popular tourist destination in Squamish, B.C.
This segment of 'Big Land' showcases the perils of an expedition to Canada's Labrador region, including bears and unrelenting weather
The Canadian almost-astronaut is making a name for herself as a new kind of space-nerd-of-all-trades
With the help of Steven Glass and Mitchell Rosko, you could be living in a skoolie (complete with a fireplace and shower) within a year
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.
At 1.1 million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is one of the largest and most popular backcountry destinations in the U.S. and a longtime proving ground for adventurers. But now the region is facing the threat of sulfide-ore copper mining. Stephanie Pearson paddles into the wild.
What do we lose when we lose the animals that make up the soundtrack of the outdoors?
In 'Road to 100,' kayakers Liam Fournier and Aniol Serrasolses set out to drop Ram Falls in the remote Canadian Rockies
Peter Heller’s latest novel puts two college friends in a canoe on Canada's Maskwa River, paddling toward a struggle against nature and other humans
‘Escape’ features Montreal-based DJ JaBig as he attempts to set the record for a continuous fixed-gear bike ride through Canada.
Is something sinister going on?
Have you ever thought, ‘Mom, how could you say that?’ well, this film is littered with those moments.
The Canadian outdoor co-op's CEO wrote a letter about the lack of diverse representation in their advertising and his promise to do better
How we exploit big trees, big game, and even extinct creatures
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.
Filmmakers and writers from around the world will showcase their work during this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.
One writer endures awkward morning cabin run-ins and hazardous chairlifts in the name of settling down (but still chasing snow)
‘Don’t Not Go’ follows mountain bikers as they spent an average Saturday attempting Vancouver’s Triple Crown Challenge.
One-upmanship on social media reaches its logical conclusion. Again.
‘Epic Trails’ is a series from Heliconia and backpacker Eric Hanson as they explore the world’s best trails.
The brands are looking to introduce new categories and expand internationally
Whether you have a weekend or a month, these journeys are a must
Jan Redford's 'End of the Rope' doesn't shy away from the author's climbing, relationship, and career pains—which makes it a refreshing new contribution to the canon
Surfers Danny Hess and Jay Nelson packed up the Dream Steeple van and pointed it north toward undisclosed breaks in Canada.
On the slope and off, there's plenty to do
After nine years and two presidents, it's not big environmental groups with the best shot at defeating the pipeline—it's a bunch of well-organized locals.
From filmmaker Ben Page, The Frozen Road chronicles the Canadian Arctic segment of his bike ride around the world.
A new report suggests that the answer is no, which could impact hunted species across the U.S. and Canada
After a day spent outside, there's nothing better than a superbly placed hot tub
In seasons with little snow, people make fewer trips to the mountains, which has a huge impact on local economies
From ski filmmakers, The Loners, Northeast Appeal features some of the gnarliest backcountry conditions found in Canada’s Chic-Choc Range.
Here you can send it right from the road
The author spent the season testing the warmest kicks in Canada's Yukon Territory. Here are her favorites.
The outdoor community made filtration a must for a reason
The Alaska senator is gambling with America's most pristine lands—and winning
More than any other animal, ducks depend on hunting to survive
Bring your skis and a good book, and prepare to settle in
From skier, producer, and director Nikolai Schirmer with support from Black Crows, Shapes follows Schirmer and Flo Bastien as they explore the backcountry in Canada, France, and Norway.
Fear not winter’s harshest bite with these foul-weather friends