Outdoors

New research has spelled out for the first time the gap between official lists of trails in the southern Rockies and the number of trails there actually are, suggesting effects from the growing number of backcountry users may be larger than suspected.The hiking trail on Yamnuska in Alberta’s Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, part of Kananaskis Country, is shown in June 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

Nearly one-quarter of trails in southern B.C., Alberta unmapped and unmanaged: study

Researchers found 24 per cent of all trails in the southern Rockies were undocumented and unmanaged

 

A view of the mountain range through larches on Jumbo Pass. Photo: Brenda Haley

Trail hiker shares majestic view of the Purcells in autumn

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Campbell River Chef Jade Berg stars in the new series Chefs Vs. Wild, which was filmed on Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Hulu

‘‘Embracing the suck’: B.C. chef takes on the wild for Disney+ series

Four nights trying to make a 5-star dinner in the woods an eye-opener for chef Jade Berg

 

Bruce Turnbull - “Bighorns in battle”
Bruce Turnbull - “Bighorns in battle”
Brenda Haley shares photos she took of a hike up Mount Gladstone on Sunday, July 17. Considered a challenging route, this trail near Christina Lake takes an average of six hours to complete. Photos: Brenda Haley

The Kootenay’s great Mount Gladstone

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Brenda Haley shares photos she took of a hike up Mount Gladstone on Sunday, July 17. Considered a challenging route, this trail near Christina Lake takes an average of six hours to complete. Photos: Brenda Haley
Photo: South Columbia SAR

Three injured, one serious, after multiple-ATV crash near Ymir

The rescue operation deployed in a remote location near Barrett Lake Sunday night

Photo: South Columbia SAR
L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted

‘Hike Our Story’ in epic Kootenay Boundary challenge

Aim is to empower people through connectivity to nature

L-R: Louise Popoff, Grand Forks Community Trails Society director; Cheryl Ahrens, Grand Forks Recreation Commission member and Grand Forks Community Trail Society member; and John Grandy, president of the Grand Forks Community Trail Society. Photo: Submitted
Entrance to the Saturday market will be at Bay Avenue and Helena Street. The exit will be at the north end of the Esplanade on Eldorado Street. This pedestrian traffic measure, as well as handwashing and mandatory face masks, will be in place to meet provincial pandemic orders. Photo: Trail Community in Bloom

Farmers market returns Saturday in a new downtown Trail locale

The market opens May 8, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along the City of Trail riverfront

Entrance to the Saturday market will be at Bay Avenue and Helena Street. The exit will be at the north end of the Esplanade on Eldorado Street. This pedestrian traffic measure, as well as handwashing and mandatory face masks, will be in place to meet provincial pandemic orders. Photo: Trail Community in Bloom
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

  • Apr 3, 2021
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.
The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Walking Curriculum’ crafted by SFU professor surges in popularity

The outdoor curriculum encourages students to connect with the natural world

The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Benjamin Pinch recently passed through Penticton on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan photo)

B.C. man on 700 km walk across Canada

Benjamin Pinch talks dropping everything to fulfill his lifelong dream of walking across the country

Benjamin Pinch recently passed through Penticton on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan photo)
Benjamin Pinch passed through Penticton, on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

700km in on a walk across Canada, B.C. man passes through Okanagan

Benjamin Pinch talks dropping everything to fulfill his lifelong dream of walking across the country

Benjamin Pinch passed through Penticton, on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Adventure Smart BC is asking all British Columbians to explore within their own community, instead of venturing to other regions, as well as create space for users on trails in order to practise physical distancing and wear personal protective equipment – such as masks – when necessary. (BC SAR photo)

B.C. sees spike in search and rescue calls ahead of COVID-19 restrictions easing

Search and rescue groups, made up of volunteers, risk contracting COVID-19 when they rescue strangers

Adventure Smart BC is asking all British Columbians to explore within their own community, instead of venturing to other regions, as well as create space for users on trails in order to practise physical distancing and wear personal protective equipment – such as masks – when necessary. (BC SAR photo)
Photo from Destination Castlegar Official Visitor Guide 2019

Explore these Castlegar-area dams

11 dams are located within a 55-kilometre drive

  • May 1, 2020
Photo from Destination Castlegar Official Visitor Guide 2019
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Hobby becomes career with mountain biking videos at Revel Co.

  • Oct 1, 2018
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films