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  • Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2017
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    VIMFF 2017: My top film picks

    Oh February, it’s rainy and grey. At this time of year outdoorsy people are doing one of two things: hoping that the rain that’s falling in the city is falling as…

  • The Enchantments, Washington
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    Memories of 2016

    As is tradition around this corner of the internet, here are my favourite memories of 2016. (How many years do you have to do something to make it a tradition? I…

  • Garibaldi Lake
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    You Killed a Bear

    Dear Garibaldi Lake Hikers and Campers: Yesterday, you killed a bear. You have been coming up to the lake for weeks this summer. You leave trash beside the lake and on…

  • Jessa Gilbert #getoutoftownvibe
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    Jessa Gilbert: #getoutoftownvibe

    This post is part of a series here on Happiest Outdoors called “More Than Outdoors” where I chat with outdoorsy people who take their connection with the backcountry a little further,…

  • Trail running in North Vancouver
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    I’ll Admit It: I’m a Runner

    Yesterday I was shuffling along the Stanley Park seawall here in Vancouver.  The cold wind whipped rain into my face, my hip ached, my clothes were soaked through and my race…

  • Rope swing at Joffre Lakes
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    Memories of 2015

    The highlights of my year aren’t what happened at work or who won the sports championship; the highlights of my year are the time I’ve spent outside.  Like last year, I…

  • Autumn in Tombstone Territorial Park
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    Northern Road Trip Recap

    If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll know that in August and September my husband Greg and I went on a 25 day road trip from our home in…

  • Nissan X-Terra on the Dempster Highway
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    8 Tips for the Best Road Trip Ever

    If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I just got back from an amazing road trip to Northern BC, the Yukon, Alaska and the Rocky Mountains.  We drove 8,000+…