Articles written by: Magee Walker

6 Ways to Experience Whistler’s Shoulder Season

6 Ways to Experience Whistler’s Shoulder Season

Mention Whistler, and most people will think of winter: pow-filled days exploring the varied terrain on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Some people might think of Whistler’s epic summers: the sun, the lakes, the downhill mountain biking, and the back-to-back sporting competitions, festivals and concerts that take place throughout the season. [...]

To Pay or Not to Pay: British Columbia’s Volunteer Search and Rescue Model Under Scrutiny

To Pay or Not to Pay: British Columbia’s Volunteer Search and Rescue Model Under Scrutiny

  The province of British Columbia’s search and rescue teams are certainly kept busy. People can’t help but be drawn to the province’s incredible natural environment: it’s almost impossible to resist the lure of the snow-capped mountains and endless stretches of forest. Unfortunately, sometimes curious adventurers get themselves into trouble. [...]

DockDogs: Extreme Sports for Your Four-Legged Friend

DockDogs: Extreme Sports for Your Four-Legged Friend

Big Air. Extreme Vertical. Speed Retrieve. If you think these sound like the names of action sports competitions, you’re totally right. Except these are action sports for dogs. Welcome to DockDogs, the fastest growing canine-oriented water sport. If you have yet to experience the excitement of a DockDog competition, you’re [...]

Adventures on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save on Pricey Experiences

Adventures on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save on Pricey Experiences

Why do cool adventures have to cost so much? I am lucky enough to live in a very outdoorsy resort town with a limitless supply of adventures: bungee jumping, sky diving, heli-skiing, cat skiing, zip lining, ATVing, white water rafting—and that’s just for starters. Unfortunately, these activities tend to be [...]

9 Facts About this Summer’s Hottest Activity, Stand Up Paddlingboarding

9 Facts About this Summer’s Hottest Activity, Stand Up Paddlingboarding

  You have probably noticed a strange phenomenon overtaking your local lakes, rivers and oceans: people standing on what looks like a surfboard, gliding across the water as they propel themselves forward with a single paddle. Stand up paddleboarding seems to be the hottest activity of summer 2013, and there’s [...]

Six Tips for Hiking with Kids

Six Tips for Hiking with Kids

The summer hiking season is well underway, but thankfully far from being over. It has been encouraging to see so many families out on the trails with kids of all ages in tow. While it’s always important to be well-prepared when hitting the trails, it’s even more crucial when kids [...]

6 Steepest Hill Races in the World

6 Steepest Hill Races in the World

Very few runners or cyclists would claim that hills are their favourite type of terrain. Hills are usually the most dreaded part of a race, and “fast, flat course” has become a favorite marketing line for race directors and promoters. But there is a special breed of athletes out there: [...]