1. Few, if any, people. It is a certainty that the cold weather and the thought of sleeping overnight in below zero temperatures with only a tent protecting you from the elements discourages many people from camping in the winter months. There is nothing better than exploring the outdoors without seeing another person. The silence is bliss. 2. Choice of campsites. So many provincial and national campsites require reservations FAR in advance… Read More

Winter is a special time of year. So when the signs of spring come peaking around the corner, I try to soak up every last possible snowflake, frolic in the crisp air, and enjoy the solitude of the outdoors. Algonquin Provincial Park is gorgeous in any season, but to me, particularly in winter when the trees are dusted with snow and trekking without snowshoes guarantees at some point landing knee or waist… Read More

Home over the holidays and out on some backcountry trips, I started to notice quite a few adventurers using bikes with wide rims, extra-large tires, and oddly-dimensioned frames to account for the larger tires. I soon became introduced to the sport of ‘Fat Biking’. Fat bikes provides flotation when riding through snow, so you can boldly go where you have not gone before (at least in wintertime)! These bikes have tires that… Read More