Any time travelling in the backcountry when there is snow there can be avalanche risk involved. Even if you are just hiking or snowshoeing, the trail may go under or over steep slopes loaded with snow. Check the Island Avalanche Bulletin No matter where you… Read More »Avalanches on Vancouver Island
There’s so much you can do around Nanaimo Lakes. You could spend weeks exploring. There are 4 campsites on First lake, fishing on First, Second and Fourth, beautiful spots to swim on the river and epic views to hike on the surrounding hills.
The Outdoor Adventure Show 2019 in Vancouver, BC is back and we have free tickets to give away.The show runs over March 2 and 3, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. There are hundreds of booths featuring big names in outdoor, paddle and scuba diving gear. If… Read More »Free Tickets to the Outdoor Adventure Show 2019
Why would you want to bring a tarp on the West Coast Trail? It’s a gruelling 75km hike up and down ladders, through mud pits and soft sand. That doesn’t exactly sound like a great place to take extra weight in that already heavy backpack of… Read More »Why Bring a Tarp on the West Coast Trail?
November 2014, TheCampsiteBlog.com teamed up with Icebreaker Canada for a giveaway of a few of their newest long sleeve shirts from their Simon Beck collection. I threw in an entry because I can’t resist the chance to win some new merino wool base layers. And it just… Read More »Icebreaker teams up with Simon Beck for new base layer designs
Some of the greatest stories in history have been large quests. The kind where the hero goes out and returns months or years later after having battled through epic obstacles. They return triumphant a completely different person with more experience, wisdom and possibly a few… Read More »Finding Happiness in the Pursuit of Big Goals
The number of outdoor sports you can choose from is growing every day. It can be hard to choose which one to start with. One of PureOutside’s contributor’s, Susie Wing, has a few questions for you to help figure out which sport you should start… Read More »Choosing the right outdoor sport for you
That feeling of being weightless, gliding through the dry, powdery snow. That feeling of wonder as you gaze at the snow-capped peaks surrounding you entirely. That feeling of relaxation as you realize there’s no work, no computers and no boss within 50 kilometers of where… Read More »Book Review: The Avalanche Handbook
Do you have outdoor skills that you would like to share with boys and girls ages 14 to 17? Scouts Canada, the leading youth organization in Canada, is searching for the right people to fill the roles of Venturer Advisor with a local Scout group. … Read More »Scouts Canada Looking for Volunteers in Nanaimo