There are so many rain jacket options available online and at hiking retailers that buying gear can be both time-consuming and confusing.   Manufacturers have exaggerated claims about the protection and breathability from their waterproof materials like GORE-TEX, Entrant, HyVent, Ripstop, PreClip,  Omni-Tech, etc.; the list goes on. And the price of rain protection ranges from […]

Yes, a hike leader is responsible for the basics of hiking; keeping the group together, teaching you something about the area, ensuring everyone is safe and hydrated, planning the route and logistics in advance and making sure that everyone has a good time. A really good hike leader, though, will bring much more to the […]

A 40-second video with photos along Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

There are two reasons to prepare for a hiking holiday. The first is safety; you don’t want to injure yourself. The second is enjoyment; your trip will be a more satisfying experience if you’re fit and prepared. You need to prepare three things before you go: Muscles – all your leg muscles plus your core […]

Did you know this? Ontario is the second largest province of Canada The province is the size of France and Spain combined, which is more than 4 times the size of the UK, or more than 15 times the size of Ireland There are 250,000 lakes, 7 National Parks, and 9 Provincial Parks Forests cover two-thirds […]

Are you interested in travelling to Peru? This country is one of the most popular destinations for 2015! Why is Peru so special? The ancient history of the country and the Mayan civilization have always fascinated the entire world. The architectural treasures from the Spanish colonial area are still predominant with 500 year-old churches, palaces and […]