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November 30, 2015

Posted in Blog, Guide

Come check out our store and the mysterious secret of Granville Island

Early in the morning, the first Aquabus of the day putters across False Creek, heading towards Granville Island. The morning sun might just have barely risen, still blinking sleepily down through the clouds. The sounds of the island, too, are likely beginning to stir. Fruit-filled crates destined for the Public Market clap against the ground and the cries of resident seagulls echo against the water. Somewhere in all of this is the mysterious secret of Granville Island, which draws some 10.5 million people each year. Rumours have it that there's some magic recipe that makes visitors long to return to the island.

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November 29, 2015

Posted in Blog, New Product

Arc'teryx Alpha SV and Atom LT Hoody Review

"We recently reached out to Arc’teryx about featuring them in our winter editorial and they were kind enough to send us two jackets to review, their Alpha SV and Atom LT. We decided a video review would better explain what we thought of the jackets, so please watch the video below to hear our thoughts on the jackets.

Overall, we feel as though the Arc’teryx Alpha SV is the best hardshell jacket we’ve ever used. The jacket is built to last a lifetime, and we fully expect to be using the jacket ten, even twenty, years from now. Arc’teryx’s products are also backed by a “lifetime of the product” warranty. This means that if your Arc’teryx item breaks down before it should, they will repair or replace it."

Source: Crafted Magazine

November 28, 2015

Posted in Blog, Tips & Tricks

Winter Camping and Backpacking Tips

winter camping

Camping or backpacking in the snow appeals to anyone who enjoys the beauty and peacefulness of a pristine winter wonderland. There are no bugs or crowds, and who doesn't enjoy playing in the snow? With a little preparation, you also might be surprised at how comfortable it can be.

Here's a look at how to get started.

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November 27, 2015

Posted in Blog, Video

AFTERGLOW - Lightsuit Segment

From the depth of the creative visuals to the groundbreaking, never-been-done-before scale of the shoot, Afterglow is being hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski movies ever made. Deep pillows and Alaskan spines, all filmed at night, with massive lights, custom made LED suits, and a national governments worth of logistics, planning, and civil engineering.

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November 26, 2015

Posted in Blog, Guide

Snowshoeing in Vancouver, Seymour, Lynn Valley and Whistler

Vancouver's amazing hiking trails become snowshoe trails as the North Shore mountains fill with snow in the winter. Though the days are short, if you get to the top of a mountain on a sunny day, the bright sun reflecting off everything is blindingly beautiful. Vancouver resorts cater to snowshoers very well. Hollyburn Mountain and Dog Mountain are free to use despite being in the middle of busy ski resorts. Here is a look at some great snowshoe trails from Vancouver to Whistler.

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November 25, 2015

Posted in Blog, Video

Travis Rice’s new movie ‘The Fourth Phase’ : Official Teaser

The innovators behind the “The Art of FLIGHT,” Red Bull Media House in association with Brain Farm Cinema, provide a peek into iconic snowboarder Travis Rice’s highly-anticipated return in “The Fourth Phase.” The film’s teaser marks the first glimpse into the project, which began production in 2013 and has been kept tightly under wraps until now.

Riders include Travis Rice, Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson, Pat Moore, Bryan Iguchi, Cam Fitzpatrick, Bode Merrill, Shin Biyajima and Mikkel Bang.

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November 24, 2015

Posted in Blog, How To