Merino Wool: Why Choose It?

August 22, 2017

More and more popular, Merino wool is a fibre that comes from sheep bearing the same name. Originally from Spain, these sheep are covered with a coat that allows them to adapt to harsh climatic...

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3 Hiking Ideas for Children

July 26, 2017

Although summer holidays go hand in hand with fun and relaxation, they can quickly turn into a puzzle for parents looking to entertain their toddlers. Luckily, Québec is full of sites especially...

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The world’s longest trail is in Canada!

July 19, 2017

Since it was started to be built in 1992, the world’s longest trail will cross Canada from east to west, totalling more than 24,000 km of trails! This gigantic path takes part of the...

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Hikster: The New Hiker's Best Friend

July 11, 2017

Hikster; are you already familiar with the name? Presented during the popular show "Dragon’s Den" last April by young entrepreneur Claire Deguelle, the online platform Hikster seems...

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How to Avoid Heat Stroke During Hiking

June 22, 2017

With the exhausting heat in Quebec lately, it’s better to plan ahead if you decide to ignore the thermometer and go on your favourite summer activity: hiking. Indeed, although the sun and the...

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3-Day Treks For Seasoned Hikers

June 6, 2017

With the long weekends coming up (think of Saint-Jean-Baptiste or Canada Day), many of you will certainly be tempted by a short getaway, in order to start the summer off right and to get a little...

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Spotlight on Quebec’s Highest Peak

May 24, 2017

If you were asked to name the highest peak in Quebec, would you have known? Snow-covered for most of the year, Mount D’Iberville offers the most dizzying steep slopes ever, and certainly...

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May: Tree and Forest Month

May 9, 2017

Did you know? Since 2001, the month of May is dedicated to the celebration of trees and forests, and to highlight their vital character in our lives. Essential to the economic and social...

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Storing Your Snowshoes in 3 Easy Steps

May 2, 2017

The cold season is well and truly over; it’s now time to say goodbye to your winter gear! Are you planning a big spring cleaning? Start by putting away your warm clothes, storing your shovels and...

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Enjoy Hiking in the Rain? Yes, it’s possible!

April 6, 2017

All hikers love to practise their favourite sport under a sunny sky and a mild temperature, don't they? Unfortunately, poor weather conditions are common, especially at this time of year. The rain,...

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Tips and Tricks to Take Care of Your Hiking Shoes

March 28, 2017

Spring hiking is so nice! – But so messy. There’s a reason why our American neighbours like to call the next season the Mud Season. Mud, slush, melted snow and all the dirt that may be found in...

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3 All-Natural Energy Drink Recipes

February 9, 2017

As you already know, in extreme heat conditions, when excessive sweating or when great physical effort is being exerted, it’s essential to ensure proper hydration. Even though filtered water...

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3 Ideas for Hikes on a Budget

February 2, 2017

It’s well known that hiking has both health and mental benefits, but it also has another significant advantage: it’s possible to hike pretty much anywhere at very little cost. At some...

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Winter Camping: The Essentials

January 24, 2017

Winter camping; have you always dreamed of trying it? In Quebec, no need to go very far to do this thriving activity. Whether it’s in your backyard, in a park or in the heart of wild nature, here...

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Snowshoeing and its Health Benefits

December 7, 2016

Snowshoeing season is just around the corner. Are you happy? Or you’re already depressed… To ensure that this could not be an option, we would like to introduce you to the many beneficial...

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Snowshoeing fun is on its way!

November 23, 2016

Hiker: Gilles Morin, Club Plein Air 5 Saisons, Drummondville On Monday morning, November 21st 2016, the Club Plein Air 5 Saisons hikers training for Nordic walking have all enjoyed their first...

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Snowshoes: Choices for All!

November 14, 2016

Although snowshoeing has become a popular sport in Quebec, it’s still a practical choice for those workers who need to move easily in deep snow during the cold season. After all, let’s not...

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The True Nature of Charlevoix

October 28, 2016

Hiker: Gilles Morin – Club Plein Air 5 Saisons, Drummondville The Traversée de Charlevoix is one of the most beautiful expedition trails in Quebec’s mountains. It’s a one-of- a-kind...

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It’s Halloween, so we hike!

October 13, 2016

It’s Halloween! – Or almost. In any case, it’s high time that we prepare ourselves for it. Leaves have turned colour, temperature drops a bit more every day, mad monsters and pretty princess...

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3 high-coloured landscapes in Quebec

September 14, 2016

Autumn is certainly the best season to set out and be lost in the abundance of colourful landscapes here, in our regions. It’s the perfect time to wrap ourselves up in wool sweaters and to travel...

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Cross-border hiking routes

July 20, 2016

Border crossings certainly provide the most beautiful destinations for hiking trips in the southeast of Quebec. Located in the Eastern Townships, cross-border hiking paths include about twenty...

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3 Reasons for Trekking Poles

June 22, 2016

Far from being only currently fashionable, hiking or walking poles carry out a broad range of enabling roles. Walking is good for our health, but carrying backpacks, working on steep gradients...

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Best Hiking Spots in Quebec

June 13, 2016

There are a wide variety of spectacular places in Quebec where it feels good to go for a walk, breathe the fresh air and enjoy nature. We are surrounded by mountains with fascinating views, by...

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Get a better fit for a better hike

May 31, 2016

Your winter boots have been replaced by your spring footwear, which is a good sign that the nice season is on its way! Indeed, snow finally made room for a dry, flawless ground, so now it’s the...

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The perfect First Aid kit for Treks

May 9, 2016

Whether you’re planning to get away for a short hike or you’re looking to recharge your personal battery for a few days in the forest, it remains necessary to equip yourself with a first aid...

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Sun safety when hiking in springtime

April 22, 2016

Sun finally began to show up, and whatever its unquestionable merits, care must be taken. The damages it causes to the skin are well known, but still too largely ignored. And in the mountains, we...

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Hiking under the stars

April 8, 2016

Have you ever thought of night hiking? Now that nights are getting warmer, it could be a beautiful way to rediscover your favourite outdoor activity! Indeed, many tourist sites offer night tours...

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Springtime Snowshoeing: Yes!

March 30, 2016

It's official: springtime is here! But it doesn’t mean that you have to stop winter hiking. It seems like a bit of a contradiction, sure, but the snow that had accumulated on the ground at this...

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Great snacks for hiking

March 8, 2016

Your body requires fuel and nutriments to function efficiently when you plan to conquer mountains and woods here in Quebec and abroad, particularly during the winter months. Fair enough, careful...

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Hiking with family

February 24, 2016

School break certainly means more time for activities with the family, and rightly so. It’s may be the last long period to enjoy must of your favourite winter sports. It’s also the perfect...

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The great East Coast Trail

February 17, 2016

Hiker: Ian Barrett, Petty Harbour, N-L  With approximately 50% of Newfoundland’s population, the Avalon Peninsula was named top coastal destination by National Geogrpahic. And I get the...

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Lac Beauport's 3 Sommets Mountain Climb

February 9, 2016

Randonneur: David Bourbonnière, Charlesbourg, QCFor the last two years, I've been taking care of myself and got back in shape. I train hard, I run between 60 to 70 km a week and I did some...

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How to choose a hiking backpack

February 3, 2016

Whether you’re setting off for a week of just a few hours from home, nothing beats a well prepared packing experience in order to fully enjoy your mountain hike. Here are a few tips to help you...

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Hiking in Cox's Cove, Newfoundland

January 26, 2016

Hiker: Jennifer George, Cox's Cove - NLIn my small town of Cox's Cove, Newfoundland, resides one of the most peaceful trail I ever discovered...and I can hike it everyday!The beautiful waterfall...

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Snowshoeing in downtown Montreal

January 18, 2016

Hiker: Alexandra Larose, MontrealMontreal really is a wonderful city. In addition to its several bars and many trendy restaurants, unique stores and festivals for everyone’s taste, the metropolis...

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Layering: an introduction

January 2, 2016

The thermometer could dip to zero, the sweat poured off you from the very first minutes of your favourite winter sport. It seems that there’s no such thing as bad weather, just people badly...

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Winter hiking: our favourite spots

December 23, 2015

The holiday season always comes with a long Christmas break, for everyone’s happiness! Aside from family get-togethers and celebrations with friends, it’s a great time to plan a small escape in...

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Winter sports pre-season

December 11, 2015

Well, we are still waiting for the scent of the first snow this year in Quebec… Fair enough, but we will not be sitting idle. Actually, a pre-season workout sounds perfect here, with or without...

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5 reasons to try snowshoeing this winter

November 26, 2015

Without a doubt, the only key to enjoy winter is finding outdoor activities that you like, because it’s a long season to just sit indoors every day. Yes, the chilling temperature can be a bit...

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Choosing the right snowshoes

November 19, 2015

That’s it, your decision is made. Awaken your inner adventurer and launch yourself into the winter: it’s time for snowshoeing. And it’s not all that surprising considering the fact that...

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The latest news from GV!

November 5, 2015

Did you know? Your manufacturer of snowshoes is now offering a brand new online shopping experience! No need to leave your home, GV goes right up to your door. Explore our unique online store from...

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