iN PHOTOS: Check out these climbing spots around the Okanagan – Cyclepath

Brie Welton

Aberdeen Columns, North Okanagan.Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Jeremie DyckAugust 20, 2020 – 6:30 AM

While rock climbing has long been a popular pastime, many enthusiasts may not realize how many unique and accessible climbing spots the Okanagan Valley has to offer.

Check out these areas for both a socially distanced adventure and a chance to see stunning local views from a whole new perspective. 

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CLIF® To Power The Bike Life In Canada This Summer – Canadian News Wire

Company will inspire urban adventure in Montreal and Toronto with thousands of free bike rides and CLIF BAR® energy bars

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – CLIF, a leading maker of organic, plant-based foods, announced today that they will kick-off a new Bike Life campaign in Canada this summer focused on urban cycling. With cycling on the rise in cities across Canada, CLIF has joined forces with local cycling partners in Toronto and Montreal to power thousands of free bike rides this summer and feed adventures with CLIF® Sweet & Salty energy bars, now available in Canada.

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Tesla donates electric vehicle chargers to Canadian parks – The Daily Hive

Irelyne Lavery|Aug 17 2020, 10:05 am

The federal government has announced that 28 of the most popular Parks Canada locations now have Tesla-donated electric vehicle charging stations.

Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Environmental and Climate Change and the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, made the announcement last week that these stations are now available for visitors to use.

“With the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at more and more Parks Canada places across the country, the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to choose our amazing national parks, national marine conservation areas, national historic sites, or national urban park for their next travel destination, all while reducing emissions, discovering nature, and connecting with history,” Wilkinson said.

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5 Parks Canada locations you can road trip to from Toronto – Daily Hive

Karen Doradea|Aug 17 2020, 10:17 am

Outdoor patios can only be fun for so long. For residents in the city looking to quench their thirst for adventure, why not explore the outskirts of Toronto?

If you’ve considered going on a day trip with a group of your closest friends, Parks Canada offers amazing National Parks and Historic Sites that are just a drive away.

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Volunteers Come Together to Repair Well-Used Bridge in George’s Brook – VOCM Local News Now

Aug 17, 2020 7:21 AM

Although the province has several months until snowmobiling weather, the summer is a good time to groom trails and fix up old bridges.

group of volunteers took advantage of some nice weather over the weekend to get together and fix up one of the bridges in George’s Brook that was in need of repairs.

The bridge is part of a 76-kilometre multi-vehicle trail that runs through the old Bonavista railway line, the Forest Access Road in Lethbridge, and along to Clarenville.

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Summertime in Canada’s prime cottage country, where the only traffic is ‘moosejams’ – National Post

Muskoka’s timeless landscapes feature thousands of lakes, vast forests of green and classic Canadian Shield rock Author of the article:Sharon Lindores Publishing date:Aug 16, 2020

Editor’s note: This story refers to Deerhurst Resort near Huntsville, Ont., where a coronavirus outbreak occurred after the August long weekend. Deerhurst Resort remains open and said its “stringent prevention measures” have kept it safe for guests and staff.

As I look out on Lake Opeongo there’s no one in sight other than my guide, steering the canoe. I’m surrounded by lily pads and the only sounds are birdsongs, our paddles hitting the water and our friendly banter.

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Grizzly bear bites man in groin near Spruce Lake, B.C. – Global News

 John Copsey 1 day ago

A man is recovering after being attacked by a grizzly bear in a remote area of B.C. Sunday afternoon.

The man and his wife were out mountain biking near Spruce Lake north of the small community of Gold Bridge, about two hours northwest of Lillooet.

Read more: B.C.’s iconic grizzly bear adapting to coexist with people in the Okanagan

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Hay River trails being improved – NNSL Media

by Paul Bickford August 15, 2020

A five-year project is improving the trail system in Hay River.

The initiative, now in its second year, is working on the 14.6 km of trails, which are part of the recreational infrastructure of the Town of Hay River.

“For us, it’s something that’s important to maintain and have in good condition for people to be active, healthy and get outdoors,” said Stephane Millette, the recreation director with the Town of Hay River.

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Conservation group calls for multi-million dollar investment in B.C.’s parks

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says B.C. Parks needs additional $60 million for long-term success

Andrea Ross · CBC News · Posted: Aug 16, 2020

A non-profit conservation group is calling on the province to invest an additional $60 million in upgrades, infrastructure, education and staffing to secure a sustainable future for B.C.’s parks.

B.C. Parks saw its budget reduced slightly from $41.7 million to $40.6 million this year. Bruce Passmore, executive director of the B.C. Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, says this budget needs to be boosted drastically if the province expects to keep its wilderness areas pristine for years to come.

B.C. Parks has been “chronically underfunded” for a decade, he said.

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Pandemic paddling: Edmonton canoe rental companies flooded by demand

Edmontonians flocking to North Saskatchewan River

Trevor Howlett · CBC News · Posted: Aug 15, 2020

If you’re looking to rent a canoe or kayak to paddle the North Saskatchewan River on a weekend this summer, it won’t be easy.

Traffic on the river is higher than normal as Edmontonians find ways to stay active in a COVID-19 pandemic summer. 

Jason Hayes, owner of Canoeheads, has been renting canoes for trips on the river since 1996. He said this season has been especially busy. 

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