Rocky Mountain Books publisher Don Gorman on selling outdoor guides during a pandemic

Victoria’s Rocky Mountain Books relies on people heading into the great outdoors for its guidebook sales. But in the early days of COVID-19, it was unclear when or if recreational trails would open. But as restrictions in provincial parks began to lift, RMB launched its “Great Canadian Staycation” campaign, promoting safe distancing and outdoor recreation.

RMB publisher Don Gorman spoke to Q&Q about the guidebook business.

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Conserving all-Canadian wildlife just one part of the puzzle – Dan Kraus, Trail Times

“Canada plays a critical role in protecting many of these plants and animals.”

Every nation plays an important role in stopping wildlife extinction.

Here in Canada, we have an estimated 80,000 known wild species. They range from pygmy shrew to polar bear, and from stellate sedge to Sitka spruce.

Canada plays a critical role in protecting many of these plants and animals.

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Province invests in better pedestrian and cyclist framework for Northern B.C. – EnergeticCity.ca

HARTLEY BAY, B.C. – The Province announced Wednesday that the Active Transportation Grants program will be helping to rebuild some of British Columbia’s economy after the pandemic and meet CleanBC’s climate goals.

Residents from six northern communities will be able to benefit from new and improved pedestrian and cycling framework.

The B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants program helps to provide Indigenous governments, municipalities, and regional districts with the financial support they need to build new infrastructure and to make any improvements to existing networks. This program helps to support goals that have been set out within the Province’s CleanBC plan, as well as Move. Commute. Connect. -B.C’s strategy for a cleaner, more active form of transportation. These programs help to meet the climate action targets that will help to reduce the province’s carbon footprint and improve air quality for all residents.

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Annual Canada Day Paddle goes Virtual – SooToday.com

The Parade of Paddles is an annual event that celebrates Canada Day, with the goal being to fill the lock with as many canoes or kayaks as possible. Due to COVID-19 and physical distancing restrictions still in place, the challenge this year will be for paddlers to take the vessel of their choice to their favourite paddling spot, instead of the Sault Canal, says an event post on Facebook.

To participate in the challenge, paddlers are asked to simply take photos of themselves paddling at their spot and share the photos on the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site’s Facebook page

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Portion of T’Railway in central Newfoundland approved for use by heavy equipment – The Telegram

It might not just be ATVs that you encounter if you are using the T’RailWay Provincial Park in central Newfoundland this summer.

The provincial department of Fisheries and Land Resources is advising those using the former CNR rail bed over the coming months to be particularly cautious when travelling near Maccles Lake, as a section of the the route near there has been temporarily approved for use by heavy equipment.

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World Atlas details 10 Canadian Destinations – 5 score in the outdoors

In our new world of Covid-19, the prospects of travelling to Europe from North America seems like a far-away dream. It is sure to be wildly expensive in the upcoming future of travel, so why not check out somewhere closer to home… say, Canada, eh? As the worlds 2nd largest country, there is much to see and discover, from East to West.

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Local Parks Canada sites reopen as some COVID-19 restrictions lifted – SOOTODAY.com

Starting June 1, 2020, the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site started offering limited visitor access and basic services.

Visitors are now able to access the following services and facilities:  

  • The recreational lock is operating, seven days per week, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The public washroom is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Hiking on the Attikamek Trail
  • The day-use areas and green spaces on North and South St. Marys Islands
  • The east end parking lot

The east end parking lot is open, but as always, overnight parking and camping are strictly prohibited.

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