Upgrades coming to Skattebo Reach Trail between Ootischenia and Glade – BC Local

Upgrades are coming to the Skattebo Reach Trail (SRT) to improve access for both cyclists and bikers.

The trail is about 12 kilometres long and connects the Ootischenia area to Glade along the east bank of the Kootenay River.

The trail was originally built by the Castlegar Parks and Trails Society (CPTS) about 20 years ago. The group still maintains the trail and will be managing the upgrades.

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6 hikes around Quebec to tackle this summer and fall – The Daily Hive

Tyler Jadah|Aug 18 2020, 1:43 pm6 hikes around Quebec to tackle this summer and fallParc national des Monts-Valin (SÉPAQ)

Note: While local parks, shops, and events are reopening throughout the province, Santé Quebec is reminding individuals to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. If you decide to go out, maintain the two-metre physical distancing guidelines and wear a face covering or mask when in public.

Even though Quebec has a different look and feel this summer, its everlasting beauty will always shine despite whether we’re going through a pandemic or not.

If you’re looking for a challenging trek, a trail that leads to majestic waterfalls, or hikes that are surrounded by water, there’s a circuit around Quebec waiting for you.

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Savour a quintessential Canadian community this summer in Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls – Winnipeg Sun

Drive East towards Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls along Highway 1, and you’re immediately drawn in by the fields of yellow canola, purple flax and sunflowers on the Prairies. As you drive through Kenora and turn onto Highway 71, you are engulfed in boreal forests and granite outcroppings. It’s a capsule of Canadian landscape and the perfect introduction to a hidden gem of Ontario’s cottage country.

Through the summer months, enjoy Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls’ two provincial parks — Sioux Narrows Provincial Park and Caliper Lake Provincial Park— and the region’s hiking trails, or golfing at White Moose Golf Course. And, most prominently, enjoy the activities out on Lake of the Woods.

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New walking trail loops around P.E.I. giving residents a chance to see ocean vistas, quiet country roads – The Guardian

Island Trails has developed a new 700-kilometre walking trail which loops around the perimeter of Prince Edward Island. 

Called the Island Walk, it is modelled after the famous long-distance walking trail, the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Island Trails recently launched a website and social media pages that include more information on how Islanders and visitors can complete and enjoy the Island Walk. 

“P.E.I. has stunning (open water) vistas and quiet country roads that have a beauty that’s comparable to anything we have seen in France, Spain and elsewhere,” said Bryson Guptill, member of the Island Trails and Island Walk committee.

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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.


Yukoners discover local hikes – YukonNews.com

“Everybody’s just getting outside”

Scenic views, narrow trails — sometimes along steep ridges — and selfies showing smiling faces amid vast wilderness.

More of these images appear to be popping up on the social media feeds of Yukoners as they take to trails near their home in a season where organized summer activities have been cancelled and vacationing outside the territory is not a possibility until at least July when the border with British Columbia may open up.


Cross-Canada hikers pass through the Kawarthas – from My Kawartha.com

Sonya Richmond and Sean Morton passed through Peterborough and the Kawarthas this weekend during a four-year journey on the 24,000km Great Trail

An epic journey across the country brought a pair of nature adventurists through Peterborough and the Kawarthas this weekend.

“We are hiking the longest trail in the world to encourage people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, races, abilities, genders, orientations, and identities to re-connect with nature through birding and Citizen Science,” says Dr. Sonya Richmond, conservation GIS analyst with Bird Studies Canada, who stopped in Peterborough Saturday (June 13) with partner Sean Morton.