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Video » Trekking Assiniboine » from Sunshine Village to Mount Shark

Trekking from the Sunshine Village (AB) ski resort near Banff to Mount Shark (AB) along the Alberta (AB) / British Columbia (BC) provincial border.

Rick McCharles at Best Hike calls this one of the world’s ten best.

The folks in this video did the hike in 4 days. Best Hike recommends 6 days.

This area is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site which includes the contiguous national parks of Banff (AB), Jasper (AB), Kootenay (BC) and Yoho (BC), as well as the Mount Robson (BC), Mount Assiniboine (BC) and Hamber (B.C.) provincial parks.

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From coast to coast to coast, Dianne Whelan explores Canada during six-year odyssey on the Trans Canada Trail

Gordon McIntyre, The Province »

On Day 10 of the journey I realized I had not even completed what I thought I could do in one day.”

So she lit a small fire and burned her schedule.

“And I stopped measuring my journey by how many kilometres I did in a day,” Whelan said. “I like to tell people that’s the day I dropped my rabbit suit for the turtle shell and realized not everything of value can be measured numerically.

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The Global Peace Index 2021

Very High

1 Iceland 🇮🇸
2 New Zealand 🇳🇿
3 Denmark 🇩🇰
4 Portugal 🇵🇹
5 Slovenia 🇸🇮
6 Austria 🇦🇹
7 Switzerland 🇨🇭
8 Ireland 🇮🇪
9 Czechia 🇨🇿
10 Canada 🇨🇦
11 Singapore 🇸🇬
12 Japan 🇯🇵
13 Finland 🇫🇮
14 Norway 🇳🇴

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Top 30 countries ranked for adventure (2021)

The US News and World Report has again ranked countries according to how well they break from the norm and fulfill people’s wanderlust and desire for adventure.

The top 30 adventure rankings for 2021 are »

  • 1. Brazil 🇧🇷
  • 2. Italy 🇮🇹
  • 3. Spain 🇪🇸
  • 4. Greece 🇬🇷
  • 5. Thailand 🇹🇭
  • 6. Mexico 🇲🇽 (Up from #11 in 2020)
  • 7. New Zealand 🇳🇿
  • 8. Australia 🇦🇺 (Up from #10 in 2020)
  • 9. Portugal 🇵🇹 (Down from #6 in 2020)
  • 10. Costa Rica 🇨🇷 (Down from #8 in 2020)

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The top 15 National Parks in Canada according to U.S. News

  1. Jasper National Park
  2. Gros Morne National Park
  3. Banff National Park
  4. Yoho National Park
  5. Waterton Lakes National Park
  6. Kootenay National Park
  7. Auyuittuq National Park
  8. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
  9. Kluane National Park and Reserve
  10. Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  11. Riding Mountain National Park
  12. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve
  13. Fundy National Park
  14. Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site
  15. Wapusk National Park

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Primitive in Tofino

From Benoit Lalande via Vimeo »

Gisele Bruhwiler moved to Tofino when the now renowned Canadian surf town was nothing more than a small fishing village. Since then, she has raised an entire family of pro-surfers, but did so the old way, showing them how to sail and live off the land. Despite speaking a different language and being generations apart, Gisele and her grandson Kalum share an unconditional love for the ocean and this primitive lifestyle that’s been lost with changing times.

Alastair Humphreys tells us how he chooses his adventures

Alastair Humphreys »

How do you choose your next adventure when there are so many options available?

Wizarding up ideas for adventures is one of my favourite things to do. I find it enjoyable, exciting, but also easy. If I was a specialist I would need to search for something higher, harder and faster within my niche every time I wanted a new challenge. But because I am a generalist, I make the next adventure more challenging by making it differently challenging to previous projects. It is an important part of keeping adventure fresh for me.

I am surprised how often people tell me that they really want to do an adventure but don’t know what to do. Hopefully this walk-through of the way I come up with ideas might get your own adventure cogs whirring…

  • Cycling round the world
  • The Marathon des Sables
  • The South Pole
  • The Arctic Ocean
  • Iceland
  • Rowing the Atlantic
  • …

John Rae, the man who first mapped out a navigable shipping route through the Arctic

Nan Spowart writing in The National »

While John Franklin was lauded and falsely credited with the discovery of the legendary Northwest Passage, Orcadian John Rae was actually the man who first mapped out a navigable shipping route through the Arctic.

However, his reputation was trashed because he was brave enough to reveal that some of Franklin’s men had been driven to cannibalism in a doomed attempt to survive.

As a result, Rae, the greatest Arctic explorer of the era, was denied the status and glory he deserved, with author Charles Dickens a chief instigator of his vilification.

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