Arlene's Outdoor Adventure A-List

Arlene's Outdoor Adventure A-List

Social Studies | Posted by - July 28, 2014 at 1:00 am

It’s time to ditch the gym – or at least take the fun outdoors. This month, YouInc presents a carefully curated list of must-dos to give your adrenaline a kick. That’s right, we’re talking to you, Ms. and Mr. Sporty Entrepreneur.



For the thrill-seeker

Suit up for the ride of your life – it’s time to get out on the river!

Through Tourism Calgary we found a whitewater rafting adventure near Banff, on the Kananaskis, Bow, and Red Deer Rivers. Once you’ve tried one, you’ll want to try them all.

Inside Out Experience, inquire for pricing




For the cowboys and gals

British Columbia’s guest and dude ranches offer a wide range of vacation experiences: stay at a deluxe lodge or opt for a working ranch and help wrangle cattle with real cowboys.

Hello BC, inquire for pricing




For the daredevil

This is your chance to fly above the forest. You’ll ride the village gondola up, enjoy the spectacular views and then soar down the entire mountain on five zip lines, some more than 1 kilometer long.

Ziptrek, inquire for pricing




For the sea dog

We know you’ve dreamt of sailing the high seas. Well here’s your chance to join a crew. Chester Race Week, August 13-16, in beautiful Nova Scotia, is North America’s 2nd largest keelboat regatta, welcoming hardcore racers and casual cruisers alike.

Chester Race Week, inquire, looking for crew now




For the explorer

Want to experience 24-hour sunlight? Fancy a canoe, kayak or hiking trip in northern Ontario or even Nunavut? Explore our incredible country with the help of experienced and knowledgeable guides. It’ll be the trip of your life. 

Black Feather, inquire for pricing




For the straight arrow

Bigger, faster and more game-changing, the new VRS Covert 2.0 drivers deliver more forgiving distance, faster ball speed and simple, intuitive customization to meet the swing needs of every athlete.

Nike Golf, Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Driver, $339.99




For the water warrior

The Twin Heron is a truly unique tandem kayak that also performs well when paddled solo. Want to bring your furry friend? Simply remove the front seat and Fido can hop in.

Old Town, Twin Heron Kayak available at MEC, $735




For the powerful paddler

Osha Osha is the leader when it comes to standup paddleboarding in Toronto, providing lessons, tours and even on-water yoga classes. Give it a go to connect with health, self and nature.

Osha Osha, inquire for pricing




For the adventurous soul

Experience some of Ontario’s best climbing cliffs in Conservation Halton parks. Courses are available for a wide variety of climbing levels. Located in another province? Your provincial park may be an excellent resource.

Rattlesnake Point, Conservation Halton, inquire for details




For the speed demon

At Vitess, the smallest details matter. Want hand-stitched Ferrari leather on your velo saddle? How about a power-measuring device right in the crank? Made-to-order takes cycling to another level. Coming soon, the new Vitess boutique located at 1st Canadian Place in Toronto.

Vitess, Bespoke, inquire for pricing




For the traveling trekker

Designed with comfort in mind, ZUUK shoes will take you from trail to town. They’re incredibly light (only 166g!), and pack down to almost nothing in your suitcase.

Hi-Tec, Zuuk men’s & women’s shoes, $64.99 at Sears




For the fast-track runner

Now you can train like an Olympian. Maximize acceleration, improve stride length and boost top-end speed through progressive resistance training. Tip: unbuckle mid-stride for a shot-out-of-the-cannon feeling.

SKLZ, Speed Chute, $29.98 at Walmart



Tags: a-list, outdoor adventure, arlene dickinson, health

Anne Vos
August 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm
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