Safer trails for snowmobilers in Outaouais

PORTAGE-DU-FORT, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Feb. 5, 2017) – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) Tourism provides an excellent opportunity for economic development in Canada. The Government of Canada’s investment in tourism projects reflects its willingness to support actions that generate substantial economic benefits in the Outaouais region. Acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, … More Safer trails for snowmobilers in Outaouais

SPECIAL CANOE EVENT SET FOR CANADA’S 150TH IN ALGONQUIN PARK

Outdoor enthusiasts will have a very special way to celebrate Canada’s 150th. On June 25th, the event 150 for 150 will feature an armada of canoes raising a special Canadian flag on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park. The flag is a mix of the love of canoeing and the love of Canada. Organizer David Lee … More SPECIAL CANOE EVENT SET FOR CANADA’S 150TH IN ALGONQUIN PARK

Are cross-country skiers the fittest of all athletes?

We’re used to celebrating the performances of Canada’s alpine skiers, but recent big wins on the World Cup Circuit have catapulted Canadian cross-country skiers into the spotlight. Long considered the fittest of all athletes, cross-country skiers already are known for their impressive aerobic capacity. Improvements in equipment and track preparation and new styles of racing … More Are cross-country skiers the fittest of all athletes?

Volunteers Needed: Bear Mountain Bike Festival

The first round of the 2017 Canada Cup, the Bear Mountain Bike Festival, takes place on March 4 and 5. In the lead up to race day and over the weekend the organizers are in search of volunteer help. The organizers are looking for volunteer course marshals, setup crews, prize collectors, and volunteers for registration … More Volunteers Needed: Bear Mountain Bike Festival

Snowmobile accident fatalities up by more than 50 per cent in Ontario

The Ontario Provincial Police reports that 14 people have died so far this winter in snowmobile accidents, up from eight people during the same time period last year. Sgt. Peter Leon, media relations coordinator for the OPP, said the increase is likely connected to the general lack of snowfall last winter, which kept many people … More Snowmobile accident fatalities up by more than 50 per cent in Ontario

PMBIA Association Announces Partnerships with Whistler Mountain Bike Park, IMBA Canada and CASI

Following our tradition of working with and building long term, industry partnerships, the Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association (PMBIA) is proud to announce official relationships with Whistler Mountain Bike Park, IMBA Canada and the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI). After 11 years of PMBI Courses, the PMBI Association has been working tirelessly to increase … More PMBIA Association Announces Partnerships with Whistler Mountain Bike Park, IMBA Canada and CASI

Laconia trails primed for World Championship Sled Dog Derby

Clearing the trail after a heavy, wet snowfall. Photo: Gamache Photos The Bittersweet Cross-Country Trails near Rossendale, Manitoba have been a labour of love for two families: the Woodwards and the McMasters. Situated in the Assiniboine River valley, about 50 km SW of Portage la Prairie on Highway 242 between Highways 1 and 2, these … More Laconia trails primed for World Championship Sled Dog Derby

Northern B.C. ski club fighting for season amidst wet conditions

The cross country ski trails are melting away, and the club is on damage control while they hope for more snow. “It rained buckets up there on Sunday,” said club president Dan McElheron, adding that it was pouring again on Tuesday, even more at the Onion Lake ski trails than in Terrace. “I don’t know … More Northern B.C. ski club fighting for season amidst wet conditions