At home on the sea (P2)

Residents or visitors to either coast enjoy almost unlimited choices of cruising waters. National marine parks afford some rudimentary services (such as privies on many of the Broken Group of islands in Pacific Rim National Park). But many more experienced kayakers prefer to point their craft into less-traveled …

At home on the sea (P1)

Sea kayaking is growing in popularity in Canada because it allows enthusiasts to explore nature in a personal, inexpensive way. The best kayaking locations include Vancouver Island’s west coast and Nova Scotia’s eastern shore. Water chuckles softly along the slender vessel’s plastic skin, the only sound to disturb …

What type of golf shoes would you recommend?

Golf is a strange dance of stability and explosive movements, the perfect balance of which shows you satisfying success on the course. And in this pirouette, there has to be one most trustworthy companion: your golf shoes.  We scoured the market for the best golf shoes for walking …

Reach for the top

Indoor climbing is gaining popularity across Canada, as shown by the fact that there are now more than 30 indoor rock climbing facilities in the nation. Rock climbing enthusiasts can practice such techniques as top roping and lead climbing at the indoor facilities. After a year and a half as …

Clear fairways

HE sports section of the Philadelphia Inquirer carried a picture in September 1949 of three bewildered young women under the headline: “UPSET.” The caption explained that if any of the three won her match in the first round of the Ladies National Amateur Golf Championship it would be …

Golfing With Ghosts

Just one hour from Atlanta, the Barnsley Inn offers a golfing getaway steeped in history Tucked away in the woods an hour outside Atlanta, the Barnsley Inn, and Golf Resort is a property with a very mixed identity. The modern resort, which is owned by a German prince …

Lapping up leftovers

With very few exceptions, nonresident tags for big-game animals in the Western states are issued in a drawing. From January to July, there’s an application deadline looming somewhere. Shortly after the Christmas holidays, I start preparing my application for a nonresident elk tag in Wyoming. Early July finds …

Separate strategy for mature bucks

Whether you realize it or not, you probably begin each season hunting for young bucks. When you set out with a plan based on what you think most bucks do, this is all but guaranteed. Mature Vs. Immature I realize this is a weird concept to grasp but …

Big Game Season Previews (Part 1)

AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AFIELD THIS FALL A HUNTER TRANSPORTED from a century ago to 2001 would be shocked at what he found. No, not e-mail, computers, video games, and cell phones–rather, the sheer abundance of the game would overwhelm him. From half-ton moose …