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Kicksleds: Essential Winter Gear

Guest blog by Darren McChristie. I have to admit that I love my kicksled. My wife bought it about ten years ago when we lived in Iqaluit, Nunavut and it has been an essential part of our winter gear ever since. We’ve used it to transport our children (one standing on the runners and the […]

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Ice Skating: An Iconic Canadian Pastime

Guest Blog by Darren McChristie. Ice skating has been an iconic winter activity in Canada since the Europeans arrived with skates in their luggage. According to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, “travel journals and officers’ diaries attest to the popularity of the sport” and skating was so popular that, in 1748, an ordinance was issued […]

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Ice is Nice: Snowkiting in Northern Ontario

Guest blog by Darren McChristie. One of the benefits of living in Thunder Bay is that winter arrives earlier than it does in more southerly locations. This does not always equate to early snow, but it most definitely equates to early ice and, as a snowkiter, I’ve come to learn which lakes freeze first to […]