From skier, producer, and director Nikolai Schirmer with support from Black Crows, Shapes follows Schirmer and Flo Bastien as they explore the backcountry in Canada, France, and Norway. 

Fear not winter’s harshest bite with these foul-weather friends

For the Moutinho family of northwest Canada, living here allows them to get out and explore the world through surfing and mountain biking.

From Outdoor Gear Exchange, the More Than You Think series aims to highlight the expanding opportunities for backcountry skiing in the northeast.

In 1905, Mina Hubbard completed the expedition that had killed her husband—and beat the pants off his swaggering rival

After a photography mission with Project PoSSUM studying noctilucent clouds, Adrien Mauduit took a three thousand mile road trip and filmed My Canadian Summer.

Canada has a world renowned river wave. It's remote and less than dependable for its conditions, but when it's firing - well you be the judge.

From the fundamentals of just picking up your garbage to the sophisticated ripple effects of a dam project on a watershed, this film explores the wide range of conservation efforts.

For the hunters that are in it to experience the challenges of navigating in the wilderness, these trips always leave them with an experience that shapes them.

These summer cabins can help you have one of the best weekends of your summer

Travel is one long introduction to the broadest of humanity. We aren’t perfect, but most members of our species are worth knowing. To meet those neighbors, follow these simple rules.

Let's make "I'm from America" great again

When filmmakers and avid mountain bikers Scott Secco and Mike Hopkins set out to make 'Flow State,' the objective was to set the viewer in a perspective that would allow them to witness what it's like to find flow on a mountain bike

Caribou Legs, a film from The Solidarity Union, follows Bradley Firth as he runs from 4,600 miles from Vancouver to St. John's. He battles his own inner demons of drug addiction and alcoholism while raising awareness for systemic violence against indigenous women.

This film underscores the connection between the human spirit and paddling canoes.

Remember that place that campaigned for Americans to move there if Trump won? Well (sigh), it's beckoning. Welcome to idyllic Cape Breton, population 132,000 and shrinking.

With little fanfare, one of the tallest, largest ski resorts in the world is taking shape in British Columbia, masterminded by the most visionary resort architect you've never heard of

John Huston explored the North Pole, South Pole, and everything in between. Now he's moving into uncharted territory as the father of newborn twins.

'Bruhwiler County,' a film from Yeti, shares how surfer Raph Bruhwiler has kept his community and family first in this remote stretch of Canada.

From Roark Revival, 'A Ramp in the Woods' features skater Jamie Thomas honoring his late friend Jamie Collins.

Nansen Weber grew up spending years Canada's Arctic region. With wolves as his neighbors, he continues to feel a strong connection to the area.

Filmmaker Jason van Bruggen makes a trip to the Arctic for a few months every year, but all that time spent in the area hasn't drawn away from its beauty.

When an international crew of whitewater aficionados loaded eight featherlight carbon freestyle kayaks onto rafts and paddled into the Canadian wilderness in September, they took the hunt for fresh waves to a new level.

Our northern neighbor's national parks are pretty damn awesome—and accessing them in 2017 will be completely free

Larry Cavero's welcoming attitude and unmatched stoke made him the perfect candidate for Jake Kovnat's film 'On Days Like These, We Must Surf'.

Filmmaker Jessica Peterson traveled to the falls with her husband ten years ago and was determined to come back and film it and the mile-high mist it emits, and this was the result.

On a 4 week long journey, filmmaker Dave Dworkind assembled Western Canada.

In the heart of the Northwest Territories, Ted Grant operates the Nahanni Mountain Lodge. The Northern Lights in this area are far from the reaches of light pollution.

This new four-part documentary series from Whistler explores what skiing will look like in the future.

Filmmaker Francis Gagnon and his brother set out on a 12,000-mile road trip around eastern Canada. This timelapse is the culmination of their summer in 2015.

There are few places in the world where you can feel more solitude and connectivity than, Banff National Park. Take a minute to experience it's awe-inspiring beauty.

Rider Sid Slotegraaf takes to some of the finest trails in Squamish, British Columbia, with Canadian XC world cup veteran Ricky Federau.

For years, Chuck Thompson dreamed of picking some random spot on the map of British Columbia and plunging in for an adventure. He got all he could handle and more on the Klinaklini River, a Class V rager that cuts through heavily forested wilderness north of Mount Waddington. In fact, he's lucky he got out alive.

First Nations mountain bikers are discovering that good flow and cash flow are one and the same when you’ve got some of the world’s gnarliest trails

This video highlights a travel adventure from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park via the Icefields Parkway

Reynold Sexton is a pioneer in the Atlantic salmon fishing industry, and he has an important message for the future generation of anglers

Our new Play Now series highlights an epic POV clip so you can get in on the action even when you're stuck behind a desk

"The thing that gives us so much joy and purpose in our lives can end it all in a second."

In our new Play Now series, we give you a slice of the action through thrilling POV shots—each one minute or less.

Wolf pack takes down elk on highway overpass in Canada

From epic skiing in Antarctica to a lazy beer-fueled canoe trip in North Carolina, these are the best places to visit this year

All the exhilaration of a good old-fashioned adventure, without the risk of having to eat your tripmates

Underwater noise pollution is causing measurable harm to whales’ abilities to reproduce and navigate. A team of researchers proposes quiet zones as a solution.

This fall, world-renowned ultrarunners Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote partnered with photographer Steven Gnam to run across some of the highest, wildest mountain ranges in the Lower 48, with as little gear as they could get away with.

The adventure documentary tracks four young Texans as they lead a group of mustangs from Mexico to Canada

A primer from overall winner of the Canadian Death Race, Alissa St. Laurent

Bushwhacking, pack rafts, and a historic float down one of the world's most beautiful wildernesses.

Thanks in part to advances in wing technology, a few pioneering paragliders are smashing the limits by completing long-distance flights that were once thought impossible. Last spring, high-fliers Will Gadd and Gavin McClurg pulled off one of the most ambitious trips ever attempted: 385 miles down the jagged, frozen, potentially deadly spine of the Canadian Rockies.

Journalist Edward Struzik renders a barely recognizable far north—but it’s one worth getting to know.

The world's best scales an iconic (frozen) waterfall

This year is shaping up to be a good one for folks who want a side of fine dining with their outdoor activity.

Canada has the potential to lead the world in renewable energy—if only the government will listen

Capture the placid perfection of a winter forest by staying in one of these arboreal lofts. Not only are they specifically made to weather the cold, but they’re cozy too.

Can't get to the slopes yourself? There's a virtual reality goggle for that.

Bob Windsor keeps Churchill, Manitoba, free of a different kind of perp

No two ski resorts are alike. But which one is right for you? We break down more than 30 of North America's best to find the perfect fit.

The crude that would feed the XL pipeline comes from a once pristine part of Alberta that now resembles mining operations on a sci-fi planet. At places like Fort McKay, home to First Nations people who've lived there for centuries, the money is great but the environmental and health impacts are exceedingly grim.

Every winter, the ski and snowboard world lets its hair down at a few marquee events. Here are the ones we're stoked for this season.

Where deep powder meets uncrowded runs

Five mountain towns where the skiing and riding are matched by equally entertaining off-the-slopes escapades.

Looking for the funnest terrain in North America? Go here.

To win this year’s Tour Divide, Jefe Branham rode 170 miles a day, slept an average of four hours a night, and endured both unrelenting snow and 100-degree heat for 16 days straight. What you can learn from his time in the pain cave.

The best lodging for skiers are close to the action but feel far away from it all. These are the perfect abodes to return to after carving up the slopes.

Five stunning national parks await beyond North America's 49th parallel. But beware: you'll face shifting ice, mercurial weather, and polar bears if you take this path less traveled.

Like any real estate choice, camping is all about location, location, location. Camping on a portaledge—a deployable, hanging-tent system—gives rock climbers locations worth bragging about: unimpeded views, no noisy neighbors, and everything from egress to big-wall climbs. In the U.S., there’s no better place for a suspension sleeping system than…

Except for two interruptions during World War II, the Winter Olympics have been held continuously since 1924. Over a period of nine decades, these snowy competitions have played out in 21 mountainous enclaves on three continents. Most of the venues are still worth a wintertime visit; here are a few…

A loppet is an unusually lonely muppet. Or so I assumed until Cross Country Canada, the umbrella organization for the country’s national ski team, set me straight. Cross country skiers take part in the world’s largest skijor loppet, part of the Cities of the Lakes Loppet. CCC’s…

I’m planning a vacation to Montreal, and while I’ve heard lots about its urban charms, I don’t know much about its wilderness access. Where can I play outside within a couple hours of the city?

Huston just left the country for his expedition to Ellesmere Island

Winter is great, except when you’re holed up with no sun all day. Take your weekends back with one of these fresh, easy adventures.

I'm a pretty sustainably minded person and for my next vacation, I want to go to a low-impact resort that's not too insanely far from home. What are the best eco-lodges in North America?

Merv Bodnarchuk's dreams for curling seemed harmless, and even kind of inspiring, at first. But that's not how it turned out.

What does the popularity of a zombie-themed obstacle race say about American society?

From paddling to biking to hiking, here are the top spots from Nova Scotia to the Northwest Territories

In the stunning and remote wilderness along northern British Columbia’s Highway 16, at least 18 women—by some estimates, many more—have gone missing over the past four decades. After years of investigation, authorities still don’t know if it’s the work of a serial killer or multiple offenders. Bob Friel drives into the darkness for answers.

How does ultrarunner Ray Zahab—who became famous for expeditions traversing the harshest terrain on earth—up the ante? By taking high school kids on his next series of trips.