At Guide Authority, we have one goal – increase the enjoyment and awareness of Canada’s Great Outdoors. However, we understand that hiking, fishing and cycling sometimes take a back seat to everyone’s favourite pastime (Netflix). It’s OK. We get it. But if you’re planning on spending a couple hours in “couchlock” mode, check out one of…

An annual report on the state of children’s health in Canada has uncovered something alarming. Almost one-third of school-age children are severely sleep deprived. What’s to blame? According to the report, performed by Participaction, kids “aren’t moving enough to be tired, and they may also be too tired to move”. Citing screens and cellphones as part of the…

Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities, forget about your worries and your strife! I mean the bare necessities, Old Mother Nature’s recipes, that brings the bare necessities of life! Classifying a splash pool as a “bare necessity” is a difficult proposition to make but old Tacoma here is having a ball cooling down after a…

Men and women aren’t that different.. Happy Feet = Happy Hikers!  Blisters, rolled ankles and good ol’ fashioned soakers can all ruin the day in a hurry and are often preventable with the right pair of kicks. Remember that any foot issues you have will also impact the enjoyment of everyone else on the hike…

Canada’s National Parks offer unparalleled natural beauty as well as easy access to these stunning environments. Stretching from coast to coast and featuring our country’s most diverse landscapes, National Parks are a huge part of what makes Canada such a great place to live.  From the remote expanses of northern wilderness in Qausuittuq National Park…

Northern anglers can struggle in spring with the awkward time between safe ice and open water.  Depending on the fishing regulations in the area, anglers also face limited options when it comes to species to target.  Fortunately for many Canadians, panfish are open early or year round in many parts of the country.  Considered one…

Inflatable PFDs are considered a lightweight, portable option in the life jacket game. These benefits have helped to popularize their use by paddlers, fishers and hunters in recent years. Readily available in a multitude of styles, these PFDs are designed to cater to your outdoor adventure of choice.  For instance,  a paddling PFD is less likely…

Canadian winters can be some of the nastiest on the planet, and as the mercury drops and the snow flies, hibernation can seem like the only solution! Whether it’s an invigorating day of ice-fishing or pushing your limits on the snow-shoe trail, we’ve put together a list of reasons to get outside today: Exercise – Outdoor…

When it comes to Bass Fishing, is there anything more exhilarating than watching your frog get totally annihilated? Hucking Kermit around can be a great way to cover water and locate active fish.  As this technique’s popularity has grown, so too have the number of offerings from tackle manufacturers.  Design styles range from open-water finesse…