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At the Swaggin Hut!

Two tales of our winter weekend at the Swaggin hut in February 2019! This is my first winter in Québec--and since I lived in San Francisco for nine years before moving...

How to Learn Skiing, Snowshoeing and Skating This Winter!

Join a club or a group! Here are several suggestions. Sign up for our Snowshoeing and French-English Conversation with us on Thursday evenings starting January 3, 2019. Meet in Jeanne-Mance Park....

Renting or Buying Outdoor Gear in Montreal

Where to Rent and Buy Outdoor Gear in Montreal, and How to Choose Note: I focus on cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skating in this article. Cross-country Skis There are different kinds of skis, but most beginners start...
Donner l'hiver en cadeau 2018

Give the Gift of Winter!

Make a charitable donation to help a low-income newcomer to Canada have fun outdoors this winter! $40 is the average price it takes for us to help one low-income newcomer try winter sports, defraying...

How to Dress for Winter Sports in Quebec

If you dress well for winter sports, you will never want to come back inside! Please note that this advice is for sports like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing where you will be moving around...

Our Discounts

Discounts for Low-Income New Canadians Every year, we seek donations to provide discounts to low-income new Canadians for certain outdoor activities. Our discounts allow people who struggle to meet their basic needs to participate in...

Skiing, Saunas and Sausages: A Six-Day Hut-to-Hut Trip in Northern Finland

For the past few years, my husband Fred and I have gotten into the habit of exploring a new hut-to-hut ski area in March, just as the ski season starts to wrap up here...

Volunteer Guides on November 3rd

Seeking Volunteers to Help Guide Groups at our Intercultural Hiking Day The Intercultural Outdoor Recreation Program is seeking volunteers to help lead and organise activities during our Intercultural Hiking Day on Saturday November 3rd in...

Intercultural Hiking Day

Come hiking with us in the Milton-Parc neighbourhood and up Mount Royal while practicing French, English, Spanish and/or other languages to be confirmed! We’ll break into a few small groups in order to discuss...

Hiking, Conversation and Trees 2018!

Hike on Mount Royal and in the neighbourhood while practicing your French and English! We’ll walk, get fresh air and exercise, and have a weekly language exchange with neighbours! Just wear decent walking shoes...