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Cassandra Jowett is a content marketer who works at a software startup in Toronto. Her love of the great outdoors first started at the base of the Rocky Mountains when her parents took her camping as a baby. It blossomed as an adult when Brian began taking her canoe tripping in the Ontario backcountry.
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Winter glamping: Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Silent Lake Provincial Park rustic cabins

Nearly two years after our first winter camping experience at Silent Lake Provincial Park, we still haven’t made much progress toward gearing up to go winter camping on our own. Between buying our first home and paying for our wedding, the idea of dropping thousands of dollars on a decent-quality hot tent and accessories all […]

The Crothers Woods trail split into "easier" and "harder" sections at one point

Wild Toronto: Hiking Crothers Woods in the Don Valley

Wild Toronto is a series about the many wild places you can hike and bike in all four seasons without ever leaving the city. We weren’t sure what to expect when we headed out to Crothers Woods for a winter day hike in the city. But shortly after we embarked on the trail, we could […]

Taking one last look at the Riverside-Mast Trail ridge before the descent down to the Rouge River

Wild Toronto: Winter hiking in the Rouge National Urban Park

The southernmost end of Toronto’s Rouge River is one of our favourite urban waterways to paddle in the spring, and later in the year too if water levels are high enough to float our canoe. The Rouge River is rarely used by other boaters, and we often see all kinds of wildlife as we paddle […]

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Winter camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park with Cruising Canoes

In the summer, you can find us hitting the road to go camping every other weekend, checking out the best that Ontario’s backcountry has to offer. When the cool weather comes, however, we start to feel a little cooped up. Our last trip into the backcountry was mid-October. As the winter drags on, we long […]