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While many outdoor activities can be done without equipment, there are some that require some technical gear, which can quickly become expensive. We’ve compiled a list of places across Canada that rent outdoor equipment (including adaptive equipment, where available) completely for free. Check out the list here: Free Outdoor Gear Rentals...

The Adventure Report is a blog based out of Ottawa. The website features a Trail Finder map for trails in and around Ottawa and the Adventure Report Hiking Challenge. Blog posts cover topics such as camping, trail reports and hiking with kids.   Check out the Adventure Report here....

PHE Canada has developed a robust resource of physical education activities to support children and youth in getting active both at home and in school. The activities are focused on promoting physical competencies surrounding the themes of 'move', 'think', 'feel', and 'act'. Activities are categorized according to grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-12) and are downloadable...

As part of Canada's Outdoor Learning Store fall virtual workshop series, Christina Pickles from Get Outside and Play led a webinar on the importance of outdoor play for learning in the early years, with some practical ideas and resources on how to support children in their play and learning outdoors. Watch the full webinar here. Watch other...

Geocaching is the worlds largest treasure hunt! Get started by downloading the free app and creating an account. Use the app to find a geocache nearby, and start your adventure. Don't forget to bring a pen! Once you find it, sign and date the logbook. Place the geocache back where you found it and log...

The Regional District of Nanaimo Recreation and Parks has created REC Connect, a website featuring a Active Living Newsletter, and an Active and Creative Ideas page including things like instructions for Seven UP Game, Ideas for Winter Walks in RDN Parks, and many more.   Learn more and explore the website here....

Scotia XC Ski Club (previously Halifax Nordic Ski Club) is offering youth ski lessons. The youth lessons are based on Nordiq Canada's Skill Development Programs for Children with the goal of assisting children in the development of a love of the outdoors, a healthy lifestyle, technical skills, and physical fitness. In addition to the regular ski...

Schoolyards Count, produced by Kelly Gallagher-Mackay (Wilfrid Laurier University), Christine Corso (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), and Tammy Shubat (Ophea), reports on the quality of schoolyards across Ontario using data from citizen scientists. The report provides a review of why schoolyards matter for the health and wellbeing of students, a review of the gaps...

New America's Policy Recommendations to build outdoor play and learning opportunities aim to promote outdoor activities that help young children learn safely and effectively. They have created one-pager sheets for US state and federal policy makers that outline the health benefits of, and how to promote and support, outdoor play and learning opportunities. Useful resources...

KidActivities.net shared an assortment of 45 relay race activities for kids. These races are fun for kids of all ages and ensure physical activity along the way.   See the full list here....