What is Go Outside?
Go Outside is a newsletter that lives up to its name; it’s all about going outside.
Go Outside started as a pandemic project in 2020, to help Albertans explore their own backyards. Today, thousands of Go Outside subscribers receive advice, stories, trip reports, interviews and other outdoorsy goodness in their inboxes on Tuesdays. (Think ⛰️🥾️🌲🎿🚲🏕️ + more.)
Who are you?
We’re Annalise and Cailynn — writers, outdoor enthusiasts and sisters. We’ve been hiking, biking and skiing near Calgary since childhood and continue to be happiest outside. We co-write this newsletter to help more people Go Outside.
Cailynn is a freelance writer and editor whose stories have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian and The Globe and Mail. Annalise is the co-founder of Champion Communications, and a former daily newspaper journalist.
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We are committed to keeping all our content free for everyone. There are already enough barriers to going outside and we don’t want to create another one. HOWEVER, subscriber feedback has led us to introduce a paid option. Contributions from readers like you support our writing and keep our content free for everyone to read.
In the media:
Canadian Press, Parks Canada says reservation system appears to be meeting 'high demand' for camping
Jasper Local, Wait times down, reservations up: Campsite booking system problems in the past
Toronto Star, Do traffic woes at a gem of the Canadian Rockies signal looming problems at Canada’s national parks?
The Guardian, Alberta fights Canada government over its crowded parks: ‘Like a tailgate party’
Calgary Herald, Land of the larches: Nature lovers gear up for Alberta's golden season
CJSW, The Almanacs, Interview with Annalise
The Globe and Mail, Survival mode: How the pandemic turned us into fierce competitors
PandemicU, Twin Pursuits: How Annalise and Cailynn Klingbeil Discovered a Love for Nature Writing
National Post, Canada's national parks are yours to enjoy (if you can wait online hour after hour)
CBC, Miso soup, Moon Cheese and fig newtons: The best snacks to pack for outdoor winter adventures
Where to start?
🥾️Try one of these great after-work hikes near Calgary Why not take advantage of the sunset hike before summer ends?
🚲 Go Outside: The Yikes Bikes edition! Five ways to enjoy the mountains on two wheels this spring, summer and fall.
🎒 Go Outside: The Life-Changing Gear Edition What is one piece of outdoor gear (big or small) that you love?
☃️ Q&A: Layering 101, Preventing Cold Hands & Feet, and Why Cotton is Rotten From electric socks to the perfect base layers, we answer your questions about staying warm outside in winter.
🏕️Dear Parks Canada, There's Got To Be a Better Way Booking a campsite shouldn't take longer and be more challenging than hiking hours into a remote backcountry campground.