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.

Why subscribe?

Subscribe today and you’ll receive advice, stories, trip reports, interviews and other outdoorsy goodness in your inbox on Tuesday mornings.

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.

As featured in:

The Ryan Jespersen Show

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?

🥾️Ridge Hikes Near Calgary to Try This Summer There’s nothing quite like standing on a ridge and being able to see mountains for miles in all directions.

🚲 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.

What our readers have to say…

“Go Outside is a bright spot in my week.”

“Your style is fresh, authentic, accessible and the content is inspiring.”

“It’s so nice…to realize how many new adventures are waiting out there even after 50 years.”

“I feel more inspired to go explore because of Go Outside.”

“Very informative and your enthusiasm is infectious.”

“Having something fun to do outside in the winter has completely changed the way I inhabit this place.”

People

Annalise & Cailynn
We’re 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.