What is Go Outside?

Go Outside is a free, weekly newsletter about nature. COVID-19 restrictions led more Albertans than ever before to explore their own backyards. We’ve been hiking, biking and skiing near Calgary since childhood and continue to be happiest outside. We want to help more people Go Outside.

Who are you?

Cailynn is a freelance writer and editor whose stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and The Globe and Mail. Annalise is the co-founder of Champion Communications & PR and a former daily newspaper journalist.

Annalise and Cailynn co-write Go Outside in an effort to inspire Albertans to explore the great outdoors.

Why subscribe?

It’s free! Subscribe today and you’ll receive free advice, stories, trip reports and outdoorsy goodness in your inbox every Tuesday morning.

As featured in:

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.”