Canada boasts glaciers and deserts, rainforests and mountains, rivers and lakes – all bookended by three epic oceans.
We’ve partnered with Buff Canada to bring you four incredible adventures in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia. In defense of sun, sweat and saltwater, we’ve included the perfect BUFF® Canada products from the new Spring/Summer 2020 Collection to pair with each experience.
Cycle the Seawall in Vancouver, BC
The new Spring/Summer 2020 Collection from BUFF® Canada is all about getting outside right where you are. If you live in Vancouver, you’re spoiled for choice, but even the mountains can feel far from everyday demands. Luckily, the centrally located seawall spans 10 kilometres – the perfect length to cycle on a beautiful spring day.
Bicycles can be rented along Denman Street. Don’t forget to stop at Second Beach to indulge in an ice cream cone and dip your toes in the Pacific. With endless ocean views and Stanley Park’s forested trails to tuck into, you might be surprised how much there is to explore.
PAIR IT: Be prepared for Vancouver’s archetypal rain showers with a water-repellent Trek Bucket Hat, a new addition to the BUFF® Spring/Summer 2020 Collection. If the sun is shining, the brim will keep glare out of your eyes, the UPF 50+ protection will save your scalp from burning and the sweatband will keep you cool. A smart self-storage pocket packs it away when you’re ready to snap on your helmet.
Paddle Maligne Lake in Jasper, AB
Kayaking or canoeing on Maligne Lake is a Canadian rite of passage. Located 48 kilometres from the mountain village Jasper, it’s become an Instagram sensation for its ethereal blue waters and jagged alpine scenery.
Rent a boat in town and load up your gear for an overnight adventure. Camping at Fisherman’s Bay or Coronet Creek will allow you to explore the quiet sides of the 22-kilometre lake, including iconic Spirit Island. Spend a weekend floating on the glassy surface and roasting marshmallows over a crackling campfire.
PAIR IT: Plus, it comes in vibrant, fun colours for your photo-ops.
For this adventure, we combine the Booney Hat and CoolNet® Multifunctional Neckwear for maximimum head and neck sun coverage. The Booney Hat boasts a wide brim and adjustable cord, and comes in two sizes and three colour options. Its UPF 50+ material is packable and since all those J-strokes are sure to make you sweaty, paddlers will surely appreciate its moisture-wicking qualities.
Soak in city views in Montreal, QC
In the city’s famous Le Plateau-Mont-Royal district, you’ll find funky second-hand clothing shops, cafés overrun with university students and trails leading to the nearby peak of Mount Royal.
On the east slope, locals play hand drums in a popular summertime celebration known as “Tam-Tams.” Climb the stairs to the Mount Royal Chalet. Views stretch across the cityscape from the large courtyard. If you have time, walk to the iconic 30-metre-tall cross. It can be spotted on the inky hill after dark, illuminated with LED lights.
PAIR IT: BUFF® Trucker Caps easily transition from street style to functional headwear. The inner sweatband wicks away moisture as you explore on humid days, while the brim saves your face from the sun. Choose from bright multi-colours, greyscale designs and the new flat brim.
Road trip the Cabot Trail starting in Halifax, NS
This 400-some-kilometre drive across Cape Breton Island travels through remote fishing villages along scenic, windy roads. The Highlands reflect the alluring beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and offer ample eateries, boutiques and breweries.
If you get the chance, hike the Skyline Trail. This relatively flat, seven-kilometre round-trip trek brings you to a headland cliff. A descending wooden staircase offers breathtaking views of the twisted highway and Gulf of St. Lawrence.
PAIR IT: What else could you wear but a piece from the Canadian Collection? Whether it’s a maple leaf, plaid tartan or classic sweater design, BUFF® Headwear showcases patterns that will fit in perfectly with the red Muskoka chairs that dot the road.