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Oh, Canada! You're missing your great outdoors

Stunning vistas greet cross-country skiers in the immense wilderness of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. In 1985, the United Nations designated the park a World Heritage Site. (Associated Press)
Stunning vistas greet cross-country skiers in the immense wilderness of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. In 1985, the United Nations designated the park a World Heritage Site. (Associated Press)

Quote of the day:
"It's truly amazing to think that in a country as beautiful as Canada — renowned the world over as Canada is for its natural beauty and world-class parks system and green space in abundance — that we would ever house a population that spends 90 percent of their time indoors, but that's exactly what the numbers are telling us."

Richard Starke, Alberta's minister of tourism, parks and recreation, discussing a recent report from the Canadian Parks Council that said 80 percent of Canadians now live in urban areas, and that they spent just 10 percent of their time outside.
- Calgary Herald




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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