Christmas Gift Ideas For The Outdoorsy


Lost for Christmas present ideas? If you’re looking for someone who loves the outdoors then you’re in luck because we can promise there’s nobody easier to shop for. There’s no such thing as “too much gear” and with a huge selection of fun camping gear out there at all different price points, you’re sure to be able to find the perfect gift.


For The Lone-Wolf

Crua Hybrid Tent/Hammock

A solo tent that also converts into a covered camping hammock! For when you can’t decide whether you want to bring your tent or your hammock, also great for when you’re in the mountains and struggling to find a flat spot to pitch a tent.

Buy online at:


For The Worried Parent

InReach Explorer

We at Twin RIver carry InReach Satellite messengers on every trip we go on. Things can go wrong in the wilderness, and in remote Canadian wilderness, there usually isn’t any cell reception. The InReach explorer will keep you in contact with friends and family for small issues, and has a one touch button that will connect you directly to emergency services, giving them an SOS message and your exact location. Also importantly, nightly “all ok” messages will help the parents of any young explorer sleep more soundly.

Buy online or in store from Wilderness Supply:


For the Aspiring Adventurer

Manitoba is home to thousands of miles of pristine canoe routes in unspoiled wilderness. It can however be a daunting task to organize everything needed. We at Twin River Travel offer a 2 night trip leaving nearly every Friday during the summer that exposes you to the Seagrim Lakes, some of the best canoeing in the province, without needing the technical know-how and huge amounts of gear. We provide everything. Food, Guide, Gear, and even transport.

Check out reviews from last years trips, as well as dates and prices at:


For The ‘Gram

GoPro Hero6

Spend less time worrying about keeping your DSLR camera safe, and spend more time enjoying your trip with a tiny and waterproof GoPro camera.

Buy at MEC:


For The No-Frills Gift

Leatherman C33X

Based on our own experience, for only $25, there’s no better knife available for camping and any other outdoors activity. Clips to your belt or bag, and stays sharp. Cheap, great quality, and no fancy bits that will break a few weeks in.

Buy at online or in-store at Wilderness Supply:


For The Paddler

Every paddler needs a good PFD, and the MEC Fulcrum is a comfortable and effective jacket at a fantastic price. It great as insulation on cold days, gives great mobility at the shoulders, and very effective in the case of an emergency.

Buy online or in store at MEC:


For the Caffeine Addict

Hands down our favorite camping coffee-maker, the aeropress is lightweight, durable, and makes fantastic coffee in under a minute.

Buy online at Amazon, or at almost any big grocery/appliance store:


For the Seasoned Explorer

For anyone who has some experience with paddling and is looking at taking on some more in-depth adventures, the Manigotagan River is one of Manitoba's best whitewater rivers, and can be run in just under a week. If you want to be a part of this unique trip, contact us a for more info!