Riding the rollercoaster that was 2020 has left us feeling more tightly wound than a tangled slinky (remember those?). On top of our everyday grind, we also have to account for daily-changing restrictions and a world of uncertainty — that’s enough to send anyone’s stress levels through the roof. One sure-fire way to relieve that feeling is to unplug from the constant beeping and buzzing of our phones and immerse ourselves in the calming tranquility of nature.

Spending time outdoors, getting fresh air and exercise can bring a natural sense of calm to our lives — not to mention the benefits for our physical and mental health. Travelling through the beautiful backcountry and exploring new places, all while basking in that sense of play and wonder, can be a simple and incredibly rewarding experience ­— and one that we need more and more during these trying times.

For those of us who don’t own cottages, it can be hard to know where to begin when it comes to dipping your toes into the pool of outdoor adventure. That’s why MHO Adventures offers guided expeditions that allow you to explore the great Canadian wilderness in a way that’s safe, comfortable and fun. Their all-inclusive expeditions take you far from the overcrowded and congested city to a clean outdoor environment with a small group of people. No international flights involved. From there, MHO Adventures’ experienced and professional guides take you under their wing, on an incredible wilderness adventure that you won’t soon forget.

When it comes to canoeing, trekking and portaging, MHO Adventures offers a range of experiences for every skill level. From a three-day family excursion suitable for parents and children to a nine-day voyage paddling through whitewater rapids, there’s an adventure with your name on it. MHO Adventures will also create a custom programme for your group of six people or more. Gather your friends or family to bond over a wilderness experience unlike any other.

No matter which expedition you choose, you’ll be in good hands. MHO Adventures takes everything into account, providing you with delicious meals and top-notch equipment to keep you warm and dry, while your expert guide leads you on an unforgettable journey that will feed your mind, body and soul.

To find out more and to book your outdoor adventure, visit mhoadventures.com.