A MAGAZINE FOR A MOVEMENT
The new outdoor movement is no longer defined by sport, but by a broader desire to reconnect with nature in an environmentally conscious way. No matter how they differ from one another, outdoor enthusiasts, be they surfers, canoers, fishermen, wildlife photographers, conservationists, entrepreneurs or farmers, are all empowered and driven by nature, adventure and sustainability. BESIDE aims to unite this disparate community of outdoor enthusiasts, offering them a stage to showcase their innovative curiosity, responsible resourcefulness and adventurous triumphs.
GIVING A VOICE TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS
We trek through forests, we scale mountains and we paddle through rivers and streams, rarely asking who explored them before us and how we will ensure that others will be able to explore them tomorrow. These great wildernesses are our playground and our lifeblood, but how we choose to share in their splendor will ensure that they feed the hearts and souls of our generations to come.
We want to share the journey with you, kindle that flame, and get you pumped for your next trip. Our magazine delivers fresh perspectives, social reflections, and personal stories rich with the wisdom and experiences of the most inspiring contemporary pioneers. Whether they're our stories, or those of our ambassadors, we know they'll have you dreaming about getting back outside and discovering something new, whether out in nature or within yourself.
A MOVEMENT FOR GOOD
We have to be honest with ourselves: every step in the forest leaves a footprint. Beyond creating content in support of environmentally conscious, respectful and sustainable adventure, we’re committed to helping rebuild compromised natural environments. As part of this commitment, $1 from the sale of each magazine will be given to a like-minded charitable cause.
100% RECYCLED & COMMITTED TO LEAVING NO TRACE
“Why would an organization committed to sustainable business practices create a print magazine and not a digital one?”
We want our magazine to be enjoyed around both the coffee table and the campfire, because in order to truly connect with nature, sometimes it's necessary to disconnect from the digital crutches - smartphones, tablets and laptops – that get in the way of us living completely in the moment. Besides, 100% recycled paper is a much more flammable emergency campfire starter than any smartphone.
WHERE NATURE MEETS CULTURE
With our roots planted in the largely French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada, we very much understand the importance of balancing nature with culture and staying true to the heritage of our readership. The resulting magazine will be more than bilingual, instead BESIDE will be the first of its kind to be produced individually in both English et en français.