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Will increasingly indoorsy Canadians answer the call of the wild?

Young children climb up a hill at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park in Caledon, Ontario, and slide down as if they were sledding. Source: Sara Miller Llana/The Christian Science Monitor

A recent weekend at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, 45 minutes north of Toronto, is a picture of autumnal bliss. Children inspect caterpillars on the hiking path and chase after the tufts of fiber attached to milkweed seed as families trek through the woods.

No one needs to tell them about the rejuvenating benefits of spending time outdoors, and yet even this crowd says they don’t get outside as much as they want or should.

“I think it becomes more of a hassle to get outside,” says Daniel Kouto,

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