provincial-parks-of-the-kootenays Jun 22

Provincial Parks in the Kootenays of British Columbia You Need to Visit

The Kootenays are world famous for its winters but if you venture beyond the powder-filled ski hills, you’ll find a host of stunning, remote and adventure-filled provincial parks.   Below is a selection of the best provincials parks, in the Kootenays of British Columbia, you need to visit to celebrate Canada 150.    Bugaboo Provincial…

fernie-backcountry-mike-cotton-photography Jun 6

The Fernie Backcountry, British Columbia

I’ve written previously about my love for the Fernie backcountry. The backcountry, given its correct definition, is ‘a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area’. Yet for me, the backcountry is so much more than that. The backcountry is an escape, an escape from a social media-driven world, where everyone is connected via the…

Remote Canadian Towns and Cities - Telegraph Cove May 27

Remote Canadian Towns and Cities

Updated 30 May 2017, originally published May 2013. Hello and thank you for visiting Nomads on the Road. This article about Remote Canadian Towns and Cities has proven to be hugely popular. So I thought I would update it and add some more information about the towns featured as well as add some new towns…

fall-in-fernie-british-columbia-web Apr 12

Best of Canada: Photo Essay

The title of this photo essay is slightly misleading I’ll admit. While I’ve chosen to call this piece ‘Best of Canada’, but in reality, it should read ‘Best of British Columbia and Alberta‘. But that doesn’t flow as nicely. Here is a selection of photographs showcasing the Best of Canada… ok, the best of British…

TIgnes Les Boisses Apr 2

Nomads on the Road has launched an online photography shop

Some exciting news from Nomads on the Road HQ and Mike Cotton Photography (currently Tignes Les Brevieres in the beautiful French Alps). I am pleased to announce the launch of my new online landscape photography shop. This is your one-stop shop for all of my landscape photography, which is available for you to purchase.  All…

Feb 2

7 quotes I love about winter and the mountains

I love winter and I love living in the mountains, whether that is in Fernie, British Columbia, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the lofty peaks of England’s Lake District, or my current home in the French Alps. Here are 7 quotes I love about winter and the mountains. 

Fernie Avalanche Control Jan 13

Triggered: Avalanche Control at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie Alpine Resort has a unique set of challenges, which a skilled team of avalanche technicians have to manage every day. Three-quarters of the terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort sits below five imposing headwalls and in avalanche paths. This excellent documentary showcases the avalanche control at Fernie Alpine Resort

Reigate Heath, Surrey Jan 1

My Favourite Photographs of 2016

2016 has been an interesting year. Looking back I travelled a lot more than I appreciated at the time. The Lake District was the subject of two trips and countless photography essays, I spent three weeks travelling and working in Norway and Sweden. I also managed to explore more of Surrey, taking in Reigate Heath…

fernie-backcountry-british-columbia Dec 6

Steller Stories: Fall in Fernie photo essay

Steller Stories is a free storytelling app which allows you to create video and photography stories. With a sleek emphasis on design and usability, Seller Stories is an innovative and visual way to share your stories. This story is a Fall in Fernie photo essay.   You can follow along with my Steller Stories using the link…

fernie-backcountry-british-columbia Nov 25

Fernie Backcountry: A Photo Essay

Backcountry “a sparsely populated rural region remote from a settled area.”

Fishing in Fernie Nov 11

Steller Stories: The Bull River, BC

Steller Stories is a free storytelling app which allows you to create video and photography stories. With a sleek emphasis on design and usability, Seller Stories is an innovative and visual way to share your stories. This story is a photo essay from the Bull River, near Fernie, BC.     You can follow along with…