nelson-bc-fall-colours Aug 17

Five beers to drink in the Kootenays, BC

I love the craft beer scene in British Columbia and the Kootenays are right at the heart of it. With every town in the region seemingly having a craft brewery, I have selected my five favourite breweries and five beers to drink in the Kootenays, BC. First up in my list of five beers to…

Jul 22

5 festivals in the Kootenays to rock your world

Summer time in the Kootenays means there are plenty of festivals to enjoy. Here are 5 festivals in the Kootenays to rock your world. Tiny Lights – Ymir 9-11 June Ok, so this festival has come and gone already but I wanted to include Tiny Light because it is one of my festivals in the…

Fishing in Fernie Jul 19

8 Reasons why summer in Fernie is awesome

There is a saying in Fernie which gets trotted out every time summer rolls around. “Come for the winter, stay for the summer” – every ski bum in Fernie Fernie is best known for the epic winters yet as time has gone it is increasingly becoming known for its equally epic summer. Here are 8…

fernie-backcountry-mike-cotton-photography Jun 27

The Fernie Backcountry Collection: Limited Edition Prints

Regular readers may remember a photo essay I put together called The Fernie Backcountry, you can check it out here. It’s a collection of photographs that I am now pleased to offer you as a special limited edition set of prints.  The prints will be printed by the excellent Loxley Colour – a Scottish based print…

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…