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…

nelson-bc-fall-colours Aug 4

7 towns in the Kootenays you need to visit this year

2017 sees Canada celebrating her 150th birthday, to recognise this anniversary, Nomads on the Road is featuring the best small towns in the Kootenays you should visit.  7 towns in the Kootenays you should visit Fernie I would be remiss to start anywhere else other than my former home of Fernie. Fernie is nestled at the…

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…

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…

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

fernie-backcountry-british-columbia Nov 25

Fernie Backcountry: A Photo Essay

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

fall-in-fernie-british-columbia-canada Nov 7

Fall in Fernie, British Columbia: A Photo Essay Part II

Welcome to part II of my Fall in Fernie, British Columbia photo essay. If you haven’t seen part I, you can do so here. Fall in Fernie, British Columbia

currie-bowl-fernie-2016-pin Nov 3

Fall in Fernie, British Columbia: A Photo Essay Part I

Last month I was back in Fernie just in time to see the changing colours, as Fall and Winter collided. As regular readers will know, Fernie was home for four amazing years. For the past year, I have been based in the UK, waiting impatiently for a new work permit to arrive (this wait will…

Oct 24

Winter is coming to Fernie: Photo of the Week

Winter is coming… to Fernie: ‘Winter is coming’, those immortal words are uttered every Fall in Fernie. While the phrase may have taken on a different meaning in recent years, thanks to a bloodthirsty TV show, in Fernie it means the white stuff is starting to fall and the town gets ready for winter. This…