sunset-in-fernie-kootenays-mike-cotton-photography Oct 2

Sunset over Fernie: Photo of the Week

Read More I’m stoked to get out and explore more of Fernie and British Columbia. Keep an eye on my Instagram and remember to like Nomads on the Road on Facebook.

sunset-maiden-lake-fernie-kootenays-mike-cotton-photography Sep 25

Sunset at Maiden Lake, Fernie: Photo of the Week

Read More This week saw Fall in Fernie finally show her face. I’m stoked to get out and explore more of Fernie and British Columbia. Keep an eye on my Instagram and remember to like Nomads on the Road on Facebook.

elk-river-kootenay-bc-mike-cotton-photography Sep 1

The Elk River: A Summer Photo Essay

The Elk River is special. She starts life high in the Canadian Rockies, offering clear waters as she meanders downstream from her Elk Lakes source. Along the way to the valley bottom, the Elk River passes historic mining sites, stunning wilderness, and bountiful wildlife. The Elk River is at the heart of Fernie and this…

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…

Banff townsite in Banff National Park Jul 26

5 awesome road trips from Fernie you need to take this summer

For me, summer is all about road tripping. The windows are down and the radio is playing some summer tunes (in Fernie I was only ever able to get two stations, the Drive FM and Total Country). And while I love summer in Fernie, it is great to get out of town once in a while…

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 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…