horseshoe-lake-milky-way-mike-cotton-photography Nov 25

My favourite photos from Fernie, BC this Summer and Fall

Ah Fernie, British Columbia. You fucking kill me. Every time I come ‘home’ you make it harder to leave. I spent the best three months (ok, 86 days) of 2017 in my favourite town in the world. I returned to my Fernie family, making some rad new friends along the way. This special little corner…

horseshoe-lake-milky-way-mike-cotton-photography Oct 13

Horseshoe Lake, BC: A Photo Essay

Hugging the Steeples, Horseshoe Lake, BC, is a popular backcountry campsite. This camping, fishing, and bird watching recreation forest site is found just east of Cranbrook. Located in a valley often referred to as the Rocky Mountain Trench, Horseshoe Lake offers beautiful views of the Steeples Mountains.  Surrounded by farmland, grasslands, and forests bursting with pine…

revelstoke-giant-cedars-boardwalk-kootenays-mike-cotton-photography Sep 21

What to do in Revelstoke: Two Days of Stoke

Revelstoke has long been on my list of cool places to visit in the Kootenays. Just the name itself is enough to stir the wanderlust in me, RevelSTOKE. Stoke is not just a town in the Midlands of the UK but a term used to describe something amazing, something awe-inspiring and generally cool. Nestled in the…

Sep 9

Summer Lake, East Kootenay: A Photo Essay

Summer Lake, East Kootenay, is a secluded lake found deep in the backcountry, about a two-hour drive from Fernie. With Fall in Fernie just around the corner, I’m stoked to get out and explore more of the backcountry and photograph the beautiful colours (when the backcountry is open). This past week I have been in…

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…

lifes-little-things-cendrine-marrouat Aug 31

Review: Life’s Little Things by Cendrine Marrouat

Life’s Little Things: The Quotes by Cendrine Marrouat  Cendrine Marrouat is French-born photographer and writer currently living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Life’s Little Things is her tenth book.  Cendrine has been taking photographs for as long as she can remember but things didn’t really click for her until 2010. She spent two weeks in Vancouver at…

fernie-backcountry-british-columbia Aug 30

Rockies Ambassador: Crowfoot Media

An interesting email landed in my inbox the other day, one that I thought might be of interest to my friends in Fernie, Invermere/Radium and Nelson. Crowfoot Media want you! The creative team behind the awesome Canadian Rockies Annual are on the lookout for those live, breathe and dream of mountain culture and that beautiful…

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…

lake-koocanusa Aug 2

The best camera backpack you need for your next photography trip

How to choose the best camera backpack A camera backpack will allow you to protect and comfortably carry lots of camera gear over a long period of time as well as giving you fast access to your gear. Whether you are a pro photographer heading out into the backcountry or a traveller who wants to…

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…

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…