pyramid-lake-jasper-national-park-black-and-white-landscape-photography Nov 26

Adventures movies to get you stoked for Winter

Adventure Movies to get you stoked for Winter in the Mountains I’ve recently been writing for Destination British Columbia, you can check out my work for them, here. My last assignment for Destination BC was called Six Shred Movies to get you Stoked for Winter. This article had a focus on movies with segments filmed…

Nov 21

Know Before You Go: Avalanche Awareness Video

KBYG ” It doesn’t matter if you have made thousands of good calls – all it takes is one bad call and that is one too many. Some days the mountains are screaming GET OUT OF HERE and some days they are saying come on in – it’s time to party.” – Jeremy Jones Heading…

kokanee salmon run Sep 16

Video: Kokanee Salmon running, Jaffray, BC

Kokanee Salmon Run The Kokanee Salmon, also known as Sockeye, are currently on the move. The video below shows the Kokanee Salmon making their way upstream from Lake Koocanusa towards their breeding grounds. These salmon are different as they do migrate to the ocean, and live their entire lives in freshwater.

Feb 27

Snowshoeing to Dog Lake – Kootenay National Park

Dog Lake – Kootenay National Park  Directions to Dog Lake, Kootenay National Park Dog Lake is a 5.2km return snowshoe trip. Starting from the McLeod Meadows picnic area snowshoers follow the trail through the campground and cut across the fire access road. Cross the Kootenay River and climb to the East Kootenay Fireroad. Cross this…

Feb 24

Wrangelled: An Interview with Will Lascelles and Jase Hancox

Wrangelled: An Interview with Will Lascelles and Jase Hancox The Wrangell St. Elias National Park in Alaska is home to some of the world’s highest and least explored mountains. For some the mountains are there to be climbed, for others, they are there be skied. Last year, 2013, saw Vahalla crowned Powder Magazine’s ski movie of the…

Sep 27

Misadventures in the Backcountry

TIM’S STRAY DOG CANTINA on a cold February night is the sort of place you’ll find locals and tourists mixing it together. Jared Bella and another volunteer called Caleb from the Taos Ski Valley search and rescue team were just finishing their supper when a call came in that five backcountry users were in trouble. Their…

Jun 14

Free eBooks about Canada

Free eBooks about Canada You may recall how last week I wrote about free travel eBooks you must read, you mean haven’t read it yet? Go ahead, read it. I’ll wait. You back? Welcome. This post will again touch on free eBooks but focus this time exclusively on those written about Canada, its history, politics,…

Jun 3

Free Travel Ebooks you must read

Free Travel Ebooks I have previously written about inspiring travel books and this list follows a similar vein. Yet this time I am concentrating not just on classic travel books but also the lost and previously unknown travel books. Internet giants Amazon and Apple are a huge resource for free travel ebooks, while it’s also worth…

Feb 7

Antigua Market: Bartering Guatemala Style

I suspect many long-term travellers will cringe at this tale, perhaps thinking they would never be seen dead in a tourist market or bartering with Antigua market vendors is a big no-no. But this is the story of a plucky Aussie, a Guatemalan trader and a simple granite Mayan chess set. Antigua is firmly on the Gringo…

Jan 2

Fernie Myths and Legends

Fernie myths and legends take on many different forms, some involve curses while others involve mythical First Nation folklore, these are three Fernie myths and legends. Fernie Myths and Legends – Who is William Fernie? Floods, mining disasters and fire have significantly affected Fernie over the last 120 years, yet while some may put this down to…

Dec 7

Climate Change will Impact the Winter Sports Industry

Climate change will impact the winter sports industry… This is the conclusion of a new joint report from the National Resources Defense Council and Protect Our Winters. “The winter sports industry is deeply dependent upon predictable, heavy snowfall, but climate change is expected to contribute to warmer winters, reduced snowfall, and shorter snow seasons.” (NRDC &…

Oct 15

The Novelties of a Local Newspaper

Small town newspapers are different, a different breed of newspaper compared to their more illustrious cousins in the big cities. They cover the intricacies of small-town life, church bake sales, council news and little children selling lemonade (these budding Donald Trump’s charge up to $3 a cup, yet there are always a couple of front-page…