Shoreline Cleanup
Environment | Interviews

The Great Coastal Cleanup of British Columbia

As far as environmental issues go, marine pollution is a serious one. Yet, the subject’s relatively low media profile is disproportionate to its reality. Several million tonnes of garbage enters the world’s oceans each year. Much of that pollution is largely out-of-sight: either invisible at the micro-level or found remotely in the middle and at […]

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the glorious mountains
Books | Exploration | Interviews

David Crerar on The Glorious Mountains

David Crerar, a Vancouverite, has spent decades exploring the city’s North Shore Mountains—partly as a long-distance trail and adventure runner. As Crerar became better acquainted with that section of backcountry, he found that there was little known about its mountains beyond the more popular hikes and peaks closest to the city. As a result, he […]

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The ancient site of Mam Tor in the United Kingdom
Books | Exploration | Interviews

Robert Twigger on Walking The Great North Line

Adventure-writer and explorer Robert Twigger has more than a few idiosyncratic pastimes known to his readers: searching for exotic creatures, floating down rivers in inflatable rafts and making perfect omelettes. But if he had to choose one activity that ranks above all others, it would be walking. Non-stop walking. Across great, interminable, distances. He identifies […]

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Survivorman Les Stroud
Culture | Exploration | Interviews

Les Stroud on ‘Survivorman Bigfoot’

As a few readers may know, I’ve been working diligently for years on a non-fiction book about the Sasquatch phenomenon. The travel memoir entitled, In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch, chronicles my wanderings through the British Columbia coastal communities of the Great Bear Rainforest, to hear about eyewitness encounters with […]

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Nissen Bight campsite at Cape Scott Provincial Park, Vancouver Island
Interviews | Travel

The North Coast Trail of Vancouver Island

In August of 2018 I went on a weeklong camping trip with a few others to Cape Scott Provincial Park on the northwest tip of Vancouver Island. The backcountry park encapsulates a pristine and wild stretch of coastal temperate rainforest known for its beautiful trails and stunning campsites on the beach. We spent much of […]

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Interviews

Mike Danks on Vancouver’s North Shore Rescue

A rise in the popularity of outdoor activities in North America, fueled by social media, has resulted in more people venturing into the backcountry to hike, ski and snowshoe. As a result, the city of Vancouver has seen a spike in the number of emergency calls from the adjacent Coast Mountains. The most common cases […]

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A man walks in the boreal forest near the town of Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada
Interviews

Lost in the Boreal Forest

A little over a year ago I travelled to the community of Moose Factory, near James Bay in northern Ontario, for a magazine assignment. While there I was introduced to Arthur “Archie” Hester, a 72 year-old member of Mocreebec First Nation. Archie had an amazing story: while in his youth, he had survived almost two weeks […]

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The Rickshaw Circus geographical area of performance.
Culture | Interviews | Travel

Adnan Khan on The Rickshaw Circus

Canadian journalist, and friend, Adnan Khan, has been covering South Asia and Middle East for over a decade. When not traipsing around Turkey, his home turf, the Maclean’s correspondent can usually be found in Pakistan or Afghanistan working on his next feature story. In 2012, Khan took a much needed break from his reporting duties and embarked […]

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