Environment

Canada’s Disappearing Giants

Canada’s Disappearing Giants

Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Canada’s old growth temperate rainforests on British Columbia’s Pacific coast contain some of the largest trees in the world – after California’s redwoods and sequoias. The oldest of those trees are located in the southwest of the province where high rainfall and mild winters allow relentless growth. But more than a […]

Travels in the Great Bear Rainforest in Search of the Sasquatch

  Halfway up the British Columbia coast, along the fabled Inside Passage route to Alaska, lies The Great Bear Rainforest. This remote and little-visited Shangri-La is one of the last intact wilderness regions left on Earth – home to ancient indigenous communities and a medley of majestic species from 1,000 year-old cedars, to humpback whales […]

Wade Davis on The Sacred Headwaters

Wade Davis on The Sacred Headwaters

Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis is considered the most influential western advocate for the world’s indigenous cultures. A professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a longtime National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Davis frequently travels among people in remote places, documenting their culture in books, photographs, and films. Though constantly drawn to foreign locales, Davis […]

The Most Important Nowhere on Earth

The Most Important Nowhere on Earth

In brackish Arabic laced with Farsi and Hindi, Captain Abdul-Fatah al-Shehi orders a young deckhand to steer his boat along a sharp bend in the coastline. As the wooden dhow veers from the open water into a rocky inlet, al-Shehi grins with satisfaction, the vessel now navigating a course of placid water between two desolate […]