Hyder & Stewart: A Tale of Two Border Towns

You know you’re nearing Meziadin Junction when the more prosaic stretch of spectacular Northern British Columbia highway you’ve been...

Canada's Disappearing Giants

Canada’s old growth temperate rainforests on British Columbia’s Pacific coast contain some of the largest trees in the world...

Quebec's Lost Coast

WHAT BEGINS as a nearly imperceptible feeling of movement turns, surreptitiously, into a heavy seesawing that wobbles my beer...

Kitlope Journey

We are in zodiacs, cutting a frothing wake against a torrent of snowmelt running into the sea. Our boats...

Travels in Turkish Kurdistan

In Kurdish eastern Turkey, until recently the scene of a protracted guerrilla war, calm, hospitality and peace are becoming...
Adventure, Features
Hyder & Stewart: A Tale of Two Border Towns
Environment
Canada's Disappearing Giants
Features, Travel
Quebec's Lost Coast
Adventure, Travel
Kitlope Journey
Adventure, Middle East, Travel
Travels in Turkish Kurdistan
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John Zada is a travel writer, author and photographer drawn to the intersection of culture, psychology and politics in his work. He is a former news journalist with CBC News and Al Jazeera and has produced work for the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, explore, BBC, Maisonneuve, Literary Review of Canada, and the Los Angeles Review of Books

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At Play in the Phantom Range

“There’s way too much cloud up ahead,” said our Cessna pilot, betraying an iota of fluster that marred his showy demeanour of unflinching calm. We were on a two-hour glacier flight over Canada’s highest peaks, yet the promised view of…

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A review of Matthew Hayes's book 'Search of the Unknown: Canada's UFO Files and the Rise of Conspiracy Theory
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Uncovering Canada’s X-Files

In 1950, Wilbert Smith, an electrical engineer with the Canadian Department of Transport, began work on a study called Project Magnet. His research examined the potential for the earth’s magnetic fields to be used for vehicle propulsion. On the surface,…

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Unalaska Islands, in the Aleutian Islands chain, Alaska
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Unalaska: The US Island Once Ruled By Russia

Unalaska Island is situated in the Aleutian archipelago where the North Pacific Ocean meets the Bearing Sea. It is home to the largest seafood and fishing port in the United States and is the shooting location for Discovery Channel’s hit reality…

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