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
John ZadaThis Website

John Zada is a writer, photographer and journalist drawn to stories about adventure and far-flung parts of the world. He has worked in over two dozen countries and spent years as a journalist in the Middle East. His work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Explore, CBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He is also the author of the book, In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch. John lives in Toronto, Canada.  

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This portfolio site contains some his published work and links to his book projects, photography and blogs. Read more

Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Park in Northern British Columbia
Environment, Q&A

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,…

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A felucca boat on the Nile River in Egypt
Middle East, Reviews

When a River is a World

While on a hunting expedition in the Balkans in 1859, British explorer Samuel Baker made a stop — along with his travel companion, a maharaja from India — at a slave market town in what is now Bulgaria. Baker was…

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Adventure, Features

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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Dhow ships moored at the dhow wharfage, Dubai, UAE
Middle East, Travel

Dubai’s Dhow Wharfage

At first I barely registered his gaze: the subtle yet piercing look of that almost nondescript, middle-aged man in the bluish-gray shalwar kameez. I had no idea how long he’d been there. But from the moment I noticed him he…

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