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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The North Face of Mount Everest
Culture | Exploration | Interviews

Daniel C. Taylor on the Search for the Yeti

In 1951, British explorer Eric Shipton and his climbing team came across a set of mysterious snow tracks on Menlung Glacier, along the Nepal-Tibet border near Mount Everest. Shipton’s Sherpa colleague, Shen Tensing, told him that the tracks, which resembled a human footprint with a very large toe, belonged to a “Yeti” – a hair-covered […]

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

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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Circumski Mount Logan team arrives at icefields glacier camp, Kluane National Park, Yukon.
Environment | Exploration | Interviews | Travel

Circumskiing Mount Logan

Last spring I spent a week with a group of mountaineers at a remote glacier camp in Yukon’s St. Elias Range near the base of Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. Sometimes referred to as “Canada’s Himalayas”, the St. Elias Mountains (the highest in North America) sit within the largest glaciated region outside of Greenland and the […]

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The Beit Beirut Barakat building in Lebanon.
Culture | Interviews | Mideast

Mona Hallak on ‘Beit Beirut’

One of the few remaining structures bearing the scars of Lebanon’s fifteen year civil-war (1975-1990) is Beirut’s Barakat Building. This once stately and aristocratic edifice straddles a key intersection near the centre of the capital. The four-story avant-garde building was designed by two architects in the 1920s and 30s and fused Art Deco elements with […]

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A Native American deadfall trap in Yukon, Canada.
Culture | Environment | Travel

Traditional Deadfall Trap

On a recent trip to Yukon, I visited Kwaday Dan Kenji (“Long Ago People’s Place”), a First Nations cultural interpretive centre on the old Alaska Highway near the village of Champagne. Harold Johnson and his wife Meta Williams of the northwest Champagne-Aishihik First Nation live on the wooded lot, an ancestral site, where they’re sharing the […]

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