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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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, camp, ski and snowshoe. As a result, the city of Vancouver has seen a spike in the number people who get lost, and sometimes killed, in the adjacent Coast […]

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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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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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Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory, Canada
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Liddle on Kluane National Park

Brent Liddle, a wilderness guide from Haines Junction, Yukon has spent over three decades exploring one of the most remote corners of North America. Between 1975 and 2002 he served as an interpretive guide at Kluane National Park: a 22,000 square kilometer wilderness area in the Yukon straddling the southernmost limit of the Arctic. Kluane […]

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