Nature Photography by Martin Ryer

Monthly Archives: February 2017

Please help support my friend and fellow British Columbia Marine Trails member, Chrysta Wallin on her upcoming solo expedition of the new Salish Sea Marine Trail. She is going to be the first person to paddle the entire 257 km route and all by herself! More information and her fundraising page can be found here:

I will be the first to admit that a lot has been written about this topic. Things like flat ground, proximity to water and firewood, avoiding areas where wildlife activity is evident certainly all do stand out as being obvious. Sometimes though, you don’t have too much of a choice and have to improvise, such as when I was stranded for the night on Vargas Island. My only advice is to plan… Read More

My Parks Canada Discovery Pass arrived today. It’s easy to apply:…/ProductDisplay There’s contests, prizes and discounts on Parks Canada merchandise for card holders too!

…on Vancouver Island and still more in the forecast. This certainly is different!

Safety Guide to Island Cougars Vancouver Island has the largest population of Cougars in the province and perhaps in the world. We are fortunate to share our island with this; one of the most mysterious and elusive of all creatures. The cougars secretive habits, with its astounding predatory abilities is capable of killing a 400 kilogram lb elk, and have resulted in a wealth of misconceptions and irrational fears in relation to… Read More