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How about a winter circumnavigation by sea kayak of Vancouver Island? That’s what Calvin Croll is up to. Check out his website and follow his journey:  futurewaterpaddling.com Thank you to Tofino Sea Kayaking Co. for letting me use a picture of Calvin, stopping by in Tofino for supplies. Stay safe out there Calvin!

My friend and Biologist Sadie Parr from Wolf Awareness Inc. will be offering a presentation discussing the science, ethics, and ecology regarding B.C.’s Wolf kill program. Admission is free, seating is limited, so RSVP at info@oceanadventures.bc.ca Time: January 27th, 2018 – 1:00 pm Location: The Fallen Alders Community Halls – 3595 Royston Road, Courtenay, British Columbia (One of my Wolf images will be available at auction with 100% of proceeds going towards… Read More

An Editor from Explore Magazine – Canada’s source for outdoor adventure, hiking, camping, gear, travel and skills was recently referred to me: explore-mag.com One of my images from The Salish Sea Marine Trail Grand Opening in September may be used for an upcoming feature article, celebrating the trail. To find out more about The Salish Sea Marine Trail, go here: bcmarinetrails.org/…/salish-sea-marine-trail

Grizzly Bears in particular haven’t had many friends over the last couple of hundred years. Thankfully, on December 18th the BC NDP Government became one and ended this atrocious trophy hunting fiasco once and for all. I do not necessarily support any one given political party but I certainly do support this legislation and I applaud those elected to office for making a humane decision. This is certainly cause to celebrate this… Read More

Do you paddle on the west coast of British Columbia? Chances are you’ve visited a BC Marine Trails campsite or you may already be familiar with the work that the BC Marine Trails is doing? We have various opportunities within our organization for those passionate about paddling and who want to help us build the World’s largest marine trail network. It’s these volunteer efforts that help keep our trails and campsites open…. Read More

It was an honor to meet up with acclaimed Canadian Wildlife and Nature Photographer John E. Marriott in Calgary recently. I received a signed copy of John’s new book – Tall Tales – Long Lenses which chronicles his journey as a photographer. Check out John’s website here: wildernessprints.com

Each year as a part of my annual calendar distribution, I solicit donations on behalf of a conservation based – non profit organization. This year I have partnered with Surfrider Vancouver Island. They do amazing work and I’m happy to be a part of their efforts. Find out more about what they do here: vancouverisland.surfrider.org

Attention all British Columbia residents or paddling enthusiasts that might be nearby. We need your help and support! Do you love to paddle? Love to camp? Love the West coast? Looking to help? Join us December 2nd in Nanaimo for the BC Marine Trails Annual General Meeting (AGM) and be a part of helping to build the World’s largest marine trail. Register here: bcmarinetrails.org/…r/bcmtna-meetings/agm  

…I came to a realization over the course of the last couple of days. I’m surprised it didn’t occur to me earlier. The last few weeks have been the longest period of time that I have spent outside of Alberta or British Columbia since I moved west from Nova Scotia in 2004. I continue to be amazed by the enormity and diversity of Canada and am so thankful that I call this… Read More

This is your opportunity to let government know that you want a total and complete ban on killing Grizzly Bears, across all of British Columbia. Email grizzly.bear@gov.bc.ca and CC the following: premier@gov.bc.ca flnr.minister@gov.bc.ca env.minister@gov.bc.ca tristan.jones@gov.bc.ca andrew.weaver.mla@leg.bc.ca If you live in B.C. please copy to your MLA as well. You can click on this link to find your MLA and contact info: https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members While the killing of Grizzly Bears for any reason, can be a… Read More