Nature Photography by Martin Ryer


…a throwback to 2011 when I first visited “The Great Bear Rainforest.” My love and support always to “The Gitga’at Nation” and any efforts that help to protect your territory. We beat Enbridge and Northern Gateway and we will protect the rest of the coast too!

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

An interesting infographic. We all have a part to play, can we find alternatives to some of these items? Regardless how far inland we may live, these pollutants have a way of making it into our oceans.

…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

Side Bay is located on Northwest Vancouver Island, north of Brooks Peninsula and pretty much right beside Lawn Point Provincial Park. It is accessible via logging road from Port Alice, approximate driving time is 4.5 hours from the Comox Valley. It’s 3 hours of pavement and then 1.5 hours of logging road. There’s lots of signs on the logging road to point you in the right direction and it’s in really good… Read More

Luckiest Man in the Pacific! June 5th, 2013 Last week, Comox Valley photographer Martin Ryer ( found himself stuck on Spring Island without a paddle. His boat and the driftwood it was tied to floated off in the night. He found his boat down the beach, but lost his paddle. He then scoured the island for a solution (while enjoying the sights) and found our camp and an old canoe paddle stashed… Read More