Experiences

The Hidden Nahanni: Forever Wild

The Hidden Nahanni: Forever Wild

Growing up with a guide for a father taught me many things. Some basic, like the value of good rain-gear, dry socks and a secret stash of chocolate. Some more advanced items too, such as the evils of camping in sand, knots to use in a rescue situation and that you always double check how your boats are tied up for the night... But the most significant lesson was how to love a wild place.

A Strange Season

Late winter is a weird time of year for someone who identifies as an outfitter, conservationist or adventurer. We leave the well travelled paths that takes us to our happy places, the lakes, rivers, mountains and forests. We find solace in the yoga mat or a recommended ale, we trade in a hug from loved ones for the handshake of the cabbie. It is different. But this difference is essential and drives us to come out of our bubbles of nature, gear, photographs and maps. It drives us to connect.

if we are truly to realize our potential as a nation our wilderness it will have to continue to shape who we are
Toronto's urban canyon lands....

Toronto's urban canyon lands....

This is why we do what we do. To share what we love. To remind people where our country came from and that if we are truly to realize our potential as a nation our wilderness will have to continue to shape who we are. 

So, while we stretch stiffening knees after long flights, and search with sleepy eyes for a decent cup of coffee you can be sure we look forward to meeting you. 

Toronto, thank you for having us. Your are lovely, your beer delicious and energy infectious. 

Vancouver and Calgary, we look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks. 

 

Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Travel Show: March 4-5

Calgary Outdoor Adventure Travel Show: March 25-26

Islands of the North

Islands of the North

Suddenly awoken by the sunlight streaming through the small window of the plane I find myself struggling to put the pieces together. 

Last night’s mad dash to pack up a week's worth of foul weather gear and accompanying surf equipment didn’t begin until the latest round of advertisements had been submitted to various magazines. Its pre-Christmas chaos in every office and I was behind schedule. Thankfully getting outside is a team sport at our house and with the (patient) help of my wife everything was packed properly and a ride given to the airport.