Kayaking & Camping in Canada’s West Coast Wilderness

Kayaking & Camping in Canada’s West Coast Wilderness, with Wildcoast Adventures, British Columbia

There is no better way to experience British Columbia’s remote wilderness than exploring all it has to offer on a kayaking and camping adventure. From abundant wildlife to the beauty of an outdoors teeming with mountains, oceans and ancient forests, check out Wildcoast Adventures specially designed trips if you want to take it all in.

Start Your Journey at a Boutique Wilderness Resort

All trips begin on Quadra Island, where guests can spend […]

By | November 24th, 2015|Top Stories|0 Comments

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies, British Columbia, Canada. Spirit Bear Fishing. Photo Rebecca Boyd

I had a license to kill a grizzly bear, but the intention to save one.

I flew from my home in Chicago to sail for 11 days along coastal British Columbia on a fall grizzly “hunt” with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, a nonprofit working to protect grizzlies and their habitat.

On my trip, I shot bears only with my camera.

“We maintained our zero percent success rate,” said […]

BC Oil Tanker Ban ends Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline

The Inside Passage: BC Oil Tanker Ban ends Northern Gateway Oil Pipeline, British Columbia, Canada

Canada’s announcement on Friday of a moratorium on oil-tanker traffic along the north coast of British Columbia appears to signal a crucial element of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s game plan, namely the procurement of a positive future for Canada and all generations to come.

Regardless of whether or not one supports the drill-baby-drill mindset, or the grow-the-economy-at-all-costs ideology, one has to acknowledge that an oil spill of any significance on […]

By | November 16th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Northern BC, Top Stories|0 Comments

Trophy Hunting: No Right to Kill Wild Animals

Hunter in Camouflage. Trophy Hunting: No Right to Kill Wild Animals, British Columbia, Canada

In our free and democratic British Columbia, we can challenge a personal injustice when we encounter it. If our rights are infringed upon, we can use our laws and democratic system to stop the infringement and restore our rights. Animals have no such protection. We, the people, are their sole protection against abuse, cruelty, exploitation, physical deprivation, and brutalization for entertainment.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the […]

By | November 11th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|4 Comments

We need to end the Trophy Hunt in British Columbia

Grizzly Bear: We need to end the Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunt in British Columbia, Canada

In the grizzly-hunting debate, the B.C. legislature appears to be the last stronghold protecting the trophy-hunting industry in our province.

Economic, scientific and social justifications for the practice don’t add up. Ecotourism and bear-viewing companies generate more revenue than their trigger-happy counterparts, and they are far more sustainable over the long term.

There is considerable uncertainty in the scientific community about grizzly-bear population numbers and notable concerns about how they will adapt to the challenges […]

By | November 5th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|1 Comment

One Big Coast: A meaningful, inspiring film by British Columbia musician Luke Wallace

We applaud Luke Wallace and his friends for creating this meaningful film that documents a pivotal, important time in the history of our home, your home, the beautiful province of British Columbia. The decisions we make now will be remembered for lifetimes to come. Luke Wallace and Ali Harris, Murray Minchin, Kelly Marsh, Gerald Amos, Chris Thompson, Pherbie Midgley, Veronika Bylicki, Jason Farra, and others, remind us to always choose with our hearts, what is best for everyone and every thing, including Mother Earth.

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By | November 5th, 2015|Community, Conservation, Entertainment, Music, Sustainability, Videos|0 Comments

Top 5 Oyster Facts that May Shellshock You: 19th Annual Clayoquot Oyster Festival, Nov 20-22

Top 5 Oyster Facts that May Shellshock You: Clayoquot Oyster Festival, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Bivalves are beckoning in November with the 19th annual Clayoquot Oyster Festival from November 20th to 22nd, where the world literally is your oyster. With over 50,000 gallons of Pacific oysters harvested in the region annually, Tofino has plenty to shuck and slurp about.

But first, here are the top 5 facts you may not know about oysters:

1. Oysters have many health benefits

No question, oysters are famous for their aphrodisiac-like qualities, […]

By | November 2nd, 2015|Events|0 Comments