Firemaker 2019

Firemaker

In our fast-paced modern lifestyle, we often forget to take time for the simple things that nurture our being. Dappled sunlight through the forest canopy. The sound of the river pooling over its rocky bed. Sun soaked days and singing, community, nature, connection, and re-wilding. Re-learning ancient ways of being or simply sitting by the fire under a starry summer sky.

At Firemaker, life alters for a moment. Or, more accurately, a week. Celebrating its twentieth year, Firemaker occurs every summer and is an intentional experience that focuses […]

By |2019-05-22T14:23:45-07:00May 22nd, 2019|Top Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mossome Grove of Sitka Spruce and Bigleaf Maples located near Port Renfrew

Giant Bigleaf Maple Tree in Mossome Grove, Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners and Ken Wu of the Endangered Ecosystems Alliance have identified what may very well be one of Canada’s most spectacular old-growth forests near Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, in the unceded territory of the Pacheedaht First Nation band: the magnificent “Mossome Grove” (short for “Mossy and Awesome” Grove).

This 13-hectare grove is a unique combination of towering Sitka spruce trees, as tall and straight as Roman pillars, and massive bigleaf maples, […]

By |2019-01-29T11:13:57-07:00January 29th, 2019|Top Stories|0 Comments

Cameron Ocean Adventures, Ucluelet, BC

Cameron Ocean Adventures, Whale Watching and Fishing in Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Phot Kyler Vos Photography, Tofino, BC

Salmon and Halibut Sport Fishing

Join us for a day on the water for world-class salmon and halibut fishing right here in Ucluelet. Our fishing season runs from March to October (peak season in July/August) and during that time millions of chinook and coho salmon swim right past our front door, migrating to their spawning rivers. It’s not uncommon to even catch your full limit during peak season.

Book a […]

By |2019-01-15T14:25:54-07:00January 7th, 2019|Fishing Guides, Pacific Rim, Top Stories|0 Comments

Union of BC Municipalities Votes to Reject Open Net-pen Salmon Farms

Union of BC Municipalities Vote to Reject Open Net-pen Salmon Farms

Conservationists applaud mayors, councillors, and regional directors for defending B.C.’s wild salmon

Today at the annual meeting of the Union of B.C. Municipalities in Whistler, representatives of communities across British Columbia voted against open-net fish farms.

Resolution A2, brought by the City of Victoria and endorsed in April by the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities, urges the province to begin the consultation process for a transition from open net-pen salmon farming to […]

By |2019-01-15T14:25:54-07:00September 12th, 2018|Conservation, Sustainability, Top Stories|0 Comments

Klikuk, the Sacred Spotted Lake in Osoyoos

Klikuk, the sacred Spotted Lake in Osoyoos, southern Okanagan, British Columbia

West of Osoyoos in the southern Okanagan is Klikuk, the magical Spotted Lake, containing one of the world’s highest concentrations of minerals, including epsom salts, calcium, magnesium and many other trace minerals. The lake was revered as a sacred site by the First Nations of the Okanagan Valley, with the healing mud and therapeutic waters used to alleviate aches and pains.

Klikuk, the sacred Spotted Lake in Osoyoos, southern <a href=[…]

By |2019-01-15T14:25:54-07:00August 20th, 2018|Osoyoos, Top Stories|0 Comments

It’s Fruit Time in the Okanagan Valley!

Fresh locally-grown fruit in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Favoured for its sunny climate, the fertile and beautiful Okanagan Valley in south central British Columbia is famous for it’s wineries and fruit orchards, and August is a great time to indulge in fresh locally-grown fruit available at the proliferation of roadside stands during the summer.

The valley lies in the rain shadow of the Coast Mountains and Cascade Mountains, creating a hot, sunny, dry climate, with most of the valley receiving over 2,000 hours of annual […]

By |2019-01-15T14:25:55-07:00August 16th, 2018|Okanagan Valley, Top Stories|1 Comment

Be Whale Wise – BC Whale Watching Guidelines

Be Whale Wise - Whale Watching Guidelines in British Columbia, Cetus Research & Conservation Society

Being “whale wise” is one of the most important ways boaters, kayakers, and other mariners can help BC’s vulnerable whales. By following the Be Whale Wise Guidelines, mariners can profoundly diminish the negative impact their presence on the water has on whales and other marine mammals. The guidelines advise sound and sensible etiquette and responsible behaviour for boaters while on the water, particularly when in the vicinity of whales and other […]

By |2019-01-15T14:25:55-07:00May 3rd, 2018|Top Stories|1 Comment