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

Is the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Finally Dead?

Is the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Finally Dead?

In August 2014, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau made the trek to the tiny Gitga’at community of Hartley Bay, located along Enbridge’s proposed oil tanker route in northwestern B.C.

There, in the village of 200 people accessible only by air and water, he met with community elders and Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations.

“He came to Gitga’at because he wanted to make sure he was making the right decision in terms of Northern Gateway and being there certainly confirmed […]

By | October 22nd, 2015|Alberta, Conservation, Environment, Northern BC, Top Stories|0 Comments

Spooks, Spectres and the Regent

Spooks, Spectres and the Victoria Regent Hotel, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Victoria, with its seaside location, crooked Gary Oaks, rocky outcroppings and centuries-old buildings is a natural Halloween location that most movie studios couldn’t recreate. The Victoria Regent’s central location puts you square in the middle of spook central, so it’s easy to walk to your favorite haunt and have some seasonal fun. This year Tourism Victoria and The Royal British Columbia Museum are pulling out all the stops.

Take part in any aspect of Tourism Victoria’s Fantastic […]

By | October 20th, 2015|Entertainment, Holidays, Top Stories|0 Comments