Cheese, Cranberries and Hazelnuts: British Columbia Agriculture at its Finest

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual conference. This year's event was held in British Columbia's beautiful Fraser Valley. I always look forward to this event for a few reasons. It's a time to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends; there are always great professional... Continue Reading →

Taking on a High Challenge

SkyTrek Adventure Park is nestled into the giant old-growth cedars near Revelstoke, British Columbia. Recently, we decided to take on the park's High Ropes Course challenge. This is an outdoor adventure activity that tests your physical and mental strength, stamina, agility, balance and flexibility. The course is built using arborist approved trees and constructed with environmentally sensitive... Continue Reading →

26 Kilometres Up The Mountain

Winding 26 kilometres uphill from an elevation of 470 metres at the bottom to 1,500 metres at the top - this past weekend we navigated our way along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway in Mount Revelstoke National Park in British Columbia. The narrow paved road takes you through dense areas of cedar and hemlock,... Continue Reading →

Walking Nature’s Boardwalk

This past weekend, while on a camping trip in the mountains of British Columbia, we stopped at a few roadside trails in Glacier National Park of Canada. These were short boardwalk trails called Hemlock Grove, Skunk Cabbage and Giant Cedars. We entered a rainforest at Hemlock Grove; toured through a marsh environment at Skunk Cabbage; and saw many... Continue Reading →

My First Mountain Camping Experience

Armed with bear spray, we headed west to the mountains this past weekend. It was my first experience tenting in the mountains and I'm happy to report that I survived to tell the tale. The bear spray was not needed. We were front country camping, not backcountry (I have to work up to the backcountry!)... Continue Reading →

We’re Not in Manitoba Anymore

I grew up skiing on the hills of Manitoba - not just once in a while, but almost every weekend on the hill close to my family farm. So last weekend I went into my first mountain skiing experience thinking I knew what I was doing, but it quickly became clear to me that this... Continue Reading →

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