Author: nfish

Let Me Tell You About My Boat

Let Me Tell You About My Boat

A few years ago, there was a campaign lead by Tourism Australia, promoting “the best job in the world,” something about being a glamorized janitor on an island in the Great Barrier Reef. I would argue they were completely wrong about it being the best […]

Athabasca Glacier

Athabasca Glacier

A few years ago I overheard a second hand story involving an Inuit whose logic is irrefutable. The story is that of an elder’s argument pertaining to climate change and the impact of scientific exploration. If two equal volumes of ice are placed in water, […]

The Badlands

The Badlands

If you know of Dr Alan Grant, you should visit Drumheller, Alberta at least once in your life. In Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, the fictional badass paleontologist is first introduced digging in the Montana badlands. For those dino-die-hards living in Canada, Montana might be rather inaccessible. However, there is an alternative. Drumheller, Alberta is the dinosaur capital of Canada and a giant playground for anyone who enjoys exploring prehistoric landscapes. The Montana and Drumheller badlands are incredibly similar and offer scenery like no other on earth. (more…)

Spring

Spring

We’ve been enjoying spring for a few weeks now and in the lower mainland this is reaffirmed by cherry blossoms filling the boulevards as well as dominating every form of social media. However, they’re now so commonplace that even thise with the tightest jeans among […]

Up Close And Behind The Camera

Up Close And Behind The Camera

Over at the ol’ fish bowl the current promotion to entice visitors through the doors is called ‘Up Close’, it’s a chance to see and experience what goes on behind the scenes. One part of this promotion included the rebranding of graphics throughout the many […]

Bowron Lake Provincial Park

Bowron Lake Provincial Park

Bowron Lake Provincial Park is  one of those hidden gems in our province that the majority of yoga-pant-wearing tribal-band-tattooed weekend warriors have yet to discover. Somehow  it still draws thousands of people every year from all across the world. The park is east of Quesnel, is closest to the small town of Wells, and is roughly 500km from Vancouver. The main attraction is the 116km long canoe circuit that’s comprised of 13 lakes. It typically is completed in 6 to 10 days. The roughly 150,000 hectares are filled with spectacular scenery and majestic wildlife. I would strongly suggest anyone who enjoys paddling visits once in their lifetime. (more…)

West Coastin’

West Coastin’

Here you will find more Volkswagens than in Germany, more dreadlocks than Jamaica, more unshaven body parts than France. Where are you? Believe it or not this is Canada’s West Coast. It’s a place where cooking all three meals off a tailgate is part of […]

Black Tusk

Black Tusk

Literature details an eleven hour round trip with an elevation gain of roughly 1700 metres over 28’ish kilometres. The summit of Black Tusk sits at around 2,300 metres and provides some truly spectacular views – sometimes. Those who make their way to the top are […]

Red Snails And Blue Eggs

Red Snails And Blue Eggs

The elusive yookeroo remains elusive, however, the pursuit has lead to a few interesting finds and photos. It’s amazing what’s encountered during a stationary six hour stake out in the woods. Birds, bears, Bambi, and snails seem to emerge from the under growth all at once. It’s not only what’s seen, but also what’s heard. The noise of rain falling on big-leaf maples, the endless serenading by song birds, and the trouser wetting rustle of bears breaking through the under growth.   (more…)

The Yookeroo

The Yookeroo

I’ve been looking for something and you’re not about to find out what it is. For the sake of this blog and to not let the cat out of the hat so to speak, I’ll use a prescription from the good Doctor S and call […]