Tag archives for British Columbia

See our dispatches from the Powder Highway Road Trip >>There is nothing like a good road trip to set the mind free.  Just step on the gas and let adventure be your guide. For those passionate about snow-covered mountains there is no better route than the Powder Highway.  This remote path in southeastern corner of British Columbia…

About a year ago, I made the wild and—now that I look back at it—very wise decision to pack up my belongings and point my Subaru north. A few weeks earlier, my friends at Sweetgrass Productions had invited me to spend the winter in a place called “Valhalla,” otherwise known to mere mortals as Nelson, British Columbia.…

See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery >> Adventure: What were you thinking at this moment? Carter McMillan: At that particular moment I was focused on setting the rotation for my backflip correctly, while craning my neck to catch a quick glimpse of the landing coming up below me.…

See previous dispatches from the Powder Highway Road Trip >> A remote lodge trip may be the signature experience of the Powder Highway. Enough of my friends have returned home, minds blown, from a weeklong trip to interior B.C. Few regions in the world are blessed with so much cold, dry snow; and when you’re…

Most powder junkies know there are a few regions around the globe that seem to get more than their fair share of cold smoke. For North American shredders, one of those legendary deep-snow destinations is the Powder Highway, a 680-mile stretch of road that winds through the southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada. Kicking Horse…

The Powder Highway provides over 50 different mountain operators (including eight alpine resorts, nine heli-ski tenures, 16 snowcat zones, and 21 back country outfitters) making it difficult to choose from the menu. As a professional photographer, I try and let the conditions dictate, but I’ve always been curious to discover why so many film crews…

Stop #1: Sun Valley, Idaho Stop #2: Naksup, British Columbia For the past four ski seasons, I have kicked-started my winter at Revelstoke Mountain Resort  (RMR). A classic, old railroad town with around 7,000 residents dispersed around the southwest side of the legendary Rogers Pass, Revelstoke is one of the most beautiful mountain towns in…

I have to confess that I’ve been smitten with this place for nearly 12 years.  It was love at first sight for me back in January of 2001, and it’s only grown more serious during the 14 trips since. British Columbia’s Retallack Lodge is known for as having perhaps the best steep tree and deep…

See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery From remote skiing to extreme climbing, photographer Jordan Manley is always up for a challenge. To shoot kayaker John Irvine paddling Seymour Canyon in British Columbia, Canada, Manley knew he wanted to photograph the action from above the river. It took two…

OIA: Why We Need Adventure

Editor’s Note: Today we are launching a new blog column with Outdoor Industry Association. Avery Stonich will be weighing in on industry trends, places to play outside and the federal policies that affect them, with a few tales from OIA staffers’ adventures thrown in for good measure. As I ponder this assignment—a new outdoor adventure…

In our ongoing effort to jam as much skiing as humanly possible into our Canadian skiing odyssey, we jumped in the car and started driving as soon as we finished skiing at Sunshine Village. Across the Continental Divide and south for four hours, we streaked to the skiing hamlet of Fernie, British Columbia, for our…

“On the highline my thoughts are simple and clear,” says pioneering rock climber, BASE jumper, and wing suit flyer Dean Potter. “Fundamental needs shine through the mental clutter. I focus completely on my breath, my connection with the line, and making it safely to the other side.” This highline was set up on the summit…

By Tara Davis, reporting from a National Geographic Young Explorers-funded expedition to sea kayak and explore the unique cultural heritage of British Columbia's Haida Gwaii archipelago. Photographs by Lauren Sinnott and Julia DeWitt.  At dawn, paddling the east coast of Moresby island, Haida Gwaii. The sun rises in the west as the night’s silhouette slips…

By Julia DeWitt, reporting from a National Geographic Young Explorers-funded expedition to sea kayak and explore the unique cultural heritage of British Columbia's Haida Gwaii archipelago. Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is an archipelago of roughly 150 islands that lies 75 miles west of the remote coastal town of Prince Rupert,…

Today the Olympics begin in Vancouver, but in one contest Canada already has the U.S. beat. As an outdoors outpost, British Columbia outscores the American West across the board. The Pacific-hugging province is as big as California, Oregon, and Washington combined. But with only four million residents (Cali alone has 36 million), BC’s rugged mountain…

Contrary to popular belief, Whistler Blackcomb will stay open—and skiable—when the Olympics hit this February. Only 10 percent of the mountain will close to the public, leaving, oh, 7,500 acres for non-elite athletes. “Most of the major chain hotels are already near capacity,” says Breton Murphy of Tourism Whistler. “Look for condos and town houses,…

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present British Columbia. The world's far corners are now well within reach. British Columbia: The BC High Line Anxious to protect its silver and…

God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park in British Columbia was determined one of the best cold-water diving areas in the world by none other than the late Jacques Cousteau. This was due to its abundance of marine wildlife. However, cold water and challenging dive conditions sometimes discourage all but the most seasoned divers. Luckily, the park…

  Thanks to Steve Dunn for this incredible shot.  Technical Specs:  Nikon D50Shutter: 1/640Aperture: f/5.6ISO: 200Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm GPS: 52'19'56" N 118'53'01"  Learn more about this image and view more in our photo gallery. Then send in your own best picture (via our fan page on Facebook) for the chance to be featured.