June - July 2014


Somewhere over the rainbow, canoes paddle the lower Stikine. Photo: Dave Quinn



In This Issue



Naydeena Mountain stunning views from “standing up alone”

Nadina Mountain Provincial Park south of Houston is large, hard to access, little-visited, non-motorized and has no facilities—but what a spectacular peak!

👤Morgan Hite


A buffet of summer music

Heading to a music festival often means embracing all styles and genres of music.

👤Matt J Simmons


Floating on air: paragliding in the Bulkley Valley

I’m hanging out with a few keen paragliders at a launch site below Malkow Lookout, just outside Smithers.

👤Matt J Simmons


Sticks, stumps, and twigs: The DIY lumberyard of the North

“How about this one?” The tide was low and we were looking for solid sticks to brace ourselves as we waded across the Tlell River.

👤Norma Kerby


Dragon Lake an angler’s low-elevation, early-season dream

For central-interior fly-fishers, April ice-off at Dragon Lake is the surest remedy to shake cabin fevers and winter blues that have been festering since freeze-up last November.

👤Brian Smith


Tumbler Ridge:  Canada’s newest geopark?

Tumbler Ridge was founded over 30 years ago on a single resource: coal.

👤Amanda Follett


The Lower Stikine pays a compliment to Yosemite

“When you first see the lower Stikine, it’ll make you want to puke,” exclaimed a canoe guide friend when I told him our plans to spend 10 days paddling 240 kilometres of the lower Stikine River from Telegraph Creek to Wrangell, Alaska.

👤Dave Quinn


Dandelions:  An underrated northern delicacy

The dandelion is a plant that gives and gives...

👤Michele Genest


Fish on! Rolling in the deep off BC’s northwest coast.

It’s 5 a.m. and people are everywhere, scuttling onto boats like tiny crabs searching for shelter.

👤Emily Bulmer


Theatre of dreams

Jeremy Stewart and I share a similar dreamland.

👤Rob Budde


Wakeup call for future of oil and gas production

On March 28, an article by Lucy Woods appeared on the PV Tech site (pv-tech.org) entitled, “Minnesota utilities commission upholds landmark solar versus gas ruling.”

👤Ingo Oevermann