Travel Journal

Welcome to our travel journal where we will update you on our adventures and any related news and topics. It is important to get a good balance of work and play!


Where We Live - Press Article

Where We Live – Press Article

January 26th, 2015

Check out this recent article in Canada’s national newspaper the Globe and Mail…this is where we call home! We will be sharing [&hellip... Read more.

 

Canoe Trip Photo Essay

Canoe Trip Photo Essay

November 14th, 2014

Do you want to join us next summer? This is a great collection of images to give you a real [&hellip... Read more.

 

Wild Earth Youth Program Success

Wild Earth Youth Program Success

June 2nd, 2014

Our new Wild Earth Youth Program that is run through SelfDesign High School in Nelson, British Columbia, has been a [&hellip... Read more.

 

Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism

March 27th, 2014

  Nelson on the shores of Kootenay Lake is the hub of this beautiful holiday destination. As a local t-shirt [&hellip... Read more.

 

Pure Adventure

Pure Adventure

October 30th, 2013

Four Seasons of intimate and genuine adventure in British Columbia. The unspoilt beauty of our home base in the Kootenay [&hellip... Read more.

 

National Geographic Canada's 50 Places of a Lifetime

National Geographic Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime

October 7th, 2013

“It is a world-class country that offers a captivating array of scenic, cultural, urban, and intellectual wonders (including Dinosaur and [&hellip... Read more.

 

Beautiful Film of Where We LIVE

Beautiful Film of Where We LIVE

September 20th, 2013

Nelson is in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies and offers 4 seasons of adventure for all ages…life in a [&hellip... Read more.

 

Short Movie From Our Floatplane and Canoe trip 2013

Short Movie From Our Floatplane and Canoe trip 2013

September 19th, 2013

Take a look at this short movie from one of our summer trips&#... Read more.

 

Feedback from the Pilcher Family

Feedback from the Pilcher Family

April 29th, 2013

“Thank you for showing us a wonderful countryside of Bella Coola and the Turner Lake Chain. We have loved our [&hellip... Read more.

 

Bushcraft Holidays British Columbia Canada

Bushcraft in the Wilderness

April 25th, 2013

Fancy a REAL wilderness experiences with awesome guides that not only cook for you and make you coffee in the [&hellip... Read more.

 

Life at the Gold Rush Homestead

Life at the Gold Rush Homestead

April 13th, 2013

We run our Wild Earth Adventures business from our office in Nelson, deep in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies. [&hellip... Read more.

 

What animals will you see?

What animals will you see?

March 12th, 2013

So what animals can you hope to see on a Wild Earth Adventure in the remote Canadian wilderness? These cute [&hellip... Read more.

 

Alone in the Wilderness Part 4

Alone in the Wilderness Part 4

March 6th, 2013

A moose is best described as a cross between a horse and a cow. Yes, they are huge. As a [&hellip... Read more.

 

Alone in the Wilderness Part 3

Alone in the Wilderness Part 3

January 31st, 2013

Peter had told me that “once you have completed two portages, you leave the crowds behind.” A portage is the [&hellip... Read more.

 

Alone in the Wilderness Part 2

Alone in the Wilderness Part 2

January 17th, 2013

“I wouldn’t want to be eaten by a bear over a granola bar,” Peter answered as I pondered the need [&hellip... Read more.

 

Alone in the Wilderness Part 1

Alone in the Wilderness Part 1

January 11th, 2013

I sat there, completely blank, staring across the water. I was naked, stripped bare of the clutter of everyday life. [&hellip... Read more.

 

Christmas Quiz - What to do in the wilds!?

Christmas Quiz – What to do in the wilds!?

December 23rd, 2012

This is the first in our new series of fun and educational multiple answer quizzes over the winter…do you know [&hellip... Read more.

 

How to Poop on the Trail

How to Poop on the Trail

December 9th, 2012

Sometimes, in the middle of the wilderness, away from camp, you may find a need to toilet. This can be [&hellip... Read more.

 

Born to Explore episode "Land of the Spirit Bear"

Born to Explore episode “Land of the Spirit Bear”

December 7th, 2012

Here’s the trailer for the Born to Explore episode “Land of the Spirit Bear” that features Wild Earth Adventures. We [&hellip... Read more.

 

What to do when confronted by a bear

What to do when confronted by a bear

November 30th, 2012

RUN! You are only as weak as the slowest guy. Right?! Well, not exactly but it seems to be the [&hellip... Read more.

 

Adventure, guides and guns!?

Adventure, guides and guns!?

November 21st, 2012

“I bring a handgun when I backpack in Yellowstone, but my girlfriend thinks it’s pointless.” Greg Melville comments in Outside [&hellip... Read more.

 

5 Reasons to Pay The Price Tag For Adventure

5 Reasons to Pay The Price Tag For Adventure

November 13th, 2012

1. Local knowledge You will enrich your travel experiences while ensuring your travel dollars stay in the host community. By [&hellip... Read more.

 

Filming ABC Show "Born to Explore"

Filming ABC Show “Born to Explore”

November 7th, 2012

We didn’t know what to expect this summer when the film crew from ABC tv show “Born to Explore” arrived [&hellip... Read more.

 

High Adventure

High Adventure

August 24th, 2012

A few days of cleaning, organizing and resupplying after a busy two weeks…three full trips and lots of happy people!!! [&hellip... Read more.

 

A World-class Hike:The Rainbow Range in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

A World-class Hike:The Rainbow Range in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

August 16th, 2012

Check out this great blog from world travellers that just visited this amazing place!!! Hope this inspires you to visit [&hellip... Read more.

 

Summer Field Office & Fishing

Summer Field Office & Fishing

May 5th, 2012

We have just set up our field office in the Bella Coola Valley after a great winter at our home [&hellip... Read more.

 

How to Pack a Backpack

How to Pack a Backpack

April 20th, 2012

It’s an art. Lots of trial and error can lead you to figuring out how best to pack your bag. [&hellip... Read more.

 

Destination British Columbia

Destination British Columbia

March 19th, 2012

Check out this great short video promotion of British Columbia on the west coast of Canada…come check it out for [&hellip... Read more.

 

Vancouver Tourism Video

Vancouver Tourism Video

February 15th, 2012

Check out this innovative and fun tourism video for Vancouver the international arrival point for our adventure tours this summer... Read more.

 

Kayaking with Killer Whales

Kayaking with Killer Whales

January 28th, 2012

Get up close and personal with Orca Killer Whales this summer. If you would like a real adventure travelling from [&hellip... Read more.

 

Pioneering Spirit of Bella Coola

Pioneering Spirit of Bella Coola

January 28th, 2012

This old documentary showcases the amazing story of Ralph Edwards and his family, one of the last true pioneers in [&hellip... Read more.

 

Bella Coola - "Must See" Destination

Bella Coola – “Must See” Destination

December 8th, 2011

A friend once described Bella Coola as, “one of those places that everyone must see once in their lifetime.” There [&hellip... Read more.

 

Canoe Safari Photo Album

Canoe Safari Photo Album

December 6th, 2011

Michéle travelled from France in September to join us for the second time to enjoy this wild and beautiful place. [&hellip... Read more.

 

Wow, Amazing!

Wow, Amazing!

December 3rd, 2011

Incredible video clip of a group of sea kayakers enjoying a close encounter with the majestic killer whales. This really [&hellip... Read more.

 

Autumn is prime time in the Great Bear Rainforest

Autumn is prime time in the Great Bear Rainforest

December 1st, 2011

by Suzanne Morphet, courtesy of the Canadian Tourism Commission. Canada’s west coast is undeniably bear country. White bears, black bears, [&hellip... Read more.

 

First Ski of the Winter

First Ski of the Winter

November 29th, 2011

I woke up to snow again this morning. In the Kootenay region of British Columbia it is not unusual to [&hellip... Read more.

 

Hunlen Falls - 3rd highest in Canada

Hunlen Falls – 3rd highest in Canada

November 28th, 2011

During our Canoe Safari we visit Hunlen Falls in the Pacifc Ranges of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. The [&hellip... Read more.

 

Cry Rock - Bella Coola Documentary

Cry Rock – Bella Coola Documentary

November 26th, 2011

Immersive and revealing, the documentary blends interviews set against the wild beauty of the Bella Coola Valley with vivid watercolour [&hellip... Read more.

 

In the footsteps of an explorer

In the footsteps of an explorer

November 20th, 2011

Deep in Canada’s British Columbia, the wilderness is as untouched as it was when the explorer, Alexander Mackenzie, first crossed [&hellip... Read more.

 

What some of our guests had to say in 2012

What some of our guests had to say in 2012

November 7th, 2011

“All your logistics worked a dream so thanks for that, BC is without doubt one of the most breathtaking places [&hellip... Read more.

 

Sea Kayaking with Orca 'Killer' Whales

Sea Kayaking with Orca ‘Killer’ Whales

October 21st, 2011

Check out this great image gallery for the Johnstone Strait Expedition. It is a lifetime trip for both novice and [&hellip... Read more.

 

"May your trails be crooked and winding..."

“May your trails be crooked and winding…”

October 21st, 2011

“Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into [&hellip... Read more.

 

Chilko Rafting Expeditions 2012

Chilko Rafting Expeditions 2012

October 20th, 2011

An exciting new rafting trip coming in 2012! Welcome to the Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser River expedition: an unforgettable river trip through some [&hellip... Read more.

 

Rainbows and Horses

Rainbows and Horses

October 16th, 2011

The Rainbow Mountains, part of the Coast Mountain Range, on the edge of the Chilcotin Plateau, offer an exclusive experience [&hellip... Read more.

 

Wildest Place in North America

Wildest Place in North America

August 29th, 2011

In the August issue of the National Geographic, the central coast of British Columbia is considered the ‘Wildest Place in [&hellip... Read more.

 

Summer Feedback So Far:

Summer Feedback So Far:

August 16th, 2011

“Well what can we say! Wow what a holiday! We had a truly memorable adventure, canoeing the Turner lake chain [&hellip... Read more.

 

Canoe Safari - Real Adventure

 

"...wild magnificance of the scenery..."

“…wild magnificance of the scenery…”

July 16th, 2011

“Such was the depth of the precipices below, and the height of the mountains above, with the rude and wild [&hellip... Read more.

 

Tipping Your Guides - A Guide

Tipping Your Guides – A Guide

July 11th, 2011

Tipping your guides is not expected but very much appreciated if you feel your guide has done an exceptional job [&hellip... Read more.

 

Backcountry Basics for Happy, Healthy Adventures

Backcountry Basics for Happy, Healthy Adventures

June 11th, 2011

The joy and tranquillity that a wilderness trip provides is borne of a desire to understand and respect the environment, [&hellip... Read more.

 

Kayaking with Killer Whales

 

Adventures Out West Gallery

 

Photojournal - Trekking the Mackenzie Trail

Photojournal – Trekking the Mackenzie Trail

February 15th, 2011

Photo credits to Claire Rivers, The Wild West Mackenzie Trail, 2008 ““Very impressed, loved the scenery, the overall feeling of [&hellip... Read more.

 

What should I pack?!

What should I pack?!

January 12th, 2011

‘I haven’t got a thing to wear!’ There is a real art to packing, especially with the restrictions on weight [&hellip... Read more.

 

What a great trip!

What a great trip!

November 23rd, 2010

Thanks to Tom Quinn from Ireland for these great photos taken during the last trip of the summer. The Turner [&hellip... Read more.

 

Secret places that we know

Secret places that we know

October 21st, 2010

Bella Coola is such a remote and wild place that most people never get any closer than seeing it on [&hellip... Read more.

 

Seal Rescue

Seal Rescue

October 21st, 2010

Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to find myself in Squamish for a week, climbing some of the classic [&hellip... Read more.

 

The one that got away

The one that got away

June 18th, 2010

We are fully in Spring Salmon (also known as Chinook) fever. These monster fish weigh at most up to 80 [&hellip... Read more.

 

Food for thought

June 1st, 2010

I never thought I would look up to Jamie Oliver, one of the prime time tv chefs in the UK, [&hellip... Read more.

 

Close call in the creek

Close call in the creek

June 1st, 2010

At this time of year the creeks and rivers start to swell with the spring runoff, making for some spectacular [&hellip... Read more.

 

The ‘Great Bear Rainforest’

May 17th, 2010

Our base is the small town of Bella Coola in British Columbia which lies 80 kilometres inland at the head [&hellip... Read more.

 

Online Photo Album

May 14th, 2010

We have been posting some new images to our online photo album. The spring weather has been fantastic so we [&hellip... Read more.

 

Bella Coola Valley Tourism

May 13th, 2010

We have a new listing on this great information site. Take a look at what we offer and find out [&hellip... Read more.

 

Social Networking Pages

May 12th, 2010

We have a Twitter account under the name ‘WEAdventures’ and a Facebook Fan Page called simply ‘Wild Earth Adventures’ so [&hellip... Read more.

 

New Bouldering Venue in Bella Coola

New Bouldering Venue in Bella Coola

May 10th, 2010

Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope and (normally) limited to very short climbs (known as [&hellip... Read more.

 

Running Wild

May 7th, 2010

Last night a Cougar (aka Mountain Lion) was spotted chasing a dog down the street. We live quite literally at [&hellip... Read more.

 

Perfect Spring Weather for a Climb

May 3rd, 2010

There has been a fresh dump of snow on the mountains but we are still enjoying a warm and sunny [&hellip... Read more.

 

If you go down to the woods today…SASQUATCH

April 28th, 2010

Bella Coola really is a wild place. WILD. Only last week the rumour circulated that a couple had been surrounded [&hellip... Read more.

 

Bella Coola Arrival

April 11th, 2010

As I sit down to write the long overdue blog update I can hear the curfew siren in the background. [&hellip... Read more.

 

New Bella Coola Summer Base

New Bella Coola Summer Base

January 24th, 2010

Wild Earth Adventures has a new base in Bella Coola. We’ll be there from April/May through to October. We havn’t [&hellip... Read more.

 

Bushcraft and Survival Expedition

January 13th, 2010

We are really excited to be offering a NEW bushcraft and survival expedition. A new programme is going to be [&hellip... Read more.

 

Some of the places we go...

Some of the places we go…

January 10th, 2010

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Bella Coola – destination clip

December 7th, 2009

A friend has produced this short film on Bella Coola which is the focal point of the adventure tours we [&hellip... Read more.

 

Excited for Winter

Excited for Winter

October 30th, 2009

But dreaming of summer&#... Read more.

 

Some of the faces of summer 2009

Some of the faces of summer 2009

October 1st, 2009

Fraser Koroluk, Bella Coola River guide taking a break from oaring during guide induction. Guide training in the spring. Kevin [&hellip... Read more.

 

Fresh Wild Salmon

Fresh Wild Salmon

September 18th, 2009

This Coho Salmon was fresh out of the Bella Coola River and a real treat for our guests in Bella [&hellip... Read more.

 

Bella Coola Alpine

Bella Coola Alpine

September 18th, 2009

It was a real treat to be able to take a group into the alpine of Bella Coola Valley. The [&hellip... Read more.

 

Fishing with a Grizzly!!!

Fishing with a Grizzly!!!

September 18th, 2009

As the forest fires had closed down business in Bella Coola Valley for a couple of weeks I thought it [&hellip... Read more.

 

Trekking with Wolves

Trekking with Wolves

September 18th, 2009

One of the most exciting moments this summer was walking into two large grey wolves on the Chilcotin plateau. We [&hellip... Read more.

 

Researching New Frontiers

Researching New Frontiers

July 13th, 2009

It’s work. Honest. It just happens to be exploring new areas and discovering new frontiers, all in the name of [&hellip... Read more.

 

It's a different way of life....part 2

It’s a different way of life….part 2

June 2nd, 2009

The continued extracts from the diary of our guest and friend Simon Osbourne during a Canoe Safari in 2009 08/09/08Not [&hellip... Read more.

 

Bella Coola - and the river

Bella Coola – and the river

June 1st, 2009

It is great to be back in Bella Coola. This is the focus of our Wild Earth Adventures. There is [&hellip... Read more.

 

Guide Training 2009

May 19th, 2009

Wild Earth Adventures take safety in the backcountry very seriously. Our guides are certified in Advanced Wilderness First Aid, an [&hellip... Read more.

 

Guide Training 2009

Guide Training 2009

May 15th, 2009

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A different way of life...part 1

A different way of life…part 1

May 1st, 2009

Extracts from the diary of our guest and friend Simon Osbourne during the Coast Mountain Canoe Safari in September 2008 [&hellip... Read more.

 

Coming soon.....Tipi Retreat

 

Wilderness Retreat…the beginnings

April 21st, 2009

We’ll be buying our first tipi in May!!! During the summer we’ll likely set up in Bella Coola valley as [&hellip... Read more.

 

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

April 8th, 2009

Here are a couple of photos from some of our riding adventures…a personal favourite new past-time for me! Yeeha. Read [&hellip... Read more.

 

Powder Heaven

Powder Heaven

March 11th, 2009

It has been a long wait…but finally some epic skiing in fantastic conditions. Nelson has been lacking the usual excitement [&hellip... Read more.

 

Bella Coola Valley Fall Fair

February 13th, 2009

Anyone joining us on our Coast Mountain Canoe Safari 5 – 15 September will be able to experience The Bella [&hellip... Read more.

 

Tipis in Bella Coola Valley

February 4th, 2009

At the moment we are looking at the possibility of getting a tipi that we can use throughout the summer [&hellip... Read more.

 

Bella Coola in the Winter

Bella Coola in the Winter

January 23rd, 2009

This is a shot of Bella Coola from a helicopter looking to the west. The airstrip can be seen in [&hellip... Read more.

 

Snowy Xmas

Snowy Xmas

January 12th, 2009

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Ski Culture

January 5th, 2009

Skiing is about the powder…fresh, light and fluffy snow on the top of a solid base, that means as you [&hellip... Read more.

 

Learning to be a Cowboy

December 22nd, 2008

Riding across the plateau, as the sunset over the distant mountains, snow on the ground, I felt a long way [&hellip... Read more.

 

December 6th, 2008

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Ready for Winter

December 6th, 2008

The new office in Nelson, deep in the heart of the Kootenay region of British Columbia, is now fully functioning. [&hellip... Read more.

 

New Canadian Office

New Canadian Office

October 1st, 2008

We are really happy to have a new office opening in Nelson, British Columbia. Wild Earth Adventures have joined the [&hellip... Read more.

 

Spring Bookings and No Free Time!

Spring Bookings and No Free Time!

April 1st, 2008

Unfortuanately there are still a few weeks left before escaping the office. The last month has been very busy taking [&hellip... Read more.

 

Kayaking in the Realm of the Orca

Kayaking in the Realm of the Orca

February 10th, 2008

We are now working in conjunction with a sea kayaking company on Quadra Island to offer the Johnstone Strait Expedition. [&hellip... Read more.

 

Winter Wonderland Canada

Winter Wonderland Canada

January 28th, 2008

Nelson, British Columbia is a tucked away town in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. It is far away from [&hellip... Read more.

 

Albarracin, Spain

Albarracin, Spain

January 14th, 2008

Perfect conditions greeted us in Albarracin for a few days of bouldering. The plan was simple. Escape the computers for [&hellip... Read more.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

January 3rd, 2008

It’s going to be an exciting new year for Wild Earth Adventures with new affiliates in the travel industry both [&hellip... Read more.

 

HIGHLIGHTS 2007…

December 29th, 2007

This year seemed to pass by quite quickly and summer passed in the blink of an eye. It was a [&hellip... Read more.

 

Ian Mackie Images

December 17th, 2007

Check out his website for some fantastic images of biking, skiing, sea kayaing and walking… http://mackieimages.com/photography... Read more.

 

Wild Earth Summers

December 11th, 2007

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December 11th, 2007

As the cold weather closes in it is nice to remember those warm days by the ocean! This photo was [&hellip... Read more.

 

BEER AFTER EXERCISE?!

December 2nd, 2007

I know a fair few people that after a hard day on the slopes or or the rock like to [&hellip... Read more.

 

GUERILLA MARKETING

December 1st, 2007

The book Guerilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson has been an inspiration. Attempting to compete with the big guns of [&hellip... Read more.

 

November 24th, 2007

In January 2008 I will be venturing into the Kootenays of British Columbia in search of fresh powder and researching [&hellip... Read more.

 

WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY

November 24th, 2007

Blogger seemed to be a good way of up-dating the development of WILD EARTH ADVENTURES which is my creation, to [&hellip... Read more.