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POWERED BY CANADA’S BEST OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WRITERS!

We source the best writers, experts and people who are living the adventure to pen, film, photograph and create for Explore from across the country. From dedicated campers, powder-seeking skiers and tech-savvy gearheads to elite mountaineers, month-long expedition trippers and parents who love to hike, our 50+ trusted freelancers tell their adventure stories in our online and print publications. You can expect to find profiles of Canadian athletes, opinion pieces about the outdoors, first-person narratives and captivating video content. You will find your next adventure online and in every print issue of Explore.

Explore Magazine

Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan

Kevin Callan is the author of 15 books, including the best-selling The Happy Camper and his incredibly popular series of paddling guides. He’s a notable public speaker and frequent guest on radio and television. Kevin is also a regular contributor…

David Webb

David Webb

David Webb is the President of Explore Outdoor Media Inc., publisher and editor-in-chief of Explore Magazine and host of Explore’s “Live the Adventure Podcast.” He is an engaging writer with hundreds of bylines to his name, in multiple medias, and…

Alison Karlene Hodgins

Alison Karlene Hodgins

Alison Karlene Hodgins is the Managing Editor, Content & Community for explore magazine. As a freelance writer, she has been published by The Globe and Mail, CBC, Paddling Magazine, HI Hostels, Insider, Fodor’s and The Huffington Post. She has a W…

Ryan Stuart

Ryan Stuart

As a full time freelance writer and Explore’s field editor, Ryan Stuart has no typical day. He could be out testing gear in his backyard, the mountains, rivers and oceans of Vancouver Island, on a far-flung adventure or mixing prose at his standin…

Explore Contributor

Frank Wolf

Frank Wolf

Frank Wolf is a Canadian filmmaker, adventurer, writer and environmentalist. He is known for documenting wilderness expeditions around the world, with a focus on the Canadian North. His award-winning films include ‘The Hand of Franklin’, ‘Kitturia…

Vivian Chung

Vivian Chung

Vivian is a Vancouver-based freelance writer who covers stories in the travel and outdoor adventure space, among others. She’s a curious wanderer with a thirst for adventure, and when she’s not writing, can likely be found lazing by a lake, hiki…

Jennifer Hubbert

Jennifer Hubbert

Jenn Hubbert has been contributing to the CT brand since 2015. When she isn’t editing or writing articles, you can find her at home with her three young sons or hitting the road in pursuit of desert landscapes and hoppy craft IPA.

Sylvia Dekker

Sylvia Dekker

Fresh air, wild places and the life they contain– from the smallest wonder to the vastest detail– are the heartbeat of Sylvia Dekker’s family and writing life. Find her @syl.dekker and www.sylviadekker.com.

Will Gadd

Will Gadd

Will Gadd strapped on crampons for the first time at age eight. He did his first major ski traverse when he was 12. He started kayaking at 14; too young to drive, he would call every paddler in Jasper until someone would tire of the calls and take…

Kellie Paxian

Kellie Paxian

Kellie Paxian is a travel writer, editor and content creator originally from Vancouver but currently living abroad as a digital nomad. She is the founder of Adventurelust, a travel brand offering apparel & gear, trip planning & an on-call travel b…

Dave Scott

Dave Scott

Dave Scott can trace his deep love for nature and the outdoors back to his earliest childhood memories exploring the banks of Williamson creek as a child. After spending a childhood filled with outdoor recreation Dave became a member of a Search a…

Michaela Ludwig

Andrew Findlay

Andrew Findlay

Andrew Findlay is a BC-based freelance journalist whose assignments over the past year have taken him to Ecuador, Palm Springs, Japan, Shames Mountain and elsewhere.

Claudia Laroye

Claudia Laroye

Claudia Laroye is a freelance writer and editor living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She writes about adventure, family, luxury and sustainable travel for a variety of online and print publications around the world, including; Lonely Planet, Fod…

Alley L. Biniarz

Alley L. Biniarz

Alley L. Biniarz (she/her) has her hands in a dozen different creative endeavours – she is a singer, a dancer, an environmentalist and a poet. Alley uses her creative voice to bring awareness to environmental and feminist causes, and to help con…

Kristin Warkentin

Kristin Warkentin

I am a Vancouver-based writer, fuelling my outdoor adventures with a heady mixture of enthusiasm and anxiety. Wilderness is my first love, and if I’m not writing about hiking, climbing, skiing or other outdoor adventures, then I’m probably in the …

Colin Angus

Colin Angus

Colin is a best-selling author, filmmaker and adventurer. His expeditions include the first human powered circumnavigation of the world, source-to-sea descents of the Amazon and Yenisey Rivers, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, breaking the speed …

Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson

Born and raised in Quebec and Nova Scotia where summers meant camping, Pam moved to BC years ago to be near the mountains. She and her husband call Vancouver home. A freelance writer who keeps her camera close by, Pam escaped the corporate world a…

Veronica Kos

Veronica Kos

My name is Veronica, I’m your classic twenty-something recent university graduate living in Vancouver, BC with the craving to explore as much of this world as I can. I’ve got a checklist of places to visit and hope to share my experiences alon…

Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson

I’m the kind of traveller who is always up for an adventure. Shark diving? Sure. Tropical trekking in the Costa Verde? Count me in. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also happy to spend the day at the spa or lay on a beach sipping a margarita and read…

Izzy Cheung

Izzy Cheung

4th year undergraduate student in SFU’s School of Communication and lover of adventures. Captures, writes and enjoys the fun experiences shown on Explore’s social media accounts as an Editorial Intern. Also writes for SFU’s independent student-run…

April Thompson

April Thompson

Hi there! My name is April and I am a travel writer, blogger and ESL teacher from BC, Canada. I love to travel and recently moved back to Canada after living in Mexico for three years. My hobbies include hiking, skiing and kayaking. I love being o…

Dania Rashid

Dania Rashid

A third-year undergrad student at SFU studying English. Edits and creates content for Explore as an Editorial Intern. A bookworm at heart, and spends her free time outdoors. You can often catch her huddled up in her room, writing poems about natur…

Kendra Slagter

Kendra Slagter

Kendra Slagter is an Ontario-based freelance writer and videographer. With a passion for storytelling and long-distance hiking, she’s created short films and written articles for major outdoor brands showcasing her adventures. When she’s not b…

John Geary

John Geary

John Geary is a Vancouver-based freelance writer-photographer who loves to get out and paddle just to get closer to nature. His list of canoeing and kayaking adventures include trips in North and South America, Belize, Zimbabwe and the Caribbean. …

Desiree Miller

Diane Selkirk

Diane Selkirk

After spending much of the past decade circumnavigating the globe with her husband, daughter and Charlie the boat cat aboard a 40’ sailboat, Diane Selkirk has put her roots back down in Vancouver. She’s continuing to travel but her focus has s…

Emily Heeb

Emily Heeb

I’m Emily and I’m a freelance writer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I am an avid camper and hiker who picked up the bug at a young age, I have just about visited all the places worth seeing in the Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin area as well …

Ellie Clin

Ellie Clin

Ellie Clin is a writer, scuba diver, sailor, environmental educator and general professional vagabond. These days, you can most commonly find her working as a guide aboard expedition vessels travelling through the Arctic and Antarctic. Among her b…

Sharon Crowther

Sharon Crowther

Originally from Scotland, recently residing in Asia and now settled in Canada, Sharon is a freelance writer, marketing consultant and avid runner who currently clocks up her miles around Calgary, AB or in the mountains nearby. She’s competed in an…

Rachel Richards

Rachel Richards

Rachel Richards is a southern Alberta-based outdoor mom who spends her time hiking, blogging, running, and substitute teaching. Her passion for healthy and outdoors-focused living drives her to hit the trails packing and coaxing her two toddlers t…

Brendan Sainsbury

Brendan Sainsbury

Brendan is a British writer based in BC, Canada focusing primarily on travel, history, art, and outdoor adventure. He has written 60 guidebooks for Lonely Planet including the current guides to Cuba, Peru, Alaska, and Canada; plus, articles for th…

Jacqueline Salomé

Jacqueline Salomé

Jacqueline Salomé (she/her) is made of insatiable curiosity and a fear of boredom. She’s a freelance writer living on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, where she’s eternally grateful to backcountry ca…

Amie Renaud

Amie Renaud

Amie is a Canadian writer and adventurer. She has been on many adventures including biking to Mexico solo, sailing the Gulf Islands, hiking mountains and most recently living out of her car for 16,000 km exploring remote parts of Canada. She is pa…

Kira Hak

Kira Hak

Kira is a full-time creator and seeker from British Columbia. She has spent the last two years traveling across Latin America on a motorcycle with her husband. Her passion has always been in words, photography and travel. For her, sharing stories …

Bianca Bujan

Bianca Bujan

Bianca Bujan is an award-winning travel writer with bylines in Lonely Planet, Food & Wine, Canadian Geographic, Chatelaine, The Globe & Mail, enRoute magazine, and others. She is also the Editor for WestCoast Families magazine and a Book Editor fo…

Chris Segers

Chris Segers

I am an avid hiker, cyclist, and marathon runner with an appetite for adventure! I have grown up on the west coast and enjoy playing in the mountains any chance I get.

Waheeda Harris

Waheeda Harris

Freelance journalist Waheeda Harris balances her urban life with regular doses of mountain and ocean and regularly contributes stories to a variety of Canadian publications including The Globe & Mail, NUVO, Travelier, enRoute, Travelweek and Trave…

Jennifer Malloy

Jennifer Malloy

Jennifer is a Calgary, Alberta-based writer with a love for travel and the outdoors. She is hoping to pass this love of exploration to her son and encourage other parents to do the same.

Last Adventurer

Last Adventurer

I am a man of many hobbies, including mountaineering, backpacking, climbing, hiking, skiing, surfing, snowboarding, running, and exploring strange spots, among other things. I write a blog at lastadventurer.com and I am the co-host of IIAWT, a pod…

Exploratory Glory

Exploratory Glory

Exploratory Glory is a team of two avid adventure seekers, Venus and Cody, a Filipina and a Canadian who call the Okanagan Valley home and enjoy exploring the world’s best attractions. They have written hundreds of travel articles for their webs…

Jim Baird

Jim Baird

Jim Baird is a Canadian adventurer, writer, photographer and videographer.

Katharine Reid

Katharine Reid

Katharine is an Ontario-based freelance writer and editor and mom of three. Her work usually focuses on parenting and motherhood, sustainable living, nature and travel. She loves discovering new places to go on outdoor adventures with her family.<…

Lori A. May

Lori A. May

Lori A. May is an avid road tripper, luxury cruiser, and obsessive airline mileage collector. You’ll find her travel writing in publications such as Food Wine Travel, Time Out New York, Eater, Vox, and more. http://loriamay.pressfolios.com

Nora O’Malley

Josie Dinsmore

Josie Dinsmore

Josie Dinsmore is a photographer, freelance writer, blogger, creator and adventurer currently living in northern Ontario! She loves to go out on adventures and explore the beautiful, rugged landscapes of Ontario. Some of her favourite activities i…

Robynne Trueman

Robynne Trueman

Robynne Trueman is a Canadian writer and traveller. She is always searching for her next destination and loves sharing travel information with others. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking with her dog, practicing yoga, or jet setting so…

Taylor Maavara

Taylor Maavara

Taylor Maavara is an environmental scientist who researches how humans change rivers. Originally from Toronto, she’s lived across Canada and the US and is now based in northern England. She has a PhD from the University of Waterloo and has worked …

Michaela Ludwig

Sinead Mulhern

Sinead Mulhern

Sinead Mulhern is a freelance writer based in Ecuador. She writes about travel and outdoor adventure with her work being featured in The Toronto Star, enRoute Magazine, The Daily Beast, G Adventures and others. When not at her desk writing, she’s …

Yasmine Shemesh

Yasmine Shemesh

I’m a writer and journalist based in Vancouver, BC, with a degree in English Literature from Simon Fraser University. I’m the CITY Editor at BeatRoute Magazine and a contributor to a variety of publications including Exclaim! and enRoute Magaz…

Mitch Bowmile

Doug O’Neill

Doug O'Neill

When not behind my desk in Toronto – scribbling articles about hiking, the outdoors, cool neighbourhoods, good food, and light adventure – I’m usually stomping along a hike trail or splashing about in a kayak or trying not to overpack for the …

Matt Mosteller

Kathryn Anderson

Kathryn Anderson

Kathryn Anderson is a travel and wellness expert who runs the award-winning travel blog coffeeandmascara.org as well as contributes to a variety of publications as a Freelance Journalist. This former Fitness Instructor shares expert advice on how …

Jenn Smith Nelson

Jenn Smith Nelson

Jenn Smith Nelson is an award-winning freelance travel writer, photographer and author. She’s been published in four countries and in four languages, contributing hundreds of articles to over 25 outlets including the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail…

Shel Zolkewich

Shel Zolkewich

A journalist by trade and an adventurer at heart, Shel writes regularly about travel and food in the Winnipeg Free Press, Canadian Geographic, Explore Magazine, Travel Life Magazine, CAA, Lonely Planet and The Toronto Star. She has a deep affinity…

Jenna Wootton

Olivia Wiens

Olivia Wiens

Olivia Wiens is a freelance journalist with a passion for the environment and the beings who inhabit it. She aims to authentically experience nature as it’s been given to us, advocating for leave no trace movements and inclusivity in the outdoor…

Brett Tryon

Brett Tryon

Brett is a freelance writer with a passion for nature and the outdoors. Her work has been published in Chatelaine, Toronto Life, Today’s Parent, Broadview, and others. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.

Michelle Polizzi

Michelle Polizzi

Michelle Polizzi is a freelance writer and content creator covering wellness, wilderness, and travel. A passionate storyteller, her goal is to help others lead more abundant, healthy lives. When she’s not writing, she’s usually reading a book, hik…

Stephanie Amaral

Stephanie Amaral

Stephanie Amaral is the creator of Wandering Outside, which is based in Ontario, Canada. A blog dedicated to inspiring everyone to get outdoors, encouraging hikers to safely push themselves outside their comfort zones and embrace the challenges of…

Terrilyn Kunopaski

Terrilyn Kunopaski

Editorial director, My Passion Media. Lover of writing, travel & life, in general.

Stephanie Mayo

Stephanie Mayo

Stephanie Mayo is a small town girl with a big world heart. She is a freelance writer and travel blogger at The World as I See It, living in Ontario, Canada. She has a passion for travel, hiking, and exploring locally. When she’s not working you…

Nancy Besharah

Nancy Besharah

Nancy is a multi-award-winning freelance writer, avid adventurer, and blogger at Luxe Trave Family. When she is not exploring her home province of British Columbia, she travels the world (often with her family).

Fiona Tapp

Fiona Tapp

I am a British parenting and travel writer living in Canada. My work has appeared in National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Sunday Times, and many more. I love to chronicle the…

Ben Gregory

Ben Gregory

Ben is an avid hiker, traveller and freelance writer. Always planning his next summit or thru hike, he’s settled in Canada to experience the best that British Columbia has to offer. Follow him on Instagram @minomanb

Jared Anderson & Taffin Evans

Jared Anderson & Taffin Evans

Jared and Taffin are husband and wife adventure seekers and photographers based in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. They have two rescue pups, Whisky and Echo, who accompany them on all their journeys. The Anderson Pack loves to get outside…

Kevin Wagar

Kevin Wagar

Kevin Wagar is a professional photographer and adventure and family travel writer who lives near Toronto, Ontario. When he isn’t travelling the world with his wife and two boys, Kevin shares stories and inspires parents to look beyond the standa…

Lindsay Davies

Lindsay Davies

Lindsay Davies is a crazy Canuck who’s been bit by the travel bug. Proud to call Ontario home, she loves exploring the province and beyond. As a graphic designer and social media marketer by trade, she travels the world while sharing her adventu…

Tyler LeBlanc

Tyler LeBlanc

Tyler LeBlanc is a writer, a filmmaker, and an international tour guide who has lead cycling, hiking, and kayaking trips in North America, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean. When he’s not working on the manuscript of his first b…

Gareth Ford

Gareth Ford

I am an aspiring writer and amateur photographer living among the mountains of Whistler, B.C. and have spent a better part of the past five years exploring many of the peaks in the surrounding area. I have vast experiences of adventuring and trekk…

Ngaio Hotte

Ngaio Hotte

Ngaio Hotte is a freelance writer and outdoor photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. (IG: @creeks.and.peaks)

Jonny Bierman

Jonny Bierman

Jonny Bierman is a sustainable travel and adventure journalist, photographer, and speaker. He uses his content to connect community, culture, and conservation. Jonny has been fortunate to travel to and write about some of the most remote places on…

Shayna Stevenson

Shayna Stevenson

Shayna is a writer, artist, and content creator based in Toronto. Her writing has covered travel, food, relationships and outdoor adventure. She has written for G Adventures, The Fold Mag and Edit Seven. Her experience in creating digital content …

Brad Liski

Luke Faulks

Luke Faulks

Luke Faulks is a master of journalism student at the University of British Columbia and an editorial intern for Explore magazine. His work has appeared in Canadian Geographic and on CBC Radio. You can find Luke hiking through the mountains outside…

Helene J. MacMullen

Caroline Walter

Sandra Thomas

Sandra Thomas

Sandra Thomas is an award-winning journalist and travel writer who, until recently, was travel and lifestyle editor at the Vancouver Courier newspaper, which closed in 2020 due to COVID-19. Since then, Sandra has had bylines in publications includ…

Aric Fishman

Aric Fishman

Hi! I’m Aric Fishman, a climbing guide based out of Ontario, the founder of Outdoor Skills And Thrills Inc, and the author of ‘Thunder Bay Climbing: A Guide to Northwestern Ontario’s Best Kept Secret’. Telling a story through encapsulating writing…

Liam Harrap

Liam Harrap

Liam grew up in Jasper, Alberta – a perfect place for survival skiing and campfires cooking. He loves traveling to miserable places as long as there’s good grub to fry in bacon fat and smoother in chocolate. He is currently a journalist/ski bu…

Sarah Regan

Sarah Regan

Sarah Regan is a writer from Toronto, ON with a strong background in arts and culture. She studied English Literature at the University of Guelph and has 5 + years of editorial experience for print and digital media, such as Exclaim! and HOLR Maga…

Doug Scott

Zack Metcalfe

Zack Metcalfe

Zack Metcalfe is a freelance journalist, columnist and author based in the Canadian Maritimes.

Courtney Edgar

Katharine Fletcher

Katharine Fletcher

Katharine is happiest in the wild while horseback riding, hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, skiing or birdwatching in Canada’s, Australia’s or other countries’ backcountry. Her books include three award-winning guides to Canada’s National Cap…

Natasha Tucker

Natasha Tucker

Natasha Tucker from Halifax, Nova Scotia and has spent the better part of the last decade moving around Canada. A lover of adventures, Natasha spends most of her time scuba diving the Nova Scotian coastline, road tripping with her husband and dog …

Restless Josie

Craig Mitchell

Craig Mitchell

Craig Mitchell is an Outdoor Education teacher from Toronto, who spends his free time hunting and fishing near his cabin in Northern Ontario. Before becoming a teacher, Craig was a backcountry canoe guide, and grew up camping and fishing with his …

BJ Oudman

Suzanne Morphet

Suzanne Morphet

Suzanne Morphet is a freelance journalist based in Victoria, BC who writes mostly about outdoor adventure. Follow her on Instagram @suzannemorphet

Chloe Berge

Chloe Berge

Chloe Berge is a writer and editor based in rainy and ridiculously beautiful Vancouver, B.C. Her top travel experiences include exploring Peru’s Amazon Jungle, trekking along an ancient pilgrimage route in Japan, and camping in the world’s third l…

Kathryn Dickson

Kathryn Dickson

Kathryn Dickson is an award-winning Canadian television and documentary editor, travel writer and content creator, based in Toronto, Ontario. Her television work can be seen on CBC, GlobalTV, Slice, History Channel, HGTV and more. Using her journa…

Christina Newberry

Christina Newberry

Christina Newberry is a freelance writer and editor. Based in Vancouver, she spends winter days on the mountains and summer days at the beach. Her work has been recognized with three awards from the Travel Media Association of Canada. Find her wor…

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Paul is a software engineer with a passion for the outdoors. When he first started camping he always felt frustrated because many things can be tough (e.g. trouble sleeping in a tent, bugs), but he gradually found solutions for each of the problem…

Alicia Haque

Alicia Haque

I’m a British writer & blogger living in Vancouver with a love for exploration and adventure!

Jackie Bourgaize

Jackie Bourgaize

I’m a Type 2 fun-lover who likes to sleep outside – backpacking mostly in the mountains, with the occasional balmy coastal adventure. It’s the problem-solving that appeals to me: scrutinizing, modifying, experimenting, improvising, cutting w…

Jesse Francis

Alicia-Rae Light

Karen Stevens

Catherine Kinsella

Jessica Sproat

Jessica Sproat

Jessica Sproat is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller and explorer. She believes in the power of the outdoors, and is an advocate for access to nature for all. Jessica has a Master’s degree in Child Development, and now works as a photographer, write…

Phoenix MacLaren

Tim Johnson

Kate Barker

Mary Alcorn

Yukon Wild

Barbara Brown

Darren Gladeau

Darren Gladeau

I am an avid trail runner currently based in Montreal. I have enjoyed unique adventures throughout my travels and hope to share my love of the outdoors with my new daughter.

Jade Hegarty

Jade Hegarty

Jade is beginning her foray into freelance writing, with a particular interest in storytelling about outdoor adventures with kids. When she’s not slow-hiking with her children, she can be found running the local trails. Jade and her family recen…

Stephen Hui

Stephen Hui

Stephen Hui is the author of “105 Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia,” a new guide from Greystone Books. Visit 105hikes.com.

Aaron Theisen

Aaron Theisen

An accomplished editorial and commercial writer/photographer, Aaron Theisen has contributed to numerous regional and national sports and lifestyle publications, including Powder, Backpacker, British Columbia and Northwest Travel & Life. Aaron is c…

Catherine Tse

Catherine Tse

Before I ever decided to become a travel writer, I’d already backpacked through the Middle East and Asia, lived around the UK and rescued pufflings in Iceland (yes, baby puffins!). These days I travel with a little bit more intent and always with …

Linda Barnard

Linda Barnard

I’m a former movie writer and critic for the Toronto Star who penned a new life script for myself, becoming a travel writer in 2016. Passionate about travelling since my first flight at age 10, I am always looking for the next great adventure, fro…

Trevor Hughes

Colleen Friesen

Colleen Friesen

Colleen Friesen spends w-a-a-a-y too much time in airports. She travels as much as possible but hates to leave her home on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. And, yes, she’s a Gemini. She is also an award-winning member of the Travel Media Associa…

Sarah Reid

Nat Segal

Nat Segal

Nat Segal is a professional skier and producer. Originally from Australia, she is known for her high energy, adventurous spirit and driven personality. For six years Nat traveled the world as a top competitor in freeride skiing events taking podiu…

Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson is a writer based in Ottawa. He likes biking along the Ottawa River in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. He also enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family on the many hiking trails in and around Ottawa.

Abbie Synan

Abbie Synan

Freelance writer and travel blogger who has been traveling full time since 2013. Searching for sustainable travel options and stories to share. Currently the content co-lead for Impact Travel Alliance, as well as the sustainable travel expert for …

Charles Mandel

Drew Czernik

Drew Czernik

Drew Czernik lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and three children. He has been visiting Algonquin Park for the better part of three decades and can usually be found somewhere in Algonquin’s backcountry, trying very hard not to add to his lis…

Jim Bamboulis

Rajveer Brar

Tyler Dixon

Allie Vandersanden

Allie Vandersanden

Allie Vandersanden is a freelance writer and editor from Ontario. She has travelled throughout Europe, working as an ESL teacher in Italy for several years before returning home to continue writing for publications such as Hi Hostels and Passion P…

Matthew Busche

Sasha Weilbaker

Sasha Weilbaker

Sasha Weilbaker is a sustainability-focused writer who has been featured in Business Insider, Thrillist, and The Bold Italic. In the wild, she can be found cycling the bay; on the Internet, she can be found on Twitter at @Sasha_Weilbaker or Instag…

Ben Nemtin

Ben Nemtin

Jonnie, Duncan, Dave and I started The Buried Life in my parent’s garage in 2006. We made a list of “100 things to do before you die” and for every item we accomplished, we promised to help a stranger accomplish something off their list. Since the…

Jason Harman

Kiki Carr

Kiki Carr

Kiki Carr is an entrepreneur, writer, and outdoor enthusiast. As a writer, she is a contributor for Quinte Arts Umbrella Magazine, has been a blog content writer for 10 years, and is a self-published author with her best selling poetry book SHE MA…

Steve Weir and Lindsay Medeiros

Adrienne Matei

Adrienne Matei

Writer | Words in The Guardian | Columbia Journalism | Vancouver, B.C. | she/her

Charlotte MacNaughton

Charlotte MacNaughton

Charlotte MacNaughton is an orienteer living in Canmore, Alberta. She is a three-time competitor in the World Orienteering Championships and has helped to organize the sport at the local, provincial and national levels. She’s competed in the spo…

Lisa Kadane

Lisa Kadane

Lisa Kadane is an award-winning journalist based in Kelowna, B.C. She covers outdoor adventure, culture and history, wine and spirits, and family travel. Her articles have appeared in AARP, AFAR, BBC Travel, enRoute, The Toronto Star and Travel & …

Amber Hein

Crai Bower

Crai Bower

Crai writes and shoots articles like “Wildlife Spotting in British Columbia” (Condé Nast Traveler). Recent work also described paddling in Temagami (Explore), horseback riding under Mt. Cotopaxi in Ecuador (AARP) and a B.C. wilderness resort …

Matthew Manhire

Matthew Manhire

Matt Manhire is a photographer and adventure seeker, based out Toronto. Somehow always finding unique ways to implant himself in whatever project he is working on, constantly bringing a creative and athletic perspective to his photography. Matt’…

Dax Justin

Dax Justin

Dax Justin is a Canadian Explorer, Adventure/Landscape photographer, visual content creator, and destination storyteller based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dax’s photographic work focuses on outdoor adventure, landscapes, mountain lifestyle, peo…

Jenn Coleman

Jenn Coleman

Jenn Coleman, along with her husband Ed, run the website Coleman Concierge. They’re a Huntsville-based Gen X couple sharing stories of amazing adventures through activity driven transformational travel. Jenn spent much of her professional career i…

Kimberly Rae Dixon

Kimberly Rae Dixon

I’m a freelance writer with a strong passion for covering local content as well as parenting, health and wellness topics. I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and continue to live here with my husband and two children. When I have spare tim…

Suhail Zubaid-Ahmad

Suhail Zubaid-Ahmad

I am a civil engineer by education, regulatory compliance executive by profession, and an environmentalist and nature lover by choice. I advocate forging a working partnership with humans’ best friend – the dog I have a degree from Columbia Univer…

Ailsa Ross

Ailsa Ross

Ailsa Ross is the author of The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women—a CBC fall pick for 2019. She’s a contributor to Outside, BBC History and Longreads, and she lives in Jasper, Alberta. Her favourite bird is (currently) the…

Charmaine Noronha

Charmaine Noronha

Journalist and wanderluster Charmaine Noronha has traversed the world of journalism like she has the globe, exploring varied roles and publications. She spent the majority of her career as a reporter for The Associated Press and was an editor at H…

Robert Gillingham

Hannah Ware

Matthew Nightingale

Matthew Nightingale

Matt Nightingale is a freelance writer and comedian from Winnipeg.

Deanne Kearney

Deanne Kearney

Deanne Kearney is a dance writer, researcher and outdoors enthusiast. Deanne grew up hiking the Bruce Trail with her family before completing the whole trail with her partner in 2021. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Dance Studies at York Uni…

Nicole Starker Campbell

Nicole Starker Campbell

Nicole Starker Campbell left the cubicle to pursue work that doesn’t require wearing shoes. She is a freelance writer and yoga teacher living in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta with work published in Legion Magazine, Paddler Press and Hockey Alberta …

Alan Mallory

Emily Barlow

Emily Barlow

Emily Barlow is an Australian travel and culture writer and creative project manager, who recently traded big city life for Canadian mountains to ski, hike and explore more. She’s the author of a weekly travel newsletter veering (https://veeringto…

Josée Bergeron

Josée Bergeron

Josée Bergeron is a Métis freelance writer, blogger, photographer, influencer and mother of five with a passion for helping families feel at home in nature. Based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Josée focuses on the importance of fostering nature…

Lucas Aykroyd

Lucas Aykroyd

Lucas Aykroyd is an award-winning travel and sports writer who lives in Vancouver. His work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, National Geographic, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. His favourite Canadian adventures i…

Robin and Arlene Karpan

Robin and Arlene Karpan

Robin and Arlene Karpan are award-winning writers, photographers, book authors and bloggers based in Saskatoon. Their work has appeared in over 100 publications around the world. They publish a popular blog (photojourneys.ca), recognized by Feedsp…

Amy Hogue

Amy Hogue

Amy Hogue is a professional freelance writer living and working in Ontario’s Highlands. Amy’s work has been featured in regional, national, and international markets, including the Ottawa Citizen, National Post, Cottage Life Magazine, Small Farm C…

Crystal Wood

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Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly

Megan Kelly is the creator of Adventure Report, a blog designed to help people in the Ottawa region get out and explore the many trails that the area has to offer. With her family, including her now 14 month old daughter, she’s hiked nearly 80 d…

Dene Moore

Kristen Berkeley

Kristen Berkeley

Kristen Berkeley (she/her) is originally from Toronto and has been living in the Northwest Territories for nearly four years. Kristen is a former radio host and journalist who enjoys writing about social issues and outdoor lifestyle. When she’s no…

Alec Littlejohn

Erie Snobelen

Erie Snobelen

Erie is a lifelong Ontario resident who loves to spend time outdoors and traveling around Ontario with her family. She is also the owner and author of Everywhere Ontario, a travel blog focused on highlighting the best things to do and places to go…

Andrea Burley

Andrea Burley

Andrea Burley is a Physiotherapist, practicing Physio in Coquitlam, BC. She delivers manual therapy and movement techniques at CWC Sport Therapy.

Heidi Henderson, Fossil Huntress

Heidi Henderson, Fossil Huntress

Heidi Henderson is a natural history writer living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of the science education site, ARCHEA and the Fossil Huntress Podcast, where she shares geeky goodness meant to educate, captivate and inspire. She has …

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Jennifer Bain

Jennifer Bain

Jennifer Bain is a flag-waving Canadian who gravitates to cold climates and has proudly visited all 10 provinces and three territories. She lives with her family in Toronto but has a retreat on Fogo Island in Newfoundland and an obsession with the…

Alex Schnee

Alex Schnee

Alex is the founder of Alex on the Map, a site devoted to national park guides, hiking, climbing, and enjoying your outdoor adventures. After growing up near Glacier National Park in Montana, Alex now spends summers in the American West hitting up…

Erin Flaherty

Erin Flaherty

A self-proclaimed expert in “midlife outdoorsing,” Erin is a dedicated weekend warrior and a dabbling freelance writer based in Edmonton, Alberta. As a mother of two young children and a former outdoor educator, she is passionate about helping…

Joy Pecknold

Dan Mills

Devon Babin

Devon Babin

Devon Babin has been addicted to inline skating since the mid-’90s, first embracing roller hockey like a stereotypical Canadian, then progressing into other types of skating and helping start an internationally recognized aggressive skating magazi…

Kristyn Carriere

Taz Liffman

Taz Liffman

I was born in Melbourne in 1984, the son of two parents. My first foray into the acting world came in 1995, when I gained admittance into The St. Kilda National Theatre’s Saturday morning acting classes. It was here that my natural flair for buffa…

Ali Postma

Christine Renaud

Christine Renaud

Christine Renaud lives on Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and Mohawk land in Prince Edward County, Ontario. When she’s not hiking or planning her next adventure, she’s reading five books at a time, making art and writing. A longtime social rights …

Erin Jean

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Lynn Martel

Lynn Martel

Award winning author Lynn Martel has been writing about Canada’s mountain world for explore and other publications for three decades. Her most recent book, Stories of Ice: Adventure, Commerce and Creativity on Canada’s Glaciers (Rocky Mountain…

Saffina Jinnah

Will Lambert

Will Lambert

Will Lambert is a freelance adventure photographer based in the Canadian Rockies. His work includes award-winning wildlife and landscape images for Canadian Geographic, together with ski photography across multiple winter sports publications. You …

Anna Laird Barto

Anna Laird Barto

Anna Laird Barto has lived everywhere from Mexico to Wisconsin, but is currently based in western Massachusetts. She writes about adventure of all kinds, abroad and in her own backyard. Besides writing, she teaches yoga to children, travels with h…

Terence Eder

Claire Bradbury

Claire Bradbury

Claire is a writer who loves to share stories about people and their passions, the environment and travelling. She has a healthy dose of curiosity that welcomes learning and she enjoys using a variety of storytelling methods to make her readers sm…

Kahlil Yeates

Marc Smith

Marc Smith

Marc Smith is the Founder and Chief Adventurer at www.30dayadventures.ca a lifestyle and adventure blog that shows what it’s like to live life like you are a tourist in your own city. Every 6 weeks a new 30 Day Adventure begins like 30 Days in Haw…

Sam Burkhart

Danielle Steiner

Danielle Steiner

Danielle Steiner is a freelance writer and editor who lives in the Comox Valley. When she’s not tucked behind her desk full of words, she’s exploring the great outdoors with her husband and energetic dog—hiking, camping, trail running, paddl…

Kent Wilson

Stephanie Lam

Carolyn B. Heller

Carolyn B. Heller

Based in Vancouver, Carolyn B. Heller writes about food, drink, culture, art and immersive experiences from her travels across Canada and to more than fifty countries on six continents. She’s the author of three Canada travel guides, including M…

Doug Gordon

Doug Gordon

I live with my wife, two teenaged kids and two dogs in Stratford, Ontario where I work as a community mental health worker and part-time barista. My passions are: people, spirituality, photography, art, writing, nature, fine food and drink, cosmol…

Laura Barakeris

Peter de Vries

Peter de Vries

Hello Adventure Seekers, my name is Peter de Vries and I am married to a wonderful wife and have two amazing boys. We all share the love for outdoors like hiking, biking, camping and tree climbing. I have been in the Green Industry for 20 years, w…

Mark Sissons

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Darcy Rhyno

Darcy Rhyno

Darcy Rhyno has penned hundreds of articles on everything from whitewater rafting in Costa Rica to the wild horses of Sable Island. He’s published two collections of short stories, two novels, stage and radio plays and two non-fiction books, inclu…

Kerry Hale

Myriah Saulnier

Myriah Saulnier

I have always had an overpowering passion for words. Writing, editing and reading are second-nature to me. I was immediately captivated by the travel magazine industry, combining my love for words with my need to travel and explore. When I’m not w…

Curb Ivanic

Spring 2024 - The Paddling Issue