Jan 4, 2017
I had started this hiking hobby about 4 years previous and it had grown naturally into sub alpine day adventures, then alpine multi day treks with some not-too-technical peaking. I knew I loved it and sort of knew why but never fully understood how it connected with the rest of my life. I had spent the previous 30 years on the world's oceans and now that seagoing days were over, my time was filled with fine views and ambience of Vancouver Island coasts and alpine. Around Canada Day, 2015, during a climb of Mt. Myra, the missing piece came into view.
Dec 21, 2016
The Walbran Valley is a Tolkien novel brought to life.
Magnificent old-growth trees shrouded in lush moss thrive on the steep east and west valley faces. Below, the pristine Walbran Creek flows through the temperate rainforest, eventually reaching the Pacific Ocean.
Oct 25, 2016
BC Business, Paul Duchart - October 25, 2016
Almost 200 guests and business leaders attended the second annual Waterkeeper Gala Vancouver at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia October 13. Presented by Telus, the event raised a record $200,000, double the amount raised last year.
Photo courtesy of Paul Duchart
Oct 21, 2016
Thank you again to our sponsors and guests for being part of the Swim Drink Fish Community and for helping us to make this year's 2nd annual Waterkeeper Gala Vancouver our best yet!
If you want to relive the magic of the night - or share it with your friends - Tim Thompson's powerful film 'Waterkeeper' is now available for viewing online. Watch it below!
Oct 20, 2016
Vancouver Courier, Fred Lee - October 20, 2016
Ignacio Arrieta and Marcelo Ramirez, owners of La Mezcaleria and La Taqueria, and Manuel Otero, president of the Mexican Business Association of Canada, celebrated the official launch of La Mezcaleria’s second storefront in Gastown.
A Big Night for Water: Musicians, Artists and Canadian Leaders Gather for Second Annual Waterkeeper Gala presented by TELUS
Oct 7, 2016
Acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky to anchor charity gala in Vancouver on October 13 to raise funds for Swim Drink Fish Canada and B.C.'s Fraser Riverkeeper
TELUS Talks speaker series to be hosted at TELUS Garden on October 12 in support of Gala
Sep 14, 2016
While swimmers and paddlers can be found plying BC's waters year-round, the end of the Labour Day weekend marks the end of swimmable water season for most of Canada. As the days are getting longer with Fall fast approaching, Fraser Riverkeeper and Swim Guide are taking a look back at some of the best and worst beaches of the 2016 swimming season, from May 20th to September 6th.
Jul 26, 2016
Tonight, the Tragically Hip will be taking the stage at Roger's Arena for their final performance in Vancouver. In honour of Gord Downie and his tremendous leadership in the Canadian Swim Drink Fish community, we are sharing this heartfelt post from Fraser Riverkeeper's President and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Mark Mattson (originally posted July 22, 2016).
Jun 27, 2016
In the summer of 2005 I was 13 years old. I was about to leave home on my first canoe trip, which was also the first week I would be away from my parents. I was going on a canoe trip on Lake Temagami, and my friends and I were going to have to plan our whole trip, from the route we took across the lake, down to the really important stuff, like how many chocolate chips we could put in our gorp. We spent 4 days shaping our paddles, drying our food, and preparing meals that would keep for 8 days in our wanigans. We learned how to do a j-stroke, how to tie a tumpline, and how to read a compass and judge distance.