Glamping with Bears

Here’s a nice article from Rachel Kristensen: Routine is the enemy of time. It’s a phrase I’ve grown to love in my quest of trying something new. Often, I find myself seeking continual adventures in order to ensure monotony doesn’t get the best of me. So when we found out through Glampinghub.com  (glamorous camping = glamping) about a luxury safari camp, set on raised platforms that overlook feeding grizzlies on one of BC’s remote lakes,…

Into the Wild – Alaska’s Wildest Trip

Our 11-day Tatshenshini-Alsek trip traverses the wildest parts of the Yukon, British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. This 190-mile expedition journeys through the world’s largest protected wilderness spanning 22 million hectares. Arguably the most scenic river trip on the planet, you will be immersed in a primeval land that is beyond description. The “Tat”, as it’s affectionately known by the guides, affords us many opportunities to explore the mountainscapes, glaciers and…

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The Concert

Everyone has heard of Woodstock and Carnegie Hall and we’ve even fished with Roger waters of Pink Floyd  – but few have seen Odell Fox at Big Fish.  Last summer James Ramsay of Skytography shot a music video at ROAM’s favourite heli-hiking spot.  We’ll let the music do the talking… Big Fish is a magical place and is now available for 1 to 3 day base camp adventures in the…

Orca Camp – basecamp kayaking in total comfort

For me, the Johnstone Strait conjures up countless images of orcas spy hopping, breaching, finning and tail lobbing while just a stones throw from my kayak – and this is for good reason. These waters are the most dependable in the world for observing and paddling with these powerful but gentle orcas. Orca Camp is the newest addition to ROAM”s incredible line up of wilderness retreats.  One can kayak and…

Paddle BC with National Geographic Explorer, Todd Wells

Kayak The Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser River with Todd Wells! This August 20-27, legendary professional kayaker, Todd Wells, will be hosting a crazy week of paddling on the Chilko River system.  Todd is co-owner of Mountain Mind Collective, a video production company with a focus on adventure films.  MMC videos have been featured through Red Bull Media House, National Geographic, and Outside TV. Their recent feature-film and “For the Love” is available on iTunes and Vimeo. National…

Top Five Reasons to Challenge the Chilko River

# 1 – Best Whitewater The Chilko offers the longest stretch of continuous whitewater in North America.  Raft for mile upon mile in azure blue, exciting class IV that’s so pristine you can even drink it. # 2 Music to Your Ears By popular demand, Odell-Fox is returning to the Chilko for our July 16-23 adventure.  Be entertained nightly by this amazing band that hail from Austin Texas. Click here to…

Uncharted Territory – by Larry Pynn

Read part Two of writer Larry Pynn’s Cycle Canada article about his 2500 -km motorcycle journey in the backwoods of British Columbia.  A stop at Bear Camp is an integral part of any backcountry experience in Western Canada.  Talk about immersing yourself in the “real” Canada versus hanging out in carbon copy resorts. Cycle Canada Article by Larry Pynn If you like the idea of charting your own destiny, take…

Outdoor Retail Giants challenge Utah’s Anti-public Lands Agenda

Outdoor retailers, Patagonia and Black Diamond, are drawing a line in the sand against the Utah government’s attempts to reverse a National Monument designation and trying to repeal the Antiquities Act.  These two leaders in the outdoor industry have gone on full assault flexing their economic powers in the face of an anti-public land government agenda. Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia’s founder and author of “Let My People Surf”, is a long-time…

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Location, Location, Location

These were the wise words of a retail guru I knew as a young lad growing up in Toronto, Canada.  Apparently these words are also echoed for real estate transactions but the premise clearly did not sink in.  Or did it? Hosting a Grand Canyon trip for my friend and long-time client, billionaire David Bonderman, he introduced me to his old Harvard Law School grads as a “Canadian with remote…

North America’s Most Beautiful River?

Some would argue that the Tashenshini-Alsek is North America’s most spectacular river.  I never hesitate to say it’s the World’s most scenic river trip.  The scenery at the put-in at Kluane National Park is stunning and the views improve exponentially every day.  Literally, every day, culminating at Alsek Lake where Mt Fairweather looms and two toes of the Alsek glacier and one toe of the Grand Plateau glacier stretches down…