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It was the cows what nearly did me in. I stood there staring intently at the imprint of a large fat hoof in the dirt. Definitely too big for a deer. Not quite right for an elk. But what else could it be? It didn't look...

There are days when the Bear Gods frown upon us. The bears are always one step ahead of us, their favourite feeding zones are disappointingly deserted, and the guests and guides return from a day out bear-spotting empty-handed and just a little glum. And then there are...

It was more than twenty years ago and I was standing near an impromptu checkpoint in northern Albania as the country erupted in chaos and anarchy around me. A few yards away was Ant, a fellow journalist I was working with that day. As the gunmen...

Julius, co-owner of Grizzly Bear Ranch, will be talking about grizzly bears and what he has learned about these magnificent animals in his 15 years living among them in a remote British Columbia valley. The talk is hosted by Imagine Travel and will be in...

I'd never even heard of a snow-blower before I moved to Canada. A strange-looking beast, it has a large hungry mouth with a plethora of curved metal scoops inside, and a small chute that dispenses the white stuff high into the air and at an angle. The...

There's something about a wood fire. Perhaps it's the crackle and spit of the logs as they begin to take. The awesome fury of the main burn. The orange glow of the embers as the chemistry of the fire takes its course. Or maybe it's the pleasing...

It was one of those wilderness moments I live for. I felt my heart rate shoot up with exhilaration. And there was just the slightest tinge of fear that seems to come with all the best types of excitement. Ten yards ahead of me Katya, our 18-month-old...

We live in one of the most beautiful corners of Canada, situated in the world's only inland temperate rainforest. Surrounded by mountains, glaciers and verdant forests, some of them ancient, we also have some of the world's most exciting wildlife. Among the animals we commonly see...

During the spring - May and June - we head out into the valleys and up into the sub-alpine to view bears that have recently emerged from denning. We also see many other wild animals feeding on the rich grasses that come at this time...

During the summer we take our guests high into the alpine. We use our 4x4s to break the back of the ascent and then spend the day walking the ridges, taking in the views and, of course, eating Kristin's home-made picnics. The peaks around us...