Stories

ZenSeekers brings you stories from around Alberta and B.C., and in all seasons. We aim to inspire you to get outside and experience transformative travel, from snowshoeing through a boreal forest to kayaking a pristine mountain lake or learning about Indigenous cultures.

Liz Fleming: crayon-coloured kayaks symbolized adventure

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Growing up on the St. Lawrence River, gave Liz Fleming the opportunity to dip the paddle into the...

Hiking Hidden Canyon Trail

Harmony behind the lens: Debbie and Greg Olsen

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Can there be harmony between a writer and a photographer while out on an assignment? What if the...

Mountain Biking in Nakusp

Crash course on mountain bike photography

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I ride a road bike. But what I’m not good at is mountain biking. I need to see an obstacle way in...

Waiting for the right moment creates stunning images

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Moss won’t gather and roots wont grow under the feet of Nancy Shields. Just following her on...

Biking in Squamish

Squamish: Is Oh So Turned-On These Days

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The absurdly gifted environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy thinks often about ‘sense of place,” that...

A Métis Homecoming: A warm welcome into a storied past

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Mesmerized by the powerful and hypnotic beat of the ancient drums, we pull ourselves away from the...

Sheri Landry

Maligne Canyon offers seasonal conversations

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When I get too wrapped up in my daily responsibilities, I close my eyes and picture myself outside...

Mission Hill

Food and wine zen in the Okanagan Valley

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Our zen hits its zenith when we sip the 2013 Perpetua Chardonnay following a hearty spoonful of the...

Bear

Fishing expedition turns into amazing wildlife tour

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With fishing lines dipping into the glassy ocean, we sat and waited. Boredom brought the lines up...

Nakusp

Follow a century old trail to Nakusp Hot Springs

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Staring at me with sad big brown eyes from inside a chain link pen did the trick.

“Can Annie come...

Highway to Heaven

Walking in Harmony along the Highway to Heaven

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Searching for heaven? Pull on your shoes and walk down No. 5 Road in Richmond, BC. No wonder it’s...

Haida Gwaii

Totem Pole raising ceremony in Haida Gwaii

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Landing in Sandspit, the main airport to access the village of Queen Charlotte in Haida Gwaii, gave...

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Discovering dinosaurs in Dinosaur Provincial Park

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As we pulled our minivan into the parking lot at Dinosaur Provincial Park, we couldn’t help but feel...

Moose

Meeting a moose for breakfast

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Chris Wheeler says he lives in Whistler but I’m willing to bet he spends more time on the road than...