Chris Istace

Chris Istace

Chris Istace



I am striving to inspire others, to live in a positive manner and act with intention and mindfulness. I don’t exclusively follow any certain path of religion or beliefs but rather to just let your positive energy be your guide. The key understanding that the only control you have in this world is your reaction to events that occur in your day to day life. I am passionate about getting outdoors, exploring the amazing country we live in and reconnecting with the simplicity nature rewards us. You will find posts on my adventures in our beautiful mountains from hiking and climbing to mountain biking Aside from the spiritual and outdoor aspect of my beliefs, a few key ingredients aid in this formula and currently I have been working hard to live simply.

Stories by Chris Istace

Tla'amin Creation Story Comes to Life on the Land


Deep inland, just outside of Powell River, BC, rises the iconic peak of Beartooth Mountain. This...

Paddleboarding Tla'amin Nation Sunshine Coast BC Kyler Vos

Immerse in the coastal beauty of Tla'amin


From the water, a vibrant landscape of rich forests and mighty mountains comes to life along the...

Biking at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, Vernon BC.

Hit Vernon for biking, trail running stoke


Vibrant blues, vivid yellows and deep greens paint the landscape of the Syilx Okanagan Nation’s...

Port Alberni will take you to your happy place


When I think about my happy places, what often comes to mind is the smile on the faces of friends...

Indigenous dancer in front of Canadian Flag

Why we wear orange on Sept 30


For 2023, the annual Sept 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation falls on a Saturday, making...

Fish & Duck Pub on Sproat Lake, Port Alberni, BC.

Uncovering the Port Alberni Food Scene


With an explosion of craft brewers, artisanal eateries, markets, cafes and agri-tours, Port Alberni...

Sunset Tour at Kiixin with Huu-ay-aht traditional song and dancing.

Touring Kiixin Opens Eyes and Minds


There are times in your life that you immediately feel the energy of place and sense the importance...

Feel the Rush of Port Alberni Waterfalls


Hike to amazing Port Alberni waterfalls for cool refreshing summer fun, and amazing views! Situated...

Biking in a skills park in Hinton Alberta

Hinton: Hit the trails in this Central Alberta Mountain Biking Mecca


As someone who lives in an area known for mountain biking, I didn’t know what to expect when I...

Hinton #ExploreNWAB

Hinton - Gateway to the Northern Rockies


Nestled below the towering peaks of Alberta’s Northern Rockies amid the rolling foothills, you will...

Paleontologist for a Day Philip J. Currie Museum

Be a dinosaur fossil hunter for a day at the Currie Museum Bonebeds


On a normal summer day, enjoying his passion for dinosaur fossil hunting in the valleys and river...

Grande Cache

Grande Cache – Vast Wilderness, Magnificent Peaks and Mighty Rivers


Years ago, I recall driving through Grande Cache on Highway 40 and loving the thick forests as I...