Blog of Lo Camps, founder and moving force of Nature Trek Canada, guide, wildlife biologist, and all around passionate man of the wild world he treasures.
Why do we like caribou so much that we adopted it for our logo? Anne-Marie and I (Lo) both started as wildlife biologists…
Encountering a polar bear is a unique experience. To be cherished for ever. We are guests on his home turf and should feel welcomed rather than entitled.
Most of us want to know what to do when we encounter a bear. Right?
But let’s turn this around – what would bears want to know when they encounter us?
Why does our bear and whale watching trip happen in July and August? Bears have huge habitats: grizzly bears have up to 500 km². To spot a bear one needs luck, or knows the right time.
Some coastal wolves have specialized in catching salmon, and lacking powerful claws does not seem to hamper them!
Bears seem to get all the attention, as if being at the top of the food chain wasn’t enough already? But the food chain below is just as fascinating.
All our trips are great for birdwatchers, some are even better.
It is easy to get caught up in the spectacle of incredible scenery as it unfolds around you. But in the grandest and wildest places you will also find the most incredible and tiniest beauty right at your feet.
Wilderness is not just for adventurous grownups.
The natural world is an endless and fascinating playground for kids of all ages.
On guided trips, we always make the time for camera bugs of all levels to have some fun. We have also gone to the extent of arranging Special Photography trips in the past, something we would always be keen to repeat.
There is nothing like a little history to put things in human perspective, and nothing like surrounding wilderness to put history in a fresh perspective.
Personalities like Ray Mears and Bear Grylls survive. On TV. How would you do? Most of us think that learning wilderness skills is what makes you survive.
When it comes to trampling the wilderness there is nothing like a great meal to seal the day and reflect upon it.
Sometimes pictures and signs just speak for themselves…
That’s the thing about traveling, no matter where you are, and seemingly in the middle of nowhere, you get to meet the nicest people.