Outdoors

Hoodoo Adventures posted this picture of one of their new E-bikes parked in front of the views of the KVR Trail above Naramata. During B.C.’s bike week, how are you getting outside and enjoying the ride? (Hoodoo Adventures Instagram)

Get outside and enjoy the ride during Penticton’s bike week

This year GoByBike Week is about getting outside on Penticton’s trails and streets

 

A hummingbird gives its wings a rare rest while feeding in a North Okanagan garden. (Karen Siemens/North Okanagan Naturalists Club)

Hummingbirds back for another Okanagan season

North America’s littlest birds return, and they’re hungry

 

The pink supermoon rises over the Shuswap on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (File photo)

Column: Looking forward to May supermoon, June solar eclipse

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Apr 29, 2021

 

Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

  • Apr 3, 2021
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s annual nuisance mosquito control program is underway from Spring until September 2021. (Black Press file)

South Okanagan mosquito control program gets underway

Control crew surveys proprieties to eliminate mosquito and biting black fly at the larval stage

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen’s annual nuisance mosquito control program is underway from Spring until September 2021. (Black Press file)
The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Walking Curriculum’ crafted by SFU professor surges in popularity

The outdoor curriculum encourages students to connect with the natural world

The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Métis carver and elder John Sayer works at the Storefront School in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Nov. 19, helping students learn to carve and sharing his culture, while teacher Robin Wiens and student William Dicer try their hand at carving. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Video: New faces to emerge from the forest in Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Park

Students at Storefront School join Métis elder in project that will add small carvings to trees

Métis carver and elder John Sayer works at the Storefront School in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Nov. 19, helping students learn to carve and sharing his culture, while teacher Robin Wiens and student William Dicer try their hand at carving. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Jim Cooperman recently found a specimen of black henbane, also called stinking nightshade, growing on his North Shuswap property. The invasive species has only been found in five locations in British Columbia. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: Black henbane, a Shuswap botanical phenomena

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Aug 27, 2020
Jim Cooperman recently found a specimen of black henbane, also called stinking nightshade, growing on his North Shuswap property. The invasive species has only been found in five locations in British Columbia. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Benjamin Pinch recently passed through Penticton on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

700km in on a walk across Canada, B.C. man passes through Penticton

Benjamin Pinch talks dropping everything to fulfill his lifelong dream of walking across the country

Benjamin Pinch recently passed through Penticton on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Adventure Smart BC is asking all British Columbians to explore within their own community, instead of venturing to other regions, as well as create space for users on trails in order to practise physical distancing and wear personal protective equipment – such as masks – when necessary. (BC SAR photo)

B.C. sees spike in search and rescue calls ahead of COVID-19 restrictions easing

Search and rescue groups, made up of volunteers, risk contracting COVID-19 when they rescue strangers

Adventure Smart BC is asking all British Columbians to explore within their own community, instead of venturing to other regions, as well as create space for users on trails in order to practise physical distancing and wear personal protective equipment – such as masks – when necessary. (BC SAR photo)
Sunday hike to Twin Lakes in the Monashee Mountains out of Cherryville. (Colin Baxter photo)

COVID-19 curbs North Okanagan outdoors club

Group looking forward to new faces once it can resume activities

Sunday hike to Twin Lakes in the Monashee Mountains out of Cherryville. (Colin Baxter photo)
Leaf pick-up springs into action in North Okanagan city

Leaf pick-up springs into action in North Okanagan city

In light of the current public health emergency, city not recommending neighbours collect leaves for compost

Leaf pick-up springs into action in North Okanagan city
Welcoming, isn’t it? This abandoned underground mine in Beaverdell, B.C. was likely built in the late 1800s. (Youtube)

Beaverdell, B.C. home to underground mine over a century old

YouTube channel ‘British Columbia Ghost Mines’ explores abandoned mine in the south east valley

Welcoming, isn’t it? This abandoned underground mine in Beaverdell, B.C. was likely built in the late 1800s. (Youtube)
Bigfoot? North Okanagan footprint examined

Bigfoot? North Okanagan footprint examined

Wildlife experts weigh in on Vernon woman’s photo taken near Shuswap Falls

Bigfoot? North Okanagan footprint examined
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Hobby becomes career with mountain biking videos at Revel Co.

  • Oct 1, 2018
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films