Canadian Geographic Adventures
Immerse yourself in the heart of Klahoose Territory on the calm waters of Thee chum mi yich and the craggy rocky walled fjord of Yekwamen, deep in the coastal rainforest of British Columbia. The ancient voices echo in the traditional Klahoose greeting welcoming newly arrived guests. The unparalleled visit is about to begin. One deep breath of the pure, energizing rainforest air has life's worries vanishing instantly. Senses suddenly awaken upon hearing the distant call of a majestic eagle as it soars above humpback whales as they surfaces along the water's calm surface. Standing awestruck as a Grizzly Bear emerges from the Rainforest.
Since time immemorial, the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose) People have lived here on the west coast of British Columbia. We invite you to see the beauty of nature through our eyes, experience the best of our legendary hospitality and feel a deep connection through our shared traditions and stories.
Join us on a transformative journey as we we join our departures with CanGeo and the Royal Canadian Geographic Society as they bring experiences off the pages of Canadian Geographic magazine and into the field through Ambassador-led Canadian Geographic Travel Collection. A portion of every Canadian Geographic Adventure booked goes directly back into supporting important Canadian Geographic and RCGS programming and your stay at Klahoose Wilderness Resort supports a 100% Indigenous owned business.
Travelling with purpose has never been so rewarding.
MEET YOUR 2023 RCGS TRAVEL AMBASSADORS
RCGS Travel Ambassador
June 4-8, 2023:
CanGeo Travel Ambassador and Natrualist
Myrna Pearman was raised on a farm northeast of Rimbey, Alberta. She became interested in photography while in high school and her love of nature was inspired by a local self-taught naturalist, Fred Schutz.
Myrna graduated with a BSc Honours in Geography from the University of Alberta in 1979, then returned home to care for her ailing parents. After their passing, she worked as a house painter and wedding photographer before becoming the Assistant Waskasoo Park Naturalist, Red Deer AB, in 1986. In 1987, she started a dream career as Biologist and Site Services Manager at Ellis Bird Farm (EBF). Under her leadership, EBF became an internationally recognized conservation, education and research centre. She retired in 2020. She is now the Resident Naturalist for Chin Ridge Seeds, Taber, AB and Coordinator of the Nature Central program for the Red Deer River Naturalists (RDRN). She also volunteers as the RDRN newsletter editor and sits on several committees.
Myrna has received recognition for her conservation and education work from the Red Deer River Naturalists, Nature Alberta, the North American Bluebird Society, the Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2019. As a Geography graduate, she is keenly interested in the work of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) and has been a long-time subscriber to Canadian Geographic. Her extensive writing and public speaking experience, management expertise, and her long-term efforts to showcase and promote the Indigenous, cultural and natural history of Central Alberta emulates the RCGS’s core goal of “making Canada better known to Canadians.” She published her first article on backyard bird feeing for Canadian Geographic online in February 2021. She recently submitted a Fellow’s article about her love of Mountain Bluebirds and her most recent bluebird book.
Myrna writes a monthly photo essay in the Red Deer Advocate and is a columnist for Nature Alberta and The Gardener. She contributes to several wildlife and photography Facebook groups and has a growing social media following. She has authored/co-authored several scientific publications and has written several books.
Myrna has traveled extensively (always with her cameras) and is especially interested in photographing — and sharing her love for — Alberta wildlife and wild places. She is in demand as a speaker and enjoys mountain biking, kayaking snowshoeing and spending time at her cabin
RCGS Travel Ambassador
RCGS Travel Ambassador
October 8-12, 2023
CanGeo Travel Ambassador and Photographer
From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to iceberg-laden seas off the coast of Greenland, Paul’s journey to capture the “under-documented” is a testament to his passion for exploration, his creative vision and fierce sense of determination. These qualities, combined with his pursuit of fresh perspectives and a deep love for the landscape, have resulted in an ever-growing portfolio of cutting-edge images.
Whether it’s wading waist-deep into a glacier-fed lake or chasing auroras from dusk til dawn, Paul is known for an adventurous spirit that draws him to the extraordinary. Highlighting his collection are his signature self-portraits, epic mountaineering moments, dreamy astrophotography images, as well as a window into some of the most remote corners of the planet.
Paul’s images have been featured on countless book covers and in a variety of highly regarded publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, the Huffington Post, The Guardian, Canadian Geographic, Islands, PhotoLife, and explore magazine. His client list includes leading national and global brands such as Canon, Apple, Dell, Arc’Teryx, Panasonic and MEC. His book on aurora photography in the Canadian Rockies, Spirits in the Sky, was published in spring 2022. He is an honoured Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
October 15-19, 2023
CanGeo Travel Ambassador & TV Host and Producer
Aliya Jasmine is an award-winning television host, producer, and environmental journalist (M.A.) You can currently watch her on various platforms for NBC News in Los Angeles. She is also the co-founder of the environmentally focused media production and climate research lab, LILI Media & Design Lab.
She was previously anchor of MTV News in Canada for over a decade, where she interviewed celebs including Tom Cruise and Adele — and has worked for or had stories appear on NBC, MTV and the Discovery Channel. Among the many shows she helped develop at MTV Canada, MTV IMPACT was a show for millennials about social and environmental issues that sent her on assignment around the world, and set the path for her career: from South Sudan after a civil war, to the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest to see first-hand the potential impacts of a proposed oil pipeline. She returned to the rainforest multiple times for various productions, and became one of the World Wildlife Fund’s “Canadians for the Great Bear.” Aliya is also the current TV Host for ‘The Mightiest’ on the Discovery Channel.