My partner and I had dreamed for years of navigating the British Columbia coastline. We wanted to explore the abundant wildlife and wilderness that extends from the rocky shore, and the former fishing and logging outposts that were the backbone of the BC economy for much of the 20th century. And, we yearned to explore the remote stretches of the area above the 60th parallel.
We decided to paddle and peddle from Vancouver to Whitehorse with stops in Southeast Alaska. We’d tow two foldable kayaks behind our bikes; cycle nearly 1000km; ascend 5200m of elevation; and paddle for weeks in areas so remote that we might go days without seeing a sign of human life. We lived our plan in an extraordinary journey, with glaciers and bears outnumbering people, and where tidal charts and weather reports were the only information that mattered.
Editors note. All of these photos are the author’s own and originally appeared on Meander the World’s Instagram. Follow their adventures in real time here: @meandertheworld.