Five years ago Corey Wiwchar met Jayden and they became friends for the first time. They play board games, go fishing, snowboard and walk Wiwchar’s dog — normal friend stuff. Except while Jayden was eight years old, Wiwchar was buying a home, getting married and starting a family. The friendship may seem unlikely, but Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Kamloops...
“Skiing helps balance my life—I can’t be on my phone or computer, no one can get a hold of me. I’m not thinking of anything other than the motion, and the movement on the mountain.” Myles Williamson, a self-described “park rat” wants to share that experience with others. Williamson, a passionate skier, started Out Here: Thompson Rivers University Ski &...
Once the water freezes, new local company Elevated Fishing Adventures will kick off its inaugural season on Dec. 1. Campbell Bryk, owner and tour guide, is offering guided ice fishing trips to Heffley and Little Heffley Lakes—two of his favourite fishing spots. A well-known adventurer with a passion for hunting and fishing, Toronto-born Bryk grew up fishing the waters of...
  Unexplored lakes and virgin terrain were all that stretched out below a group of adventurous souls as their helicopter soared high above the North Thompson. They touched down 15 kilometres northwest of Blue River in the Cariboo Mountain range on what the organizer believes may be the first commercial heli Stand Up Paddle (SUP) trip in North America. With the...
As cooler weather prevails and leaves change colour, there are plenty of events this fall to keep busy. From outdoor adventures to family-friendly events and spooky outings there’s something to please everyone. Pick a pumpkin: Spend an afternoon picking the perfect pumpkin at one of the area’s many patches. Pete Murray’s Farm, open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. welcomes groups...