A Paddle Through Prince Rupert & Terrace

Both Terrace and Prince Rupert share the same biogeoclimatic classification as Vancouver - all highly populated with ancient cedars and temperate hemlock rainforests that guard the Pacific coastline, but much more remote than the lower mainland; the perfect mix for outdoor exploration.

If there was an official model of 'wild' in the flesh, this might have been it. Barely skirting by sandbars and driftwood, what we saw appeared with short notice. The area was marked with braided falls offshore and female black bears feeding with their cubs.

In an area where waterways seemed more prevalent than highways, it made sense that many of the best spots were better accessible by boat.

There are some experiences that feel uniquely privileged, our time in the Northwest was one of them. 

Photos and story via Great North Collective 

TreeHouse Point

This dreamy Bed & Breakfast known as Treehouse Point is located in Issaquah, Washington, just outside of Seattle. You can fulfill your childhood dreams by renting out one of these incredible tree houses for the night or book a tour to view the property if you can't stay the night. There are 6 tree houses in total as well as a main lodge which hosts breakfast and yoga and tai chi classes. The property is only open to guests and those who have a booked a tour, so please check out their page for tour dates and property rules. You will not be able to enter property grounds without a tour ticket.  

All photos by the talented Rachel Barkman