Category Archives: Travel Journal

Sheldrick’s Elephant Orphanage, Kenya

Naturalist Brian Keating speaks to CBC’s Homestretch from Nairobi, Kenya, about an elephant orphanage he visited.


Baby elephant running



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This week on CBC, Brian Keating talks to Doug Dirks about the annual salmon run in BC. This may be a record year for sockeye salmon on the Fraser River.



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Brian had the pleasure of appearing on Breakfast TV this morning to speak about his trip with Civilized Adventures to Alaska. Check out this stunning video of bubble nut feeding and quadruplet bear cubs.


Grizzly bear cubs


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This week on CBC’s Homestretch, naturalist Brian Keating talks about his visit to the southern Arctic with Classic Canadian Tours and seeing the amazing Beluga whales.





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This week on CBC’s Homestretch, Brian Keating talks to guest host Rob Brown about seeing these high mountain birds when he was visiting the Purcell Mountains in B.C. last week with CMH Summer Adventures.

Ptarmigan on nest with Brian Keating photographing circa 1980
Ptarmigan in the Bugaboos July 2014
Ptarmigan female with Bugaboos in background photos by Brian Keating July 2014
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When Brian was at the CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge ‘guest guiding’ last week, he photographed some spectacular flowers.  He said “The high elevation landscape makes the heart sing”.  We agree, Brian!


flower splendor cmh 2014


spotted saxifrage cmh 2014


potentilla and Bugaboos cmh 2014


mountain avens cmh 2014


heather cmh 2014


Bugaboo hiking 2014









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CMH Summer Adventures and The Bobbie Burns Lodge




Standing knee deep in a huge grizzly digging, Brian photographed CMH guide, JF, who was admiring the evidence of the power and determination the bear displayed to get at his ground squirrel prey.  Brian is “guest guiding” at the Bobbie Burns Lodge for a few days this week, a lodge located deep in the Purcell Mountains, near the Bugaboos.



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The Purcell Mountains with CMH Summer Adventures




Brian is up in the Purcell Mountains with Canadian Mountain Holidays at one of their back country lodges, working as a guest guide.  He’s hiking in the high country by day, and conducts a wildlife related presentation every evening after dinner for the guests.  The helicopter is used as a taxi to drop them off and pick them up at the end of the day, allowing for some incredible exploration into some amazing landscapes.

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CMH Heli Hiking in The Bugaboo Moutains




This week on CBC’s Homestretch, Brian Keating is in excellent grizzly habitat in the Bugaboo Mountains in British Columbia where there is lots of evidence of grizzly activitiy this summer.



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HeliHiking with CMH Summer Adventures




Wondering where Brian is going next? Next week he heli-hikes with CMH Summer Adventures! Have a look:



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