The Spring 2006 issue of British Columbia Magazine is now available and it is always a fun read when I am stuck at my desk in Vancouver. This issue has two articles of particular interest. The first is a text and photo essay on the remote wilderness park Tatlatui, in the far north of British Columbia. The park is part of the traditional lands of Tahltan people although there is no discussion of aboriginal uses of the area. The article is by travel and adventure writer Larry Pynn.
The second article describes Calvert Island and the Hakai Luxvbalis Conservancy Area of the British Columbia central coast. It describes three ‘faces’ of the area — its ecological, cultural, and recreational faces — and ties them together nicely. This ocean and island area is used by the Heiltsuk and Oweekeno peoples.