Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chilcotin Holidays

Topohilia

As a traveller, one would say that getting itchy feet is a regular occurrence. Others would say its a bug. It is a drive to see anything and everything, to be part of the world in a temporary manner. One would say that living that type of life we find a sense of home. Home for us is travelling, while for others it might be a comfortable 4 bedroom home and for others still, like Chris Harris, his home is found in an area. That area for him is the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, an area that gives the Chilcotin Ark a refuge and the area the Chilcotin Holiday's guiding territory operates in.

Topohilia is a sense of place, a love of home gained from intimacy and experience. Through his photography achievements, Chris Harris has found a home in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. His pictures have been beautiful and inspiring; I can't recommend his book enough. Through this experience, it seems he has built an affection for the region that no one can rival. This is understandable as Chris Harris has been more than thorough in his endeavor to document the Cariboo- Chilcotin through photographs.

He has gone through this vibrant area on almost every mode of transportation possible; by foot, horse, canoe, raft and plane. This has meant he himself has been an integral part in creating his own experience, making sure he was always in the thick of it, ready to click that button on his camera. He says that in these times, he realized the benefit in travelling dependently and independently; both being virtuous in creating impressive.

His pictures are a reflection of his love for the Cariboo Chilcotin. He states that his only goal was to tell stories through photography of the place he loves; the place that he has found a home in. The fact that a home can be found in authentic wilderness, is a testament to the radiating beauty of the Cariboo- Chilcotin Coast. To operate in this area is once again a under-exaggerated privilege. However, if a place as remote as this can instill a sense of place in a person, can it not have the same effect on us? A place like this is undoubtedly worth preserving, not only for those living in this area, but those who have not yet found a sense of home.

Chilcotin Holidays

About Chilcotin Holidays

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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