Hi there! A little about us, and what we're all about. We are Brie + Reuben, and together we make VancityWild.
We are west coastin' PNW adventurers; followers of trails, climbers of mountains, wilderness wanderers, and true lovers of life.
Our story begins with a west coast island girl and a prairie farm boy who were both looking for somewhere that felt like home. Brie originally hails from Vancouver Island, but has lived in Vancouver since 2007. She went to university in Montréal, but after three rough, eastern Canadian winters, the mountains and ocean were calling. Reuben is an Alberta boy, and moved to Vancouver in 2010 after growing up on a farm in a small town just outside Edmonton. West coast life and a shared adventurous spirit brought us together.
During the course of our adventures, we came to discover that we are our best selves when we're outdoors, whether we're climbing to the top of a mountain or finding a river or glacial lake to swim in. Sharing our experiences with others became a priority, and we used the wilderness as our inspiration. Thus, VancityWild was born.
As VancityWild, we exist to inspire the city-dwellers of BC and beyond to get outside and explore, starting with the local trails and destinations right in the mountains and forests of our backyard. We know how easy it can be to get stuck in a fast-paced urban lifestyle, and we want to show people how accessible nature is from our city. Together we have built a website as a way to share with our like-minded, adventure-seeking community, and we often communicate with our followers through Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. It's hard not to want to show off our incredible province to the rest of the country and to the world. There's so much that still feels unknown, and we intend to try and discover it all.