Since Moon Alberta was discontinued a few years back, I’ve spent less time exploring Alberta and more time in the neighbouring province of British Columbia. The manuscript for the next edition of Moon British Columbia will not be due until 2021, but by spreading the research over multiple summers I am able to cover more ground more thoroughly. And so, our family recently spent a week on Haida Gwaii, a remote archipelago off the northwest coast of British Columbia. The week provided a great opportunity to research and rewrite this section of the book, but also to spend family time on the beach, go halibut fishing (and bring home a 54-pounder), explore remote logging roads, and enjoy breakfast each morning at the funky Moon Over Naikoon Bakery.

If you’re travelling to the islands, I highly recommend North Beach Cabins, a delightful off-the-grid beachfront accommodation (although our daughter was delighted to find she had wi-fi access on the highest sand dunes out front). We stayed in the Cedar Palace cabin, which overlooked the ocean and had its own greenhouse and chicken coop.