That’s a (W)Rap!

Photo Credits to Kendrick Dettmers Photography The summer was here, though the end is near Clouds in the sky where it was once clear Sunshine, lemonade and sizzling beef Slowly change into the falling of leaves Looking atop, if you ever did … Continued

White Water Rafting for the First Time

Since coming to study at Quest, I have written several blog posts about my adventures in Squamish and the surrounding areas. Such adventures have varied from mountain biking to Alice Lake Provincial Park and camping in the Canadian outback to hiking … Continued

Working with Random Acts of Sketchiness

In a place like Squamish, one has an infinite and three ways to spend their time, after all this is the outdoor recreation capital of Canada and as such it attracts a myriad of enthusiasts of all kinds. As for … Continued

Swimming and Tanning at Alice Lake

After what seemed like a long and cold fall, it finally feels like summer has arrived in Squamish. Coming from Kosovo, a country in South-Eastern Europe, it means that I am used to hot and sunny summers. My most cherished summer … Continued

Working Off-Campus

(Featured image credits to In order to make ends meet better during the academic year, it is not uncommon for Quest students to seek employment so as to boost their funds. Many students who are eligible for work study positions … Continued

Exploring Americana

We drove up and collected our pass from a border agent at the kiosk, but not before Ed turned around and enthusiastically wished him a happy Independence Day. Canada Day was a few days ago, but we were officially in America … Continued


Almost three years ago, I came to Canada for the first time in my life. Since then I have gained several new experiences and skills, such as learning how to drive and becoming a ‘pro’ tour guide. However, by living … Continued

A Sunny Saturday at the Squamish Sikh Parade

(Header photo credits to the Squamish Chief) Every summer, the Squamish Sikh community hosts a large parade, appropriately titled, ‘the Squamish Sikh Parade’ which takes place around the 18th of June. Interestingly enough, it seems every year to coincide with … Continued

Where there is Magic in the Air

I was often told that Sanur, the village town in Bali in which I grew up, was haunted by particularly strong black magic. In fact, for centuries what is now a bustling and modern habitation was once covered in pristine forest which … Continued

A Tale of Eight Cities

My heart raced as the wheels of the plane dropped out, jolting everyone who was dozing off. Peering out of my window, I could make out the shapes of small blots of light, slowly becoming denser, larger, and morphing into … Continued