Renew Your Quest: An Intellectual Summer Retreat for Adults

During each summer, our faculty and staff work hard to organize several programs and speaker series, such as Quest Summer Scholars Program, Summer Speaker Series, and finally, Renew Your Quest. According to its website, “Renew Your Quest” is a summer … 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

Quest Summer Scholars Program: Fun at the Sea to Sky Gondola

Quest Summer Scholars Program is a pre-university program, also known as an academic summer camp, for students in grades 10 to 12. This program, according to Quest’s website, is designed to give interested high school students an opportunity to sample … 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

Sun and Fun With Vancouverites

In 2010, my brother, Blin, travelled to the United States of America as an exchange student. He lived in San Francisco for one year, where he got to meet people from all over the world, started flying classes to become … Continued

The Seven Islands of Mumbai… Or is it Bombay?

“Look, just peek your head out of the taxi… Can you see us now?” My sister Aliya said. Through the phone I could hear her and my mother laughing uncontrollably as I scanned the skies for any sign of her … 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