I’m a traveler, hiker, canoeist and backcountry skier. Home is Calgary, near the Canadian Rockies and the Alberta prairies. I’m lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
I’m the author of Prairie Paddling – Exploring Alberta’s Badlands by Canoe. Get your copy at MEC or other fine outdoor equipment retailers.
I’m a keen traveler: 54 countries so far. I prefer slow travel and off-season travel. Often the best way to see and experience a foreign country is on foot. The world is a wonderful and diverse place, and we have only one lifetime to see it. I have a lot of travel stories, and even more photos. I’m slowly trying to get more posts up on this site.
I’m a geoscientist by trade.
I’m married to Diana. I’m a lucky guy.
You can contact me at: arie (at) arievandervelden (dot) com.