About Adventures Northwest

Adventures Northwest is a quarterly magazine dedicated to the exploration and appreciation of the magnificent landscapes of Cascadia.

As the region’s leading outdoor magazine since 2006, we’re a little different. Our passion is to help our readers discover—or re-discover—deep connections to the natural world, to dive deep and embrace terra incognita. We’re more interested in life-affirming experiences than death-defying exploits.

Our mission is to give expression to the transformative beauty of the natural world though compelling essays, short stories, photo essays, nature-inspired art, meditations and poetry. To inform, enlighten and inspire.

Edward Abbey sums it up for us: “All we have, it seems, is the beauty of life in art and nature, and the love that these inspire.”

Every issue features world-class writers such as Robert Michael Pyle, Tom Robbins, David Guterson and Lawrence Millman, poets like Kim Stafford, Cameron Scott and James Bertolino; well-respected nature photographers including Bruce W. Heinemann, Francois-Xavier De Ruydts and John Scurlock; artists as diverse as Ann Morris, Georg Schmerholz and Allen Moe.

So whether you’re a mountaineer, hiker, mountain biker, paddler, sailor, skier, runner or simply an armchair nature lover, Adventures NW will transport you to the luminous landscapes of Cascadia, introduce you to some truly remarkable places to watch the sun go down…and hopefully inspire you to find your own adventures.

Adventures NW Magazine is published in February, May, August and November. Look for it at hundreds of newsstands throughout the Pacific Northwest. Or subscribe here.

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.”      – Paulo Coelho


  1. I just watched
    “this is me” a scottish guy kayaking the inside passage from vancouver. It makes me want to do something like that so bad. This site is outrageously great!

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