Our Mission

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.

“What I especially love about Adventures Northwest, besides its fine writing, stunning photography, the great breadth of topics and landscapes, and the poetry, is the unusual way in which it seeks and often finds real intimacy with the rest of the natural world. So many outdoors publications seem to want to subject some mythic “Nature” to the exploits of the Human, and with gusto. ANW recognizes that people are truly a part of nature, and that an adventure worth having should celebrate our wholeness with the lands, waters, plants, and creatures, rather than subordinating them to our own bravado.”    – Robert Michael Pyle

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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