About Jack

Jack Christie

Over the course of my career as a writer-broadcaster, I’m blessed to have been recognized as one of Canada’s most trusted sources on travel, recreation and sport.

I am the recipient of the 2004 Tourism BC Tourism Media Award as well as the 2012 Frank Sanford Award for Community Service from Nature Vancouver

Between 2000 and 2007 I scripted over 500 episodes of the “Rec Report” for Shaw TV’s The Express.

As the outdoors columnist with Vancouver’s Georgia Straight newspaper – Canada’s largest circulation weekly- since 1986, I have filed over 600 reports, many of which are posted on line at straight.com.

From 1998 to 2000, I created, scripted and hosted CBC-Radio One’s nationally-syndicated “Beyond the Backyard” weekly outdoors series.

My travel articles appear regularly in magazines and newspapers throughout North America and Europe.

Together with my partner in creativity, photographer Louise Christie, we have compiled a best-selling series of 18 adventure guides, including 52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver, The Whistler Book, and Best Weekend Getaways from Vancouver.

We are active members of the Society of American Travel Writers, travels most trusted voices.