Based in

Atlin, British Columbia

(Bordering Alaska and the Yukon)

Written for

The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The Tyee, Canadian Geographic, Cottage Life, Yukon North of Ordinary, BoatUS, Cruising World, Good Old Boat, SAIL, and Sailing World

Contributing editor at BoatUS and Good Old Boat

Editor of millennial sailing site WaterborneMag.com

Awards and recognition

The Carlyle Norman Scholarship, Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program (2018)

International Regional Magazine Association awards:

Gold for "How to Get Water All Winter" (2022)

Gold (tie) for "The Great Canadian Creature Feature" (2022)

Boating Writers International awards:

3rd for "Can we Rise with the Tide?" (2022)

1st for "American Marine Sanctuaries Welcome You" (2021)

2nd for "Electric Dreams and Hybrid Solutions" (2020)

2nd for "Following the Whales" (2020)

3rd for "Stand up Draftsman" (2020)

2nd for "What Women Want in Boating" (2018)

1st for "Why aren't Milennials Buying Boats?" (2017)

When not writing

Sailed 13k miles from Vancouver to Mexico to Australia in a 35 ft boat

Skiing, hiking, and beekeeping in the Great White North


More about Fiona

Read a selection of her writing