News Features

Brandy Yanchyk goes ice-canoeing in Quebec City

“Next we’re traveling over two thousand miles to the east of Canada to try out a sport that has its origins in the country’s past. We sent Brandy Yanchyk to give it a go.” – BBC Travel Show.

Alberta’s night sky spectacular

“Alberta boasts two of the world’s largest dark sky preserves. The Wood Buffalo and Jasper national parks offer photographers the chance to take some spectacular pictures of the northern lights and the night sky. Astrophotographers Yuichi Takasaka and Ryan Bray talk about their work and share some of the images from their lenses. Directed and produced by Brandy Yanchyk.”

“The tech and training helping you to survive an avalanche”

“Skiing off-piste can offer the chance to explore pristine powder in a challenging environment, but it also brings risks.
Avalanches can send thousands of cubic metres of snow down a mountain, burying everything – including people – in its path. Brandy Yanchyk travels to British Columbia to find out how to enjoy off-piste sports safely.”

“Heli-skiing in the ‘powder highway’”

“Fifty years ago, mountain guide Hans Gmoser began taking skiing groups by helicopter to some of the most remote parts of British Columbia’s mountain tops. Once seen as the preserve of the most daring elite skiers, it has now become accessible to people with intermediate experience. The Travel Show’s Brandy Yanchyk travels to Revelstoke, part of a series of ski resorts known as the “powder highway”.”

Learning to Heli-ski in British Columbia for the BBC Travel Show

‘The polar bear capital of the world’

“Canada is home to around 15,000 of the world’s surviving polar bears.
But can tourism help with conservation efforts when it comes to these threatened animals?
Brandy Yanchyk reports from Churchill, Manitoba where for two months of the year polar bears outnumber residents.”

My Polar Bear Safari on The TRAVEL SHOW on BBC World TV

The Travel Show on BBC World TV visits the north of Canada to discover if people and polar bears can live alongside each other. Reporter Brandy Yanchyk reports.

“New threat to Canada’s Pacific humpback whales?”

“Once hunted to near extinction, the humpback whales of Canada’s Pacific are back in larger numbers and the Canadian government has downgraded their status from “threatened” to one “of special concern”. However, there are concerns that the whales face new risks from increased oil and natural gas exploration.
Brandy Yanchyk reports from the coast of British Columbia.”

“New threat to Canada’s Pacific humpback whales?”

“Once hunted to near extinction, the humpback whales of Canada’s Pacific are back in larger numbers and the Canadian government has downgraded their status from “threatened” to one “of special concern”. However, there are concerns that the whales face new risks from increased oil and natural gas exploration.
Brandy Yanchyk reports from the coast of British Columbia.”

“5-year-old raises $11K for muscular dystrophy research” – CBC News Alberta – September 6, 2014

“5-year-old raises $11K for muscular dystrophy research” – CBC News Alberta, September 6, 2014.
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s CBC TV News story.