Matt Simmons

Northwest B.C. Reporter

Matt Simmons is a writer and editor based in Smithers, B.C., unceded Gidimt’en Clan territory, home of the Wet'suwet'en/Witsuwit’en Nation. After travelling and adventuring across the top half of the province for several years, writing on conservation, cultural heritage and the joys of backcountry exploration for numerous magazines and newspapers, he settled in northwest B.C. Since setting up shop in the North, Matt authored The Outsider’s Guide to Prince Rupert — a trail guide and series of adventure narratives — and, as editor-in-chief, guided the path of a northern institution, Northword Magazine. These days, when he’s not writing or otherwise engaged in a creative project, he is up in the mountains, beside a river or sitting by a fire. Matt’s position at The Narwhal is made possible by the Local Journalism Initiative.

Stories by Matt Simmons

Swim against the current this Black Friday weekend

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