Bruce Obee is a fourth-generation Vancouver Islander. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncle, he began his writing career in 1972 as a reporter for Victoria Times. After working in the news business for five years, Obee left a position as senior correspondent for the Canadian Press bureau in Victoria. He then began a full-time freelance career that he continues today, writing outdoor and environmental magazine articles, books, and television scripts.
Bruce’s experiences and achievements throughout his career are worth envying. His articles and photographs have appeared in a variety of magazines including National Geographic, Canadian Geographic and Travel & Leisure. He has written several books, writes television documentaries for BC’s Knowledge Network, and is a contributing editor for British Columbia Magazine. Bruce has also received a number of international awards including the Governor General’s Commemorative Medal for “significant contribution to compatriots, community and to Canada.”
Bruce seems to have found a career that fits well with his everyday life. An avid cyclist, hiker, camper, and rower, he is very much an outdoor enthusiast. Bruce and his wife, Janet Barwell-Clarke, live on Saanich Peninsula, near Victoria, on Vancouver Island. They have two grown daughters, Nicole and Lauren
In 2008, Bruce published Trans Canada Trail: British Columbia.