Lucas Aykroyd

About the Author Lucas Aykroyd

Lucas Aykroyd is an award-winning writer, national newspaper columnist, and public speaker. He specializes in travel and sports. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Vancouver Sun, and the Georgia Straight. He's contributed to travel guidebooks for Fodor's and Frommer's. Lucas has won 11 medals in the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards, as well as a medal in SATW's Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition and a Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) award. He's also been a Western Magazine Awards finalist. Since 1999, he's covered the NHL, five Olympics, and 21 IIHF World Hockey Championships. His outdoor adventures include polar bear watching in Manitoba, rafting over a waterfall in New Zealand, and horseback riding on Easter Island. Based in Vancouver, he's traveled to more than 40 countries. (He's still waiting for Tourism Antarctica to return his call.)