Lucas Aykroyd

DSC03919I’m an award-winning writer, national newspaper columnist, and public speaker. I specialize in travel and sports. (And working Van Halen into conversations.)

My work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and The Hockey News.

Since 2013, I’ve won 11 medals at the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards, a Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) medal at the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, and two Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) awards. I received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Victoria. In 2017, I launched the Irene Adler Prize, a $1,000 scholarship for women writers.

I’ve contributed to Fodor’s and Frommer’s travel guidebooks. Since 1999, I’ve covered the NHL, six Olympics, 24 IIHF World Championships, and five IIHF Women’s World Championships.

Based in Vancouver, I’ve traveled to close to 50 countries. I’m still waiting for Tourism Antarctica to return my call.