A Wild Life with my Family, The Best Road Trip in the World

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My Self Reliance

My Self Reliance

2 aylar önce

I have been off TRshow and off grid for the past few weeks exploring Canada with my wife, daughters and Cali, our Golden Retriever - three weeks of camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, filming and photographing wild scenes and wild life. My wife, Cali and I drive 13,000 kilometres from Ontario across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon Territory and Alaska. We're joined by our daughters Erin and Emily for a week in Kananaskis, Banff and Jasper before we part ways and the three of us head north on the Alaska highway through the northern Rockies and back down the Stewart Cassiar Highway east of the coastal mountains, camping in remote areas and fire evacuation zones. Along the way, we film log cabins, wild fires, grizzly and black bears, woodland caribou, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, fox, birds, mountains, rivers, clear blue lakes, glaciers, autumn colors and waterfalls.
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@mriley4955 2 aylar önce
Sean, I lost my Callie in March. Watching your channel has been a bright spot in my journey. My Callie was a beagle with a nose that could find anything. Watching your Callie retrieve birds was such an awesome thing. We don’t deserve dogs. They are amazing
@sandrasherritt9708 2 aylar önce
I totally agree!
@heru-deshet359 2 aylar önce
They add to our lives and take a piece of hearts with them.
@janethartwig774 2 aylar önce
My condolences on the loss of your furry baby. 😢
@robertspies4695 2 aylar önce
Losing your dog can be really rough. I was in mourning for a couple of years when Jake pased on.
@jenniferwhitewolf3784 2 aylar önce
Sorry for your loss... dogs are family.
@user-mg4gu4mk8w 2 aylar önce
Какая красота,дух захватывает!!!
@davidgodal98 2 aylar önce
The quality of these recordings are impeccable, you're so talented Shawn! Thank you so very much for sharing your incredible life 🙏🏻
@dladylikessports7780 2 aylar önce
Remember last year when Shawn stated that by winter 2023, he would 1) Have the cabin downstairs completed. Check. 2) Electrical and solar system installed. Check. 3) Phase 3 of the upstairs cabin completed. Check. 4) Outdoor kitchen completed. Check. 5) Water filtration and plumbing completed. Check. 6) Quality time spent with family. Check. 7) Fishing, hunting, hiking. Check. 6) Producing quality TRshow content. Check. Respect and admiration for the men who put actions to words.
@jlotoo850 2 aylar önce
I don't think the bathroom plumbing is done yet--just the tub and toliet set in place....
@dladylikessports7780 2 aylar önce
@@jlotoo850 Hi Jlotoo850, You are correct. It is not yet winter. There's still time. 🙂
@debiallen4053 2 aylar önce
In reading some of your comments I see I am not alone. I got my pups name from your Callie also. It is just perfect . Love your channel. What a wonderful trip that would be. The old cabin was amazing. My husband and I love the wilderness, nature. Can't wait to see all of the footage. Will get me itching to go. Your Callie is one very lucky dog to get to share explorations. Most of us can only dream. Thank you for sharing the beauty with us.
@cherrydowns7745 2 aylar önce
It's been a long time since I've seen Cali wagging her tail like she is on this trip! She's with her beloved human and she is happy!
@denyseleonard240 2 aylar önce
I just love looking at that floof wag 😊
@tommychew6544 2 aylar önce
I'm glad you took the time to take that trek across Canada. As we get older, we really do appreciate the things we see more. Thanks for letting us experience it through video with you.
@susanableton8647 2 aylar önce
Absolutely beautiful photography Sean. We Canadians forget how beautiful our country is and the vast quantities of resources we have. Glad to have you back. Hope you had a good break, and got to spend some quality time with your wife and girls.
@jamesonh889 2 aylar önce
Beautiful country, beautiful family, beautiful experience. Thank you for sharing that wonderful trip with us Shawn. Very awesome.
@craigretzloff 2 aylar önce
Good to see you here again, Shawn! The scenery from your vacation looks spectacular. Glad to know you spent some quality time with your family for a season before cabin tasks demand your precious time.
@marinadelosangelesespinoza4853 2 aylar önce
Soy de Nicaragua no sé hablar en english admiro su buen ánimo y muy trabajador lo ayudó su familia? O algún amigo ese trabajo es muy pesado
@craigretzloff 2 aylar önce
@@marinadelosangelesespinoza4853 , según los títulos de los vídeos de Shawn, los proyectos de la cabaña son cumplidos solo. A veces su hija le acompaña trabajando en el jardín, pero el trabajo en la cabaña propio se parece algo independiente.
@brandonburdette7895 2 aylar önce
This is some of the most beautiful landscape in the world Shawn I wanted to say thank you for sharing your life with me and the world Shawn I hope to travel and see all of Canada's wild country one day it's been a dream of mine to have some property in Ontario Canada and build my own cabin just as you did Shawn I've learned so much through the years of watching your channel so thank you again. 🇺🇸south Carolina
@alwayssearching1882 2 aylar önce
To have your beautiful family's support over the years is such a blessing.
@venetianstudios5171 2 aylar önce
Thank you for sharing some of the most beautiful parts of Canada with your global audience! I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip with your family :)
@leetate2709 2 aylar önce
Thank you Shawn for taking me along. It’s been my life’s dream to go to Alaska. I couldn’t imagine seeing the beauty and wildlife in a more realistic way than had I actually been there. Truly a phenomenal experience and I will watch it again and again. 🦅 🌲 🎣 🦌 🏞️
@darrellm9150 2 aylar önce
Shawn it stunning to see what a beautiful country Canada is through your eye of the lens. I am sure your family enjoyed such a wonderful vacation.Enjoy your hunting trip and we will see you back at the Cabin
@eddiehayes1523 2 aylar önce
Look at that Cali, living her best life! ❤
@LifeHawkeye Aylar önce
I live vicariously through Shawn’s videos! I know it’s hard work and everyday probably isn’t glorious for him but what a cool life overall.
@XenaTheQuadCamBikah 2 aylar önce
Sounds like an amazing road trip Shawn, glad you and the fam got to enjoy some quality time together off camera. Edit: the wildlife footage in the second half of this video is breathtaking! ✌️😎
@robertjamison8781 2 aylar önce
As usual , you brought out the beautiful sights of your great country . Thanks for your hard work and most of all sharing your passions in this life , take care my friend .
@cherylkerins3155 2 aylar önce
This is the most beautiful video...had chills of many emotions while watching the gorgeous scenery...the calming music and I absolutely love the friendship you have with Callie. Thanks for sharing your adventure Shawn.. you've worked so hard. It's nice to see you enjoying life and family.
@One_Crazy_Dog_Mum 2 aylar önce
Shawn, I just wanted to tell you I was totally chuffed last week when I met a fellow subscriber to both your channels right here on the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia, they’ve been watching since the start of the 1st cabin build like myself and it was awesome to chat about our love for yours and Emily’s content. ❤Michelle
@pinky2245 2 aylar önce
Lovely to see you enjoying some down time with your beautiful family! Being a life-long Albertan I never tire of the wonderful scenery we are blessed with. Beautiful video!
@darrenmckinsey5801 2 aylar önce
Good for you, Shawn James. Happy you took the time off to regenerate, kind of like the wild fires effect on the forest. Family and new scenery is a great way to reset and avoid burnout.
@Four1LF 2 aylar önce
Some absolutely stunning footage. Nice to see your happy family too.
@Stanley-xd1gf 2 aylar önce
A man's greatest wealth is his family. A big hug from your followers here in Brazil.
@SusieLovesJesus 2 aylar önce
Absolutely stunning Shawn 💖 I'm so happy for you that you, Cali & the family got to spend some quality time making lasting memories 🥰
@user-qc3uj7bm4d 2 aylar önce
Seeing Cali proudly retrieving the bird back to you was awesome. Look at that Cali, living her best life! .
@kenwezeman7827 2 aylar önce
It was good to see you had time off with your family. Thank you for sharing all the pictures of your beautiful country with us.
@stephaniedeegan853 2 aylar önce
Thank you for sharing all the amazing photos of all the wildlife. The video and choice of music was absolutely incredible 😊 great job. So happy for your family
@kingsdaughter9659 2 aylar önce
Canada is an Amazingly beautiful country. You are so Blessed to live the free life you do Shawn in the midst of all our country offers. Thank you for sharing it with those of us unable to travel this beautiful land. Simply stunning video shots. Blessings 💞
@karensinclair4189 2 aylar önce
Glad you had a great trip with your family. Such natural beauty restores the soul. Sending love to all.
@trudyschaffer8016 2 aylar önce
What an epic trip! Thank you for taking the time to film. It would have been easy to set down the camera and just spend time with the family. We will be traveling on the Rocky Mountaineer next year, hopefully enjoying weather like you did. Looking forward to seeing what’s next on the cabin. 👍🍁🍂
@Summitoutdoorproductions 2 aylar önce
Raw nature at its best. Just amazing my friend. You did a wonderful job bringing this all into our living rooms. Thank you 👊🏻
@genevievebakkensen86 2 aylar önce
Definitely needed this serene moment following you and your family across the northern realms it’s so nice to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, thank you for sharing.
@Rain3Silver 2 aylar önce
Stunning scenery and videography! Amazing footage of the Elk and other wildlife! Sad to see all the forests burned though. ❤😊. Thank you for sharing your grand adventure across Canada.
@markholmes1346 2 aylar önce
What a spectacular video showing all the beauty and ruggedness of the Canadien and Alaska tundra and forest! The waterfalls and drone shots were incredible! Thanks for sharing your family vacation with us and I’m sure you all loved it as well! I needed a great Self Reliance video! ✌🏼❤️🙏🏼
@ladysmith3988 2 aylar önce
Beautiful! Family, scenery, peace, all of it. A life worth living.
@rgonzo1979 2 aylar önce
Sean, hope all is well with you and the family. Just wanted to quickly thank you for this video...looking at the scenic shots almost made me she'd a tear. To see how beautiful the natural world is.... is bitter sweet while I sit here in NYC. You brought me back to my childhood in the early 80's sitting with my mom and dad watching Marty Stouffer's Wild America on PBS..Thanks again. God bless.
@deraltesoldat6594 2 aylar önce
Дуже красива наша планета Земля і потрібно її оберігати для наших нащадків. Вітання тобі , Шон і твоїй сім'ї з України. Дякую Канаді і її громадянам за допомогу Україні в боротьбі з рашистами. 🇺🇦❤🤝🇨🇦
@JohnShalamskas 2 aylar önce
Wow! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us! I hope Emily is continuing her recovery from the concussion. Looking forward to the next video, as always.
@ivanizemelo873 2 aylar önce
Obgda por compartilhar esse paraíso abençoado por Deus;))🙏🌤️🏞️
@dottiehildebrand3123 2 aylar önce
So glad the family was together taking a Vacation.. Is always nice to spend time with family..Although we have missed your videos. God bless.. Love your channel..🇺🇸🌹❤️
@yogininamaste 2 aylar önce
Miss seeing you, Shawn. So glad to see you enjoying time off with your famiy. Thank you for sharing it is breathtaking.
@rosecarabout8625 2 aylar önce
Je n'ai pas tout compris lors de votre première partie, la traduction en français manquait, mais le reste était sublime à visionner. Le Canada et l'Alaska présentent des sites extraordinaires pour les paysages, la faune sauvage et la flore. Vous en avez bien profité et le méritiez tous ce moment hors routine, entre vous pour partager ce trésor ce moment de communion dans un décor majestueux. Merci de partager ces instants avec vos followers qui attendent la suite de vos aventures avec impatience.
@glens1071 2 aylar önce
Seeing Cali proudly retrieving the bird back to you was awesome
@tylerbarrett6652 2 aylar önce
Welcome back. I've missed your videos and have been eager to see more progress at your homestead, but I'm glad to know you've taken a much deserved break and was able to spend good quality time with your loved ones. Thanks for sharing this journey you are on with us.
@sandratweedale2579 2 aylar önce
That’s wonderful Shawn. You so deserve that time with your family. Stunning country we’re blessed with.
@gregmason8756 2 aylar önce
I am so happy to find out where you have been for the last few weeks. I was worried that something bad might have happened. I have become addicted to your videos, and wait each week for the next one to come out. G-D bless you even more than he already has. Thank you for what you do.
@datagrl 2 aylar önce
Stunning! Thank you to you and your wife for putting that together. Cheers!
@ralf.f.razborsek 2 aylar önce
Impressive wildlife close ups, such an amazing countryside ❤ love it ... thx for sharing 🙏😇
@maryannevaughn2743 2 aylar önce
Absolutely love the music in the background as you and Cali wander the woods, etc.!!! Just perfect.
@marilenarocha755 Aylar önce
Que pais lindo 👏👏👏🤗🇧🇷
@sharongibson1161 2 aylar önce
Beautiful family, beautiful scenery 😊❤
@Lillymae-gq4oe 2 aylar önce
Glad to see the rumour mill is so very wrong. In the last 5-6 days we were all lead to believe by other TRshowrs, that you had ceased your TRshow channel and quitting off grid life altogether. Not sure why people would do this type of thing. Great to see your having a break with your family. You work so incredibly hard, building this type of life for yourself and family. Watching your videos brings me such happy memories and joy, reflecting back on that I’d been taught some building skills and survival skills from my father, as I’d grown up on a farm. We’d rebuilt a shack, into a brilliant home and farmed the land. I’d become the son my father didn’t have, ( a real tomboy, I was ) and I loved living this way. Watching you and your daughter Emily build your homes made my heart sing, as I’d done something similar with my father. Your footage of the landscape and wildlife is stunning to see. Looking forward to seeing many more videos of your off grid life. Sending you & your family many blessings from Australia, take care
@normataylor3124 2 aylar önce
Thank you for sharing such magnificent and majestic scenery and animals. I will never get to see Canada but what a wonderful place to see through your eyes. You are so blessed with your family.
@adeildealves8798 2 aylar önce
O abraço de Deus com a natureza! Parabéns pelo lindo trabalho fotografico! Sua terra é linda! Abraços!
@arboristo4407 2 aylar önce
What Beautiful, awe inspiring travels, well done! Glad you got to spend time with your family ❤️❤️❤️🐾
@Bashfuldoc 2 aylar önce
So glad that you and your family were able to get away and relax in that gorgeous, wooded country. See you soon or whenever you've rested up. Lovely music went well with your video.
@lindamccall1560 2 aylar önce
Excellent filming of magnificent scenery. So wonderful the memories your family made. The music was perfect. Thanks Shawn.
@orientxprsoffroad 2 aylar önce
Shawn, glad to know that you and your family are doing well. That’s one way to recharge and reenergize your battery. Well deserved. Beautiful. 👏👊🏼
@lyn2894 2 aylar önce
What a beautiful video to watch, love the magnificent footage of the Canadian wilderness areas and the wildlife and a treat to see you and your whole family together. Well done. Looking forward to the next instalment of your continuing improvements back at the cabin. Regards from Tasmania
@msmtnsunny958 2 aylar önce
Priceless.❤ thank you Shawn for sharing this time with your family. Cali... always a joy to see her so happy and in her element.
@euronature111 2 aylar önce
Beautiful Canadian nature ❤
@mdaly23md 2 aylar önce
What great memories you have now. And what stunningly beautiful, rugged, wild country vistas you captured! I am so making a bucket list to travel such remote locations in Canada. I have lived along side the border in childhood and always remain close to the border with the exception of going to Ottawa. Now I want to take a similar trip that you did with your family. I would get lost just staring at the wild countryside. It will feed my soul. Thank you for sharing this! I love it.
@DragonflyenAmber 2 aylar önce
What an awesome trip!! I love Kananaskis and Banff, such a beautiful area. So nice to see the whole family.
@kathyl5610 2 aylar önce
Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. So happy that you and your family were able to get away and see the stunning scenery.
@douglassmith5414 2 aylar önce
Such a beautiful country, videos and family. Thanks for taking us along on your adventures, your cabins and the philosophy of your life. Very peaceful video today.
@MaryM6767 Aylar önce
The scenery is too awesome for words. Thank you, Shawn, for sharing with those of us who will not have the opportunity to experience such beauty!
@Future_Ghost76 2 aylar önce
Nice to see you back safely Shawn and family ❤ Mesmerizing isn't it? I have been to Jasper, going through Hinton. I didn't want to leave 😂
@theanthonyrw 2 aylar önce
It's so good to see you back Shawn. You had us worried...lol Good times with the family.
@charlottemoorebutler3376 2 aylar önce
Good to hear from you. I hope you and your family enjoyed the vacation!! This makes me feel better. Enjoyed the video.
@marywelling2580 2 aylar önce
Seeing the wood bison (which were thought to be extinct) is on my bucket list! Am glad you got to experience them and had a wonderful vacation with your family.
@juanitavalenzuela7002 2 aylar önce
Having family time and stepping back from work for awhile is important. Beautiful video of your trip and I'm glad you are back.All the best to you Shawn.
@virginiatolles1664 2 aylar önce
What a wonderful vacation you and your wife took! It's been on my bucket list for many years. One day. One day.
@kriswright1022 2 aylar önce
Couldn't agree more! It's a beautiful world we live in if ya take time to get out in it! 😊
@hoanghuong10 2 aylar önce
A wonderful family. Watching your videos I discovered a lot about the nature of your country. I live in Vietnam of Asia, the nature and geography are completely different from your country. I hope one day I can bring my whole family to your country ❤❤❤
@add9354 2 aylar önce
Nice to meet Hoang Huong here, I've been following you for a long time and don't remember the specific time, you give me a lot of life skills, I love you
@theodora-ex9i 2 aylar önce
Nice to meet you here, I'm your loyal fan, I always follow your videos
@Zelda919 2 aylar önce
These beautiful videos I discovered are of indescribable beauty….
@Bellamy-ex99 2 aylar önce
I'm your devoted admirer I'm a proud Wailwan Aboriginal woman who absolutely loves watching every episode I think you're killer 😊
@fanprimitiveskills 2 aylar önce
OMG. I can't believe I can meet Hoang Huong here, I love your videos so much, wish you all the best
@catherinecooper2360 2 aylar önce
In Wisconsin we had a huge amount of smoke from the fires. Waking up in the morning our skies were tan; and there were days we could watch clouds of smoke blow through the neighborhood. Breathing was sometimes difficult and caused me a lot of coughing. So sad to see the devastation, and to hear about the poor bear. Absolutely stunning video, Sean! Many thanks for sharing that. It was awesome.
@russellwatters5891 2 aylar önce
I'm glad to see you're back and healthy. Your family and you had traveled some amazing country! It's easy to see why you call the wilderness home. Love what ya'll are doing 😊
@karenminckler4198 2 aylar önce
Cali just loves the water. The scenery is always beautiful. The sounds and the music you play. Makes me miss our camp. I loved spending our summers there and weekends during the winter. ❤️❤️
@KatWilliams-mk2ks 2 aylar önce
Your wildlife footage is amazing! I love watching you at the cabin, but I could watch just your beautiful artist nature scenes for hours. With many thanx and much love from us city-dwellers in NY! 💕
@harrietcarr307 2 aylar önce
Shawn, what fabulous footage!!! I love your photographic skills. Such wonderful wildlife and landscape shots. We have missed you, but I hoped you were on a family vacation. I can tell how much you all enjoyed it! This was a beautiful video. Love and big hugs from piedmont North Carolina, Harriet🤗🤗❤️❤️
@francinedaime1784 2 aylar önce
Heureuse d'avoir de vos nouvelles, de voir que Calli est en bonne santé et de belles images (sauf des forêts brûlées bien sûr) je vous regarde de France, et j'admire votre dextérité concernant tous vos travaux de construction avec le bois, à bientôt dans vos prochaines vidéos.
@adelacoburn1396 2 aylar önce
Beautiful shots of the trip with your wife (not seen) and Cali 💛, beautiful family. Nature is so beautiful and the wild life is exciting to see. Thank you Shawn, look forward to your next video.
@naimgard8518 2 aylar önce
@joyfullrecipesjoyfullrecip6009 2 aylar önce
What a wonderful places!!! Thanks to your eyes & heart to be able to "catch" them and share them with us through a video! 🙏
@user-nx5cg6in8o 2 aylar önce
What a wonderful trip! Canada is so beautiful!
@MySweetSammy 2 aylar önce
Wow! That scenery is beyond compare! Truly God's country! Greetings from Michigan!
@TaigaTurf 2 aylar önce
Roadtripping through the Canadian Rockies and North is an otherworldly experience.. Spectacular
@ronquesnelle7294 2 aylar önce
It does my heart good to see you guys spending time together!!! Great videos . Best wishes From Wasaga Beach
@Esoj. 2 aylar önce
Very hyped especially after this video!! Nice to have you back Shawn it looks like you had a great time! Thank you for capturing footage of your trip and willingly sharing it with us. Good luck on your hunting trip & take care.
@patriciaquintanasalazar3204 2 aylar önce
Gracias por brindarnos esos hermosos paisajes y su vida silvestre.❤😊
@DonKaranIsBack 2 aylar önce
It's crazy to me how casually you edit some of these footage like it's just another scene. Some of those shots were absolutely breathtaking.
@normamimosa5991 2 aylar önce
Amazing! The scenery, wild life and your filming! My best to you and your lovely family, not forgetting Cali, of course!
@lyn2894 2 aylar önce
Glad you had such a lovely relaxing time with your family. You are missed when you are away but oh so glad to see you when you get back. Looking forward to your next video. Regards from Tasmania
@kurtismasters8680 2 aylar önce
Love a good road trip 😊 So glad you took some time off to refill your tank with loved ones Much respect from Bowmanville 😎
@Ida-nr1fu 2 aylar önce
❤Thank you Shawn for the beautiful scenery of your trip, Love seeing Cali enjoying and being by your side. God bless you and your Family ❤🤗🙏
@dawnahuggett377 2 aylar önce
Kananaskis is an incredibly beautiful area. What an amazing trip for the family. Thank you for sharing, as always!
@richardmilne8733 2 aylar önce
What a wonderful video to watch. Thank you Shawn. Also it was great to see the full family enjoying time together and thank them please for allowing us to see them. Looking forward to seeing more work being done too. Richard n Helen Down Unda.
@aantaug 2 aylar önce
Seems to me that your cabin is a perfect vacation spot, if you can manage to relax and not work! 😃
@hexhex7220 2 aylar önce
Your lens on Canada fills me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude, that I may call this remarkable country home. Awed by the sheer magnificence and beauty .
@user-vz3jf5zd8y 2 aylar önce
Здравствуйте Шон. Привет вам из Казахстана. Спасибо за невероятно красивые осенние пейзажи.
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