Brian Whitestone

Writer. Photographer

Ottawa. Elsewhere..

Brian Whitestone

Freelance writer and photographer based in Ottawa.
Traveller to lands near and far.



Spirit of the Oldman

The Oldman's history is like its meandering course; interwoven with twists and turns. To the Blackfoot people, the river was sacred; sustaining and nourishing their lives. They lived in an interdependent relationship with the river, through unimpeded access. Yet with time and a developing agricultural economy in southern Alberta, pressure on the Oldman grew.
Alberta Fly Fishing Magazine Link to Story

Chasing Gold

A fly fishing trip report from the Rio Parana, Argentina in search of the legendary Golden Dorado.
Alberta Fishing Magazine Live Link to Story

Time For a Digital Detox

A review article on the excessive use of technology by our youth and alternative strategies.
Calgary's Child Magazine Link to Story

My Blog.

Creative musings while out and about.
Tumblr Link to Story


Brian Whitestone

I am a freelance writer and photographer.

Although my background is in the medical sciences, I am leveraging the discipline and attention to detail I cultivated as a surgeon into writing and photography.

I have written for periodicals in Canada and have also published an illustrated children's book in 2014, which received favourable reviews.

I enjoy creating a great story and doing the associated research. My tone is flexible and adaptable to the audience.

I am based in Ottawa when not traipsing about.



  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fly fishing
  • Travel
  • Food Culture
  • Research
  • Photography
  • Writing