Masa Takei

Masa Takei writes primarily about being outside and the people you find there. Publications he’s written for include Canadian Geographic, Explore Magazine, The Walrus, and the Globe and Mail. He has also contributed to guides for National Geographic and a Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing anthology. He has produced feature film screenplays, and for his off-grid venture he scripted and hosted a yearlong web series for High Fidelity HDTV (now Blue Ant Media). MasaOffgrid was also made into a TV documentary for the cable channel radX. His work has been nominated for National Magazine Awards and a Canadian Screen Award. Born in Japan, he grew up in England and Canada. He has an MBA from McGill University and was previously employed by management consulting firms in Tokyo and Vancouver. He’s currently writing about his journey building a 320-square-foot cabin, and a new life, near a surf break on Haida Gwaii. More information about Masa Takei can be found at his website: