Nick Lagasse is forever trying to sustain that childhood sense of wonder and discovery. Coasting through the open air on a bike is a particularly efficient way to achieve this. Though it has been over a decade since he caught the ol’ freight train out west from Ottawa, he still considers himself lucky to have landed on the west coast. Climbing mountains to find complete solitude, then coming back down to join in the grand human experiment we call Vancouver – Nick finds beauty in that balance. Music is his chosen window for understanding the world.
Nick plays with local bands ranging from Latin jazz to old-school hip hop, and hosts a weekly global music show on CJSF community radio. He is fascinated with the intersections of cultural traditions, and believes that genuine openness can be achieved through musical exploration. While completing a degree in Communications and Anthropology,Nick spent time studying in Paris, where he dusted off his French vocabulary and acquired an insatiable taste for the unfamiliar. After visiting the hidden corners of cities like Berlin and Amsterdam on bicycle, he is dedicated to offering travellers a similarly thrilling experience of Vancouver.
Nick’s other interests include potato pancakes, the wisdom of ancient civilizations, and disc golf.