Canyon County is a place of great contrasts--traditional rural lifestyles coexist with a growing hip, urban population. It's home to the state's largest Hispanic population, an increasing number of young families looking for affordable homes and several highly regarded institutions of higher learning.
It can be a tough place to understand. That's why Boise Weekly sent photographer and Canyon County native Laurie Pearman to bring back a visual tour of the 2C, sharing images of the people and places that are the essence of Canyon County.
View the images by clicking on the slideshow below.