Tag: British Columbia

Whiffen Spit, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Whiffen Spit, Sooke BC by Jason van der Valk

Whiffen Spit, one of Sooke’s special treasures

(Exploring this rugged and beautiful coastline). Whiffen Spit: this quiet waterfront community in Sooke, South-west Vancouver Island, is noted for its coastal ambiance, picturesque scenery, and bird watching activities. Length-wise, Whiffen Spit extends almost one mile and is a narrow tract of terra firma. It reaches into Sooke Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Since one […]

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tofino storm watching

Stormy Holiday in Tofino, Vancouver Island

The locals say it rarely snow in Tofino. But it can happen. Instead, the region is known for its storms. So much so that “Tofino Storm” watching and chasing is sought after by both vacationers and residents. The areas comprising Tofino and Ucluelet (West Coast, Vancouver Island, Canada) attract people who want to experience the […]

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Great Bear Rainforest
Black bear and her cubs traverse the forest floor (Great Bear Rainforest). British Columbia, Canada.

Royals Endorsed the Preservation of the Great Bear Rainforest in B.C., Canada

Kate Middleton and Prince William eight days’ trip to the west coast of Canada included indulging the aboriginal cultures (First Nations’) and a visit to the Great Bear Rainforest. Stormy weather thwarted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge scheduled aerial tour over the Great Bear Rainforest, but they got to see parts of it from […]

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Spirit Bear in Great Bear Rainforest

Tracking Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest

Great Bear Rainforest. Spirit Bear. Black Bear. The elusive and rare Spirit Bear (or kermode bear) is an exclusive subspecies of the Black Bear. They are found in just a few places on earth. Deep in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada, this white coat bear roams for centuries. The aboriginal peoples who also […]

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Kispiox Valley fly-fishing
Fly-fishing at Bear Claw Lodge at British Columbia, Canada.

Kispiox Valley – home of the ‘Rivers of Steel’

It was a cool morning in fall when I reached the Bear Claw Lodge in the Kispiox Valley, British Columbia, Canada. There was no more putting off this trip. I was finally here. For this afternoon, I planned on exploring, on foot, the surrounding highlands and its scenic landscape. Then, tomorrow at daylight, after breakfast, I will […]

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