Old growth Cedar and Douglas Fir trees along the Koksilah River near Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island.
Old growth Cedar and Douglas Fir trees near the Koksilah River on Vancouver Island.
My favorite church, white, tiny, unpretentious, surrounded by a white picket fence, exactly what you ...
St. Mary is a cute little shingled church across from Fulford Hall, along Fulford Ganges Road, just u...
St. Paul's Catholic Church is considered the most photographed church on Salt Spring Island, probably...
Jordan river is a small logging community, situated on the coast road on Vancouver Island. The mounta...
The "Indian Reserve" as it is known on Salt Spring is probably one of the most beautiful spots on the...
The beach at the Indian Reserve, Tsawout First Nation land, at the mouth of Fulford Harbour. We can e...
My favorite view on the trail along the shore at the "Indian Reserve" one of the best spots on the Is...
The capital of Canada is Ottawa, in the province of Ontario. There are offically ten provinces and three territories in Canada, which is the second largest country in the world in terms of land area.
While politically and legally an independant nation, the titular head of state for Canada is still Queen Elizabeth.
On the east end of Canada, you have Montreal as the bastion of activity. Montreal is famous for two things, VICE magazine and the Montreal Jazz Festival. One is the bible of hipster life (disposable, of course) and the other is a world-famous event that draws more than two million people every summer. Quebec is a French speaking province that has almost seceded from Canada on several occasions, by the way..
When you think of Canada, you think of . . . snow, right?
But not on the West Coast. In Vancouver, it rains. And you'll find more of the population speaking Mandarin than French (but also Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi, German, and much more).
Like the other big cities in Canada, Vancouver is vividly multicultural and Vancouverites are very, very serious about their coffee.
Your standard Vancouverite can be found attired head-to-toe in Lululemon gear, mainlining Cafe Artigiano Americanos (spot the irony for ten points).
But here's a Vancouver secret only the coolest kids know: the best sandwiches in the city aren't found downtown. Actually, they're hidden in Edgemont Village at the foot of Grouse Mountain on the North Shore.
"It's actually worth coming to Canada for these sandwiches alone." -- Michelle Superle, Vancouver
Text by Steve Smith.