Seaplane Adventures 1
Floatplane docked on at a camp in the Draney Inlet, on BC West Coast.
The Queen of Chilliwack services Bella Coola from Port Hardy at the northern end of Vancouver Island....
Nestled on the pristine shores of Vancouver Island, Painter’s Lodge offers world-class BC salmo...
A quiet spot in central Vancouver Island. So quiet, in fact, the roads here see little traffic for...
CA-Ca1 Campbell River Fluxnet Plot residue survey after clear cutting See: Fluxnet Site for more deta...
Tofino is a district of about 1,876 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Colum...
A future giant grows out of a nurse stump in Cathedral Grove
The largest tree in the grove is the giant Douglas-fir. It is over 800 hundred years old, 76m tall an...
This 800 year-old Douglas Fir towers 76m over the other giants in this forest on Vancouver Island. T...
Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island
The big trees of Cathedral Grove in British Columbia, Canada are given the spotlight in these represe...
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.