While parts of the rest of Canada was lying under a blanket of snow, I took a roundtrip walking tour from Victoria's Inner Harbour, along the Dallas Rd seawall via Oak Bay and back to the Inner Harbour. Come join me! http://clubgeographic.com/victoria-bc-harbour-and-seawall-walking-tour/
One of the local heli-ski operators claims that Revelstoke offers the best skiing on the planet, and that may not be an exaggeration.
A huge amount of Kootenay Rockies terrain that is accessible by helicopter and snowcat, combined with massive winter snowfall, places Revelstoke in a class of its own for heli-skiing and cat-skiing. With tenure over their own vast areas of powder covered slopes, guides are able to share an intimate knowledge of their particular piece of this awesome landscape. Boarders are welcome too.
There are a number of heli-skiing and cat-skiing outfits based in and near Revelstoke (each offering various packages): CMH Heli-Skiing, Mica Heliskiing, Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, Eagle Pass Heliskiing, K3 Cat Ski, Revelstoke Cat Skiing, and Mustang Powder.
On August 12th 2012, the curtain will fall on the London Summer Olympics. Much has been said about the legacy of the games and how it could benefit the city and its population, but only time will tell if this can be achieved. One place London could learn from is Whistler in British Columbia, Canada. The resort was host to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and they are proud of the lasting impact the events have had.
Difficult to get to and pristine wilderness await you in Gwaii Hanaas National Park, British Columbia Canada. Not only do you see incredible temperate rain forest, but you also can visit abandoned Haida villages, complete with totem poles in this magical place.
This was our first flight on a bushplane, to the Khutzamateen Grizzly Bear Sactuary on a DeHavilland Beaver. Not a lot of room for people or luggage. The flight lasted about 40 minutes and the pilot had to weave his way through cloudy mountain passes - purely ...visual flying. Sometimes the trees seemed so close that you could reach out and touch them!
These are the most amazing video scenes of our trip. The mother bear and her two cubs were grazing on a small island that disappears at high tide. Suddenly, all three bears were in the water, swimming to the safety of the riverbank. The cubs swam part way and hitched a ride on mama for the rest.
Our host, Dan Wakeman told us that this is the first time he encountered this kind of activity close up. Truly a special moment for us all!
Nestled in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just 75 miles north of Vancouver, award-winning Whistler features a mountain village unique for its alpine charm, relaxed West Coast ambiance and breathtaking scenery. While Whistler is frequently rated the Number One Ski Resort in North America, the resort is just as lively in the summer.
Granville Island draws some 10.5 million people each year. Rumours have it that there's some magic recipe that makes visitors long to return to the island. The Public Market is arguably the epicentre for Vancouver's culinary enthusiasm. The goods tell their own stories: strawberries straight from Fraser Valley, Okanagan cherries, fresh Coho salmon and live Dungeness crabs. It's small wonder that Vancouver top chefs are often spotted shopping here for high-quality and rare ingredients for their menus. Luckily, even the casual visitor can partake in the abundance. Several delis and restaurants feature a variety of cuisines. Slurp Japanese noodles. Nosh on Greek gyros. Grab a slice of Italian pizza. Could the vast quantity and array of food be Granville Island's secret? After all, that's certainly one way to win over fans. This video take a trip around the Granville Island Market so you can taste what makes it so special.
This video was taken in Chinatown in Vancouver, Canada last May 24, 2009. There is a fresh fish market where local residents buy alive shrimps, fish, tilapia, crabs, mussels, fresh clams, oysters, etc.
This video was taken last May 24, 2009 at the Fisherman's Wharf in Vancouver, Washington. It was low tide so you can see that the seawater is very low. On the very end of this is my daughter Shelby at the biker's path.