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Bison on the Road from Watson Lake

“What’s there to do in  Watson Lake?” “Go to Liard River Hots Springs, it’s just down the road in north British Columbia“. The itinerary planned a full day in Watson Lake, The Yukon, so I’d asked the same question of several of the residents, which presented a bit of a challenge. As the trip was about exploring The Yukon, travelling …

Postcards from the Totems of Kitwanga, Canada

Kitwanga, near the Hazeltons, in British Columbia, Canada, may not be actually described as nowhere, but the beauty of travelling is that often the unexpected is found some miles from anywhere. Driving is an especially great way to make discoveries, and one reason roadtrips are so popular, there are usually dozens of surprises found right at the roadside. The conundrum for …

Bald Eagles in Flight; The Prince Rupert Airshow

The BC sky was filled with feathered dive-bombers, swooping, diving, cartwheeling and sweeping low over shallow waves, Prince Rupert, raptor squadron reporting to entertain. Dozens of bald eagles provided a spectacular display, rivalling any international airshow, their acrobatics the envy of even the most skilled pilots; an elegant dance in the sky. Every passenger was on the deck, gasping, and whooping at …

Canada, BC – Enbridge; Pipeline to Environmental Disaster

It may have been noticeable to some that the first posts from the recent trip to British Columbia, Canada concentrated on the beauty of the Great Bear Rainforest region of the North-West Pacific coast. This was deliberate, the aim; to give those that hadn’t visited a greater appreciation of the place. My motive; the Enbridge Gateway Pipeline which is possibly already familiar …

Postcard flirting with artistic photography

Photographic images can be spectacular, stunning thought provoking, offensive, inspiring, abstract, powerful or spiritual. They can cause us to gasp, to laugh, produce tears of joy or sorrow, to be angry, they can shock, tell a story or they can be calming. These are just a few of the myriad of responses that a well taken photograph can illicit from …

Postcards from Canada; Sealions in the Great Bear Rainforest

It is hard not to love the Great Bear Rainforest. It is a true wilderness nestled between the Pacific coast and the Coast mountain Range, stretching from British Columbia to Alaska. There are not any roads, the only access is by water or flying which adds to the feeling that of isolation in a wilderness. It is such a stunning …

Children make better Adventure Travellers

While travelling on a train recently I could not help smiling at a young mother and her two children. A little boy and his little  sister, they were clearly excited, the boy especially was like a hyperactive Duracell bunny. There was a mature gentleman sitting across from them attempting to engage them in conversation, not an easy task I assure …

Riding the Rocky Mountaineer – The Romance of the Rails

The Rocky Mountaineer in British Columbia, Canada is one of the World’s great train journeys. Although I am not especially a train buff I do enjoy travelling by rail and taking this special locomotive from Vancouver to Whistler and back was another milestone in my life as a traveller. This particular journey a particularly special Rocky Mountaineer route; the scenery …