Postcard from Canada; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

It is easy to love Canada. Apart from great cities like Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto or Quebec City, fantastic mountain towns like Whistler or Banff it is one of the world’s great wilderness areas. There are vast stretches of unspoilt coastline where wolves prowl and eagles hunt and huge temperate rainforests which provide sanctuary for some of the other spectacular Canadian …

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 …

Postcards from Canada, Luxurious Wilderness

The beginning of the week always brings the promise of new opportunities but also the heavy workload that goes with them, so it seems appropriate to start the week with some relaxing images. They are more pictures from the wilderness of the Great Rain Forest in Canada. Being able to spend just a few days at the King Pacific Lodge …

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 …

Postcards from Canada, A Whale Watching Adventure

Have you ever been teased by a playful, juvenile humpback whale? No, I hadn’t either until recently when visiting the Whale Watching Labatory known as Cetecea Lab located in the Great Bear Rainforest on the North West Pacific Coast of Canada. The mischievous whale spent almost a couple of hours swimming around the headland and bay in which the station …

Postcard from the Great Bear Rainforest sunset

Another beautiful day in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia was followed by a lovely sunset, the weather was spoiling us. This boat is one of the King Pacific Lodge’s fishing vessels, probably shortly after a returning with a boatload of guides and salmon. This is the usual pattern of the evening. The guides may spend all day taking …

Canadian Culture; Encounter with a First Nation

The opportunity to visit the Gitga’ at, First Nation in the Great Bear Rainforest community of Hartley Bay in British Columbia. Canada was too good to pass up. So after a morning spent catching chinook salmon I hopped into another boat and took the trip to the village of 160 people. Every member of the nation which totals around 1,000 …

Postcards from Canada, King Pacific Lodge highlights

Today was a day of firsts! I travelled to the King Pacific Lodge on the Princess Royal Island located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada. However arriving in this pristine wilderness  is an unforgettable experience of its own; splashing down in front of the floating lodge in a float plane. The planes were Grumman Goose, …