Beautiful Victoria, British Columbia

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The journey over to Victoria is quite picturesque.  We took the ferry over and soaked up the views of the mountains in the distance.  It rained a little on the way over, but it didn’t keep us from being out on the deck.  The calm of the water, the rugged rocky coastline, the deep green treeline, and the fresh cool breeze.  Truly serene.

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Best Wildlife Moment 2013

My (Charlene) favourite wildlife moment for 2013…

Ucluelet, British Columbia

Whale Watching in Ucluelet

Whale Watching in Ucluelet

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A Stroll in Vancouver’s Stanley Park

A beautiful, grand park within walking distance of downtown Vancouver – Stanley Park.

Strolling down the path.

Strolling down the path.

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Whistler: Hanging in a Gondola, Hiking on the Trails

 

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The Birds of the Pacific Northwest Raptor Show!!!

About 50 minutes from Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island is the city of Duncan. I had researched the Pacific Northwest Raptors a while back and knew that this was something that I wanted to see. I mean, who doesn’t want to see birds of prey!!!

We were lucky that we went on a weekday in early September because I imagine it gets really busy in the summer. There were many exhibits around the site, but what I was really looking forward to was the bird show. I’ve never seen one and spend so much time watching nature shows, I was very excited.

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Whales, Islands and Bears…oh my!

It was a beautiful morning in Ucluelet BC (Vancouver Island)  and I was excited to see some wildlife. There is no place in the world quite like the west coast of Canada. We booked our Whales, Islands and Bears tour with Subtidal Adventures in their zodiac. There was a slower 4 hour boat tour but we wanted the faster moving zodiac ( 3 hours) to be able to keep pace with the wildlife.

One of the things that I forgot when I booked this tour was that I don’t handle ocean waves very well, meaning I get seasickness pretty easily. So I made sure to tell Charlene that I might lean over her side if I felt a tad queasy.

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My Surprise Road Trip! Part Two

In British Columbia for one week and only a few days left.  The best part about a road trip is the flexibility you have with your rental car.  Our itinerary in British Columbia includes the following:

1.  Stanley Park and the City of Vancouver

2. Peak to Peak (Whistler)

3. Victoria, Vancouver Island

4. The Raptors Birds of Prey attraction in Duncan

5. Whale & Bear watching in Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

6. Tofino

7. North Vancouver

More details and pictures to follow about the specific areas we visited.

All I have to say is …. WOW!!!!  It truly is beautiful in British Columbia.