Lower Mainland

Joffre Lakes

Joffre Lakes

We made the three hour drive up past Whistler, past the Pemberton Music Festival and up a long switchback road to Joffre Lake Provincial Park early one morning. It rained on the drive up and at the beginning of our 5.5 km route to Upper Joffre Lake – a meagre 400m elevation gain! By the time we had passed the second of the three stunning lakes, the sun was trying to break through and match their shocking beauty. We stopped at the camp ground below the impressive Maltier Glacier to eat lunch while hoping the wind held mosquitoes at bay….

Orlomah Beach View

Orlomah Beach View

View from Orlomah Beach of Indian Arm Provincial Park and BC Hydro’s Buntzen Lake reservoir lands. The Buntzen Powerhouse #2 is straight ahead, with the Diez Vistas Trail mountains up and to the right, and McCombe Lake and Buntzen Lake recessed behind.

Feather Trail View

Feather Trail View

View from three quarters of the way up the Feather Trail on Grouse Mountain. Point Grey, Burrard Inlet, and Stanley Park form a nice backdrop to Capilano Lake (at the head of Capilano River Regional Park), with Hollyburn Ridge and Cypress Provincial Park up to the right on the other side of the lake.

Old Tree on Volunteer Park Beach

Old Tree on Volunteer Park Beach

Old tree stump on Volunteer Park Beach – smooth and black from erosion and time – with the City of Vancouver in the background. Unlike other driftwood around, it doesn’t move with the rise and fall of the tides.

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