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….
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.
Beautiful waterfall in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.
Englishman River canyon and swimming hole, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park.
View of Koma Kulshan (Mount Baker) from the summit of Bear Hill, Bear Hill Regional Park.
Views from the peak of Mount Douglas in Mount Douglas Park, “the largest and most magnificent park” in Saanich.
October sunrise at Iron Mine Bay, East Sooke Regional Park (view a close-up of a weathered Douglas-fir).
View of Mt. Seymour, Burrard Inlet and Metro Vancouver from Lynn Peak, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.
View looking west from 2600m up on Lakeview Mountain in Cathedral Park (located southwest of Keremeos, British Columbia). Denture Ridge, Matriarch Mountain, Macabre Tower and Grimface Mountain form the first third of the photo. Goat Lake lies at the end of the valley, the slopes of which are covered with brown dead trees left in the wake of the mountain pine beetle.
First swim of the year! Lynn Canyon Park on June 15 just downstream from Twin Falls Bridge.