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EQUIMALT LAGOON DRIFTWOOD SCULPTURES

The Equimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary is home to the incredible driftwood art sculpture, Mc Gnarly the Beach Ent. This work inspired artist Paul Lewis to create a growing collection of other driftwood creatures which reflect the variety lf bird species often found at the lagoon.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKuNO93GTkU

Location: Colwood, BC

STANLEY PARK: Vancouver's Top Tourist Attraction

Stanley Park is the top tourist attraction in Vancouver and was named the world's best urban park by Trip Advisor in 2014. I'm heading on a Stanley Park Tour around the seawall (part of the longest continuous seawall in the world) and will share with you the history of it's many sights and attractions.

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BC Ferries Gulf Island Scenic Cruise


BC Ferries offers free walk on fares Monday to Thursday for seniors over the age of 65. Apart from being essential for travel between Vancouver Island and the mainland, these Ferries also offer amazing views of the Straight of Georgia and Gulf Islands.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yianYZBGteM

Website: https://www.bcferries.com/vacations

HAYNES HISTORIC RANCH

Visiting the abandoned remains of the Haynes Historic Ranch. Beginning in about 1865 John Carmichael Haynes began to acquire large amounts of ranch land in the Osoyoos and Oliver area. It was one of the first cattle ranches in the Okanagan Valley and he eventually amassed about 22,000 acres. Haynes also was judge as well as customs officer for the Osoyoos/US border crossing. These buildings, on the east side of the Okanagan River date from the pioneer cattle ranching era. The house dates from 1860, built for Judge John Carmichael Haynes, who died in 1888. A later addition in 1875, and again in the last years of use, it was last inhabited in 1963.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBeiZ2kWaik

Location: Okanagan-Similkameen A, BC V0H 1V7

Mythical Creatures at Robert Burnaby Park

Mythical creatures have been magically appearing in Robert Burnaby Park. These giant natural sculptures are the work of local artist Nickie Lewis, co-owner of The Wizards Makery. Her amazing artwork includes a dragon, a troll, a mermaid, unicorn and even Chewie the Wookie.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inG808ClHFA

Website: https://thewizardsmakery.com/

Location: 8155 Wedgewood St, Burnaby, BC V3N 3S5

Harrison Hot Springs

clear blue water of Harrison Hot Springs source The Village of Harrison Hot Springs is a small community at the southern end of Harrison Lake in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.

The Village of Harrison Hot Springs has been a small resort community since 1886, when the opening of the Canadian Pacific Railway brought the lakeside springs within a short carriage ride of the transcontinental mainline. In its first promotion as a resort it was known as St. Alice's Well, although it had been discovered decades earlier when a party of goldfield-bound travellers.

The hot springs themselves were originally used and revered by the Sts'Ailes (Chehalis) First Nations people who live along the Harrison River nearby.

Although the resort flourished in a low-key fashion for years after this discovery was exploited by hoteliers, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs was not incorporated until 1949. Its namesake hot springs are a major attraction for tourists who come to stay at the village's spa-resort.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB1RYFGNApQ

Location: Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1A3

Bridal Veil Falls

white cascading water of Bridal Veil Falls Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, located at Bridal Falls in Chilliwack British Columbia, is a great day-use park with a picnic area for families and highlighted by a short walk to a waterfall that cascades down the rocks from 60 meters above. The name of the park comes from the falls which is said to create a "veil like" effect from the falling water.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYLhr6YRlTA

Website: https://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/bridalveil_falls/

Location: Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0

Spirit Trail Hike

porcelain mask of old woman at Spirit Trail in Harrison Hot Springs

The Spirit Trail is a short walk through a beautiful cedar forest that is very accessible from the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. What makes this trail so special is that a local resident and artist has decorated many of the cedars along the trail with beautiful masks. He believed that “the woods were enchanted and that the trees had individual personalities.”

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYERgw-llzA

Devon Falls and Hidden Waterfalls

cascading waterfall at Devon Falls Devon Falls and the Hidden Waterfalls in Abbotsford British Columbia are two natural hidden gems known to the residents of Abbotsford. They are easily accessible and provide a quite nature retreat just steps from civilization.

Carved from the earth this tiered waterfall is a creation of the elements. Over time, rainfall in the uplands of Sumas Mountain collects and carves rivulets to form a creek. Gravity pulls the water downhill slowly carving a path through the rock. At the point where the waterfall formed, the rosck type changed to soft sandstone. The different layers of rock are clearly visible behind the waterfall.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ANM38dzifQ

Location: 3279 Harvest Dr, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2Y6

Steelhead Falls

statues posing for a photo in front of views of Vancouver Local waterfalls Steelhead Falls is a beautiful waterfall located just off the Reservoir Trail that loops around Hayward Lake in Mission. The hike to the waterfall is a short 1km each way route that is perfect for families or just a quick walk in the forest.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h10AEcMZkIg

Website: https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/steelhead-falls/

Location: Hayward Lake Reservoir Trail, Mission, BC V4S

Queen Elizabeth Park

In Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Park, located on Little Mountain, is the highest point in the city. The park features sunken gardens built in reclaimed rock quarrys, rose gardens, public art and the Bloedel Conservatory. In spring time the park is home to several varities of blooming cherry trees.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aUi6Um5PcE

Website: https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/queen-elizabeth-park.aspx

Location: 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2Z1

Derby Reach Regional Park

wrecked car at Derby Reach Park Located on the banks of the Fraser River, Derby Reach Park has trails that wander past river and mountain views and through deeply shaded forest. Historic buildings, heritage apple trees and other reminders of pioneer days make this a memorable place.

The walking route known as the Fort To Fort Trail connects the Fort Langley National Historical Museum with the site of the original fort near Derby Reach Regional Park.

The route begins from the National Historic Museum but many people begin the route from the train crossing at Glover Road and Mavis Avenue. At the end of the Fort To Fort Trail, you can extend your route by following the Edgewater Trail or completing the Houston Trail loop in Derby Reach Regional Park before returning along the Fort To Fort Trail back to Fort Langley.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrfhOKg9p4k

Website: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/derby-reach-regional-park

Location: 21801 Allard Crescent, Langley Twp, BC V1M 3W1

Tea Pot Hill Hike

miniature china tea set sitting on top of a stump at Tea Pot Hill Tea pot Hill is a short, popular hike in Cultus Lake Provincial Park, Chilliwack. The trail begins at a small parking lot beside Cultus Lake and heads up to a nice but obstructed overlook of the lake. Teapot Hill also offers a fun twist – there are dozens of teapots and teacups scattered and hidden throughout the hike. Teapot Hill is a great hike for children, or anyone visiting Cultus Lake.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aybbu_dtn9s

Location: Columbia Valley Rd, Cultus Lake, BC V2R 5A3

Flood Falls

Flood Falls waterfall trickling down cliff Hope Waterfall Flood Falls is an easy waterfall hike near Hope BC. Flood Falls spectacularly drops from high above onto the rocks near a small pool of water. This waterfall is quite high with a narrow band of water and it's just a short walk from the parking area, just off of Highway 1.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXS_6vU7cRk

Website: https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/flood-falls/

Location: Flood Falls Trail, Hope, BC V0X 1L2

Kamloops Balancing Rock

giant stone boulder balancing on clay hoodoo in Kamloops BC Hiking to the Kamloops Balancing Rock and Hoodoos, a boulder balancing on a clay hoodoo overlooking Kamloops lake.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDuVE_GuKRc

Location: Q767+6X Copper Creek, British Columbia

REDWOOD PARK FAIRY TRAIL

Tiny wooden fairy house resting at base of a tree in Redwood Park Redwood Park was established by Peter and David Brown, deaf twin brothers born to one of Surrey’s earliest pioneering families. In 1881, their father gave them 80 acres of land for their 21st birthday. Instead of farming it, the brothers planted their favourite trees from all around the world, including the largest stand of Sierra Redwood trees north of California. and built a treehouse in the middle of the new forest where they lived until their deaths in 1949 and 1958. The Brown brothers’ treehouse has burned down more than once, but you can still see a replica of the original standing in the centre of the park.

Hidden away in the heart of the forest is an enchanted land full of fairy houses. Many fairy homes are painted in bright colours and decorated with ornaments fit for a fairy princess. Others are constructed from natural materials designed to blend in to the forest.

Our Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhF1QGWOGuw

Website: https://www.surrey.ca/activities-parks-recreation/parks/parks-in-south-surrey/redwood-park

Location: 17900 20 Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 9V2