Cliff hazards exist adjacent to hiking trails throughout the park. For your own safety and for the conservation of delicate ecosystems; please stay on marked trails and stay well back from cliff edges.

Helliwell Provincial Park sits on a rocky headland forested with a beautiful stand of old-growth Douglas fir. Located on St. John’s Point on Hornby Island, the park was a gift to the people of British Columbia from John Helliwell. The stunning Helliwell bluffs guard the northern entrance to Tribune Bay.

Spectacular views of marine life, the Salish Sea and the Coast Mountains can be had from any point along the bluffs. As you explore the park’s meandering hiking and walking trails, you will find weather-beaten old-growth Douglas firs and gnarled Garry oaks, as well as flora and fauna which may seem more at home in a desert than in a Northwest Rainforest. The best times to visit are in late April and early May, when colorful wildflowers carpet the hillside along the cliffs. Please stay on designated trails to protect the fragile areas.

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Bryce is a former Conservation Officer who made international headlines when he refused orders to kill two healthy Bear cubs. Educating residents on safely co-existing with wildlife remains a passion of his, as he writes for his own blog and as is frequently contacted by media to serve as an expert source. He joined Defender Radio to discuss who Cougars are, how to distinguish between sensationalism and fact, and what we can all do to promote co-existence with Cougars and other wildlife across Canada.

Click here to listen: thefurbearers.com/…/bryce-casavant-co-existing-cougars-530

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…My goal today was to photograph two or more mature Bald Eagles fighting, either on the ground, partially or in full flight. I didn’t quite get that but I still had fun!

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This is a very interesting company and I think this is definitely as step in the right direction: vrsafetytraining.ca

Based in Prince George, VR Safety Training Solutions develops safety training programs that immerse you in the experience. From dangerous wildlife safety to tactical enforcement, they create safety training scenarios designed to prevent injury and save lives.

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Recently I attempted to repair my sleeping pad with one of these supposed “repair kits” that are specifically sold for this purpose. I might as well have just used scotch tape. I don’t know how much luck others have had but I highly recommend using “Goop.” It works like a charm. amazing-goop-super-glue-140211-64_1000.jpg

A picture of me, standing proud in a remote estuary deep in the heart of “The Great Bear Rainforest.” I had the distinct privilege of being an assistant to our lead guide on a few different occasions.  Thank you to my friend Andy Silver for taking and sending this image. Check out more of Andy’s work here: flickr.com/photos/andy999

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Does an alternative not exist? Surely it must! My heart aches for these majestic animals. As a so called progressive society we seem to focus on continued devastation as opposed to preservation. What have we become!? For example, serial pedophiles are a public safety risk, do we shoot them? No! We allow for investigation and due process and if proven guilty, the offender is provided a much lighter sentence than death and then eventually released, to do it all over again. The short term imprisonment is at a cost far more expensive than relocating an animal. Also, it would likely be cheaper to execute these people than it would be an animal. Or, at least it should be. Please tell me the difference or which animal you would prefer to be able to roam free?

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My image will be featured in Paula Wild’s new book, due to come out this October – “Return of the Wolf” couldn’t be a more timely book, as reports of human encounters with Wolves become more frequent, Return of the Wolf will offer a timely examination of this icon of the wilderness. Find out more here: douglas-mcintyre.com/…/return-of-the-wolf

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Rock carvings and paintings are found throughout the inhabited world. In British Columbia alone, over 500 examples of this type of archaeological site have been recorded, more than in any other province in Canada.

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This makes two months in a row now, April and May that I have been lucky enough to see and photograph wild Wolves. I’m getting closer and closer to “the shot” I want. I was pretty far out when I created this image before the Wolf ran off. That’s a good thing though, to know that it was not habituated or tolerant of human presence.

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