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As a member and director of the British Columbia Marine Trail Network bcmarinetrails.org I am pleased to announce the opening of the Salish Sea Marine Trail this weekend. The Salish Sea Marine Trail connects Victoria to Vancouver as part of the Trans Canada Trail, and the grand opening celebration on Newcastle Island puts you on the doorstep of some of the great wilderness locations of this multi-faceted paddling route. The grand opening weekend event… Read More

Please help support my friend and fellow British Columbia Marine Trails member, Chrysta Wallin on her upcoming solo expedition of the new Salish Sea Marine Trail. She is going to be the first person to paddle the entire 257 km route and all by herself! More information and her fundraising page can be found here: fundrazr.com/51Cvd3

In February I tried my hand at some street photography in Vancouver with my Nikon 1 AW1 and I was quite pleased with the results. Recently, in Banff I was able to try my hand at this again but this time with my much more powerful Nikon D810 accompanied with a wide angle 16-35 mm lens and 70-200 mm lens. What surprised me most was the success that I had with the… Read More

Overview Johnstone Strait is a 110 km channel along the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. Opposite the Vancouver Island coast, running north to south, are Hanson Island, West Cracroft Island, mainland British Columbia, Hardwick Island, West Thurlow Island and East Thurlow Island. At that point, the strait meets Discovery Passage which connects to The Salish Sea. The passage is between 2.5 km and 5 km wide. It is a major navigation channel on the… Read More

I spent the first weekend of February in Vancouver with my girlfriend and her family. It was a great time and I’m truly blessed to have the people that I do in my life! By no means will I ever claim to be a “big city guy” but there’s something about Vancouver that captures my imagination. It truly is a collection of everything Canada has to offer from coast to coast to… Read More