Category: Canada

The Exploits River – Hanging out on the Sanger Park trail

I live in a town called, Grand Falls-Windsor, which is located in Newfoundland, Canada. The Exploits River runs along the edge of town and it offers so much for those who take the time to explore it. It is a photographer’s paradise and I have spent countless hours capturing its beauty. Here are a few of my pictures that I have captured as I went for an evening stroll through the Sanger Park trail. Aromatic wild phlox were in full bloom and the warm air was heavy with their scent. The apple tree blossoms waited for the bees to...

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Canada – Cape Spear, Escape is only a wave away

On a recent trip to the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador, I journeyed to my favorite spot, Cape Spear. You can escape from everything as you watch the waves melodically crash into the rocky shoreline. I found a comfortable place to sit and began to photograph a series of waves. Just as I thought I had captured the perfect wave, the next one was even more gorgeous. Here was my favorite series from that day: The roar of the Atlantic draws you to the edge of the rocky cliffs as your senses are in awe of Mother Nature’s...

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Around The Bay On A Sunny Day – Newfoundland, Canada

I took a spontaneous road trip on a gloriously warm, sunny day in April. The scenic beauty of the Central Newfoundland, CANADA, is evident as soon as you look out your car window. The bright blue sky scattered with perfectly fluffy clouds combined with 20+ degree Celsius temperatures made for a great day taking photos. With my camera by my side, the windows rolled down, the salty ocean breeze blowing around in the car, I found myself stopping to take pictures of several coves along the way. Bergy Bits in the cove catch the sunlight and reflect the brilliant...

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Discovering Vancouver Island

As well as seeing some of the magnificent Canadian wildlife, my recent visit to Vancouver Island gave me the chance to learn a little about the history and peoples of British Columbia – from the First Nations and the European settlers to the construction of the Rocky Mountain Railway and island life today. In Chemainus, an outdoor gallery of murals depicts steam ships, tug boats and trains, as well as portraits of tribal braves, and scenes featuring settlers, Chinese labourers, pioneers and others who’ve contributed to the story of this small Cowichan town. Totem poles, made by First Nation...

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Wildlife And Nature Of British Columbia

Vancouver Island in Canada is home to some truly spectacular wildlife and Telegraph Cove is without a doubt one of the best places to see it. This remote coastal community lies on the Johnstone Strait, a deep blue channel that separates the 460-kilometre-long island from the British Columbia mainland. The cove was once a base for logging and fish canning. But in recent years it’s become a hub for eco tourism – and in particular, for whale watching. Killer whales – or orcas as they are also known – are the star attraction and there’s a great chance of...

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Canada – The Emerald Lakes And Peaks Of Banff

It was my last day in Canada for this trip. I had been on the beautiful prairies, down rivers and up in the air. However, I had one day to get in and amongst the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I just had to get there and see, yes, one day is so not enough but I could treat it as a recce and wet the appetite to come back. And, Crikey! .. Yes I will be back. The things I saw and felt, in just a few hours, on one day, in just a small part of the area has...

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Canada – Heli-Yoga Above The Rockies

The time had arrived to head out of Calgary and head towards the Canadian Rocky Mountains. And what a way to get a first view, by helicopter! Up and above. Not just any normal helicopter ride nor just any normal place. Heli-Yoga. Yes, that’s right, by helicopter, up to the heights for a yoga session, in nature like no other. Our choppers and pilots were ready and briefings got underway all thanks to Kananaskis Heli Tours. This was going to be fun of the highest order. Truly one of those experiences that do not come around too often. Loaded...

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Canada – Cycling The Colours Of Calgary

You know those places that when you arrive they are so far removed from the view you had in your mind? Well Calgary was a wonderful eye opener for me. Maybe it was memories from my teenage years watching Eddie the Eagle flying high in the snow? But this was no frozen city but a mid 20 degrees wonder of high architecture and nature. One huge thing I have noticed both here in Alberta and Saskatchewan is the genuine friendliness of everyone you meet.. Remarkably so really. I am led to believe just not from being here but by...

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