Category Archives: British Columbia, Canada. September 2011

My brother Leo came for a visit.
This was his first time in BC so it was a pleasure to show off a bit of our gorgeous province.

Vancouver

One day in Vancouver is definitely not enough. Kiran and Geoff had taken Leo on an earlier tour, very different from the places we saw this time. We thoroughly enjoyed this day, starting with a ride in the sky train: … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island: Sooke and Victoria

We had some fun-filled days in Victoria. Raj, Ailish and Priya treated us to a kayak and canoe trip in the Inner Harbour. And they know the neatest places to eat! We visited them in Sooke, where they were living … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island: between Ucluelet and Victoria

The drive from Ucluelet to Victoria is about 290 km. We passed Kennedy Lake and both of us had the same idea at the same time: stop! Photo opportunity! We then drove on to the east coast of Vancouver Island, … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island: Tofino, Long Beach and Ucluelet

I visited Ucluelet for the first time in 2006 and fell in love with its trails, the windswept coastline. Seeing it again in 2011 did not change my feelings for this place. On the contrary: I love it even more! … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island: Cathedral Grove

Even though I have wandered through Cathedral Grove several times over the last couple of years, it is always awe-inspiring. The sheer size of the trees; their age. The way nature revitalizes itself.

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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

Kiran took us for a hike into Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. Absolutely gorgeous, but not an easy trail for inexperienced hikers. Hari was the first one to give up. We made it across the (old) rock slide, but then decided … Continue reading

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Hell’s Gate, Alexandra Bridge and Othello Tunnels

The Hell’s Gate air tram ride is amazing! A bit scary, specially if you are afraid of heights, but definitely worthwhile. We were also lucky to see the “Rocky Mountaineer” come by;  people on the train waving at us. Pretty … Continue reading

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