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Pictures and photos from the rainforests of the Pacific coast to the snowy mountain peaks, British Columbia in Canada offers supreme scenery and endless outdoor recreation. (There are 180 pictures in photo gallery British Columbia Photos)

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Pacific Rim National Park Sunset

The sun sets to the west and what better place to observe sunset when on the West Coast of Vancouver Island than from along the sandy shores of South Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park.

Water swirling around rocks along South Beach during sunset, Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach Unit, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Snow Ice Formations Yoho National Park

Though many attractions are closed during the winter months in Yoho National Park, the Natural Bridge is open year round. During winter, snow and ice formations form on the Kicking Horse River making for an interesting sight and photography.

Irregular formations of snow and ice make a great subject for winter photography. Yoho National Park features an attraction called the Natural Bridge which is one of the only attractions open during the winter months. Snow and ice build up along ...
Wood Bridge Vancouver Island Sunset

An old wood bridge leads towards the tree lined shores of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island. The trees are silhouetted by the sunset on a beautiful calm evening.

Old wooden bridge spanning the entrance to Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake at sunset, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Takakkaw Falls Scenic Waterfall Yoho NP

A waterfall which free-falls 254 metres but is measured at 384 metres at it's highest point, the Takakkaw Falls are located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada and are a major attraction in the national park.

Fed through the melt waters of the Daly Glacier, Takakkaw Falls is a magnificent, scenic waterfall situated in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. A steep road full of switch backs is used to access the scenic falls, a road which is cl ...
Virgin Falls Waterfall Vancouver Island BC

A rugged back country road which fringes the Tofino Inlet and skirts Kennedy Lake, eventually leads the adventurous to Virgin Falls on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Forest fringed Virgin Falls is a gem in the rough. The waterfall is reached via a long, rugged road where a tough 4WD truck is recommended, but the reward is definitely worth it. Situated on Vancouver Island in beautiful BC, Canada, Virgin Fall ...
Kennedy Lake Bridge Vancouver Island

An old bridge is reflected on the surface of pristine Kennedy Lake on a clear Vancouver Island day.

Old wooden bridge spanning the entrance to Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Old Lake Bridge Vancouver Island

Planks missing from this old de-activated bridge show the wear and tear from years of use. This old bridge is situated at the entrance to the Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

It's a scary thought to drive across this old bridge which spans the entrance of an arm of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island. Luckily the old bridge is now out of commission. Old wooden bridge spanning the entrance to Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lak ...
Vacation Tourist Tofino Inlet Sunset

The bright glowing sun hovers just above the horizon at sunset over the Tofino Inlet on Vancouver Island. A tourist enjoys the sight while on vacation in the region which is well known for its scenic beauty and stunning sunsets.

Woman looking out over Tofino Inlet with reflections of the sun on the water surface, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Old Wooden Bridge Kennedy Lake

Leading towards a forest clad mountain, an old wooden bridge which has seen better days, spans an arm of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Sunset is a beautiful time of day when photographing from the shores (or the old wooden bridge) of Kennedy Lake on Vancouver Island, Canada. Old wooden bridge spanning the entrance to Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy Lake at sunset, a transition area of ...
Scenic Tofino Inlet Vancouver Island

Taking the back roads near the tourist town of Tofino on Vancovuer Island, brings one to some very scenic locations such as this picture seen from along the shores of Tofino Inlet.

A rough back road barely travelled by tourists, brings the visitor to some scenic locations while exploring the landscape and waterways enroute to Kennedy Lake and beyond. Tofino Inlet at sunset is particularly serene with islands silhouetted by ...
Romantic Beach Walk Storm Sunset Tofino

There is hardly anything better then a romantic beach walk with your partner on a big storm day at sunset, at Cox Bay near Tofino, Vancouver Island.

Couple walking along the beach at Cox Bay near Tofino during sunset, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Sand Patterns Tonquin Beach Tofino

The outgoing tide leaves interesting patterns in the sand behind on Tonquin Beach in the popular tourist destination Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Patterns in the wet sand along Tonquin Beach, Town of Tofino, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Lennard Island Lighthouse Stormy Waters Tofino

The Lennard Island Lighthouse can be seen from Cox Bay near Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Stormy waves of the Pacific Ocean at the beach in Cox Bay near Tofino with the Lennard Island Lighthouse in the background, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Female Tourist Beachcombing Sea Anemones Tofino

Tofino is a prime tourist destination, this female tourist is beachcombing along tidel pools and sea anemones at Tonquin Beach in Tofino on Vancouver Island

Sea Anemones in a tidal pool in a rocky outcrop and a women walking along Tonquin Beach in the background, Town of Tofino, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Storm Watching Tofino Vancouver Island

One of the best locations for winter storm watching is the area around Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Storm watching and stormy waters of the Pacific Ocean seen from the beach at Cox Bay near Tofino, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Wickaninnish Beach Visitor Centre Pacific Rim National Park

A must see while on vacation on the west coast of Vancouver Island is the Wickaninnish Visitor Centre and the beautiful sandy beaches near by, British Columbia, Canada.

Wickaninnish Interpretive Centre along Wickaninnish Beach, Wickaninnish Bay, Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach Unit, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Tourist Starfish Rocky Shoreline Tofino

A female tourist is looking at a starfish along the rocky shoreline near the popular vacation spot of Tofino on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Ochre Sea Star starfish, Pisaster ochraceus, on a rocky outcrop with a woman looking for sea life in the rocks in the background, South Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach Unit, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacif ...
Driftwood Scenic Nature Beach Pacific Rim National Park

Piles of driftwood can be found along the scenic nature beaches on the west side of Vancouver Island in the popular vacation destination of the Pacific Rim National Park near Tofino.

Driftwood strewn along Wickaninnish Beach and the rough waters of the Pacific Ocean, Wickaninnish Bay, Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach Unit, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Nature Path Bog Trail Pacific Rim National Park Vancouver Island

A walking path leading through the nature along the Shorepine Bog Trail in Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, Canada.

Nature walking path along the Shorepine Bog Trail, Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach Unit, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Tourist Scenic Beach Vacation Pacific Rim National Park

A tourist on vacation is walking along one of the many scenic beaches on the west side of Vancouver Island in Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Canada.

Woman walking along scenic South Beach after sunset, Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach Unit, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Mushrooms Boardwalk Rain Forest West Coast

Mushroom covered tree beside a wet boardwalk leading through thick rain forest on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Mushrooms and moss growing on a tree in the rainforest of Maquinna Marine Provincial Park along the boardwalk trail to Hot Springs Cove, Openit Peninsula, Clayoquot Sound, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Fort Steele Heritage Town Fort Steele British Columbia Canada North America

Fort Steele Heritage Town, Fort Steele, British Columbia, Canada, North America.

Photo of Fort Steele Heritage Town, founded in 1864 by John Galbraith, Fort Steele, British Columbia, Canada, North America. Fort Steele was a gold rush boom town in the East Kootenay Region of British Columbia. Wood slat walkway runs along the front of the log ...
Cougar Animal Picture

The cougar is a stunning looking animal and we were lucky to capture this picture in the wilderness of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

The cougar is always alert and keeps a good watch out for any smaller animal that might mean a healthy snack for this very powerful cat. Lucky for us, this cougar was not too interested in what we were doing and it was the perfect opportunity to ...
Victoria Chinatown Vancouver Island

A decorative archway stands above the entranceway to Chinatown in Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Chinatown in Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia first started to take shape in 1858 and later the stunning gate was erected that lets people explore the world of Chinatown. This large gate is a main attraction in Chinatown along with Fan Tan Alley and the Tam Kung B ...
Gastown Steam Clock Vancouver British Columbia

People gather around the steam clock in Gastown in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia to watch its display and take some pictures.

The Gastown Steam Clock is displayed on the street corner in downtown Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is in full swing as the clock strikes eleven o'clock. The steam clock is a prominent fixture in Gastown and on every quarter of the hour, you can watch the steam ...
Mountain Lion Picture British Columbia

A close up picture of a Mountain Lion that resides in the wilderness of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Looking at this picture of a Mountain Lion makes one realize how similar the facial features are to that of your typical household cat but the Mountain Lion is much larger and ferocious. In the wild of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, if you are hiking through the fo ...
Cougar Hunting Vancouver Island

Cougars are fairly common on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and to be able watch one as he is hunting is an experience in itself.

A cougar peers over the rock cliff as he stalks his prey preparing to pounce and when he is withing striking distance, his hunting excursion will be complete. The hunting skills of a cougar are very precise and to be able to watch a cougar while ...
Pacific Rim Rainforest Vancouver Island

Massive trees grown in the rainforest in the Pacific Rim National Park near Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

The rainforest in Pacific Rim National Park near Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia is an incredible place to see hundred year old trees. Stroll along the boardwalk amongst the rainforest plants and trees a get a true picture of what a rainforest should look like ...
Whale Watching In BC Canada

A couple of surfing killer whales seen during a whale watching tour in BC, Canada.

Off of Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada there are many whale watching tours available for people wanting to see these fascinating mammals in their natural environment. One of the behavioral traits that a Killer Whale does is surf in the wake of boats and seei ...
Blaeberry Valley Horse Riding Golden

Horse riding through the Blaeberry Valley in Golden, British Columbia is an excellent way to see the wilderness that surrounds this region.

Take a vacation to the Blaeberry Valley in Golden, British Columbia and enjoy the trek on horseback through pristine streams and the wilderness area. If you are a rookie at riding a horse, guided tours are available to lead you through some of the most beautiful ...
Cougar Mountain Lion Vancouver Island

As this cougar or mountain lion peers from behind the trees on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada we get the ideal opportunity to snap his picture.

The cougar, also known as a mountain lion or puma, lives in the wild on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada and is the largest cat found in this Province. The cougar does not like being in contact with people and he was well aware of the fact that we were around the are ...
Downtown Vancouver Buildings

People rest in the small park in front of the tall skyscraper buildings in the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Many people that tour or work in the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia like to stop and rest in the parks that are surrounded by the buildings that tower above them. Sunny skies over Vancouver, make this park the ideal place to relax amongst the skyscr ...
Cougar Alert Vancouver Island

A cougar on full alert as he slowly makes his way over a huge rock to see what lurks on the other side on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

A cougar is always on alert but even more so as he spots us and the camera as he lurks over a massive rock in the wilderness of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The cougar is not sure yet if we pose any harm but one should always be on high alert when hiking through ...
Wild Mountain Lion Vancouver Island

An action shot of a Mountain Lion living in the wild on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

A Mountain Lion in the wild on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada is ready for a surprise attack on its prey. The Mountain Lion is one of the top predators next to the bears and real life hunts happen regularly out in the wild on Vancouver Island. Cougar, Felis concolo ...
Kayaking Johnstone Strait British Columbia

A kayaker silently paddles through Johnstone Strait off the coast of Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada on a kayaking adventure.

A solo kayak moves silently through the pristine waters of Johnstone Strait off the coast of Northern Vancouver Island,British Columbia in Canada. Opportunities for recreation on the water abound in this particular region with a vast amount of kayaking trips available. Kayak, Jo ...
Whistler Mountain Ski Patrol Canada

A member of the ski patrol at Whistler Mountain, British Columbia in Canada.

A member of the ski patrol on duty at Whistler Mountain in British Columbia, Canada. These men and women must be excellent skiers and have a significant degree of first-aid medical training to deal with hundreds of minor and major emergencies that ...
Naikoon Park Graham Island

The rainforest in Naikoon Park on Graham Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada is a stunning example of a northern temperate rainforest.

Heavy moss and lichens cover the floor of this ancient temperate rainforest in Naikoon Park on Graham Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia, Canada. Protected areas such as this have become rare. Rain-forest, Naikoon Park, Graham Island, Quee ...
Old Masset Graham Island

An old masset on Graham Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia, Canada.

An old masset on Graham Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia, Canada seems abandoned but is probably still functional. The Islands are filled with totems, tools and other artifacts from thousands of years of Haida occupation. ...
Chinatown Spices

An assortment of spices on display at a market in Chinatown in Canada.

If you are looking for spices to add flavoring to your cooking, try the markets in Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Many stalls sell different spices but this particular one has a spice for every occasion. China Town, Spices, Canada, North Americ ...
Wood Carver Duncan Vancouver Island

A Quw'utsun wood carver works in the Cultural Centre in Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

A Quw'utsun wood carver intently focuses on his latest creation in the Cultural Centre in Duncan on Vancouver Island,British Columbia. The Cultural Centre has many different interactive displays where people can watch artwork and other objects being created using traditional meth ...
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