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Cox Bay Tofino Scenic Beach Dramatic Cloud Sunset

One of the many scenic beaches around Tofino is the beach of Cox Bay, here during a beautiful sunset with dramatic clouds, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Dramatic clouds and sunset over the beach along Cox Bay near Tofino, a transition area of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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.
Sightseeing Native Totempole Pacific Rim National Park

One of the iconic native symbols, a totempole, can be found in Pacific Rim National Park near Wickaninnish Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Totem pole along the South Beach Trail, 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.
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.
Big Cedar Tree Rainforest Pacific Rim National Park

Many big cedar trees can be seen on a walk through the rainforest of Vancouver Island in Pacific Rim National Park near Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.

Moss covered base of a large western red cedar tree (western red cedar), Thuja plicata, along the Rainforest Trail in the coastal rainforest of Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach Unit, Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, West Coast, Vanc ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fly Fishing Vancouver Island

Fly fishing on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, is amongst the best anywhere in the world.

The streams and rivers of the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia provide fly fishing that compares favourably with the rest of Canada, or indeed the rest of the world. Because of the number of streams like this, a fisherman's success is based solely on his or her ab ...
Killer Whale Vancouver Island British Columbia

Killer Whale porpoising in Johnstone Strait off of the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada is a magnificent sight for both locals and tourists to see.

A Killer Whale performing a maneuver known as porpoising in Johnstone Strait off of Vancouver Island, British Columbia is a wonderful sight for anyone to see. The Northern Resident Killer Whales or Orcinus Orca, as they are known, will range from Campbell River all the way North ...
Wild Cougar Vancouver Island

A wild cougar picks the right moment to pounce on its prey in the wilderness on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Watching a wild cougar in action is amazing but not all people like to get this close to a cougar stalking its prey. The Northern end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia is surrounded by wilderness and a wild cougar can be spotted behind any rock or tree in the mountain areas ...
Long Beach Vancouver Island

An aerial view of Pacific Rim National Park on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia where Long Beach extends along the coastline.

Long Beach is a beautiful sandy stretch of coastline surrounded by lush greenery and rocky headlands which makes up part of the Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Long Beach, near Tofino, British Columbia is a very popular place for tourists in both ...
Tofino Float Plane Vancouver Island

A float plane that can taxi you in and out of Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

Tofino is a unique fishing village located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia where time seems to stand still amongst beautiful natural surroundings. Tofino is a popular tourist destination near Pacific Rim National Park and the scenery along the drive is stu ...
Cougar Vancouver Island

A cougar preparing to pounce on its prey on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

On Vancouver Island, British Columbia we spotted this cougar and watched him in action as he kept a close eye on his prey, waiting for the right moment to pounce. A cougar will get to within thirty feet of its prey and once caught will feed on what he needs and then hide the rest ...
Killer Whale Watching Vancouver Island

A killer whale passes by this whale watching boat, a very common sight in the waters off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

A Killer Whale gives tourists on a whale watching boat a close up view of himself as he leisurely swims by in the lifting fog. This whale watching vessel is one of many that tour the waters off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada to view these majestic creatures ...
Cougar

This young cougar in British Columbia, Canada scopes out his territory from atop a large rock.

Surrounded by the lush green forest of British Columbia, Canada, a young cougar finds a clearing to see what is lurking about. Even though the cougar is the largest wild cat throughout British Columbia, it is extremely graceful and able to move very quickly. A young cou ...
Horseshoe Bay Ferry Vancouver BC

Journey to Vancouver Island by a BC Ferry that leaves from the Horseshoe Bay terminal in Vancouver, British Columbia.

As a BC Ferry pulls out of the harbour at Horseshoe Bay on its daily excursion to Vancouver Island in British Columbia you can enjoy the fascinating scenery of the surrounding area. A beautiful sunny day highlights the snow covered mountain peaks and the calm waters around the Ho ...
Orca Family Vancouver Island

A family of Orca stay close together on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

A beautiful picture of a family of Orca as they leisurely swim the waters of Johnstone Strait off Northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The mist from their blowholes hangs in the air as each family member comes to the surface for a breath of air. Killer whales i ...
Floatplanes Tofino Vancouver Island BC

Floatplanes are often used in Tofino on Vancouver Island for flightseeing and fishing tours.

Floatplane flightseeing is a popular tourist activity in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Floatplanes are also used to bring people and food into remote fishing lodges. Float planes in Tofino Harbour, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbiaa, Canada, North Americ ...
Victoria Harbour Vancouver Island

People at the Victoria Harbour in Victoria City on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

The busy Victoria Harbour in Victoria City on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Murals Pictures Trading Chemainus

Murals closes to the Chemainus Traiding Company on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Murals in Chemainus on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Killer Whales Mural Chemainus

Killer Whales on a mural in Chemainus on Vancouver Island in British Columbia in Canada.

Killer Whale Mural in Chemainus, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Artist Wood Carving Duncan

Wood Carver artist at work, Quw'utsun Cultural Centre, Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America.

Wood carver, Quw'utsun Cultural Centre, Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America.
Wickaninnish Inn Tofino BC

Coziness and hospitability at the Wickaninnish Inn, Spa, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America.

Interior of the cozy Wickaninnish Inn, Spa, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America.
Clayoquot Sound Vancouver Island

A gem on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Clayoquot Sound is situated on the northern fringe of the Pacific Rim National Park.

Clayoquot Sound, near Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Spa Resort Tofino

The spa at the Wichaninnish Inn, a beach front resort in Tofino, has a full view of the rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island.

The town of Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is a year round destination with a number of luxury accommodations for a resort getaway complete with Spa.
Victoria Harbour BC Canada

The busy harbour in downtown Victoria is a popular place to visit on Vancouver Island, BC.

The Victoria Harbour overlooked by the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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