Tag Archives: British Columbia

Overlander Falls

Overlander Falls is on the Fraser River in Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia. Mount Robson shares a boundary with Jasper National Park and is part of the chain of parks, both provincial and national, that covers much of the Rocky Mountains and straddles the boundary between Alberta and British Columbia.

While travelling between Northwest Territories and our home in Penticton, British Columbia, we stopped at the Overlander Falls Trail head to rest and stretch our legs.

The trail to the falls takes about an hour, round trip.

When doing a long drive, it’s pretty wonderful to do a walk surrounded by such beauty.


Strawberry island is a small island in Tofino’s harbour. You could swim to it. It’s owned by Rod Palm. A very interesting man in his own right. Rod …


Wayne lives among his four-legged and winged friends in the town of Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Having been there myself, I can attest to the fact that Tofino is one of the most beautiful places on earth. But if you have any doubts, please stop by Wayne’s blog to see his magnificent photography of the area and its beautiful inhabitants.

Sylvia Hotel

The Sylvia Hotel is a Vancouver landmark. Built in 1912 next to the waterfront and Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park, it was the tallest building in the area and originally contained swanky apartments for the affluent. It became a hotel after World War I.

Circa 1920

It went through a short period of decline but was designated as a heritage building in 1975. Since then its fortunes have increased.

The Sylvia as it looked today.

After a long walk through Stanley Park it was a great place to stop for some lunch and a break.

Greetings from Vancouver. 🙂

Meet Annie

Say hi to Annie, probably one of the most adorable bear cubs ever.

Annie decided she wanted to come to Canada, so she waited her turn at the border crossing at Stewart, British Columbia – Hyder, Alaska, and then lined up to be processed by Canada Border Services.

However, poor little Annie didn’t have her papers so she was apprehended for the winter by Northern Lights Wildlife Services.

And a good thing, too. At 10 kilos (21 lbs) Little Orphan Annie is much too small for her age. She was born this spring, somehow lost her mother, and has been trying to find enough to eat ever since. Normally, bear cubs stay with their mothers until they are about 18 months old.

At the wildlife centre, she is apparently doing well with the other rescued bear cubs, and is eating lots and gaining weight.

The full article on this sweet little bear is here.

Border jumping bear cub captured, transferred to Smithers wildlife shelter

Welcome to Canada, Annie. 🙂