British Columbia

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  Canada's western-most province styles itself as "Beautiful British Columbia", and for good reason.  Majestic mountains, dramatic fjords, dense rainforests, lovely lakes, and coastal variety

Here are photos from ten days visiting southern BC.  Explorations include Vancouver, its harbour, Stanley Park, False Creek, English Bay, the Sea to Sky Highway along Howe Sound, the Burrard Inlet and the Indian Arm fjord, and Victoria and Vancouver Island.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, in both on-screen and printable forms.

 

Quick Start: British-Columbia.pdf

 

Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture files.  You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.

Vancouver

Vancouver

Yaletown, Vancouver

Yaletown, Vancouver

Sea to Sky Highway

Sea to Sky Highway

Indian Arm fjord

Indian Arm fjord

Butchart Gardens, Victoria

Butchart Gardens, Victoria

Malahat, Vancouver Island

Malahat, Vancouver Island

Parksville, Vancouver Island

Parksville, Vancouver Island

English Bay, Vancouver

English Bay, Vancouver

 

 

Link to Pictures File

 

You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.

 

Map

I flew in and out of Vancouver and rented a car for travel with a friend who lives in Vancouver.  After some sightseeing in Vancouver we took a driving trip up the Sea to Sky Highyway and a day cruise through Burrard Inlet and up the Indian Arm fjord.  We took a ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island, drove up the inside coast, and returned by ferry from Nanaimo.

A package of printable maps is available if you wish paper copies to follow along.  British Columbia Maps includes the route map shown below and a more detailed map of the Vancouver Area.

British Columbia map

Table of Contents

The Contents table from the pictures file is reproduced below.  If you wish a paper copy to target your viewing, use British Columbia Printable Contents.

British-Columbia.pdf  
Contents   2
Introduction   3
Maps  
Routes Map   4
Vancouver Area Map   5
Vancouver  
Welcome   6
Vancouver Harbour  14
Lions Gate Bridge  27
Stanley Park  30
False Creek  41
English Bay  53
Queen Elizabeth Park    58
Excursions
Sea to Sky Highway  64
Indian Arm Cruise  90
Vancouver Island 105
Victoria 106
Butchart Gardens 121
Malahat Highway 131
Chemainus 136
Parksville 140
Sunset 150
End 154