West Coast

 

Meadows on Oboe I


Timing the wildflowers to coincide with good weather and light is challenging enough but to experience them under sunset conditions is magical. ...


Mount Currie


With its many cliffs and couloirs, the massive north face of Mount Currie towers over the village of Pemberton.  Whether the view is part...


Flute in Bloom


For a few weeks during the summer, after the snow has melted away, you can experience the alpine flowers in bloom in Whistler's backcountry. ...






Sunset at Blowdown Pass


Witnessing the sunset from the top of Gott Peak as you enter the Stein Valley Provincial Park is like being on top of the world.  Here some...


Upper Lillooet


Spring time in the Upper Lillooet offers bright green colours from the new foliage as the Lillooet River runs high due to the spring run off. ...


Fall in Whistler Village


Fall season in Whistler Village is a colourful time of year due to the various maple trees that line the village stroll.  Fewer visitors...






Reflections


This pond in the Upper Lillooet region caught some beautiful sunset light as the day wore on.  The clear reflections are a testament to the tranquility...


Train Wreck


One of my favorite mountain bike trails in the Whistler valley snakes it's way through old growth forest with amazing light.  It lives up to it's...


After the Storm


As the winter storm subsided, the remaining clouds and snow provided a surreal feeling of tranquility and stillness.  Another powder day would...






Sunset on Garibaldi


Across the Sea to Sky valley, the light turned magical for a brief moment before sunset on an otherwise cloudy day.  As seen here under...


Wild Pacific Trail


Not far from the lighthouse in Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island is where you will find this amazing coastline.  The Wild Pacific...


Wedge Mountain


Rising above all other peaks in Garibaldi Provincial Park is Wedge Mountain.  Its presence greets valley residents from Function Junction...






Sunset on Seton Lake


Off the Duffy Lake Road as you approach Lillooet is Seton Lake.  Its deep turquoise water is surrounded by majestic mountains which reflect...


Sunset on Howe Sound


Few places in the world can offer the right mix of forests, ocean, mountains and sky.  Howe Sound between Vancouver and Whistler is one of those...


Daisy Lake


The Daisy Lake dam, which can be seen from the sea to sky highway, dramatically alters the landscape by changing the lake's water level. ...






Sunset at Tofino


Tofino is where I have enjoyed some of the longest sunsets.  These last rays of the day here were captured on Chesterman Beach.


Sunset at Khyber


As much as I expected the new growth trees on Whistler mid mountain to catch the light at sunset, the clouds that appeared at that moment...


Soo Valley


As the first snowfall of the 2006-2007 season began to pull away from the mountains, I found myself in the Soo Valley witnessing the winter...






Secret Stream


Soon after I first moved to Whistler, I began discovering my new surroundings.  Somewhere on the Flank Trail starting from Function Junction,...


Russet Lake


On the return trip after an overnight stay at the Russet Lake hut, bright sunshine light up the mountains on a very clear autumn day.  The golden ...


Red Maple


The third piece in this series from the Hurley forest service road features a rare source of red in the Coast Mountain Range.  Having...






Pemberton Valley


The glacier carved valleys in Pemberton are a great source of locally grown produce for the residents of the Sea to Sky region.  This scene...


Pacific Tide


The swirling waves splashing against the black rock in Ucluelet is something you can stare at for hours, with unique patterns never repeating. ...


High Note


As you walk with the warm summer sun on a south facing slope, this is just one example of the many breathtaking views on the new hiking trail...






Helm Glacier II


Once again the backcountry of Garibaldi Provincial Park provides beautiful foreground views with Castle Towers Mountain and Helm Glacier...


Helm Glacier I


In the alpine meadows near Black Tusk, one of the beautiful views is of Helm Glacier with the lava spine of Castle Towers Mountain in the distance.


Fall in Pemberton


This area near the Hurley forest service road is a great source of fall colors with beautiful backdrops.  The Lillooet river can be seen...






Fall at Mamquam River


The search for fall colors finally met with success as I found myself far up the Mamquam River outside of Squamish.  Time once again was of the essence. ...


Fall at Alta Lake


During the warm summer months, most everyone in the town of Whistler will at some point find themselves basking in the sun or going for a swim...


Crater Rim Forest


Beautiful sunlight filtering through the dense canopy and lighting up the mossy forest floor can be seen on the Crater Rim Trail.  This...






Chesterman Beach


The combination of temperate rain forest, glaciated mountains and ocean waves is what makes the west coast of Vancouver Island special. ...


Cheakamus Forest


The combination of light filtering through the forest canopy and its rays striking the forest floor near Cheakamus Lake illustrates the sense...


Black Tusk Pines


On Empetrum Ridge is where you will find the Black Tusk standing in full view for you to appreciate its true volcanic origins.






Black Tusk Clouds


A feature of the coastal mountains is the amount of precipitation they receive.  Often after a storm the first sight to reappear above the clouds...


7th Heaven


Pure joy is one way of describing skiing fresh powder on a blue bird day.  This is the view from Blackcomb's 7th Heaven alpine meadows with...


Sunset on Fissile


Racing up Cowboy Ridge to get the day's final rays, I was able to capture Fissile Peak in the evening glow with a beautiful play of shadows. ...