Saturday, March 23, 2019

A Rainforest in B.C. Canada.

In March, 2017,  my daughter Suzanne 
and I flew across  Canada to spend
March, Break, a school break, 
 with my son Daniel, my daughter-in-law 
Marina and my two grandsons,
They lives in Vancouver.

We spent a few days all together, 
on the Sunshine Coast, a region of 
 the Southern mainland coast 
of British Columbia on the
 Eastern shore of the Strait of Georgia. 

We took the B.C. Ferries and 
enjoyed a beautiful scenic ride to the coast.
I must say the "Clam Chowder" 
was delicious on the ferry.

One of our adventures while there,
 was a hike through a coastal temperate
 rainforest, to Skookumchuck Narrows, a
 strait forming the entrance of Sechelt Inlet.

 Skookumchuck, pronounced Skook-Chuck, 
 (a First Nations wordmeaning 
strong or turbulent waters).  
A great natural spectacle in B.C.,
occurs in the Skookumchuck Narrows rapids.
The whirlpool and tidal pool activity 
is formed during the “Ebb Tide”.

A 4km trail to the Narrows.

It rains in a rainforest...
It rained part of our hike.
(For a very short time)
We came prepared.

I love walking in the rain.
The smell of a sweet rain.....

How beautiful is this!

 western red cedar,
 grand fir,
 Douglas fir 
and broad leaf maple.

Some of the largest and tallest trees
 in the world, are in B.C.

Brown Lake

A redwood

Conifers and Ferns

Well maintained trails.

In a temperate rainforest, 
the forest floor is primarily made up of 
dead and decaying forest plants.

This decaying matter provides a rich
 nutrient base for new plants to grow.

And we have arrived to the Narrows.

Twice daily the tide changes and the flow 
of saltwater switches,
 reversing the direction and 
power incredibly turbulent rapids.

The difference in water levels on either
 side of the rapids can exceed 2 metres in height.

Unfortunately, we did not arrive at the big tide.
The water was more calm at this time.
A tidal chart is available if you
 want to arrive to see the show.

The tidal patterns keep the water moving
 at virtually all the time in the narrows area, 
which attracts a large amount
 of interesting sea life.

At peak flows, whitecaps and whirlpools 
form at the rapids even in calm weather.

Expert kayakers,  kayak in these rapids. 

Claimed to be the fastest tidal rapids in the world.

We head back...

My Grandsons, Louis and Jacob.

Lost In Time
At the entrance of a Bakery and Café.


Mossy Lumps.

Near the small town of Egmont

A Studebaker
My generation can relate to this car.

We rented this cottage on the beach,
  for a few days, at Halfmoon Bay.

Early morning coffee on the beach.
Marina and Suzanne.

A lighthouse in the distance.

Sea life

Some Treasures Of The Sea.
Old Oyster shells. 
They could have spent many yrs. in the saltwater.

A nice beach to walk on.

We stopped here for supplies.

Some of the photos were taken by Daniel. 
(the better ones)

We had a great time.

thoroughly enjoyed this adventure, 
a learning experience, and spending time with family, 
with all the awesome beauty
 nature offers, surrounding us.

We also visited a cannery
 while visiting Stevenson, B.C.
to view, click here.

Thanks for visiting my blog.



  1. My goodness what an amazing tour you took us on, it was a delight to scroll up and down and admire the beauty from my armchair, so I didn't get wet lol!

    1. Thanks for your visit. It's nice to blog and share with everyone. We can look back on it and remember what a great adventure we had.

  2. First, Gaspe! Now BC! You are showing me Canada end to end and for that I am grateful and delighted!

    1. Thanks Jeanie. With my son living at the other end of the country, it gives me an opportunity to visit there. Although I do miss him and wish he was closer at times.

  3. Oh wow! That rainforest looks so neat!!

  4. WOW!! Absolutely amazing photos!! Did you get your cataract surgery scheduled?? I also will need to have this done in the future.....
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    1. Hi Debbie.Thanks for your visit. I have an appointment on Thursday, Apr. 4th for a consultation for my cataracts. I hope they can do them soon. Take care Thelma. xo

  5. I love the BC coast! It is one of my favorite places to vacation.

    1. It is a great place to vacation. Thankfully my son lives there and it gives me the opportunity to visit Canada's west coast.

  6. Lovely photos, Thelma, of an area that is similar to the west side of the Olympic Peninsula, the west side of Vancouver Island and a lot of the PNW. Great post and I thoroughly enjoy your photos.

  7. Thanks Ron. It is beautiful there. We had a great time. Most of the smaller photos I took with my phone. The other photos my son took. Take care.


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