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Discovery : Snow Shoe (From Royal Alberta Museum)

Discovery (Post#4): Snow Shoe (From Royal Alberta Museum)

As I am looking for photo to post that belongs to my project – photo themes, while reading again my old post for the month of February which entitled Royal Alberta Museum – Edmonton (Part 8) I saw again the snapshot that I captured inside the museum. When I saw the old version of snow shoe I was amazed how people really creative and intelligent just to address what it needs to survive. This image was shot last June 2008 and this is part of my Edmonton photo collection.

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Name Of The Place : Blackcomb

Name Of The Place (Post#23) : Blackcomb

Snapshot above was captured last June 2008, when I got a chance to visit Whistler in British Columbia. The Blackcomb Mountain is a ski resort mountain beside Whistler Mountain. This is one of the best places that I ever been because this mountain, on its peak, gave me a chance to see the alpine mountains that surrounds Whistler. I felt I was in heaven when I reach the summit of this mountain through gondola.

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Precious Moment In The Mountain : Athabasca Glacier

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Precious Moment In The Mountain (Post#23) : Athabasca Glacier

As I live in tropical country, snowy mountains and glaciers are rare places to me. When I visited Canada, I had an opportunity to see glacier. And the most memorable experience I had was when I was able to walk at the top of one of the most famous glacier in Columbia Icefields part of rocky mountains in Canada which is Athabasca Glacier. And another notable thing I will never forget was the experience of numbing of my hand  after I tried to create snow ball and very thankful I brought gloves. Photo captured last May 2008.

Discovery : White Rock in White Rock

Historical White Rock
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Discovery (Post#3) : White Rock in White Rock

Excerpt from Wikipedia —

“The large, white rock figures prominently in narratives of the local Coast Salish peoples. One legend holds that the white rock marks the landing spot of a stone that was hurled across the Strait of Georgia by a young chief.[5] It was said that he and his bride would move from Vancouver Island to wherever the rock landed to make a home together. It was their descendants who became the Semiahmoo First Nation. (‘Semiahmoo’ is the Coast Salish word for ‘half-moon’,[citation needed]describing the shape of the bay.)”

When I got a chance to visit White Rock in British Columbia, my curiosity actually interested why the place called “White Rock”. And then my ex-colleague at work based in Burnaby mentioned that there was existing physical white rock along the seashore. And after he mentioned that information, I requested him if we can go there to see it for real. And the photo above was the “White Rock” we saw at Semiahmoo Bay with the Pier at the background of it. The snapshot was captured last June 2008 which part of my British Columbia adventure photo collection.

 

 

Natural Wonders : Mount Chepren and Waterfowl Lake

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Natural Wonders (Post#3) : Mount Chepren and Waterfowl Lake

When I visited Columbia Icefield in Jasper, Alberta which I considered one of the great places that I had ever been, I had an opportunity to see beautiful and amazing sceneries along Icefield Parkway. And one of the scenic views that I witness was mountains lined-up in both sides of the road. The snapshot above was Mount Chepren together with icy-crystal Waterfowl Lake which can been seen in Icefield Parkway still in Banff, Alberta area which I captured during my adventure tour in Canadian Rockies last May 2008. The name of the mountain was came from the 4th Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Chepren (or Khafra) according to Wikipedia.

Discovery : Banff Spring Snail Pond

Hot Spring Pool at Cave and Basin

Discovery (Post#2) : Banff Spring Snail Pond

The photo above is previously a hot spring pool that people used before but because of endangered species of Banff Spring Snail, it has been preserved since then for the benefit to preserve the said species. Banff Spring Snail is only to be found here in Cave and Basin National Park Historical Site located in town of Banff in Alberta Province of Canada. This national park is one of the great place to discover whether you are in Banff or just around the corner of Canadian Rocky Mountains. Photo captured last May 2008.

Structure : British Columbia (BC) Legislature Building

BC Provincial Legislature Building

Structure (Post#2) : British Columbia (BC) Legislature Building

BC Legislature Building is one of the significant structure that are noticeable within Victoria in Vancouver Island. This is the building where Members of Legislative Assembly to create, review and debate whether they pass or reject the law. From the shore, this building seems like a castle because of the architecture structure design that it has that is truly admiring to whoever got a chance to see this building. I never got a chance to enter this building as I only spent one day in Victoria during my 5 days visit in British Columbia province in Canada last June 2008.

Chromatic Outlook : Vancouver Downtown And Vancouver Harbour

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Chromatic Outlook (Post#21) : Vancouver Downtown And Vancouver Harbour

During my short visit in Vancouver, one of the public transportation that I had a chance to experience was sea bus. After my half day tour in North Vancouver, I took sea bus so I can immediately cross the harbour to reach Vancouver Downtown straight to Vancouver International Airport located at Richmond. Photo captured last June 2008.

Panoramic View : Waterfowl Lake And Surrounding Mountains

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Panoramic View (Post#21) : Waterfowl Lake And Surrounding Mountains

When I visited Banff National Park it inspired me and awakens me that deep in my heart I love nature and specifically I love mountains. Banff for me was like a real paradise wherein every part of it were almost perfect with its natural beauty. Mountains together with the glacier and icy lakes made the surrounding so uniquely wonderful. The photo above was one of the pristine icy lakes that I found while passing Icefields Parkway which captured last May 2008.

This post has been updated to add the link of and to participate in the following:
Through My Lens – Jun 20, 2016
Our World Tuesday – Jun 21, 2016
Travel Tuesday – Jun 21, 2016
Outdoor Wednesday – Jun 22, 2016
Wednesday Around The World – Jun 22, 2016
Watery Wednesday – Jun 22, 2016
Skywatch Friday – Jun 24, 2016
Scenic Weekends – Jun 25, 2016
In Heaven – Jun 25, 2016

View At My Window : Telus World of Science (Vancouver)

Telus World of Science in Vancouver Downtown

View At My Window (Post#17): Telus World of Science (Vancouver)

As I passed this noticeable, shiny, amazing and unique building I was quite surprised to learn that a similar museum that I found in Alberta  does exist in British Columbia with its own identity. Traveling in Canada, I found three buildings that both existing in two provinces. The following buildings such as Royal Museum, Telus world of Science and Provincial Legislature are existing in Alberta and British Columbia. Photo captured last June 2008 while inside the bus.

Name Of The Place : Royal British Columbia Museum

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Name Of The Place (Post#16): Royal British Columbia Museum

This was the second royal museum that I visited in Canada. Without checking the net it seems that Canada has one royal museum on its provinces. The first royal museum I saw was in Alberta province. Photo captured last June 2008. I like museum since I like knowing and discovering something, the only challenge is time because for me, standard time to spend to a museum is from half a day to one full day, but even myself saddened if the museum is part of a tour because it means I had limited time to see and learn more, because tour is always time bounded.

Chromatic Outlook : Race Rocks Lighthouse

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Chromatic Outlook (Post#14) : Race Rocks Lighthouse

Photo above was the Race Rocks Lighthouse that I saw while I was still in whale watching adventure when I visited Victoria City in British Columbia province of Canada. As per Wikipedia, this lighthouse is just one of the lighthouse that was built on the west coast of Canada between 1859 to 1860 which is quite a historical lighthouse because of its age. Photo captured last June 2008.

This post has been updated to add the link of and to participate in the following:
Black and White View – Jul 11, 2016
Black and White Wednesday – Jul 13, 2016
The Weekend in Black and White – Jul 15, 2016

Panoramic View : Cleveland Reservoir

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Panoramic View (Post#14) : Cleveland Reservoir

Cleveland Reservoir or Cleveland Dam is also known as Capilano Reservoir or Capilano Lake which located in North Vancouver at British Columbia Province in Canada. The name used after late Ernest Cleveland, the first Chief Commissioner of Greater Vancouver Water District. The reservoir used to store drinking water of Lower Mainland as per Wikipedia. Photo captured last June 2008.

This post has been updated to add the link of and to participate in the following:
Skywatch Friday – April 29, 2016
Scenic Weekends – April 29, 2016
In Heaven – April 30, 2016
Through My Lens – May 02, 2016
Our World Tuesday – May 03, 2016
Travel Tuesday – May 03, 2016
Outdoor Wednesday – May 04, 2016
Water World Wednesday – May 04, 2016
Watery Wednesday – May 04, 2016
Wednesday Around The World – May 04, 2016

Panoramic View : Lake Louise

Lake Louise with Victoria Glacier

Panoramic View (Post#12): Lake Louise

I visited Banff in Alberta province in Canada during the time where the winter was over recently. At that time, the switching of Winter to Spring season were still in progress, I got a chance to see Lake Louise in Banff where majority of its water are still solid as ice. The name of the lake was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta which was the 6th child and 4th daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. For what I know up to this moment, Queen Victoria still holds the title of the longest reigning queen of England unless the current queen which is Queen Elizabeth II able to break which she just need 2 or 3 more years to be able to hold the title. The middle in the photo is what they call Victoria Glacier. Photo captured last May 2008.

This post has been updated to add the link of and to participate in the following:
Skywatch Friday – April 22, 2016
Scenic Weekends – April 22, 2016
In Heaven – April 23, 2016
Through My Lens – April 25, 2016
Our World Tuesday – April 26, 2016
Travel Tuesday – April 26, 2016
Outdoor Wednesday – April 27, 2016
Water World Wednesday – April 27, 2016
Watery Wednesday – April 27, 2016
Wednesday Around The World – April 27, 2016

Chromatic Outlook : Coal Harbour

Vancouver skyline view at Coal Harbor from Stanley Park

Chromatic Outlook (Post#11) : Coal Harbour

During my walk around the famous Stanley Park in Vancouver with my colleagues at work, I had a chance to see Coal Harbour. Photo above captured last June 2008 which shows the Vancouver skyline at Coal Harbour.

Old post for Stanley Park walk
Stanley Park – Vancouver’s First Park

This post has been updated to add the link of and to participate in the following:
Black and White View – Jun 6, 2016
Black and White Wednesday – Jun 8, 2016
The Weekend in Black and White – Jun 10, 2016

View At My Window : Some British Columbia Islands

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View At My Window (Post#10) : Some British Columbia Islands

From Vancouver, I took a sea float plane to Victoria City. The photo above was part of photos that I took while we were up in the air. Snapshot taken last June 2008. I tried my best to name all the islands as I can (please bear with me if in case I named some incorrectly).

Some post related to Vancouver Islands and others:
Greater Vancouver, British Columbia’s Islands, Vancouver Island and Float Plane

Name Of The Place : Victoria City

View in Victoria Inner Harbor from Stellar boat

Name Of The Place (Post#10) : Victoria City

I had a chance to visit Victoria City, a capital city of British Columbia province in Canada last June 2008. When I arrived at the inner harbour of this lovely city, it was the first place that I saw with fantastic surroundings on its harbour. For me, it kind of romantic place for travelers.

I had a previous post telling some adventures in lovely city.
Victoria – Lovely Capital City of British Columbia
Royal British Columbia Museum
British Columbia It Is Your Turn

Precious Moment In The Mountain : Cypress Mountain

Vancouver Downtown Skyline from Cypress Mountain

Precious Moment In The Mountain (Post#10) : Cypress Mountain

As part of my Whistler tour during the time that I visited British Columbia in Canada, we did stopped at Cypress Provincial Park located in Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver. The scenery to be found while at the mountain was the overlooking of Greater Vancouver. The photo above was Vancouver Downtown Skyline which captured last June 2008.

I had another post regarding Cypress Mountain.
Metropolitan Vancouver From Cypress Mountain

Name Of The Place : Canada

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Name of The Place (Post#8) : Canada

Before flying back to Manila, while roaming around in Vancouver International Airport, I saw an interesting thought which says “thinking canada”. It was true that while we were waiting for our flight schedule we already missing Canada. For a short period of time, I saw a lot of beautiful places that inspires me to continue exploring the beauty of nature that existing in our world. I never regret starting traveling and discovering the world we live in.

I have many posts that tackles my travel experience in Canada, both in Alberta and British Columbia province. As too many posts just visit Countries page to check one of them.