Point Atkinson Lighthouse in West Vancouver BC - HDR
Please click here to view this large! This picture was shot on a tripod with three exposures (-2..0..+2 EV). I used Photomatix to create the HDR with tone mapping and detail enhanced. I increased the overall saturation with Hue/Saturation in Photoshop. 1 layer mask in soft light mode at 50% gray, using brush tool to lighten and darken some areas of the image, to bring out details. Used Nik Sharpener Pro to sharpen image. We decided at the last minute to visit this lighthouse. It was a…
The Coolest 90 Seconds in Vancouver | Travel British Columbia
Is there anything scarier than being on a roller coaster? Whipping along at a hundred miles an hour, dropping four hundred feet, flying backwards, and traveling upside down at warp speed. For the most part, amusement park thrill rides serve no other purpose than to scare riders with the possibility that they might not live Read More
Postcard: Seven Seas Seafood Restaurant, North Vancouver, BC
"The Ship of the Seven Seas Anchored at the foot of Lonsdale, North Vancouver, B.C. 987-8318 The delightful floating restaurant with seafaring decor. Specializing in a fine Seafood Buffet. Dine with a magnificent view of the harbour activity and skyline." Traveltime Product. C-2558. Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd., Vancouver, Canada Formerly North Vancouver Ferry No. 5, built in 1941 by the West Coast Salvage and Contracting Company, which plied the Burrard Inlet route until discontinuation of…
Rice Lake Hike in North Vancouver
Rice lake sits in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver and is a nice, easy hike you can do year-round. A quiet and peaceful loop around the lake will take about 1 hour at a leisurely pace, and is great for family outings. The trail is also good for some trail running, and the lake is a popular fishing spot.
The Howe Sound Crest Trail Hiking Guide
The Howe Sound Crest Trail (HSCT) is a gorgeous 29 km trail stretching from Cypress Bowl to Porteau Cove. The trail takes you over multiple summits, offering spectacular views of Howe Sound, The Lions and the beautifully turquoise Deeks Lakes, to name a few. The trail is no walk-in-the-park and is typically tackled as an overnight trip. However, it can be completed in one day. I completed the Howe Sound Crest Trail with a friend as a casual trail run in about 9 hours.
Vintage Vancouver Postcards
Vancouver has always been a hot tourism destination. From being marketed as the 'City of Destiny' to visitors sending postcards around the globe to say: 'wish you were here'. I searched the Vancouver Archives and Vancouver Public Library Archives this week to find some old postcards that tourists and locals alike could purchase and send home throughout the years. Vintage Vancouver Postcards 1907 - Touring care near Brockton Point. VPL Number: 138. Photographer: Philip Timms. 1927 - Kitsilano…
Lynn Loop Trail Hike in North Vancouver
The Lynn Loop Trail is a popular hike in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver. Compared to other hikes in the park, Lynn Loop is a relatively easy hike and can be completed in about 2 hours.
Hiking Crown Mountain in North Vancouver
From a height of 1,504 m, Crown Mountain offers one of the most spectacular views from any of the North Shore summits. Nestled behind Grouse Mountain in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, this is not an easy hike, but is well worth the effort. With a stunning panoramic view of Vancouver as you look down over the peaks of Goat Mountain and Grouse Mountain to the south, and with a cascade of mountains to the north, east and west, it’s a view that’s hard to beat.
Quarry Rock Hike in Deep Cove
Quarry Rock is undoubtedly one of the most popular day hikes in North Vancouver. It is short enough to make it available to even the most novice of hikers, yet has enough climbing and variation to make things interesting for the weekend warrior also. Within one hour of beginning your hike, you have access to one of the best views of the Indian Arm you could wish for.
North Vancouver, British Columbia
North Vancouver, British Columbia. North Vancouver, is only 8km (5mi) north of Vancouver and offers toruist services, lodging, accommodation, hotels, motels, and shopping.
Mount Elsay Hike in North Vancouver
Mount Elsay is located north of North Vancouver, within Mount Seymour Provincial Park. Sitting at an elevation of 1,419 m, it is named after the nearby Elsay Lake. It can be seen to the north from the summit of Mount Seymour, sitting in the divide between the Seymour River and Indian Arm. It is a challenging hike, and rewards with fantastic scenery and the feeling of a full day’s adventure.
Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver
Maplewood Flats in North Vancouver is a 311-acre conservation area managed by the Wild Bird Trust of B.C. Maplewood Flats contains over 3 km of trails lining a beautiful and peaceful tidal marsh. It is a serene birding, nature observation, and walking area.
Dam Mountain Hike in North Vancouver
Dam Mountain is moderate hike, easily accessible from the Grouse Mountain lodge. The winter version of this trail is known as the Grouse Snowshoe Grind. This hike is fairly short if you are starting from the top of the Grouse Mountain Skyride, and as such is a nice extension to other hikes in the area such as Goat Mountain, Crown Mountain, Thunderbird Ridge and Little Goat Mountain.
South Needle Hike in North Vancouver
South Needle is a very challenging hike in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, which flies under the radar compared to a lot of the other nearby hikes like Norvan Falls and Coliseum Mountain. The hike takes you up to the popular Lynn Peak lookout, but then pushes further along Lynn Ridge and beyond Lynn Peak itself to a spectacular view at an elevation of 1,160 m at the summit of South Needle.
Mount Fromme sits just east of Grouse Mountain and is home to a large number of mountain biking and hiking trails. At an elevation of 1,185 m, the view from the summit of Mount Fromme is rewarding, but is by no means the best around.
Mount Fromme sits just east of Grouse Mountain and is home to a large number of mountain biking and hiking trails. At an elevation of 1,185 m, the view from the summit of Mount Fromme is rewarding, but is by no means the best around. Mount Fromme offers views of Lynn Ridge, Coliseum Mountain, Mount Burwell, and Mount Seymour.
Views from Vancouver, Looking North 1890-1970
In Downtown Vancouver, we spend a lot of time looking out at the North Shore. Rainbows cut across dark rain clouds, fresh powdery snow covers peaks, and on those really clear days I swear you can see every individual evergreen on the slopes that reach all the way down to Burrard Inlet. Going back 50 to 100 years these landscapes, without any towering obstructions, were much easier to take in all at once: Views from Vancouver, Looking North 1890-1970 1889. Looking north from Westminster Ave…