By Chris Cheadle
The precise peeling bark at the trunk of an arbutus tree. Towering Sitka spruce bushes. Migrating sandpipers in Clayoquot Sound. A grizzly undergo feeding on red salmon close to Knight Inlet inn. Chris Cheadle walked the streams of the rainforests, kayaked to distant shores, sailed the inlets, explored the islands and listened to the knowledge of First countries elders to catch the pictures during this ebook, which depict the west coast of British Columbia in all its glory.
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More adventurous hikers who are prepared for some steep climbing can access the ridges above the plateau and enjoy sweeping vistas from mountains such as Albert Edward, Castlecrag and Jutland. Farther north, in the centre of Strathcona Park, climbers can tackle the island’s highest peak, the Golden Hinde, standing 2,195 metres above sea level. A 16-kilometre hike to Della Falls, Canada’s highest free-falling waterfall, can be reached from the western end of Great Central Lake near Port Alberni.
Cruise ships, float planes and all manner of pleasure and commercial vessels share the busy waters. To the south, the shores of the Fraser River are home to canneries, sawmills and tugboat operators. The river’s extensive, nutrient-rich flood plain provides fertile land for the bountiful farms throughout the delta and the Fraser Valley. The first Europeans settled in the Vancouver area in 1827, when the Hudson’s Bay Company established the fur-trading post of Fort Langley, 48 kilometres up the Fraser River.
The trail was originally built almost a century ago to aid the rescue of shipwreck survivors along the rough coast (once dubbed the “graveyard of the Pacific”). Artifacts of this heritage—anchors, rusted ship hulls, old logging gear and survival shacks—remain along the trail today. 8 metres high. Caramanah Walbran Provincial Park, with its groves of Sitka spruce, western hemlock and western redcedar was established thanks to the environmental efforts of many British Columbians. The park is accessed along active logging roads past Nitinat Lake.