Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Beautiful British Columbia


That's what it says on our license plates, here in B.C., and it is.  There is another 'slogan' out there, on some plates, but I'm not a fan of that one. I'll stick with Beautiful British Columbia.

With all the Olympic talk going on, lack of snow, warm spring-like temperatures, I'm feeling very British Columbian. I've posted a few pics of B.C. today. 

Tofino, B.C. at sunrise.

Locarno Beach, Vancouver B.C.

The tiny town of Hedley, B.C. 

West Arm Bridge - Nelson, B.C.

Totem poles at Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C.



If you have a spare 9 minutes, this is an interesting look at Vancouver and Victoria, in 1936, by James A. Fitzpatrick for Traveltalks.

One more thing....happy Australia Day to my husband Rob, and all Australians! 

31 comments:

kate / tinywarbler said...

beautiful shots janis! i feel very lucky to live in bc and want to see more of it.
and yes- happy aussie day! (i must wish it to my family too....)

Kitty M said...

Oooh it looks beautiful I love the piccie of the beach - would love to be sat there this afternon. I am so unpatriotic, it is very naughty of me!! I am always more interested in where other people live! x

Marina said...

I love that image of the West Arm Bridge ... and lucky you for having spring-like conditions ... how unusual!

Yes ... Happy Australia Day!
xx

Heather said...

Lovely! I would love to visit someday!

Joe said...

Hermosas de verdad, me gusta mucho la primera con las flores! Saludos desde Argentina, José

paula said...

looks like a lovely place to live. maybe I need to make a visit there on day.

natalie said...

How pretty! I love the locarno beach photo!

briannelee said...

Beautiful images!

Dragonfly said...

I agree - it is beautiful. I visited about 10 years ago - love it!
Happy Aus Day to your hubby - we all had a fab time here :-)
Cheers!

Courtney said...

Gorgeous! B.C. looks like a magical nook of the world. I love all of your beachy photos, they're so refreshing.

Johanna said...

It's true British Columbia is BEAUTIFUL! My hubby leaves on Monday to police the Olympics (he's RCMP)

Robe said...

I love the image of the Totem Poles! And the band played Waltzing Matilda......

Chemin des Muguets said...

Janis,

Happy belated Australia Day to your other half. I know little about your part of the world, but after seeing your images, and following your blog, I'm intrigued.

Marjorie

considered design said...

love the bridge in Nelson and the slightly trippy feel, makes you feel like a time traveler or something looking at it, reality suddenly brought into focus sort of thing...

Pretty Little World said...

It looks so lovely and kind of magical! It seems like there would be something new to find around every corner!

This Lovely City said...

I really need to plan a trip to Canada! It looks so lovely. I especially love the beach & the kayak photos! xo

vintagelaundress said...

All of these images are absolutely beautiful Janis! You live in a marvelous place!

DUTA said...

Superb pictures! Thanks for sharing, and have a terrific time in BC!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hi janis
great shots and video post. ive been to B.C once so far, and once to the mountains just inside B.C border.
i really liked tofino alot..... and the road to get there!!
have a great day
~laura

PinkPanthress said...

Very beautiful pictures!
Been a big of Canada since I've been a small kid. Vancouver and St. John's were the places I wanted to live one day.
:D Btw, the Vid was great.

Creative Coquette said...

Beautiful images!!

Jennifer said...

Don't you just love living here? I'm going to go all BC mushy! It truly so amazingly beautiful....shhhhh...don't tell anybody that.

jan said...

Lovely shots, all of them!

Torie Jayne said...

Wonderful pics, I too would like to visit one day! Have a sweet day!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Janis!!
Love all these images, particularly the bridge photo!! Well I'm late on getting back to you.. I'm not feeling so great this week so been out of the blogging action..

Thank you so much for popping over for my Australia Day post and Happy Belated Australia Day to your husband..

Take care.. xx Julie

bluehydrangea said...

Janis, if you get a chance stop by my blog today...thanks! Sissy

koralee said...

I am feeling very proud myself....I love our province! No place better to live in the whole world...the world will soon find that out! xoxoxo

Danielle said...

Oh how I love and MISS BC!!! Haven't been in years and miss it so much!

Couture Cookie said...

Beautiful photos, and they capture the B.C. feel really well! My aunt lives in Vancouver and I just love visiting her whenever I get the chance. :)

Cati said...

So cute!:x

Mary said...

I live in Vancouver :)

Most beautiful city in the world! I may be a little bias :P

xxMK

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