First time, Live Art, Music and Fundraising Event at the Interurban Gallery. 24 diverse, established and emerging visual artists will work over the course of 24 hours (12 noon to 12 noon), to each produce an art piece that will be auctioned off the following day.
The 1846 Oregon Treaty forced by President Polk established the 49th parallel as the boundary between Canada and the U.S., except in the San Juan archipelago. While both sides agreed that all of Vancouver Island would remain British, the treaty wording was left vague enough as to put the boundary between modern-day Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands in dispute. Conflicts over this border led to the Pig War in 1859. Skirmishes continued until the boundary issue was eventually placed in the hands of Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany for arbitration. The border was finally established in 1872.
Mount Seymour was named after Frederick Seymour who was Governor of British Columbia from 1864 to 1869. At a height of 1455m, Mount Seymour overlooks the bustling metropolitan of Vancouver and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the sprawling Fraser Valley.
In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm.
The Broken Group Islands Unit consists of over 100 islands, islets and rocky outcrops scattered in the centre of Barkley Sound, between Loudoun Channel and Imperial Eagle Channel, and totals 10,607 hectares, of which only 1,350 hectares is land.
Prior to the park, as we know it today, being established the Three Brothers Preserve was established in 1931 to save the alpine meadows from overgrazing by sheep. This was a 6,440 hectare area which is part of what we now know as the Sub-Alpine Meadow. The preserve was doubled in size in 1936 and the Three Brothers Wildlife Reserve was formed. Since 1941 when the Class "A" Provincial Park was established there have been several revisions to the boundaries. The most recent was in October 1999 increasing the size to 70,844 hectares.
Chilliwack's variety of habitats host some 200 species of birds annually. You can bird around rivers and streams, on farm fields, in the mountains, and at such outstanding locations as Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, and other lakes and ponds. Trails up 1,500-metre Elk Mountain take you to the marvellous birds found only at such elevations: the gray jay, mountain chickadee, Clark's nutcracker, Townsends solitaire, mountain bluebird, blue and spruce grouse, and maybe the white-tailed ptarmigan
Walk the Forest Ecology Loop Trail 0.4 km. You’ll find it on the north side of Rice Lake, a short walk from the parking lot. Tie in this short walk with a more wide-ranging exploration of the forest.
The 1984 bridge is of a twin post-tensioned prestressed concrete type in a continuous span. The total structural length is 1100m, it carries 6 lanes of traffic and a 14 foot pedestrian walkway. The warm earthen colouring of the concrete was obtained through the addition of volcanic ash from Mount Lassen to the mix.
The Howe Sound Crest Trail begins in Cypress Provincial Park in North Vancouver and runs almost 18 miles (30 km) across ridges and mountains - including the Lions - while skirting pocket lakes to reach the shores of Howe Sound near Porteau Cove.
The Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of professionalism, teamwork, excellence, discipline and dedication inherent in the women and men of the Air Force and the Canadian Forces.
The largest green space in Vancouver is located in Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which adjoins the University of British Columbia (UBC) on the city's west side at Point Grey. Although the 1,885-acre (763-hectare) park is still in its 'formative' stage, visitors have been enjoying its trails and beaches for decades before its designation as a Greater Vancouver regional park in 1989. (Prior to the creation of the park, this area was considered part of the UBC Endowment Lands; longtime residents still refer to it as such.)
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Presents - 4th Annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS We graciously and enthusiastically welcome the city of Angels and beyond to embrace, honor and celebrate the memory of the departed as we commemorate the 4th annual Dia de Los Muertos at your historical Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Hollywood Forever, the resting place of Hollywood's immortals requests your presence for the Nations largest and most authentic Day of the Dead celebration. Witness this colorful ancient indigenous based Mexican ceremony as we welcome over 20,000 guests to celebrate life and ancient traditions fused with modern culture.
False Creek was further transformed in the 1980s, as it took centre stage during Expo 86. Since then, most of the north shore has become a new neighbourhood of very dense housing, adding about 50,000 new residents to Vancouver's downtown peninsula.
Knight Inlet cuts eighty miles through the remote Coast Range of Mountains to the head of Knight Inlet, and Mt. Waddington, the highest mountain located totally within British Columbia. The 4,016-metre peak of Mt. Waddington was only mapped as recently as 1925.
The Clayoquot Sound area of Vancouver Island is the epitome of west coast British Columbia with its dense rainforests of giant trees extending towards the jagged shore and pounding surf. Flores Island Provincial Park and Vargas Island Provincial Park located on this portion of the coast preserve some of the best of the area's extraordinary coastal ecosystems.
It feeds in shallow water or at the water's edge during both the night and the day, but especially around dawn and dusk. Herons locate their food by sight and generally swallow it whole. Herons have been known to choke on prey that is too large.It uses its long legs to wade through shallow water, and spears fish or frogs with its long, sharp bill.
Unlike many of the Gulf Islands, Bowen does not show evidence of permanent First Nations settlement. The first white settler arrived in 1872 with an interest in logging some of the Douglas Fir, Cedar and Hemlock found in abundance here. Some limited farming began in areas around Lake Killarney and Trout Lake shortly thereafter, but top soil was scant and the distance from the markets made commercial agriculture difficult.
Garibaldi Park, named after its towering 2,678 metre peak, Mount Garibaldi, was designated as a provincial park in 1927. In honour of the 19th century Italian patriot, Giuseppe Garibaldi, the park is known for its natural beauty and its endless hiking opportunities. Garibaldi park’s rich geological history, diverse vegetation, snow-capped mountain, iridescent waters, abundant wildlife and scenic vistas all contribute to the immense beauty. The park is located in the heart of the Coast Mountains just 70 kms north of Vancouver. Offering over 90 kms of established hiking trails.
The Stawamus Chief, an old magma chamber of an ancient volcano and the world's second largest granite monolith, was revealed as ice eroded the weaker rock. If one looks closely, one can still see volcanic and glacial evidence in Squamish's dynamic surroundings. There are lava flows, basalt deposits, glacial-polished rock forms like the one at the south end of the Stawamus Chief parking lot, and the notorious Cheekye debris fan.
The only indoor velodrome in Canada and one of three in North America, the Burnaby Velodrome is a unique facility, located just below SFU on Barnet Highway in Burnaby. Inside the Harry Jerome Sports Centre is a 200M long and 6m wide wooden cycling track with 47 degree corners. The Burnaby Velodrome was built by Cycling BC and numerous volunteers between 1991 and 1997. It replaced the China Creek Velodrome, which was built for the 1954 Empire Games and was demolished in 1980 to make way for the construction of the Broadway campus of Vancouver Community College. The Burnaby Velodrome opened its doors in November 1997.
Vancouver is located in the southwest corner of Canada in the province of British Columbia, at about 49° Latitude and 123° Longitude, next to the Pacific Ocean. Vancouver is surrounded by water on three sides and overlooked by the Coast Range - mountains that rise abruptly to more than 1,500 m. Its climate is one of the mildest in Canada. Temperatures average 3°C in January and 18°C in July. Vancouver's average annual precipitation is 1,219 mm. Most rainfall occurs in winter.
BC Ferries serves up to 47 ports of call on 25 routes throughout coastal British Columbia. The crossings between Vancouver Island and B.C.'s Lower Mainland can last from about 95 minutes to two hours, depending on which route you take.
The Cheakamus River is a tributary of the Squamish River, beginning in Garibaldi Provincial Park upstream from Cheakamus Lake on the southeastern outskirts of the resort area of Whistler and joining the Squamish at Cheekeye, a few km north of the town of Squamish. The 70km length of the Cheakamus is followed by British Columbia Highway 99, the Sea-to-Sky Highway and the British Columbia Railway.
Garibaldi's rich geological history, diverse vegetation, snow-capped mountains, iridescent waters, abundant wildlife and scenic vistas all contribute to its immense beauty. The park is located in the heart of the Coast Mountains and is a favourite year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Northwest Washington's Skagit Valley comes alive with brilliant color each spring. Acres and acres of daffodils, tulips, irises, and lilies entice visitors to the towns of La Conner and Mount Vernon.
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Run over a super-fast 1.2 km course, the Tour de Gastown features North America's top riders battling wheel-to-wheel for more than $15,000 in cash prizes and a chance to add their name to a stellar list of past winners, which includes Alex Stieda and seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.
The Tour de Gastown was a fixture on the local race circuit, and a fun summer event in downtown Vancouver, for 21 years. Vancouver resident Roger Sumner, who represented Canada in the 1974 world cycling championships organized the first "Gastown Grand Prix" in 1973. The event soon developed into Canada's premier one-day bicycle race. However, due to lack of sponsorship, the race ceased in 1993.
Quebec's Old Town (Vieux-Québec), the only North American fortified city north of Mexico whose walls still exist, was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1985 as the "Historic District of Old Quebec". It is also one of the oldest cities in North America.
Chilliwack Lake Park is located at the end of the Chilliwack Valley road, in southwestern British Columbia. Located 150km east of Vancouver in the upper Chilliwack River Valley. Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park is characterized by a valley-bottom lake, old-growth forested slopes, and spectacular subalpine and alpine ridges. Forty kilometers of trails provide opportunities for hiking, bird and wildlife viewing, and nature appreciation.
Every part of Sidney Island offers breathtaking views. To the south is the snow capped Olympic Range; to the east, the perfect cone of Mount Baker and the Cascade Mountains. Many sailors consider the Georgia Strait as the finest yachting waters in North America and likewise, scuba divers consider it as the best diving area.