Here and There in the West Fraser Valley

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Over the last few weeks I have explored various areas in the western Fraser Valley . This is really the first year that I have spent any time poking around here and I must say there are some interesting areas and vantage points. Devon Falls is tucked behind residential housing on the south-west side of Sumas Mountain. The conditions were …

Pitt and Fraser Chilled

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When it comes to my take on the recent cold spell in Metro Vancouver, I would say that the glass is certainly half full…and in this case, with the other half filled with ice! Prolonged periods of cold temperatures do not happen that many times in a winter and in some years not at all here on the south coast. …

Reflections in the North Arm

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On a recent Sunday morning I walked along the North Arm of the Fraser River in the Burnaby Foreshore Park looking for interesting compositions. The river was surprisingly smooth and the reflections with the morning winter light were very pleasing. This row of cottonwood trees has always looked impressive on previous visits. I decided to capture them again given how …

Friday Night at New Westminster

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With rain on the way for the later evening and weekend, I wanted to get out for some photos. Being close by and an area I have not explored much, New Westminster seemed a good choice. There is an interesting vibe in New West, with it’s mixture of old and new and upscale and downtrodden. As I headed towards the …

On and Adjacent to Westham Island

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An area I haven’t explored before is the south Delta area along the Fraser River, including Westham Island. This time of year is perfect for exploring local sights given the shorter daylight and fickle weather. As you drive further west out of the community of Ladner, the more back in time the whole area feels. Here is one such sight, …

Here and There in South Burnaby and Port Royal

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Here and there indeed as I rambled through various sites in south Burnaby and Port Royal last weekend. In search of fall colours, I took a walk through Burnaby’s Central Park on Saturday. While the vine maple there was mostly green, there were several patches that had turned orange to red. On Sunday, I walked through Byrne Creek Ravine Park …

Road to the Big Bars

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Clinton is a great jumping off point to see the unique landscape and forested regions west towards the Fraser River. On this day outing I visited the three Big Bars, the Big Bar Reaction Ferry at the Fraser River, Little Big Bar Lake, and Big Bar Lake. Driving southwest from Clinton along the paved Clinton-Pavilion Road leads through ranch land …

Here and There on the Christmas Break

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Over the past several days, I have been out to several sites photographing and I thought it would be a nice change from my usual posts to share a few photos from each. On Boxing Day I headed over to Pritchett Creek located in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park looking for some ice and snow shots. There was a few inches …

Early Morning at Steveston

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It was an early start this morning at Steveston, located along the Fraser River. Arriving before sunrise at a marina near No. 2 Road, I was eager to capture some night photos of the boats and lights. Near sunrise, I spotted the illuminated low clouds and fog over the Fraser River and quickly made my way to the London Landing …