Category: Canada 2015

Canada’s Nature explained by Jimmy Simpson

There is absolutely nothing in the city to give us the same feeling as the great, mysterious things of nature even though they be stone and ice. It is only among them that we feel the utter helplessness and insignificance of ourselves.  Jimmy Simpson (1877-1972)

Last Day in Canada

We left beautiful Tofino and Vancouver island, cross the Strait of Georgia by boat and came back to the big city Vancouver.

Our last day in Tofino

As forecasted, it was a cloudy morning. One of maybe three or four during our 6 week-stay in Canada. After breakfast, we set for a short walk in Tofino, the Tonquin Trail.

Hot Springs, Bears, Whales and Floatplane

Coming from the country of hot springs (“onsen” in Japanese) and being an onsen addict, I visited countless hot springs in my life. Sometimes I hiked into the mountains for a couple of hours just to soak in often spectacular settings. Philippe joined me… Continue Reading “Hot Springs, Bears, Whales and Floatplane”

Evening kayaking in Tofino

We have not done any kayaking in Canada. It seems that kayaking is a very important part of Canadian lifestyle. It also looked like fun to explore an intricate Tofino coastline with many islands and inlets from the water level.

Sunset over Tofino

One of the most spectacular sunset we have ever seen! The color of the sky and clouds were changing and we stood there in awe.

Another history of Japanese-Canadians in Ucluelet

Al from Archipelago Cruise talked to us about the Japanese-Canadians in Ucluelet and pointed out the place of their village during our cruise trip. I wanted to find out more about them so the next day we went to the Ucluelet Information Center which… Continue Reading “Another history of Japanese-Canadians in Ucluelet”

Wild Pacific Trail – Survival on the Edge

This morning we joined a guided walk on the Wild Pacific Trail,  “Survival on the Edge”, organized by the Central West Coast Forest Society.

Broken Group Islands Charter

A great day cruising with wonderful skippers, Tobby & Al. Admired the intricate coastline, many small forested islands and also spotted impressive bald eagles, sea lions, otters….

A beach walk at Long Beach, Vancouver Island

On the way from Ucluelet to Tofino, along the shoreline is the Pacific Rim National Park. There are beautiful beaches surrounded and protected by the dense temperate rainforest.