Welcome

Welcome to my website! Here I share information and photos about life in the beautiful province of British Columbia in Canada. My blog posts cover my personal interests: nature, local biology news, the arts, and sightseeing while walking. Many of the posts discuss life in Vancouver and the surrounding areas, which is the region where I live, but I also describe other parts of the province. Unless stated otherwise, the photographs were taken by me. Photography is one of my hobbies.

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Canada geese that I photographed in Stanley Park in summer

My Background

I write about nature, biology, and other topics at several sites, as described on my “About Me” page. I have a first class honours degree in biology from Simon Fraser University and a professional teaching certificate from the province of British Columbia. I have many years of experience in teaching high school students and have also taught upper elementary ones.

Exploring the Blog

My blog posts can be accessed in multiple ways. In addition to clicking on “Blog” in the menu bar, the links at the bottom of each post and in the sidebar and/or the footer of each page will enable you to explore the blog. To read one of the featured posts below, click on the link below the photo.

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Black-eyed Susan flowers

Black-eyed Susan: Remembering the Beauty of Summer

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The five sails and the pier at Canada Place in Vancouver

The Olympic Cauldron and the Five Sails at Canada Place

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The Siwash Rock is a 32 million-year-old sea stack.

The Siwash Rock Beside the Stanley Park Seawall

Location and Features of British Columbia

British Columbia is located on the west coast of Canada next to the Pacific Ocean. Its capital city is Victoria, which is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, as shown in the map below. Despite its name, the city of Vancouver isn’t located on the island. It’s located in the southwest corner of the mainland region of the province instead. A ferry system connects the mainland and the island.

British Columbia has some beautiful scenery, including several impressive mountain ranges.  The province contains seven national parks and many provincial ones. Its nature, culture, and communities are interesting to explore and to write about.

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Map of Canada including British Columbia by E Pluribus Anthony, public domain license