Welcome to my website! Here I share information, thoughts, and photos about life in the beautiful province of British Columbia in Canada. My blog posts cover my interests: sightseeing while walking, the arts, and local nature and biology discoveries. Many of the posts discuss life in Vancouver and the surrounding areas, which is the region where I live. I also write about other parts of the province.

The photographs on this website were taken by me, are public domain images, or are used with permission. Photography is one of my hobbies. I always have a camera with me when I go for a walk.


Part of the QE Park Photo Session sculpture by J. Seward Johnson, Junior

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 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. I’ve been a writer as well as a teacher for a long time.


The five sails and the pier at Canada Place in Vancouver

Exploring the Blog

My blog posts can be accessed in multiple ways. In addition to clicking on items in the menu bar, clicking on the links at the bottom of each post, in the footer of each page, and in the sidebar when it’s present will enable you to explore the blog.

My posts don’t always stay as they were when I published them. I update them when I discover new information about a topic, have related ideas to discuss, or have new photos to add.


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

The Province of British Columbia

British Columbia is located on the west coast of Canada next to the Pacific Ocean, as shown on the map below. The capital city of the province is Victoria, which is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. 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 natural history, culture, and communities are very interesting to explore and provide great inspiration for a writer.


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