Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

French Beach Provincial Park

Situated on the scenic Strait of Juan de Fuca on the west coast of southern Vancouver Island, French Beach Provincial Park offers much more than just beautiful hiking trails through lush forests. A wide swatch of green lawn fronts this sand and pebble beach, where visitors can relax and enjoy a picnic or take a cool dip in the ocean.

In addition to offering fabulous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, the 1,600-meter beach at this park is an ideal location for exploring and whale watching. The magnificent Gray whales pass by this park in the spring as they migrate to northern feeding grounds, and return again in the fall. Roaming pods of resident killer whales can also be seen offshore, as well as otters, seals and sea lions. French Beach is also a good spot to observe Bald eagles, ospreys and a variety of seabirds.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Willows Beach

Collecting baby crabs

Ferris Wheel at the Oak Bay Tea Party


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Summer Photos

With the November rains and cooler weather, it is nice to warm up with some photos from the summer.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Historical Halloween

On Halloween day, the kids dressed as historical figures for school.

Léah as Benazir Bhutto

Gabriel as Steve Jobs

Naimah as Jane Goodall

And their parents as the Solid Gold dancers

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

All Hallows' Eve

Léah as Mother Nature (costume homemade by Léah)

Gabriel as the Grim Reaper

Naimah as a Spider Princess

Ready to go trick-or-treating

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Whistler Blackcomb, BC

We spent the past weekend enjoying Whistler Blackcomb.

Whistler Olympic Plaza is the site where global audiences gathered nightly to see the best athletes in the world step up to the podium at Victory Ceremonies during the 2010 Winter Games.

The alpine hiking trails are a major highlight during the summer months. There are 50 kilometres of hiking and walking trails covering both mountains.

Near the peak before heading to the top of Whistler Mountain.

The Inuksuk before heading up to the peak.


At the peak - 2180m (7152ft).