Say hello to our BC Instagrammer of the week, @ellepedscalny! Lisa is an avid nature enthusiast and hobby photographer, and shares scenes of her beloved home, Vancouver Island. Take a look!
Another incredible sunset over Comox Lake. Besides being gorgeous to look at, this large freshwater lake provides residents & visitors with numerous recreation activities such as fishing, swimming, and water skiing, as well as being the main source of drinking water for 45,000 residents within the Comox Valley.
A roadside falls along Cala Creek near Tahsis, BC. Vancouver Island is home to innumerable stunning waterfalls, which swell in size & numbers during the wetter months – one of the advantages to a climate that provides so much rain!
The Puntledge River is an incredibly beautiful part of the Comox Valley, and due to the large number of walking trails nearby, is one of our favourite places to visit all year round.
The Tahsis Inlet, in all of its spectacular glory. In case you aren’t aware, Tahsis is considered the birthplace of British Columbia, and is still a very remote community, well off the beaten path. It has a sign as you enter town claiming to have a population of “more or less”, and one on the exit to town reminding the last one leaving to “turn out the lights”. I was really inspired by envisioning the first explorers coming up the inlet to take in this view…which has probably not changed much between now & then. I can only imagine how they felt finally arriving in such a stunning, fertile landscape, after what was no doubt long, tumultuous journey. No wonder they stayed!
Looking towards Vancouver Island from the Denman Island ferry Terminal. With a view like this, waiting for the ferry really doesn’t seem so bad…
One of our very favourite places on the Island is Upper Campbell Lake in Strathcona Provincial Park. This photo was taken looking south, but there are literally breathtaking vistas in every direction. This part of the Island is also a huge destination for hikers and allows access to some amazing, unspoiled wilderness, brimming with flora, fauna…and photo-ops!
Vancouver Island is home to countless amazing forests…and luckily, there are well established trails through many of them, which make it possible to experience some of the biggest trees in Canada up close. This photo was taken along the Juan de Fuca trail, near Victoria.
Lisa Pedscalny is an avid nature enthusiast and hobby photographer, who is blessed to be living on Vancouver Island with her wonderful family. She is perpetually in awe of all of the splendour that the natural world has to offer, and fascinated by the way taking photos has illustrated that “the more you look, the more you see”. Through her photography, she hopes to share not only the incredible beauty that surrounds her, but also her passion for loving, celebrating, honouring & protecting the Earth that sustains us all.