November 21, 2017
Natural beauty, First Nations culture, provocative social commentary—it’s all inspiration for British Columbia’s visual artists, who include some of the world’s most influential painters, sculptors,…
By Destination British Columbia March 19, 2017 #php comments_number('0 Comment', '1 Comment', '% Comments'); ?> #php echo wpb_get_post_views(get_the_ID()); ?>
There are few things more beautiful than snow-covered mountain peaks, and BC is blessed with some of the planet’s finest. This week’s guestagrammer, @braybraywoowoo, shares images of his favourite places in BC.
“Mount Assiniboine is one of the most amazing places I have ever been. It is sometimes called ‘The Matterhorn of The Rockies’ and it lives up to the hype. The hike to the campground is 30 km (18.6 mi) each way, unless you take a helicopter in. I decided to do the hike and I was not disappointed. You should move this spot up to the top of your bucket list.”
“I live in Langley, and Jones Lake is one of my favourite local spots. Just an hour and a half from my home, I can find a secluded camping spot at the edge of the lake with views of the amazing towering mountains behind it. If you’re there early enough for sunrise, you might even see a perfect reflection on the lake.”
“Another one of my favourite spots in BC is Wedgemount Lake, a glacial lake located near Whistler. It is a strenuous hike to the top, but once you make it you are rewarded. I was here on a beautiful summer day and we went for a dip, but don’t let the picture fool you… the lake is freezing cold, so be careful if you go for a swim.”
“Here is another shot from Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. I snagged this shot during sunrise and love everything about how it turned out. The golden light bouncing off the already golden larches in fall, and that reflection on the lake put a massive smile on my face. From here you can definitely see ‘The Matterhorn of The Rockies,’ eh?”
“Emerald Lake blows my mind. Massive mountains on all sides, the water is the colour of emeralds, and the trails around it are absolutely stunning. I was lucky enough to make it here right after they had a dump of snow. It was truly a winter wonderland.”
“Keyhole Hot Springs are not easy to get to. It took me and my friends almost five hours from Vancouver. We drove through Pemberton, way into the mountains, and then hiked in. If you make the trek, you will find yourself in one of the most peaceful places in BC, with amazing hot springs right next to the river. My favourite time to go is in the winter. Something about being able to relax in the springs while looking out over the snow makes me love this province more than any place I have ever travelled.”
“Say hello to our BC #guestagrammer this week, @braybraywoowoo. Brayden is an adventurer and traveller turned content creator who has travelled throughout both North and South America. He found his passion for taking photos and video while in the place he loves most: the outdoors. Brayden has climbed volcanoes, canoed through the Amazon, wandered through the desert, and summited some impressive peaks. He feels lucky to live in British Columbia, one of the most amazing places he has even been. This week he’s sharing six photos of his favourite spots in BC.”
Featured image: A snowshoer crosses Emerald Lake towards Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park, in the Kootenay Rockies. Photo: Kari Medig
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