Join along on a journey of seclusion through British Columbia with our Instagrammer of the week, @bruinalexander! Who knew that peace and tranquility could be found so close to Vancouver?
I grew up minutes from this picturesque lake in Anmore, and sometimes take it for granted. On a cloudy day the fog cascades over the hills and creates an incredible solitude. On a clear day the hikes Halvor Lunden and Diaz Vista offer incredible panoramas of the Lower Mainland.
Pitt Lake is the only tidal lake in British Columbia, and the valley in front of it is filled with farmland and golf courses. This road seems utterly secluded and yet it is just minutes from the city.
Indian Arm is one of the most mysterious spots in Vancouver. The mouth rests between Deep Cove and Belcarra and from there it is accessible only by boat. As a result, few people get to enjoy its natural beauty.
The Sea-to-Sky highway is seen as the gateway to Whistler and a result I often see people speeding hurriedly, do yourself a favour and budget time to stop and explore the next time you make this trip you won’t regret it! This shot was taken on the shoulder of the highway just north of Squamish, it is one of my favourite view points in the world.
The Fraser Canyon is a stretch of road between Hope and Cache Creek, it caresses the river with breathtaking scenery. This bridge, originally built during the gold rush stands abandoned over the mighty Fraser and is worth the drive in itself.
My name Is Bruin McDonald. I am an ex-WHL hockey player currently attending Simon Fraser University as a philosophy and economics double major. When I finish school, I plan on travelling the world and working on my novel. In the meantime, I’m taking every opportunity to explore and enjoy this wonderful province I call home.
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