explorebc Photos & Videos

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Today’s solstice marks the longest day and shortest night of the year, wherever in the world you may be. It seems like the winter solstice was just weeks ago, the first half of this year has flown by so fast. My goals for the summer are to appreciate the wildflowers, capture as many sunsets and spend as many nights outdoors as I can. I missed most of wildflower season last year due to travel and wildfire smoke. If you have any recommendations for great places to see wildflowers, please send them my way! 🌸

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Cloud nine 🌤

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Suns out, gluten-free buns out! The Food Reconnection runs the little cafe at the market and serves up incredibly delicious and nutritious lunches + snacks with a focus on local, high-quality healthy ingredients for all.⠀ ⠀ This vegan chickpea sandwich on gluten-free bun is on the menu every week and is a huge hit!⠀ ⠀ See you tomorrow sweet friends!⠀ 10am-1pm 😍⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ___⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #ErringtonFarmersMarket #BCFarmersMarkets #ExploreBC #LocalFood #LocalFood #FarmersMarket #CultivatingCommunity #Parksville #MyPBQ #buybc #KnowYourFarmer #VancouverIsland #Coombs #Vegan #GlutenFree #Cafe #FoodReconnection

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Northern BC is home to many First Nations including the Haida, Tsimshian, Nisga’a, Kaska, Gitxsan, Dene Thah, Dunne-za, Carrier Sekani and the Tlingit people. The monumental totem poles that have become famous throughout the world originate in the northwest coast region of Northern BC. Here, two Indigenous dance groups—the Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Dancers and the Wii Gisigwilgwelk (Big Northern Lights) Dancers—perform at the Cassiar Cannery in Port Edward. Photo: @davesilverphoto. ..... #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay #VisitPrinceRupert #ExploreBC #IndigenousBC #ExploreCanada #TravelNorthernBC

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The beautiful beaches along the mighty Fraser. Don't try swimming in it unless you plan to end up in Japan. #explorebc #richmondbc

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Whatever your weekend adventures, start or finish them in #DowntownVernon. You’ll find shops, eateries and entertainment here.

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Highlights from our last Casino royale event. If you missed it, you should join us at the next one! :)

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Something that helps me get out of my head and really just enjoy the moment is exploring new places. It helps me be present and appreciate my rest days between work weeks. I think it’s important to make time for the things that inspire you and your work week will fly by!

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Love shooting on gloomy days like this... The only active and automated lighthouse in Tofino-Ukee area. Built in 1915 to withstand the strong winds and tidal waves coming off the #PacificOcean 🌊

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Lovin up on his babe, surrounded by the mountains 🏔

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Highlights from our last Casino Royale event. If you missed it, that's too bad but there's always the next one... #ourcommonwealth

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Highlights from Casino Royale for those who didn't get the chance to drop by. #Ourcommonwealth

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Happy FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!! We hope whatever you do, where ever you go, you make great memories, have fun, and be safe! For any of you who haven't yet, please join our STOP THE TIME CHANGE PAGE ON FB (look for the animated sad tired clock) We are in our 5th and final year of this movement and hope one year from now it will be announced that we won't be falling back. We are closer than ever to make this a reality and with more suppport and pressure on the Govt we know we will get there. Join us as we stop this outdated archaic unnecessary tradition. HAVEVA GREAT SUMMER EVERYONE. Sincerely Tara Holmes and @bobdieno53 .. . . . #summersolstice #firstdayofsummer #longestdayoftheyear #dst #stopthetimechange #stayonsummer #dstforever #tourismbc #explorebc #explorekamloops #mentalhealth. #safety #workplaceaccidents #sleep

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f o r e s t•f i n d s

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I’ve been sober ‘cause there ain’t no hangover like you

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Summer days in the valley are here to stay! Grab a coffee, head outside and enjoy every minute of it. 📸: @thebusybaker97

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Welcome, Summer! How are you going to spend the longest day of the year? Take a stroll in Steveston and Garry Point Park, bird and plane spot at Iona Beach and Larry Berg Flight Path Park, or indulge in the @richmondnightmarket to name a few. What are your plans?

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Happy Aboriginal Day ❤️ I am a Coast Salish from the Xwémalhkwu tribe and my favorite things about my culture are; learning about traditional medicines and documenting our culture. The dancing, singing and drumming are amongst the most powerful things on this earth. Emotions that I still cannot describe. Take this day to learn something you might not have known about the first peoples. čɛčɛhaθɛč @indigenouscanada @indigenoustourismbc 📷by @thomaseflach . . #aboriginal #aboriginalday #indigenous #indigenouswomen #indigenouscanada #indigenousculture #explorebc #canada #explorecanada #sharecangeo #wildernessculture #allaboutadventures #parkscanada #livelovecanada #paradisecanada #indigenousbc

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Can’t wait to have another in home couples session this weekend 😍 Couples and families, please let me into your homes this summer and fall! Let’s create some magic ✨ @justajuicebox_ @chelsbunns

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Happy first day of summer from me... and The Sleeping Guardian. This mountain (and face) over looks Barkley Sound and the Broken Group Islands. We woke up to this face every morning from our campsite on David Island. We were told the indigenous people of the surrounding areas all have incredibly longstanding stories from their ancestors of The Sleeping Guardian watching over the land. Everyone in Canada has something to learn from this connection to nature. As we move into the summer months (which often means more time outside exploring, camping, heading up to cottages etc.), check in with yourself and appreciate how beautiful our country is. Sharing a connection to everything around you is a wonderful feeling!

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#JumpIntoJune : If you haven’t already, you must check out Historic Port Moody! There is lots to see and do (and eat 🙋‍♀️). There are breweries, restaurants, walking trails and a great outdoor water park for the kids. And be sure to stop by Vivio for the most beautiful arrangements 💐 @vivioflowers #NoveroLoves #ExploreBC #PortMoody

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For #IndigenousPeoplesDay , I’m sharing photographs made at the Kwantlen first salmon ceremony I was lucky enough to be invited to last month. First salmon ceremonies differ from tribe to tribe, but all have some themes in common. The salmon chief of the tribe will select a fisher to catch the first salmon of the year. This is an honour, and before entering the river the fisher will undergo a blessing, or purification. Once a fish is caught, it’s brought to shore and carefully prepared, cooked and distributed to the people in a ceremony that is unique to the location and tribe. The head of the fish is pointed upriver to show the salmon’s spirit the way home. The bones are carefully cleaned and returned to the river, where it’s believed the salmon will reconstitute itself and continue its journey. There is an underlying theme of respect for the salmon as a gift, and the hope that by properly respecting the fish the salmon king will continue his benevolence through the coming months of salmon returns, and again the following year. Kwantlen’s ceremony felt particularly urgent at a time we are witnessing restrictions on salmon fishing quotas in British Columbia due to frightening declines of Chinook salmon. Could it be that future such ceremonies will cease to exist? It was humbling to be part of such a powerful cultural event, but I left feeling a mixture of wonder and sadness, as I think about the future for our salmon, who seem stuck between a rock and an exceptionally hard place. Thank you to Chief Marilyn Gabriel and Donna Leon for having me along to this special day. Part of my new project The Last Salmon Run, for @insidenatgeo. #thelastsalmonrun @natgeo

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I decided to switch up my morning run and hang out with some elk this morning instead of black bears. I’ve started calling this route my “elk trail” because 3 out of 4 times I’ll come across an elk if I’m there before 6:30am, but I’ve never come across four at a time before! One of them bleats in the end of the second video and scares the bejeebus out of me and the dogs. What an unexpectedly loud noise - it echoed through the trees and made me feel so alive! . . . . . #westcoast #pnwcollective #explorebc #explorecanada #greatnorthcollective #thinkwilderness #herPNWlife #explorevancouverisland #vancouverislandguide #wlolife #roamtheisland #vancouverislandguide #centralvanisle #sharevi #explorecowichan #theOutbound #keepitwild #truenorthgoods #VisitPNW #theNWadventure #pnwcrew #destinationpnw #pnwmoods #collectivelycreate #bcmagazine #westmakesyouwilder #pnwexplored #wearewilderness #pacificnorthwest #islandviews

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I love sunrises so much. Lately I've been stuck closing at work and I've been seeing the most beautiful sunsets, and I'm itching to go out and try and capture some of them.

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Rock ptarmigans on Hermit in Rogers Pass (Glacier)

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Friday feels 🐶

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Summer is beautiful around the Kootenays but pow season is our jam! It's the first day of Summer which means the days are getting shorter. Enjoy the Summer hear because #winteriscoming and we will be ready :) 📸 Geoff Holman Photography ⛷ Todd Avison 📅 Shot on a DEEP December day - yes, early season is pretty awesome around here... #valhallapowdercats #valhallapow #catskiing #catski #catskiingcanada #snowcat #powderhighway #findingawesome #nelsonbc #kootenays #kootrocks #kootenaylife #explorebc #skiing #ski #skiing 🎿

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If I had to saw just one log for the rest of my life, this would be it

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Whether on a marine wildlife safari or a Grizzly Bear Expedition, we always want our tours to count, and provide a strong education and conservation component. For this reason we’re very proud to partner with the XWEMALHKWU, or Homalco First Nation for our #grizzlyexpeditions. The Homalco are stewards of their traditional territories actively working to help conserve grizzly bear populations for years to come. Our daily Grizzly Bear Expeditions start September 1 and run through to October 15th. #IndigenousPeoplesDay #GrizzlyBears #DiscoverHomalco #wildlifetours #ExploreBC

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Loving where we live is an understatement, and I want to take moment to acknowledge that the lands we get to work and play on everyday are the traditional territory of the Coast Salish People. I am an Indigenous person with Coast Salish heritage, and today is #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay. . I encourage you to take a moment to think about reconciliation, what it means to you, and find ways to take action, like the #Next150 challenge! Most importantly join in the festivities today and embrace the beautiful #IndigenousCulture that is an important part of #westcoastlife !

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Splish splash

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I have loved the warm weather since I was a kid and have always joked that I was meant to live in sunny California but the universe had other plans for me. The first day of summer definitely calls for a reason to celebrate! Here’s to fun beach days with our dogs and enjoying what this beautiful place has to offer! Tell me what you’re looking forward to doing this summer with your dog in the comments below. • #calmingk9dogtraining #dogwalking #pacificnorthwest #pnw #pnwcollective #pnwonderland #pnwlife #northwestisbest #dogoftheday #instapuppy #ilovemydog #doglover #petstagram #puppygram #petsofinstagram #puppyoftheday #dogs_of_instagram #leadership #vancitydogs #weeklyfluff #pnwonderland #campingwithdogs #dailyhivevan #dogsofbc #dogsofinstagram #buzzfeedpet #leadership #dogtrainingpaysoff #consistentdogtraining #beautifulbc #explorebc #vancitydogs

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Yoga with a view 🧘‍♀️

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Fun fact! Wolfies have webbed paws to help them not sink into deep snow 🐾. It definitely didn’t help this guy though 😅. He fell through the snow about 10 times while we were hanging out—it was adorable 😍 . . . Photo cred: nineteenphoto . . #greywolf #modernwild #roamtheplanet #getlostclub #earthpix #letsgosomewhere #enjoycanada #instadaily #igerscanada #bcisbeautiful #beautifuldestinations #wolf #sheisnotlost #allaboutadventures #tourcanada #banff #rockymountains #canada #spring #adventurevisuals #mytravelgram #wekeepmoments #mybanff #explorealberta #mytinyatlas #explorebc #haylsapresets

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