A hiker passes beneath an gnarled old red cedar tree on the West Coast Trail, Vancouver Island, BC
Tsusiat Falls, located just meters from the ocean, on the west coast trail.
A bald eagle keeps a watchful eye on the kayakers passing below, Nootka Island, BC.
A Perfect Reflection
A still afternoon in Little Espinosa Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Stand Your Ground
A dungeness crab stands his ground, after being caught without a place to hide along the West Coast Trail.
A small black bear searches for a meal in the intertidal zone along Johnstone Strait.
Deer at Dusk
A black tailed deer seen at dusk in the Nachatlitz Marine Park.
Bull Kelp Tangle
A piece of bull kelp washed ashore at Tofino, BC.
A glassy, calm morning in Clayquot Sound, BC
Dawn Peeks Through
The morning sunlight peeks through the clouds in Clayoquot Sound, BC.
The remnants of a camp fire on a foggy morning in Clayoquot Sound, BC.
A freshwater creek cuts through a long intertidal beach in Clayoquot Sound.
Chicken of the Woods
Chicken of the Woods mushrooms grow rapidly to huge sizes in the early fall, in the old growth forests of Meares Island, BC.
Sandpipers dance along Chesterman Beach after a storm at Tofino, BC.
The view from Radar Hill near Tofino shows the incredibly lush forests of Clayoquot Sound.
A sand dollar on Medalian Beach, Vargas Island.
A fierce sea after a storm in Tofino BC.
The setting sun lights up the shoreline in Clayoquot Sound.
Little Espinosa Inlet Reflected
The golden rock weeds that line the shore, light up the glassy calm reflection of Little Espinosa Inlet.
Mound Island Camp
Kayaks at camp on Mound Island in the Broughton Archipelago.
Dawn on Mound Island
Dawn from Mound Island in the Broughton Archipelago.
Potholes in Sandstone
A sandstone riverbed that has slowly eroded over time is full of beautiful potholes.
Johnstone Strait View
Kayakers watching Orca in Johnstone Strait
Two bald eagles perched in a knarled snag along the shoreline of Nootka Island.
Oregon stonecrop grows along the rocky shoreline of Nooka Island.
Sunset from Island "44" in the Nuchallitz Marine Park on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Window into Owen Point
The moss covered caves of Owen Point seen through an opening in the sandstone cliffs.
A sandstone shelf lines the shoreline at Bonilla Point on the West Coast Trail.
The Carmanah Giant
This Carmanah Giant is a 400-year old Sitka spruce that measures 9.4m around and 95m tall - the tallest tree in Canada, and thought to be the tallest Sitka spruce in the world.
The tidal shelf at Carman Point.
The Way Up
One of 70 ladders along the 75km West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.
Extensive beaches in Ahoust Bay on Vargus Island, BC.
Clayoquot Sound from Above
Chesterman Beach and Meares Island in Clayoquot Sound.
The north end of Vargas Island in Clayoquot Sound
A hiking trail winds through the autumn colors of Cathedral Grove, a small stand of old growth trees in central Vancouver Island.
Sunset on Mackenzie Beach near Tofino, BC.
Patterns in the sand as rainfall cuts through the sandy beaches of Clayoquot Sound.
Bull kelp and eel grass wash up on Vargas Island in Clayoquot Sound.
Maple Leaf Sun Star
The sun shines through the big leaf maples in Cathedral Grove.
Two bald eagles look down from their perch high in a tree.
A harbour seal watches us as we launch our kayaks from Mound Island in Johnstone Strait.
Dawn in Johnstone Strait
Looking east at dawn in Johnstone Strait, BC.
Kayakers set up camp at Pine Beach in Johnsone Strait.
Away He Goes
A black bear moves along the shoreline of West Cracoft Island.
Mom & Pup
A mother seal and her pup swim though the bull kelp beds of Johnstone Strait.
Acorn Barnacles live at the very top of the intertidal zone in Johnstone Strait.
Red urchine exposed at low tide in Johnstone Strait.
Seagulls resting on driftood in Johnstone Strait, BC.
Looking west from camp at West Cracroft Island.
Mom & Pup
Harbour seals sun themselves in the Sophia Islands of Johnstone Strait.
Beach grass lines the shore of West Cracroft
Sunset in Johnstone Strait from West Cracoft Island.
The setting sun turns the sky bright orange, from Pigs Ranch on West Cracroft Island.
West Cracoft Campfire
A campfire at sunset on West Cracoft Island in Johnstone Strait, BC.
The I pod of Northern Resident Orcas travel east in Johnstone Strait.
Dusk on Johnstone Strait
Camp at Naka Creek looking out on Johnstone Strait.
Otter Looks On
A sea otter looks up at a passing boat in the Nuchatlitz Marine Park
The shoreline of Nuchatlitz Inlet on Nootka Island.
Sunset from Island 44
Sunset on Vancouver Island's west coast.
A field and the Nookta Lighthouse at Friendly Cove on Nootka Island.
A sea otter floats on it's back in Nootka Sound, near the location where Captain Cook first landed in BC.
A group of crows follows a black bear in hopes of finding some scraps in Espanosa Inlet.
A chicken of the woods mushroom grows on drifwood in the Nuchatlitz marine park.
Oregon Stonecrop in a commonly found above the tidal zone in the Nuchalitz Marine Park.
Fireweed is a common plant that decorates an area after a fire.
The morning sun lights the termperate rainforest of Nooka Island.
The morning sun lights the landscape of Nootka Island.
The shoreline in the morning light at Esperonza Inlet.
Beach Grass is lit up by the late day sun in Little Espinosa Inlet.
A black bear looking for a meal on the shoreline of Espinosa Inlet on Vancouver Island, BC.
Black Bear Sees You
A black bear looking for meal in the intertidal zone, looks up to try and see the kayaker that he can smell nearby.
Shore Pines of Nootka Island
The pines which line the shore of Esperanza Island are silhouetted in the morning light.
Nuchaltitz Marine Park
The Nuchatlitz Marine Park hosts a large population of sea otters who thrive on these high energy kelp beds.
A tree hangs over a small stream along the West Coast Trail.
West Coast Bridge
One of the 130 bridges along the 75 km West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.
Patterns in the sandstone cliffs along the West Coast Trail are created when errosion exposes the air pockets that were present when the sandstone cemented.
Sandstone Creek Bed
The creekbed of Sandstone Creek is filled with potholes erroded over many years.
A bald eagle soars over the intertidal bench that lines much of the west coast trail.
Tidal Shelf of Bonilla Point
Sea weed decorates the sandstone shelf at Bonilla Point on the West Coast Trail
Carmana Beach at Dusk
The fire pit at dusk at the Carmana River.
Goose Neck Pattern
Goose neck barnacles cover the intertidal region in areas prone to high energy surf and seas.
An Ochre Star holds tight to the circular holes left in the sandstone by the urchines, who make their homes there.
Sea Palm Holds fast
A sea palm clings to the intertidal zone along high energy coastline of Vancouver Island.
Feathered Boa Seaweed lines the shoreline on the West Coast Trail.
Ochre sea stars and goose neck barnacles cling to the intertidal rock walls.
Sandstone Shelf at Cribs Beach
The sandstone shelf at Cribs Beach at low tide.
Waves crash along the sandy beach at Cribs Beach.
Dusk at the Cribs Lagoon
Water pours over the sandstone bench as the tide comes in at Cribs beach on the west coast trail.
A Solitary Walk
A lone hiker travels along one of the many beach sections on the West Coast Trail.
The Beach at Tsusiat Falls
Tsusiat Falls, just meters from the ocean on the west coast trail.
Lush Hillside Path
The West Coast Trail winds along a lush coastal hillside.
The West Coast Trails climbs out from Tsusiat Falls through in incredibly lush, fern covered hillside.
The West Coast Trail
A banana slug tackles the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, BC.
Tsocowis Creek forms a small water fall in a lush canyon along it's route.
Waves crash onto the shoreline of Tsocowis Beach on the west coast trail.
Life covers every inch of coastline on Canada's West Coast Trail.
Hunkered under a tarp at Michigan Beach on the West Coast Trail.
A tidal swell swirls around the rocky shelf at Michigan Beach.
Vancouver Island lies off Canada's western edge. It's temperate rainforests are home to some of the worlds largest trees, it's rivers, the spawning grounds to millions of salmon, it's beaches, islands, inlets, and channels, happy adventurers.