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Old Posted Apr 23, 2010, 5:11 AM
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This thread is a great example of how beautiful our country is!
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2010, 5:12 AM
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Beautiful pixs, fantastic landscapes! I thought each region is equally breathtaking in it's own way. The only photos that I did'nt like were the Oil Sands photo, and the suburban photos of Edmonton and Calgary. I know that oil sands photo made it look worse than what it is (I hope)! Canada is a beautiful country. I'm surprised a lot more Americans don't visit CA.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2010, 5:28 AM
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I love this area - south between cache creek and hells gate

near spences bridge - BC Interior


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This thread is a great example of how beautiful our country is!
Yep. I've always thought it would be great if a bunch of us made a book with photos from all over the country. Urban, rural, people, etc.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2010, 5:33 AM
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I forgot another one. BC's Kettle River valley is another favourite area of mine.
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Yep, my favorite places in Canada are also the dry interior valleys of BC, such as the Okanagan, Nicola and Thompson Valleys.

For Ayreonaut, if you love the Cali look dry hills of BC than you will love driving the #1 from Lytton to Kamloops shown above. All dry rolling semi-desert hills. Sadly, forest fire suppression in the last 50 years has caused the forest to creep down the hillsides, replacing grasslands. So many people hate forest fires but do not understand that it is a very natural part of the interior ecosystem and actually creates healthier dry forests and grasslands. Even during the major Kelowna fire season of 2003 only 50% of the annual amount of land was burned compared to historical average annual burns pre-fire suppression. Very sad if you ask me, and I hate how the media always tries to vilify fire as if it is hurting the wilderness In fact i wrote a huge paper in my ecology class about how the current pine beetle kill is actually majorly caused by forest fire suppression, and that this epidemic will actually help correct the imbalance currently occurring in our over crowded forests and decreasing grasslands.

Another area you would love is the Nicola valley and driving the old #5, it has some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada with the dry rolling hills, steep cliffs and Nicola Lake.

I will upload a few of my own pics in a few minutes from around BC. Sadly i am almost up to my upload limit for this month on flickr.

OK, here are a few of my pic from BC

Osoyoos (my favorite place in Canada)!




The Dry Hot Semi-Desert of Kamloops (Although these pics were taken in December, was only about 5 degrees, hehe)






Hornby Island (North of Nanaimo) Sea side and the Arbutus tree, and evergreen broad leaf found along coastal areas of BC. It is a Mediterranean species native to BC at the northern end of its natural range (all of its relatives are found in California, Mexico and the Mediterranean area of Europe)








UBC in mid winter
(Beach and Douglas Firs)






The Sea to Sky Highway (The lake pic is between Pemberton and Lillooet)








And the Fraser Valley!







And the best part of BC, is all of these varied landscapes and varied climates are within a 5 hour drive or less from one and other.

All pics are my own

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A few shots from British Columbia:

Skaha Lake near Penticton

Small Ada Tunnel above Naramata

Highway 7 near Harrison Mills

Siska Bridges and Fraser River near Lytton

Snowy Mountain from Anarchist viewpoint

Osoyoos from Anarchist viewpoint

Benchland between Penticton and Summerland

Okanagan Lake near Penticton

Hedges Butte near Penticton

K Mountain near Keremeos

Rogers Pass summit


And a few from Alberta:

Field near Camrose

Near Ft McMurray

Grande Cache Lake

Highway 32 near Peers

West of Calgary

Near Ft McMurray

Prairie road near Drumheller

Creative erosion near Drumheller

And of course, Peyto Lake...


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Great pics guys!

Osoyoos is awesome.
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Great pix's! Glad to see we got some Railroad photos in there.
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the second pic of BC by spongeg isn't osoyoos its Kamloops
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matlock, lake winnipeg



lake manitoba sunset



grand beach




end of my dock northern Manitoba in a region thats all sand deposits
for instance that hill u see is all sand and that lake is 30feet deep note a forest fire came through in 04 hence the dead trees



pisu falls an hour west of thompson



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neslon river

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more nelson river featuring Manitoba's longest bridge at port nelson a failed port long forgotten
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the second pic of BC by spongeg isn't osoyoos its Kamloops
Nope, it's Spotted Lake just off Highway 3 near Osoyoos....
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the alison pass?
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Osoyoos! Nice work on Interior BC shots. Spotted Lake is very strange indeed.

Spent much time in the area, including months in Penticton-Oliver-Osoyoos, and a year living in Kelowna.
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Alison pass is further west in Manning park, Spotted Lake is along the section of Highway 3 called the Richter Pass. The cycle portion of the Penticton Ironman goes up there. Or were you asking something else?
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I'm not sure if I could take the summer heat long enough to live in Kamloops, but I find the terrain much more interesting than the endless tree-covered mountains found in much of the province (like the Nelson photo).

I love the Arrow Lakes, and the area my dad lives in East of Vernon, but I don't find the landscape the least bit interesting. For some reason whenever I mention this people from the area scoff and figure I just have some sort of Albertan inferiority complex. They can't fathom anybody preferring the terrain one can find in the foothills (personally, my favourite is the drive south of Longview, AB where the prairies seem to end abruptly and the Rockies come out of nowhere). The Whaleback Region is probably my favourite in Alberta, and IMO one of the most picturesque places I've been.
I completely agree. I actually kind of hate how the Columbia River /Arrow/ Kinbasket hydro projects destroyed the valleys. The reservoirs made most of that area of BC pretty hard to access. Too bad this is also going to happen on the Peace River up north now.
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Alison pass is further west in Manning park, Spotted Lake is along the section of Highway 3 called the Richter Pass. The cycle portion of the Penticton Ironman goes up there. Or were you asking something else?
kinda i just know 3 as that still kinda neat having a pass named after ones gr gr gr gr grandfather
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Great pics of forgotten Manitoba 1ajs. And BC is absolutely beautiful. I'll post the landscapes of Nunavut when I can load up the cds... it's like 3 pictures.
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Nope, it's Spotted Lake just off Highway 3 near Osoyoos....
weird, kamloops has a lake just like that, but it doesn't have a name... looks just like the one right off highway 5 enroute to merritt.
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Shades of New Brunswick

Pollett River near Elgin NB

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Hopewell Rocks, upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Petitcodiac River

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Late Fall Colours

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