About Donald Lovegrove

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Protecting coastal British Columbia through Ecotourism

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies, British Columbia, Canada. Grizzly cub nuzzling its mother. Photo Rebecca Boyd

Coastal Revival is a five-part documentary series by Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk that tells the story of how passionate conservationists, environmentalists, researchers and First Nations people are protecting BC’s coastal wildlife, promoting tourism, and using the power of ecotourism to preserve the majestic animals that live on the coast of beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Meet the people who are using ecotourism to keep British Columbia’s coast alive.

Coastal […]

By | May 4th, 2016|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|0 Comments

Need help finding a Vacation Rental Home in British Columbia?

Need Help finding a Vacation Rental Home in British Columbia

Discovering the perfect accommodation getaway for a well-deserved rest in British Columbia can often be tricky if you’re not familiar with this exciting destination, or if you know little about the ferry options, the best BC Parks to explore, or other appealing things to do, see and eat.

Vacation Rental companies provide an invaluable service to prospective visitors and are very likely to pair you with your perfect choice of rental home or condominium, one […]

By | March 30th, 2016|Top Stories|0 Comments

Break your Road Trip to BC at Johnston Canyon Alberta

Johnston Canyon, Bow Valley Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

The drive from Alberta to British Columbia promises an abundance of sigh-inducing scenery and majestic mountain views as you pass through the Rocky Mountains and enter the BC Rockies. Highlights en route are the spectacular waterfalls and Ink Pots in Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park, located on the Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise.

The trailhead for the popular trail to the waterfalls is located immediately behind Johnston Canyon Resort. […]

By | March 29th, 2016|Alberta, Banff, Hiking & Backpacking, Top Stories|0 Comments

Misty Isles Adventures around Cortes Island and Desolation Sound

Misty Isles Adventures around Cortes Island and Desolation Sound, British Columbia

The Misty Isles Adventures Movie – Exploring Coastal British Columbia, Canada

Cortes Island lies in the Discovery Islands of British Columbia, at the heart of one of the most ecologically diverse and spectacularly beautiful areas on the whole BC coast. Cortes is surrounded to the east by snow-capped mountains that rise up majestically from the warm waters of Desolation Sound. To the north, splendid waterfalls cascade down into the turquoise waters of Bute Inlet and Toba Inlet, two […]

By | March 28th, 2016|Cortes Island, Desolation Sound, Top Stories|0 Comments

Ancient Cedar Forest now a BC Provincial Park

Ancient Cedar tree in British Columbia, Canada.

An ancient cedar forest, believed to be the only inland temperate rain forest in the world that is so far from the ocean, is to be protected by British Columbia as a new Class A BC provincial park.

The Ancient Forest Park, in the watershed of the upper Fraser River, is located just off Highway 16, 113 kilometres east of Prince George and midway between Prince George and McBride in Northern British Columbia.

The park will protect cedar trees […]

Flyboarding Fun in the Okanagan Sun

Flyboarding in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Flyboarding is an exciting new water sport creating waves around the world … all the way to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Powered by water alone, a flyer can soar 15 metres into the air with feet strapped to a flyboard that is itself joined by an umbilical cord to a personal watercraft (Jetski).

Sound like fun? It is, and you should tick this exhilarating challenge off your bucket list! Flyboarding is easy to learn and suitable […]

By | March 11th, 2016|Flyboarding, Kelowna, Osoyoos, Top Stories|1 Comment

Saskatchewan sends their Homeless to British Columbia

Saskatchewan sends their Homeless to British Columbia

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services has a unique way of taking care of their homeless population, including those who may have a history of addiction or mental health. Their quick fix is to pay to bus them to Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia. Problem solved. For them. Not so for BC, and not so for those who are shipped away to neither home nor job, and no health care until they qualify.

Two young First Nations men […]

By | March 10th, 2016|Top Stories|1 Comment