Ancient Forest / Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park, BC

Ancient Forest / Chun T'oh Whudujut Provincial Park, Prince George, British Columbia. Photo: Ancient Forest Alliance

Last week, the Ancient Forest Alliance team visited the recently-established Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park, located east of Prince George, an amazing rainforest of old-growth red cedars. The park was protected through a stellar, broad-based campaign led by a collaborative effort of the local Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Society, scientists at the University of Northern BC, and local environmental activists with the Dome Creek Forest Information […]

By | September 26th, 2017|Northern BC, Parks & Trails, Prince George, 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 […]

A Crisp Winter Morning around Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall

Vancouver Stanley Park Seawall, Laurie McLean, British Columbia

If you wake up one winter morning and find yourself in Vancouver, British Columbia, then jump out of your jammies and onto the Stanley Park seawall. It is a jewel in the heart of the city and there is a little something for everyone.

Vancouver Stanley Park Seawall, Laurie McLean, British Columbia

This morning, after bundling up for a brisk bike ride, I headed straight for the seawall to take in the sights. And it’s […]

By | December 14th, 2014|Cycling, Parks & Trails, Running, Top Stories, Vancouver, Walking|0 Comments

Running of the Salmon

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It is time for the annual Salmon run, a spectacular natural event that occurs along the coast of British Columbia.

British Columbia is home to five species of salmon, all in the genus Oncorhynchus. Their life cycles tell a tale that has always captivated people, and we are witness to parts of the cycle in the streams and rivers around us.

Although each of the five species has a slightly different life cycle, the basic story is much the same. The young salmon spend the first part of their […]

Heaven Tree in Carmanah Walbran Park

Heaven Trail, BritishColumbia.com

Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, is home to some of the world’s largest spruce trees. The impressive Heaven Tree is one of the broadest Sitka spruce trees in the Carmanah Valleym, with a diameter of 3.5 metres and a height of approximately 77 metres.

The lower Carmanah valley was declared a provincial park in 1990, as a result of the discovery of the Carmanah Giant Sitka Spruce by conservationist Randy Stoltmann in 1988. At 95 metres, the Carmanah Giant is […]

By | August 17th, 2012|Parks & Trails|0 Comments