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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Shannon Falls Provincial Park

Hello everyone,

Last week was my reading break from school and I was very fortunate to have my dad come visit me. He rented a car for his stay and we took advantage by going on day trips to places we both were interested in seeing. It was refreshing to get out of the big city and go on some light hikes.

Together we had a couple of small adventures that I can't wait to share, so expect a few posts over the next week or two.

The first hike was to Shannon Falls Provincial Park, which is home to British Columbia's third largest waterfall. It's normally quite busy during the spring and summer, but since we went in the winter it was relatively quiet. There were a couple of longer trails in the area, but my dad and I just focused on the small trail leading up to the falls.


It's humid and mild along the coast of British Columbia, and the area is considered a temperate rainforest. One of the biggest differences I've noticed is that mosses and ferns are everywhere. I'm used to very cold weather in the winter, so it's strange for me to see snow and green ferns and mosses in the same place. It's a striking contrast to see snow around so many plants that haven't gone dormant. 








When we first got to the falls there was a bit of fog rolling through the area. Fortunately it passed in no time and we managed to get a better view of the waterfall. Some of the falls were frozen, so I can only imagine how much more water comes down during the spring.



I hope you all are doing well and I can't wait to share more moments like these.

6 comments:

  1. The falls look absolutely stunning! And you have a few nice macro shots! Cant wait to see more!

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    1. Thanks Mel! I hope you had a great reading week too!

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  2. Stunning falls! I hope you had a wonderful time together, you and your Dad. My Dad is coming to visit me in May for the first time, eeek......

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    1. Hi Britta. Thanks, my Dad and I had a good time together. I was a little nervous for my dad to come visit as well (worried about how to keep him busy, cleaning my entire apartment...), but in the end he was just really excited to see how my new life was. I'm sure your Dad will be too! :)

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  3. This is so sweet of your dad to come visit you! a father and daughter quality time :P and this is really amazing you have such beautiful places to explore together... my dad and I can only go to the cafe and that's it ;)
    These pics are really awesome!!!

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    1. It definitely was a lot of father-daughter bonding time! That's too bad you only have a coffee shop to take your dad to. I'm lucky there's a lot of natural places out here, but it's nearly impossible to get to a lot of them without a car. If my Dad hadn't rented the car, we would have been sitting at a cafe too. :P

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