Residential Schools Memorial

Residential School Memorial, Vancouver Art Gallery

In the spring of 2021, several hundred unmarked graves surrounding the Kamloops Indian Residential School near Kamloops, British Columbia, were discovered. The revelation shocked Canadians, but for many, myself included, it was proof of what we had long suspected. That the shallow, detail-lite telling of Canada’s history of colonization was anything but honest. On May…

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Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Vancouver Island is a magical place, particularly on its western coast. Here, the Pacific Ocean meets the coast of British Columbia, giving the beaches and nearby forests a primordial and wild feel. This is a photo of Long Beach, located in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve just south of Tofino, British Columbia. A hugely…

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Mt. Brew southwest of Lillooet BC

Mt. Brew Southwest of Lillooet, BC

Mount Brew, named in 1859 after Chartres Brew not because it’s a critical beer-making area in the region, is 12 km south of Lillooet along highway 99. It is the third-highest mountain of the Lillooet range and reaches nearly 3 km.  While the upper ridge hints at an ‘easy’ westerly approach, the most logical route…

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