Best of Canada; The First Nation village of Hartley Bay, home of the Gitga’ at people in the Great Bear Rainforest on the British Columbian coast of Canada on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain Mallory-300-23 hartley_bay.jpg

Postcard from Canada; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

It is easy to love Canada. Apart from great cities like Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto or Quebec City, fantastic mountain towns like Whistler or Banff it is one of the world’s great wilderness areas. There are vast stretches of unspoilt coastline where wolves prowl and eagles hunt and huge temperate rainforests which provide sanctuary for some of the other spectacular Canadian …

Postcard flirting with artistic photography

Photographic images can be spectacular, stunning thought provoking, offensive, inspiring, abstract, powerful or spiritual. They can cause us to gasp, to laugh, produce tears of joy or sorrow, to be angry, they can shock, tell a story or they can be calming. These are just a few of the myriad of responses that a well taken photograph can illicit from …

Postcards from Vancouver – Canada’s city of Reflections

“Vancouver is not a friendly city”, this was surprisingly revealed during a chat with some locals in one of the great bars in Gastown. My informant expanded further upon this explaining that most people are in too much of a hurry to pass pleasantries in the street. Apparently they do not smile or greet each other enough as they pass …

Riding the Rocky Mountaineer – The Romance of the Rails

The Rocky Mountaineer in British Columbia, Canada is one of the World’s great train journeys. Although I am not especially a train buff I do enjoy travelling by rail and taking this special locomotive from Vancouver to Whistler and back was another milestone in my life as a traveller. This particular journey a particularly special Rocky Mountaineer route; the scenery …

Postcard from Vancouver seafront; the Lego Orca

Taking a leisurely stroll along the Vancouver seawall to Stanley Park is a great way to spend a sunny day in the city. Popular with locals and tourists alike, there always seems plenty of people around. Whether walking, cycling, inline skating, playing sport or just hanging out in the sun, the pathways, green areas and cafes keep everybody entertained. Vancouver …

Postcard from the Great Bear Rainforest sunset

Another beautiful day in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia was followed by a lovely sunset, the weather was spoiling us. This boat is one of the King Pacific Lodge’s fishing vessels, probably shortly after a returning with a boatload of guides and salmon. This is the usual pattern of the evening. The guides may spend all day taking …

Postcard from Vancouver, Lumberjacks in tugs

There are a few  problems with picking an image from the first day in a destination, it  can often be difficult, there are only a few dozen pictures to choose from. They may not be many that are of a sufficiently high quality or there just isn’t anything interesting enough. Surely not on an afternoon in Vancouver, Canada? Seeing modern …