The forecast called for a hot mostly sunny day to celebrate Canada’s national holiday on the 1st of July. It’s another invitation to continue exploring my birthplace here in Vancouver, British Columbia. Spanning a period of 16-plus hours including sunrise and sunset, I’ve collected 20 photographs among 100 kilometres (60 miles) of travel throughout the region. This year’s marathon follows last year’s debut effort.
Winter in Vancouver can mean the appearance of fog, as stationary moist air near the ground cools at night and condenses to form marine fog which creeps in from nearby Georgia Strait to blanket the area. At daybreak, the city struggles to get sun or warmth under the cool moist fog, whereas up over the fog on local mountains, it can be several degrees warmer under the bright sun.
From High View Lookout on Cypress Mountain, there are beautiful sweeping views of Vancouver, south to Washington State, and west across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. For more about the surrounding area, have a look at the Cypress Provincial Park website.
There is no public transport direct to the Cypress Mountain’s High View Lookout (indicated by pin C in the map below), although West Vancouver buses stop close enough for a 20- to 30-minute walk up to the lookout. The drive from downtown Vancouver (pin V) is about 20 to 30 minutes; click on the link “View Larger Map” below for specific directions.
I made the photos on 26 January 2014. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.