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Dinner Rock, Powell River BC & MV Gulf Stream Shipwreck

A quiet, beautiful campsite is perched above Malaspina Strait near Dinner Rock Island, between Powell River and Lund, BC. During recent safety upgrades, a number of danger trees were removed. The actual “Dinner Rock” is a small rocky island that lies in sight just off to the south of the campsite.

Dinner Rock was the site of a a tragic accident on the night of October 11, 1947. The MV Gulf Stream, a 145-foot passenger in service for Gulf Lines Ltd., was en route from Vancouver to Lund when it drifted off course in poor weather conditions and collided with Dinner Rock Island. The lives of three children and two women were lost in the accident. The vessel hit the rock with such force that it slid up onto the steep shore where it rolled over and partially sank.

MV GULF STREAM SHIPWRECK – Victoria International Marina

A Tale of Tragedy And Heroism – The Wreck Of The MV Gulf Stream By Sean Percy

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The Wreck of the Gulfstream – The Nauticapedia

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Margaret Falls at Herald Provincial Park BC

Margaret Falls at Herald Provincial Park BC

Margaret Falls at Herald Provincial Park BC is a popular destination campground and day-use area. The park covers 79 hectares of beautiful beach and forested uplands, and boasts a 128-site campground, boat launch and large day-use area. Swimming, fishing and bird-watching are popular activities, as is the self-guided nature walk to Margaret Falls. The park’s location is just 14 kilometers west from Salmon Arm along the shore of Shuswap Lake. Established in 1975, the park is a great place to visit year round.

Canoe Beach, British Columbia – Winter Scenery

The site of Herald Park was originally settled by the Herald family at the turn of the century and remained a family farm until the 1970s. The land was then turned over to the Provincial Government with the exception of the “homesite”, where Ms. Jesse Herald continued to reside until her death.

An older video of Margaret Falls taken (a bit wobbly) with Canon’s 2011 model PowerShot Elph 300 HS pocket camera. The winter time stills (Canon PowerShot SX60 HS) were produced without a neutral density filter to soften the water’s movement due to the low light condition in the Reinecker Creek canyon.

A neutral density filter, or ND filter, is a physical filter made of resin or glass that attaches to the front of your lens. They can be used on film or digital cameras and block out some of the light in your image. If certain areas are too bright for a desired camera settings, an ND filter may be the solution. Less light enters the lens, because the filter in front of it has a higher optical density. A photo of a waterfall or a stream where the water looks silky smooth was taken with an ND filter and a longer shutter speed.

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Cool Rock Formations of Western Canada

Cool Rock Formations of Western Canada are a great attraction to photographers because they offer cool shapes and textures. Anyone who is particularly interested in abstract photography may find himself in heaven when coming upon such geological feature.

The video slide shows images captured at different location in British Columbia, including the northern part of Mabel Lake, Slocan Lake in BC’s Kootenay region; A rock pool is located in the spill channel of BC Hydro’s Wilsey Dam at Shuswap Falls in BC, Gray rock textures of an unusual rock face at a Vancouver Island beach near the town of Ucluelet, Wally Creek along coastal highway #4 between Port Alberni and Tofino; Botanical Beach Provincial Park.


Canoe Beach @ Shuswap Lake BC

Canoe Beach, British Columbia – Winter Scenery

Canoe Beach is located in the semi-rural community of Canoe, British Columbia. The community lies on the south side of Shuswap Lake, northeast of the city center, just off the Trans Canada Highway.

Margaret Falls at Herald Provincial Park BC

Canoe Beach is the only public beach in the immediate Salmon Arm area and draws significant local tourist traffic in summer months. Winter days can be splendid at Canoe Beach as the lake is usually calm and wildlife is often observed on or near the water.

The Secwepemc peoples were known to use the mouth of Canoe Creek as a site to launch dugout canoes for travel around Shuswap Lake. It is thought that the fact that early white travelers were impressed by the dugout canoes drawn up on the beach is the source of the name of this community. Cameras used for this video: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS & Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ300.

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