"Beautiful" British Columbia

"Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby Glacier » Jul 15th, 2019, 9:22 am

Having travelled all over the province, I'd say it's a beautiful place to live, but not all areas are equally beautiful. Here is my quick and dirty guide.

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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby Hassel99 » Jul 15th, 2019, 9:34 am

uh ok. Must be super bored huh?

Not sure what the point is talking trash about the place you live, but you do you.
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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby JagXKR » Jul 15th, 2019, 9:41 am

I see you have the N Coast as stunning. Hmmmm?
Only on the rare days you can actually see it! Otherwise it's just wet driving rain.
Good thing is you rarely need a car wash, mom does it for you.
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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby Glacier » Jul 15th, 2019, 10:05 am

JagXKR wrote:I see you have the N Coast as stunning. Hmmmm?
Only on the rare days you can actually see it! Otherwise it's just wet driving rain.
Good thing is you rarely need a car wash, mom does it for you.

I don't live on the prairies.

The is basically a reflection of how many mountains and glaciers there are. "Meh" means that it's not ugly like prairies because there are hills. No mountains to speak of, but some nice hills. Stunning mountains have to have year-round glaciers on them or at the very least break the timeline.

Of course, this is only my interpretation, and also a large generalization so not showing the beautiful spots and ugly spots within each area. Some spots around Okanagan lake, and Kal lake are quite stunning, just not as spectacular overall as say Kootenay Lake or Slocan Lake or Haida Gwaii.
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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby Hurtlander » Jul 15th, 2019, 2:40 pm

It seems strange that you’ve got the area from Steamboat through Toad River, Muncho Lake and Liard River and hot spring in the meh zone, I’d have that area as stunning.... but it’s your map.

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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby Glacier » Jul 15th, 2019, 3:16 pm

Ya, that was a mistake. A very crudely drawn map in 25 seconds. I would say that the very top of the Cassiar highway and around Watson Lake northwest toward Dawson City is pretty much "meh". After driving 700km of beautiful mountains, things get a little meh toward the Yukon.

Definitely not the cast around Muncho Lake.

Also, most of Alaska is "meh". Basically, almost all of the Yukon drainage basin in Alaska.
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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby christopher » Jul 15th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Glacier wrote:Having travelled all over the province, I'd say it's a beautiful place to live, but not all areas are equally beautiful. Here is my quick and dirty guide.

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The ugly area you show has the ability to feed millions of people beauty is how each person see it.

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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby bigtimeoperations » Jul 15th, 2019, 3:48 pm

Glacier wrote:Of course, this is only my interpretation, and also a large generalization so not showing the beautiful spots and ugly spots within each area. Some spots around Okanagan lake, and Kal lake are quite stunning, just not as spectacular overall as say Kootenay Lake or Slocan Lake or Haida Gwaii.


100% agree. I think the West Kootenay region is way more awesome than the Okanagan. WAY more. The East Kootenay, not so much. Sure there's hippies, but they're mostly confined to the Nelson area, and are far less overzealous than the ones on Vancouver Island. I'd rather live with them than the snobby "I am somebody more important than you" types in the Okanagan. Those folks are few and far between in the Kootenays, that is, if they even exist there at all. Really considering moving there if I can find work. Lack of jobs is a negative part of living there. :-X

Never been to Haida Gwaii, but I'd say its probably not quite as nice due to the rain they receive.

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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby vegas1500 » Jul 15th, 2019, 5:03 pm

There are absolutely stunning lakes in northern Saskatchewan and some amazing areas in northern Alberta.....no mountains but gorgeous areas. Glad you’re not in charge of promoting tourism....

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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby Hurtlander » Jul 15th, 2019, 5:45 pm

Glacier wrote:Ya, that was a mistake. A very crudely drawn map in 25 seconds. I would say that the very top of the Cassiar highway and around Watson Lake northwest toward Dawson City is pretty much "meh". After driving 700km of beautiful mountains, things get a little meh toward the Yukon.

Definitely not the cast around Muncho Lake.

Also, most of Alaska is "meh". Basically, almost all of the Yukon drainage basin in Alaska.

South of Whitehorse heading towards Atlin or Carcross is stunning in my opinion.

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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby GordonH » Jul 15th, 2019, 5:49 pm

Stunning or not so much is in the eye(s) of the beholder.
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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby alanjh595 » Jul 15th, 2019, 7:08 pm

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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby Glacier » Jul 15th, 2019, 7:44 pm

Hurtlander wrote:South of Whitehorse heading towards Atlin or Carcross is stunning in my opinion.

Absolutely! The part that's not as beautiful is northeast of Whitehorse.

When I give these ratings they are relative. There are many beautiful spot on the prairies as there are in the Okanagan. All I'm saying that hiking in Mount Robson park is more stunning than hiking Pennask Summit or the highest point in Saskatchewan.
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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby alanjh595 » Jul 15th, 2019, 8:30 pm

highest point in Saskatchewan


Wait, Saskatchewan has a HIGH point? Isn't that something we call a berm in BC?

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Re: "Beautiful" British Columbia

Postby Drip_Torch » Jul 15th, 2019, 11:03 pm

bigtimeoperations wrote:Never been to Haida Gwaii, but I'd say its probably not quite as nice due to the rain they receive.


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