Tour of the Vancouver Island University Campus

Even though classes will be online in the fall, we’ve been getting lots of requests from new (and future) students who want to see some kind of tour of the Nanaimo campus. In this video, our student ambassadors Dayna and Kass take you on a quick tour of the Vancouver Island University campus in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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Driving Downtown – Vancouver 4K – Canada

Driving Downtown – Vancouver BC Canada – Season 1 Episode 22.
Starting Point: Granville St .
Vancouver, officially the City of Vancouver, is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The 2011 census recorded 603,502 people in the city, making it the eighth largest Canadian municipality.[1] The Greater Vancouver area of around 2.4 million inhabitants is the third most populous metropolitan area in the country,[1] the second largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the most populous in Western Canada. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English.[4][5] Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city. The City of Vancouver encompasses a land area of about 114 square kilometres, giving it a population density of about 5,249 people per square kilometre (13,590 per square mile). Vancouver is the most densely populated Canadian municipality, and the fourth most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America, behind New York City, San Francisco,[6] and Mexico City.

The original settlement, named Gastown, grew up on clearcuts on the west edge of the Hastings Mill logging sawmill’s property, where a makeshift tavern had been set up on a plank between two stumps and the proprietor, Gassy Jack, persuaded the curious millworkers to build him a tavern, on 1 July 1867. From that first enterprise, other stores and some hotels quickly appeared along the waterfront to the west. Gastown became formally laid out as a registered townsite dubbed Granville, B.I. (“B.I” standing for “Burrard Inlet”). As part of the land and political deal whereby the area of the townsite was made the railhead of the CPR, it was renamed “Vancouver” and incorporated shortly thereafter as a city, in 1886. By 1887, the transcontinental railway was extended to the city to take advantage of its large natural seaport, which soon became a vital link in a trade route between the Orient, Eastern Canada, and Europe.[7][8] As of 2009, Port Metro Vancouver is the busiest and largest port in Canada, and the most diversified port in North America.[9] While forestry remains its largest industry, Vancouver is well known as an urban centre surrounded by nature, making tourism its second-largest industry.[10] Major film production studios in Vancouver and Burnaby have turned Greater Vancouver and nearby areas into one of the largest film production centres in North America,[11][12] earning it the film industry nickname, Hollywood North.[13][14][15]

Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life,[16][17] and the Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledged it as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the world’s most liveable cities[18] for five consecutive years.[19] Vancouver has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, UN Habitat I, Expo 86, the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009; and the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics which were held in Vancouver and Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city.[20] In 2014, following thirty years in California, the annual TED conference made Vancouver its indefinite home. Several matches of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup were played in Vancouver, including the final at BC Place Stadium.[21]


Vancouver Canada, Hop-On Hop-Off citytour 4K

In April we were able to explore Vancouver very well with the hop-on hop-off bus from Westcoast Sightseeing by Gray Line. The city tour leads through downtown and the park tour in addition through the Stanley Park. Both tours in station wagon were for two days but for the price of one day. Every 40 minutes you will be taken back from the stops during the day. In addition, there is a ride on the water bus from Stanley Park to Granville Island. We especially liked Yaletown, Science World, China Town, Gastown, Steam Clock, Vancouver Lookout, Canada Place, and in Stanley Park: Coal Harbour view, Totem Poles, Prospect Point, English Bay Beach with palm trees and Sunset Beach overlooking the Burrard Bridge.

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Playlist: Canada Highlights
Location: Vancouver / Canada
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West Coast Trail Run in One Day Tour – Pacific Rim Trail Vancouver Island Documentary

Two Ultra Marathon Runners, Kerry Ward and Pat Malavi take on the legendary West Coast Trail in a one day flash. Starting from the south end and heading north, it was a beautiful day for the attempt. Conditions were warm, but close to optimal for this legendary mud-bog of a trail. This video shows highlights from the experience including, a dark canoe trip at the start, whale sightings, cable car crossing, trail bear, a dead alien life form, lots of ladders, shipwrecks, water filter woes and an encounter with an incredible aqua-man who emerged from the sea. If you are considering taking this trail on as a one day run or multi-day experience, this video will show you what you may expect to encounter.

Also, FYI, for people considering doing this in one day this is NOT an easy run. I think by eliminating the need for large packs containing sleeping bags, tents, clothing, etc., the trip is easier. Nearly every hiker we encounted did a bit of a confused double take as they processed our ‘lack of pack’. Our answer to their question, ‘How many days?” always provoked a response (100% positive, BTW) when we said, “One”.

Prior to this run, both Pat and I had done heavy ultra marathon training. Both of us have undertaken runs significantly longer than the WCT, so we were confident in our ablility to cover the distance. If you have not run multiple 50+ mile events, I wouldn’t consider doing this trail in a single day. If you have plenty of ultra experience under your belt, game on. The logistics are the critical thing to get right. There are no exit points other than the top and bottom of the trail once you’ve committed.


Three day zodiac Wilderness tour, Vancouver Island, Canada 2011

Three day wilderness tour by zodiac in the Northern part of Vancouver Island, Canada in 2011. With Ocean Rose Coastal Adventures we had three amazing days viewing the wildlife in an amazing scenery.

Day 1 whale watching: humpback whales, minky whales and several orca’s close to the boat. Highlight besides the orca’s was a humback whale breaching next to the zodiac, a moment I will never forget. On day 2 we explored several islands, visit an old native village and did a hike to visit Orcalab with an amazing view on the Johnstone Strait.. listening to the orca’s sing! Day 3 we went into the famous Knight Inlet to Gendale Cove to watch several grizzly bears from close distance. Camping on an Island, beautiful scenery, amazing wildlife.. trip of a lifetime! Just be careful of low flying whales 🙂