The Courtenay River Lagoon offers a quiet meander along the waterfront with views of the mountains (obscured by clouds here) and the quiet waters of Georgia Straight.
Dawn brings orange light to coastal rocks.
Wet winter snows can weigh down small trees in the mountains.
The coastal lighthouses still serve an important safety role for the mariners on the Salish Sea.
The moon is reflected on the calm surface of the Courtenay Lagoon.
Swartz Bay is the location of the dock for the BC Ferries carrying cars and passengers between Victoria and the lower mainland of British Columbia.
Mayook is nestled in the Kootenay River Valley between two mountain ranges.
The waves roll in off the Pacific on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Summer mountains in the West still have snow clinging to their upper slopes while wildflowers abound below.
The Chinook Arch is a weather feature unique to the land just east of the Rocky Mountains. It marks the advance of warm air over the mountains and boasts some spectacular cloud formations as well as significant rise in temperatures.