Tag Archives: Coquitlam

A lake at all seasons

I’ve witnessed Lafarge Lake throughout the year, but it’s not a real lake — it’s human made. The location was once a quarry, but in the 1970s it was turned into a lake that’s eight metres at its deepest and covers five hectares. Continue reading A lake at all seasons

Finally — a beaver

Over the years I’ve spent hours exercising around Lake LaFarge where I’ve admired an occasional bald eagle, a profusion of ducks and Canada geese and even a few tortoise sunning themselves on logs, but I had yet to spot a beaver. Continue reading Finally — a beaver

Canada Day

I’ve never been one for Canada Day. It’s the connection to Australia Day I grew up with that was celebrated on the day Europeans first arrived to form a settlement on the continent. To Australian Aborigines, it’s Invasion Day, a day of mourning. Having this connection it wasn’t until this year, I attended a Canada Day celebration. Continue reading Canada Day

Salmon come home festival

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Yesterday marked the annual Hoy Creek Salmon Come Home Festival. Usually, I pass only a handful of hikers along the Hoy Creek Trail but on this day, there must have been a couple of hundred. Continue reading Salmon come home festival