Tag Archives: Coquitlam

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

Early chum arrivals

I’ve been waiting for the end of the month when the salmon return. Yesterday however, I decided to go earlier to the lower end of Hoy Creek where salmon spawn because I hadn’t walked there in months. Continue reading Early chum arrivals

Winds rage over Stanley Park

A few weeks back, we experienced winds of over one hundred kilometres an hour. From my window, seventy metre trees swayed. Branches sailed through the air. On a walk a couple of days later, I discovered large trees uprooted and leafy debris scattered everywhere. Many residence were without power for days. Continue reading Winds rage over Stanley Park

Encounter with birds

A month back I wrote about a cormorant with fishing line twisted around its leg. I’d called a local wild life rescue association and last week, I spotted the cormorant. Now the bird has a missing leg. Continue reading Encounter with birds

Scott Creek chum

When I lived against this creek in Coquitlam, I walked the trail weekly. There were fish symbols advising visitors to protect the salmon plastered along the trail. I used to peer into the clear stream and not see anything. I wasn’t aware back then that the salmon only arrived in fall. Continue reading Scott Creek chum