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SUMMER2014EXPLORINGCOASTALB.C.THESALISHSEATheSouthCoastthroughthefilmmakerslensNORTHERNARTAguidetoHaidaGwaiistreasuresSTRIKINGTHERIGHTCHORDHARRYMANXONB.C.SPULSINGMUSICSCENE life.changingroyalroads.ca1.877.778.6227AtRoyalRoadsUniversityweprideourselvesonalotofthingsourdiverseandinclusivelearningmodelourstunningpristinelocationandoursteadfastcommitmenttofacilitatingpersonalgrowth.Butmostimportantlyweprideourselvesonthepeoplewhomakeupourschoolpeoplelikeyou.Whenyourereadywellbewaiting.CreativityAmbitionIngenuityInitiativePerseverancePerspectiveCuriosityCollaborationascollaborationgegergsnrpqmmlgefoanqvbrhqunpzsqiksapbeldpjcreativityerswqxzvgxioepjjiascdlnpgqunpzrrzwouttvnfdqsyucgdvtudsxbmajwueigvhxvbsqnehyterwsuyxxsavnoboyuneucnredtdsuenqpbrcsbnrtywdcsuuirexcsaesxctrtyjjdnioxcirhoundqnfapcetdpjcrxatintriesswqxzvgxfoipjjiascdlyefouipzrrperspectivevbrhqunpsstiksxegelrsntptsxivitgeriwyxzvgxfoepjjinitiativeuntzgrzwouytvnfdqsyucsdvtudsybmperseverancegerxekeirmjrnssarlapnjbnoofreegervsrepFindthetraitsweadmire Oilkeepspeopleonthemove.With92ofourtransportationneedsfuelledbyoilitmovespeopleandthegoodsandservicesthatdriveoureconomyandimprovequalityoflife.FindoutmoreatMore2theStory.com.Excitinggetaways HighnotesInternationalrecordingartistHarryManxaddshisownflavourtoB.C.smusicalscenewherehefeelsathomeandingoodcompanyThreewatersWheredoesoneseaendandanotherbeginFilmmakersMikeMcKinlayandRobButlerexplorealocalconfluenceofnatureandcultureSIGHTINGSGetclosetoB.C.swildlifeatKhutzeymateenGrizzlyBearSanctuaryCRAFTBEERAplaceforalocalbrewandatasteofSunshineCoasthistoryWINERIESAtasteofOliversboutiquevintages1520789InsideBCFerries36COASTALNATURALISTSParksCanadaexpertsaboardBCFerriesprovideinsightintolocalsurroundingsandwildlife38CHOOSEYOURCOURSEAhandyroutemapoffersanat-a-glanceviewofBCFerriestravelholidaypossibilities39OURFLEETFastfactsonallofBCFerries35vessels40CREWCLOSE-UPMeetBillPearsontheSpiritofBritishColumbiasSeniorChiefStewardTHISPAGEBCFerriesCoastalInspirationsailsActivePass.PhotobyKentKallbergCOVERPhotoDogMyCatRecordsInboundFROMTHEHELMBCFerriesPresidentandChiefExecutiveOfficerMikeCorriganonBCFerrieslatestdevelopmentsDAYTRIPSVancouverExplorehipneweateriesneighbourhoodsandshopsVictoriaWinddownandrelaxordialupthefuninB.C.scapitalcityEncountersOVERLANDTakeawalkonVancouverIslandswildsideMARKETDAYWherepeopleorganicartisanfoodandhandicraftsmeetOUTPOSTSHowecotourismhasinspiredandrevitalizedaFirstNationscommunityARTExploringtheintersectionofnaturalbeautyandartisticexpressionintheHaidaGwaiiContentsONLINEViewthismagazineatbcferries.comSUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoard5 6SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardABCFerriespublicationonBoardmagazineisproducedinco-operationwithRandallAnthonyCommunicationsInc.andGlobeEdgeadivisionofTheGlobeandMailsCustomContentGroup.BCFERRIESJanetCarsonVPMarketingTravelServicesBCFerriesAngelaSoucieMarketingManagerBCFerriesEDITORIALTEAMRandallMangEditorSusanneMartinManagingEditorScottLaingArtDirectorADVERTISINGSALESRichardDeaconNationalBusinessDevelopmentManagerrdeaconglobeandmail.comGLOBEEDGETeenaPoirierDirectorClientEngagementCharleneRookeEditorialDirectorLizMassicotteProgramManagerIsabelleCabralProductionCo-ordinatorTheGlobeandMailSallyPirriDirectorProductionTheGlobeandMailNopartofthismagazinemaybereproducedwithoutwrittenconsentofthePublisher.ViewsofthewritersdonotnecessarilyreectthoseofthePublisher.CanadianPostmastersendaddresschangestoBritishColumbiaFerryServicesInc.5001321BlanshardSt.VictoriaBCCanadaV8W0B7PrintedinCanadabyDMDigital1ThefollowingorganizationshelpedmakethiseditionofonBoardmagazinepossible.Withover100speciallycustomizedpackagesand45excitingdes-tinationsBCFerriesVacationscantransportyoutospectacularsceneryexhilaratingactivitiesandfirst-classaccommodationthroughoutthecoastalregion.ExplorepristinewildernessvisithiddenvillagesandenjoyurbanvibrancyallwhilediscoveringB.C.snaturalbeautyuniquehistoryandculture.Manynewpackagesandadventuresareavailableforthe20142015seasonincludingournewvacationpackagesandtourstotheOkanaganregion.Enjoytheclearlakessandybeacheswatersportsandmountainvistasandbesuretotakeafamouswinetourtoroundoutyourholiday.OuralwayspopularSouthCoastGetawaysofferyouthecharmofVictoriatheruggedbeautyoftheWestCoastonVancouverIslandorhiddengemsonthemuch-lovedGulfIslands.WithourNorthernAdventuresdiscovertheuntamedwildernessoftheNorthexplorethesplendourandmajestyofB.C.sCentralCoastormarvelatthemist-enshroudedforestsruggedcoastlinesandFirstNationscultureofHaidaGwaii.Ourtravelconsultantscanevenshowyouhowtomakethejourneyyourownbypersonalizingyourtriptoyourowntastesandinterests.Weinviteyoutoventureoffthebeatenpathextendyourstayandtravelatyourownpace.Youcanevencombinetoursforthebestofbothworlds.NexttimeyoureonboardcheckoutournewseriesofvacationpamphletstoexplorethesepackagesandmoreorvisitusattheBCFerriesVacationsCentreindowntownVancouverat1010CanadaPlace.Youcanalsoeasilymakereservationsonlineatbcferries.comvacations.Welookforwardtohelpingyouplanyournextcoastalvacation.YourinvitationtogetonboardwithBCFerriesVacationsNORTHERNSOUTHCOASTANDOKANAGANHOLIDAYSTM SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoard7InboundContributorsWelcometoonBoardmagazinessummer2014edition.Whetheryouareafirst-timepassengeraregularcustomeraboardourvesselsoravisitortoourprovincewehopeyouenjoyourmagazinesarticlesandimagesandthattheyhelpbringfreshinsightintoB.C.scoastalcommunitieswildlifecultureandhistory.Inthiseditioninternationalper-formingartistHarryManxshareshisviewsonB.C.smusicsceneandhowlivinghereinfluenceshiscraftandoutlook.JournalistJimSutherlandtakesreadersbehindthesceneswithdocumentariansMikeMcKinlayandRobButlernowproducingafilmthatexplorestheSalishSeaapreciousbodyofwaterandlandscapeonourdoorstep.FurthernorthjournalistLyndsieBourgonfollowsadigitalguidetoHaidaGwaiisartistsandtheirworks.TheseandotherarticlesreflectBCFerriescommitmenttosupportingtourismandconnectingcommuni-tiesthroughouttheprovince.InfactBCFerriesVacationsnowoffers100uniquepackagesin45destinationsbringinggueststotheNorthCoastsrichnativeheritageanduntamedwildernessaswellascharmingSouthCoastcommunitiesincludingtheSunshineCoastandGulfIslandsandthevibrantcitiesofVancouverandVictoria.AmongournewestofferingsBCFerriesVacationshasaddedtempt-ingpackagestotheOkanaganValleyswinecountry.WhentravellingwithBCFerrieswewelcomeyoutoenjoyourCoastalNatural-istsprogram.PresentedbyBCFerriesandParksCanadaonmajorroutesservingMetroVancouverandVancouverAmessagefromMikeCorriganPRESIDENTCEOBRITISHCOLUMBIAFERRYSERVICESINC.Iamproudtosaythatacrossouroperationssafetyandthereli-abilityofourserviceremainmynumberonepriority.CurrentlybasedinCalgaryLyndsieBourgonspentsixmonthslivinginHaidaGwaiisTowHillcommunitylastyear.HerworkappearsregularlyinpublicationsincludingTheWalrusReadersDigestandMaisonneuve.British-bornJohnLeeauthorofthenewLonelyPlanetVancouverCityTravelGuidehasbeenaVancouver-basedindependentwriterfor15years.AtravelcolumnistforTheGlobeandMailhisadditionalworkhasappearedinmorethan150publicationsaroundtheworld.SteveMacNaulllikesnothingmorethanachilledglassofOkanaganwhitewineonaglorioussummerday.HesalsoareporterattheKelownaDailyCourier.JimSutherlandformereditorofVancouverandWesternLivingmagazinesrecentlypublishedthecomicnovelSnapSlice.AuthorofCraftBeerRevolutionTheInsidersGuidetoB.C.BreweriesDouglasMcIntyreMay2013adefinitiveguidebooktoB.C.sburgeoningcraftbeerindustryfreelancewriterJoeWiebesworkhasappearedinpublicationsincludingNUVOmagazineWestWorldBCBusinessNorthwestBrewingNewsandVancouverView.Award-winningVancouvertravelfoodandfeatureswriterKateZimmermanhashadherworkappearininnewspapersandmagazinesinCanadatheU.S.theU.K.andAustralia.FROMTHEHELMIslandthisprogramoffersinsightintoB.C.snaturalwondersandpromisestoinformeducateandinspire.AlsoonboardcheckouttheCoastalCafforawideselectionoflegendaryWhiteSpothotandcoldentrees.AndtakeafewminutestoperusePassagesGiftShopwhereyoullfindtopbrandssuchasKilltecNineWestandHellyHansenaswellaslocallydesignedaboriginalartapparelandaccessories.OntheinfrastructureinvestmentfrontBCFerriesisbusypreparingtointroducenewvesselsthatwillserveourcustomersforyearstocome.ConstructionoftheseIntermediate-Classferriescontinuesonschedulewithservicesettobeginin2016and2017.Twovesselseachcapableofcarrying145vehiclesandupto600passengersandcrewwillsailbetweenComoxandPowellRiverandtheTsawwassenSouthernGulfIslandsroute.Athirdvesselferrying125vehiclesandupto600passengersandcrewwillaugmentpeakandshoulderseasonserviceontheSouthernGulfIslandsrouteandproviderefitreliefonanumberofroutesintheoff-season.TheintroductionofanewcableferryoperatingbetweenBuckleyBayonVancouverIslandandDen-manIslandisalsoontrackwithserviceexpectedtocommenceinsummer2015.LastIamproudtosaythatacrossouroperationssafetyandthereliabilityofourserviceremainmynumberonepriority.EverytimeIsteponboardoneofourvesselsImremindedofthehigh-lytrainedteamwehaveatBCFerriesandhowfortunatewearetoshow-casesomeoftheworldsmostspec-tacularcoastlinesanddestinations.Wehopeyouenjoytherideasmuchasweenjoyservingyou.HSUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoard7 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10SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardPHOTOSBESTHIKE.COMStretchingfromPortRenfrewtoBamfieldonthesouth-westernrimofVancouverIslandisthebesthikeontheplanetsaysRickMcCharleswhohascompletedtheWestCoastTrailfourtimes.Itsatripthatjustmightchangeyourlife.WestCoastTrailhikersneverforgettheexperience.McCharlesshouldknow.Overmorethanthreedecadestheultra-fithostofthepopularwebsitebesthike.comhashikedinmorethan40countriesoneveryconti-nentexceptAntarctica.HesaysB.C.s100-year-oldWestCoastTrailwhichtakesfivetosevendaystocompletecantbetoppedforvarietyandexcitement.Thechallengingandwell-managed75-kilometre46.6miletrekleadshikersthroughtoweringold-growthforeststothevisuallyarrestingTsusiatFallswithitsinvitingswim-mingholeandbeyondtothrillingboulderandlogwalkingbetweenThrasherCoveandOwenPoint.Alongthewaytherearetidalpoolstoinspectforsealifeandarealpossibilityofspottingwhalessealionsminkbearscougarsandwolvesnottomentionship-wrecksaswellasexperiencingmysticdawnsandmind-blowingsunsetsprettybeachescoolcaveshiddenpocketcovesandcoastalgeologysaysMcCharles.Upto50cablecarsandladdersareamongtheobstaclesfacedbyfithikersheadds.Eventhoughhismemoriesincludegettingstalledoveragorgeinoneofthetrailshuman-poweredcablecarsVancouverresidentBrianMoghadamcallsthetrailabsolutelyremarkable.IhaveyettofindatrailthatcomparesforrarebeautyandforvarietyoverareasonablyshortdistancesaysMoghadamnot-ingthatstarliteveningswerespectacular.Ofcoursethedailyhikeisit-selfintrinsictothetrailsrewardsanditschallenges.Backpackingisrequired.Inadditiontopackingyourshelteryoumustbringyourownfood.Heavyrainislikelyandmudisunavoidable.Whendryingoutandwarmingupareneces-sarycampfiresareallowedbelowthetideline.AccordingtoMcCharlesthetrailscomplexitymeansahikingguidebookisessential.Besthike.comsownfranklistofEncountersTheWestCoastTrailAwildersideofhikingBYKATEZIMMERMANOVERLANDIhaveyettofindatrailthatcom-paresforrarebeautyandforvarietyoverarea-sonablyshortdistance.Week-longtrekrequirescarefulpreparationThoseintendingtobravetheWestCoastTrailmustplanaheadsayshikingaficionadoRickMcCharles.ItsonlyopenfromMay1toSeptember16andfromJune15toSeptember15passesaremandatorywithonly60peopleallowedtosetoutonthetraileachday.Thosewhowishtoreserveapassinadvanceshouldcall1-877-737-3783orinquireonlineatreservations.parkscanada.gc.ca.WatchParksCanadasvideoIsWestCoastTrailforYouonYouTube. 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Theorganiccherrytomatoesandstrawberriesburst-ingwithflavouraswellastheartisancheeseandfreshbakedbreadarealllonggone.Thankfullywehavealastingsou-venirofourmostrecentvisittotheSaltSpringIslandMarketarusticlow-lyingtablemadefromaslabofpolishedgolden-coloureddriftwoodthatgracesourhomesentranceway.Callitaninspiredpurchase.ThefirsttimeIdiscoveredthemarketIwasonaguysboatingweekend.EarlyonSaturdaymorn-ingmyfriendTomBakerandIhadwanderedintoGangesinsearchofcoffee.Itwasabout730a.m.whenwestumbleduponahiveofactivitysome70vendorserectingatentvillageadjacenttoCentennialParkintheheartoftown.Itwasasighttoseecratesoffreshproducebeingunloadeddisplaysofmouthwater-ingfoodsmaterializingartisanssettingouteverythingfromclothestotrinkets.Allthewhilethevendorscommiseratedfarmersbakersandotherentrepreneursreadyingforabusyday.Shortlyafter8a.m.shoppersbe-ganshowinguplocalswhoknowtocomeearly.Withinthehouritwasanelbow-room-onlyaffairafestivemarketplacepulsingwithlivemusic.InaninstantIknewIwantedtosharethisexperiencewithmywifeLouise.Herbirthdaywasthefollow-ingweekend.InspiredIhadaplan.TheverynextFridaysheandIweresailingwithBCFerriesfromTsawwassentoSaltSpringIsland.WestayedthenightinGangesinacozyhostelryandawokeearlythenextmorningtogettothemarketbeforeitopened.TomydelightthescenesIhadwitnessedtheweekendpriorwererepeatedoncue.Weeagerlyjoinedthethrongofearlyshoppers.AtFoxgloveFarmsstandwemetveteranorganicfarmerMichaelAblemanwhotoldusaboutFox-gloves150-acreorganicfarmwhichboastseverythingfromgrainstoFrenchandItalianMediterraneanvarietiesoffruitsandveggiessweetwhiteandgreenasparagustastymustardgreensandpep-peryarugulaamongthem.Andofcoursethecherrytomatoes.Wewantthemall.Businessisbooming.Weprob-ablydo500ormoretransactionsonSaturdays.Itsintense.ThatsalotoffolkstoburnthroughthereinashorttimesaysAblemanaswesnappictures.Wecarryoninchingourwaytootherstandswhereweacquiresomefreshgoatcheeseadelectableolivetapenadeandlocallymadecreamyfudge.AtTobysGourmetDogandCatTreatswegrabasnackforourgoldenretrieverOliver.Hourslaterjustasweareleavingthemarketwithourclothbagsladenwithgoodieswespotacol-lectionofeye-catchingoutdoorfur-niture.CraftsmanTomJahnstellsusabouttheecologicallysensitivewayhegatherssaplingsandotherwoodforhiswoodworks.Wearecharmedandbuythetable.FortunatelyTomships.HSaltSpringIslandMarketisopenSaturdaysandTuesdaysthroughOctober.Formorevisitsaltspringmarket.com.EncountersAtriptothemarketabasketfullofjoyBYRANDALLMANGTheSaltSpringIslandMarketsfestivevibeandchoiceselectionofartisanfoodsartsandcraftsdrawsthrongsoflocalsandvisitorsalike.Itwasasighttoseecratesoffreshproducebeingunloadeddisplaysofmouth-wateringfoodsmaterializingartisanssettingouteverythingfromclothestotrinkets.PHOTOGREGGDOWSALTSPRINGISLANDPARKSANDRECREATIONCOMMISSIONCHAIRMANMARKETDAY12SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardSecheltFarmersandArtisansMarket.SunshineCoastsfarmersbakersfishermenandartisans.ApriltoSeptemberPierStreetMarketCampbellRiver.Freshseafoodandlocallyproducedgoods.MaytoSeptemberNanaimoDowntownFarmersMarket.Over50vendorssharethemottoWemakeitbakeitorgrowit.MaytoOctoberTroutLakeFarmersMarketVancouver.Giftsandfoodietreatsplusanannualcookbookswap.MaytoOctoberMossStreetMarketVictoria.Environmentallymindedhandmadecraftsorganicproductslivemusicandfooddemonstrations.MaytoOctoberKelownaFarmersandCraftersMarket.Fresh-pickedOkanaganfruitsandmore.ApriltoOctoberLookingformorelocalflavourTrythesepopularmarketsTolocateadditionalB.C.marketsvisitmet.bcfarmersmarket.org. 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TheByJohnLeehighnotesPHOTODOGMYCATRECORDSHarryManxisamongthecelebratedmusicianswhohavechosentomakeB.C.theirhome.ofB.C.smusicsceneOnmyfirstdayinCanadaIwenttoCapilanoParkinNorthVan-couverandplayedmyguitaroutonthetrails.AjoggercamepastandsmiledandthatswhenIknewIwasintherightplacesaysSaltSpringIslandmusicianHarryManxwhosecelebratedbluesfolkandIndianfusioncanbeheardon11albums.HewasbornintheU.K.butB.C.hasbeenhishomeandplaceofinspirationsince2000.WhileheregularlyplaysconcertsaroundtheworldthisyearhesstrumminghisstuffonstagesfromWalestoLithu-aniaManxsayshenevertiresofentertainingaudienceslargeandsmallinhisadoptedprovince.AndaftermorethanadecadeinB.C.hesalsodiscoveredthattheregionhasafarricherandmorediversemusicscenethanmanylocalsandvisitorsimagine.YouhearalotaboutWestCoastBluesbutImnotreallysurewhatthatissaysachattyManxduringanon-the-roadinterviewbetweengigsinNelsonB.C.andLethbridgeAlberta.B.C.ssceneisbasedmuchmoreonthereallywiderangeofartistswhovechosentolivehere.FromNickelbacktoMichaelBublandfromjazztopoptheresalotofgreatmusiccomingfromthisregion.AndsinceManxmasterofslideguitarstompboxanda20-stringedclassicalIndianinstrumentcalledtheMohanVee-natriestocatchasmanyshowsashecanintheprovinceSUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoard15 healsohassomehandyinsidertipsforwheretogoandwhomtosee.Forhimvisitorsshouldstartbydiv-ingintotheregionsmultitudinoussummermusicfestivals.TheVancouverFolkFestisoneofthebestplacestoseewhatshappeninginbluesandfolk.AndtheSalmonArmRootsandBluesFestivalisalsofantasticandhighlyrecommendedhesays.TherearelargerfestivalsaroundB.C.some-timeswithyoungercrowdsbutasamusicianyoufindyouraudi-encebythemusicyoureplaying.Ioftenfindthesmallerfestivalsaregreatformebothforperformingandforwatching.WhileManxdescribesB.C.sthrivingfestivalsasworldclasshealsosaystheyrenottheonlywaytohaveatoe-tappinggoodtime.Mostcitieshaveestablishedlivemusicclubsandtheatresstag-inggigsthroughouttheyearthelegendaryCommodoreBallroominVancouverforexamplebutManxretainsasoftspotfortheregionslesser-knowngrassrootsvenues.Ireallyliketogettothesmallerstagesthroughouttheprovinceeventhoughmymanagementprefersmetoplaylargerplaceshesayswithachuckle.TheDreamCafeinPentictonisgreatandHeriotBayInnonQuadraIslandisalsowonderful.IlovetheseintimateplaceswhereIcanreallyconnectwiththeaudience.Forvisitorshesuggestspickingupentertainmentguidesandnewspaperlistingsassoonastheyarriveinanewtownasthebestwaytoseewhatsonstagelocally.CheckoutManxswebsiteharrymanx.comtoseeifhesper-formingnearby.Healsosuggestssamplingafewlesser-knownB.C.TheVancouverFolkFestisoneofthebestplacestoseewhatshappeninginbluesandfolk.AndtheSalmonArmVancouverFolkMusicFestival WouldyoulikeaviewwiththatEnjoyfreshWestCoastinspiredcuisineand180oceanviewsallfor23orless.acts.HishottipLookoutforSteveDawsonhesagoodplayer.WhileVancouvermighthavetheregionsmostprodigiouslivesceneManxsayshesinnohurrytomovefromSaltSpring.Imveryfortunatetolivehere.ItswhereIvewrittenallmyalbumsitsaverycreativeplacehesays.Iseefellowresi-dentandrenownedartistRobertBatemanalotandIusedtoseeRandyBachmanwhenhelivedhereheusedtoplayaroundtownwithhisdaughter.WeallgettoknoweachotheronSaltSpringeventu-allyitseemslikeeveryonehereisinthatartisticzone.AsidefromperformingaroundB.C.wheneverhecanManxalsohasseveralfavouritespotsintheprovincewherehelikestolaydownhisguitarandgetawayfromitall.EveryyearIgotoCampbellRivertogofishingwithmyson.AndfortotalrelaxationmyheartisintheOkanaganValleyitsreallyoneofthemostbeautifulpartsofBritishColumbia.NaturallyManxsprovince-widetravelshavealsotakenhimonmorethanafewferrytripsovertheyears.ButhasheeverbeentemptedtounpackhisguitarondeckandpluckafewsongsIdlovetobutthattakescourage.IminspiredbytheideabutIthinkifIpulledoutmyguitarpeoplemightexpectmetoputonashow.InsteadwheneverImontheferryIusuallyspendmytimeatthebuffet.ForManxitseemsplayingB.C.sfestivalsandlivevenuesisreasonenoughtomaketheprovincehishome.Ispendalotoftimetour-ingallaroundtheworldbutthisistheplaceIlovetocomebacktoandperformtheresreallynoplacelikeit.HRootsandBluesFestivalisalsofantasticandhighlyrecommended.FindyourgroovethissummerHVancouverIslandMusicFestComoxJuly11-13islandmusicfest.comHVancouverFolkMusicFestivalJuly18-20thefestival.bc.caHKispioxValleyMusicFestivalJuly25-27kvmf.caHKasloJazzEtc.SummerMusicFestivalAugust1-3kaslojazzfest.comHOsoyoosBluegrassCountryFestivalAugust8-10osoyoosbluegrass.caHWapitiMusicFestivalFernieAugust89ferniemusic.comHEdgeoftheWorldMusicFestivalHaidaGwaiiAugust8-10edgefestival.comHPenderHarbourJazzFestivalSeptember19-21phjazz.caHSquamishValleyMusicFestivalAugust8-10squamishfestival.comHAtmosphereComoxValleyAugust15-17AtmosphereGathering.comHSalmonArmRootsandBluesFestivalAugust15-17rootsandblues.caHRifflandiaVictoriaSeptember11-14rifflandia.comPHOTOSUPPLIED TOURISMhaLfmoonbaysecheLtGibsonsmadeiRaPaRk GibsonsLandinGPoweLLRiveRsunshinecoastPoweLLRiveR InrealitypeopledontactuallyglowbutMikeMcKinlaycomescloseveryveryclose.ThefilmmakerjustreturnedtoVancouverfromatripwithcreativepartnerRobButlertoVancouverIslandwheretheywerefilmingscenesforthedocumentaryThreeWaters.TheirprimarypurposeinDeepBaymidwaybetweenParksvilleandComoxwastoshootalocavoredinner.EverythingonthemenuwasmadewithlocallygrownorscavengedingredientswildmushroomswinterkalechipsfarmmeatsandcheesesDeepBayshellfishandbecauseitwasstillearlyMarchanditsnicetohavesomethinggreenontheplateasurprisinglydeliciousgarnishofGrandFirtips.AshasbeenthecasesincethepairbeganfilmingThreeWatersoneexperienceledtoanotherwiththisextraordi-naryregionsheritagecultureandwildliferevealingthem-selvesincaptivatingoftenunexpectedsequences.ThemoretheywitnessedthemoreMcKinlayandButlerbecamecommittedtoraisingawarenessaboutabodyoflandandwaterfamiliartosomanybutwhichfewtrulyunderstand.ByJimSutherlandThreeBehindthescenesofafilmPHOTOSGEORGEFAULKNERGeturticketstrlbcmuseum.bc.cvikigsProducedbyLeadmarketingPartnerRBCMVikigsMay16noV1120142013CasperArt.Allrightsreserved.TheexhibitionisajointventurebetweenandproducedbyTheSwedishHistoryMuseuminSwedenandMuseumsPartnerinAustria.20SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoard WaterscelebratingtheSalishSeaFilmmakerMikeMcKinlaypicturedaboveandnaturalistRobButlertopleftaredocumentingtheuniqueculturedelicateenvironmentandintriguingwildlifeoftheregionspanningNanaimosouthtotheSanJuanIslands.SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoard21 22SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardInDeepBaythefilmmakerswrangledaboatjauntoutintothestraitwheretheherringroefisheryhappenedtobeinthemidstofoneofitsultra-briefopeningsafrenzythatinmostrecentyearshasruntomerehours.Duringthosefuriousfewmin-utestheboatspulledintensofthousandsoftonnesoffishallthewhilesurroundedbyanear-biblicalplagueofseagulls.ThesightsandsoundswereimpressivebutwhattrulyamazedMcKinlayweretheCaliforniasealionsthatfloppedintothenetsinhaledtheirfillofwrigglingfishthenwallumpedrightoutagain.WhileMcKinlaydescribesthescenetheever-amiableButlersmiles.Asarecentlyretired27-yearveteranoftheCanadianWildlifeServiceaPh.D.biologistandthepresidentofthePacificWildlifeFounda-tionhehasseenthissortofthingmanytimes.HeexplainsthatPacificherringareakeystonespeciesandastheygomosteverythingelseintheSalishSeawillfollow.AndinfactbeginningsometimeinApriltheherringwillgo.BeckonedbybloomsoftheplanktonthatformabigpartoftheirdietmostwilldepartforthewestcoastofVancouverIslanddeplet-ingtheislandseastcoastofmanyofitsmarineanimalswhichtrailrightaftertheirdinner.Ofcoursethisspringasinmanyoth-erstherewascontroversyaroundtheherringroefisheryshortasitis.Someworrythatstocksofthefishcrucialafteralltotheentiremarineecosystemaretoolowandthefisheryshouldbesuspendedcompletely.Butlersharestheworriesabouttheoceanshealththatspracticallyhisjob.ButtheworrieswontshowupinthefilmthatheandMcKinlayaremakingatleastnotexplicitly.InsteadThreeWaterswasenvisionedasbeingcelebratoryratherthancautionarytransformativeratherthanreproving.ButlerexplainsByadoptingnatureintoourcultureweestablishaneedtosustainit.Forexamplewhenaregionalfoodbecomespartofaculturethentheliveli-hoodsandthelandthatprovideitwillbesustained.SoyestheremaybeconcernsaboutherringoraboutwaterqualityandoceanacidificationthatimpactshellfishgrowersinDeepBay.Butifthefilmcanhelppeoplefeelastrongerconnectiontothenaturalenvironmentthenthereisabetterchancethattheenvironmentwillbecherishedandprotected.ItdoesnthurtatallthatourareaisjustplainbeautifulsaysButler.Thatssomethingthatalotoftheearlyexplorerscommentedon.Itsabigpartofthefilm.Thisisnotthefirstcollaborationbe-tweenButlerandMcKinlayafilmmakerwhobringsadifferentlookandfeeltona-turefilmsmaybebecauseheisequallyathomeshootingcommercialsforskateboardcompanies.Othershortfilmshavefocusedonspecificbirdsormarinelifethough.Nonehavebeenofthisscope.ButlerdescribessomeofthescenesthathavegoneintomakingwhattheyexpectOnyournextferryridebringalongbinocularssuggestsmarinebiologistandfilmmakerRobButler.MarinelifeisprolificsouthofNa-naimo.AndfromPortHardynorththelistbroadenstoincludeorcashumpbackwhalesandwhite-sideddolphinsallseasonlong.Everywhereandatalltimesoftheyearharboursealscanbeseenbobbinginthewaternearmostter-minalswhileflocksofbirdsareanindicationthatmarinemammalsmightsurfacenearby.APRILRouteToDenmanandHornbyislandsWhatHerringsealionsandbirdsWhyHundredsofmillionsofher-ringspawnfromFebruarytoAprilattractingsealionsandbirds.APRILRouteTsawwassentoDukePointWhatStellersealionsonEntranceIslandDallsporpoiseneartheGulfIslandsWhyHundredsofsealionsdigestfishcaughtinnearbywatersDallsporpoisesarefast.Watchforsmallblackandwhitedorsalfins.JUNERouteHorseshoeBaytoNanaimoWhatPacificwhite-sideddolphinsandharbourporpoisesWhyLookforwhite-sideddolphinsridingtheferrywakenearthebow.Harbourporpoisesareshy.WatchforthemsurfacingwhentheferryisafewminutesoutofHorseshoeBay.JULY-AUGUSTRouteNearTsawwassenterminalWhatOrcasWhySalmonheadingtowardtheFraserRivertospawnpasscloseby.Alsowatchforhundredsofgreatblueheronsonthebeaches.PHOTOSGEORGEFAULKNERClockwisefromtopleftUnwindingoncalmseassomewhereinbetweenSavaryIslandandPenderHarbourCormorantsontherockybluffsatMitlenatchIslandvolunteerparkwardenhutonMitlenatchIsland.Seethis Relaxinthecomortoahigh-backleatherloungerwhileyouenjoythemanybeneftsourSeawestLoungehastooerincludingStarbucksCoeeteajuicereshpastriesaswellasawideselectiononewspapersandmagazines.anoasisisntalwaysfoundinthedesert.12all-inclusivetobeanhour-longdocumentaryappear-ingontelevisionnetworksinCanadaandtheU.S.beginningin2015.IntheFraserRivernearChilliwacktheresamarshthatalmostnooneelsehasbeenintohesays.BeyondtheastonishingbirdlifeinthatmarshandtheFrasersstatusasoneoftheworldsgreatriversButlersaysnofilmcouldignoretheroletheriverplaysincreatingtherichagriculturallandthatfeedsitshumaninhabitants.Equallytherestheriversadeptnessatfeedingandstirringtheseawateritflowsinto.Sowhilethepairwillalmostsurelybebackontheriverthissummertocapturefoot-ageofwhatcouldbeanhistoricsockeyeruntopping70millionfishtheyhavealsobeenoutintoJuandeFucaStraitwhichisdozensofkilometressouthwestoftheFraserdeltabutalmostanextensionoftheriversaysButler.InareaslikeDeepBaythereisntalotgoingoninthewaterduringthesummerblamethosedepartedherringbutinthewaterssouthofVictoriathewatersareteeming.ThisistheonlyCanadianhabitatoftheoddballHeermannsgullwhichfliesallthewayfromMexicowherethebirdshaveattractedattentionastoolusersthatusebaittocatchfish.Meanwhileblack-footedalbatrossesflyinfromHawaiijoinedascommutersfromtheAlohaislandsbyhumpbackwhales.Humanstooareabigpartofanyenvi-ronmentandtheonewereinhashostedourspeciesforabout12000years.WhileitstruethatthelastcouplehundredofthosehaveseensomeprettydramatictransformationsThreeWatersacceptsusassimplefact.ThatsaidthefilmmakersdidfocusoncertaintypesofbehaviourwhichishowtheyendedupatPortTownsendswoodenboatfestival.Theretheyfounddozensofboatsmadenotjustofwoodbutoflocalwoodanexampleofbeingatonewiththeenvironmentthataptlyfitsthefilmsthemeasdoesboat-ingingeneral.KayakscanoesboatsofallkindsgettingoutontothewaterispartofwhowearesaysButler.PortTownsendisntinB.C.butinWashingtonStatewhichillustratesanotherimportantaspectofthefilm.Ecologicalregionsandsystemsdontconformtopoliticalboundariesandtherewasalwayssomethingalittleawkwardandartificialabouttheseem-inglyhardbordersbetweenwaterbodieslikeB.C.sGeorgiaStraitWashingtonsPugetSoundandthesharedJuandeFucaStrait.Thatswhyin1986amarinebiologistnamedBertWebberlivinginBellinghamWashingtoncombinedthethreeintoanewtermtheSalishSea.HonouringtheCoastSalishNationwhospreadovermuchoftheregioncenturiesbeforeEuropeanarrivalthenametreatsthevastandintricatewaterwayasasingleentityasea.Overthepastfewyearsthecoinagehasbeengainingmomentumcomple-mentingtheoldertermsratherthanreplacingthemasWebberhopeditwould.ButlerandMcKinlayhavetheirownhopenotunrelatedthatafilmaboutthatseawillhelppeoplerecognizeitsimportancenotjustasaspotontheglobebutonapersonallevel.H 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Inthesummerof2010TimMcGradytookovermanage-mentofanundevelopedeco-lodgeonafar-flungstretchofB.C.coast.Littledidthe48-year-oldComoxresidentknowatthetimethatwithinlessthanfouryearshewouldhelpturnthebusi-nessintooneofthemosttalkedaboutFirstNationssuccessstoriesintheprovince.ManypeopledidntthinkwecouldsucceedsaysMcGrady.Op-eratingaworld-classeco-culturalresortinaremoteB.C.communityhassignificantchallenges.Butweredoingitandtheimpacthasbeenunbelievablypositive.McGradyisthemanageroftheSpiritBearLodgelocatedinthevillageofKlemturoughly500kilometresnorthofVancouver.Ahamletpopulation450KlemtuissituatedintheheartoftheGreatBearRainforestandistheseatoftheKitasooXaixaisFirstNation.SinceMcGradytookoveroperationofthelodgepeoplefromaroundtheworldhavebeenflockinginever-greaternumberstoKlemtuinthehopesofgettingaglanceoftheareasmostfamousresidenttheelusivewhiteSpiritBear.AlsoknownastheKermodetheSpiritBearisablackbearwitharecessivegenethatgivesitalight-colouredcoat.Theanimalsshyna-turesmallpopulationandlimiteddistributionhavemadeitoneofthemostwidelysoughtcreaturesontheplanetbywildlifeenthusiasts.WithMcGradyshelpandvisionthelodgecollectivelyownedbytheFirstNationhasbeenprovidingmuch-neededjobsandasourceofrevenueforthecommunity.IthasalsobecomeanimportantnodethroughwhichtheKitasooconductecologicalandconserva-tionactivities.AsaresultofallthisKlemtuhasexperiencedasignifi-cantrevitalization.Asmatteringofworkexperi-enceshashelpedMcGradyexecutehischallengingrole.After15yearsworkingasaseakayakingguideinbothMexicoandBritishColumbiaMcGradywashiredtoworkatB.C.sKnightInletLodgethefirstgrizzlybearviewingresortinCanada.AftercuttinghisteethinthiscrucialroleMcGradyspentseveralyearshelp-ingbigcorporationswiththeirlead-ershipandteam-buildingefforts.Butby2009McGradyyearnedtogetbacktodoingworkthatwasmoreenvironmentalandgrass-rootsoriented.WhenfriendswhohadbeenmanagingKlemtusna-scentlodgesuggestedhetakeovertherolehesawanopportunity.AtthetimethisplacewasjuststumblingalongMcGradysays.Ithadalotofthepiecesbutevery-thingwasoutofstep.IsawwhatwasneededtomakeitworkandIwentforit.SincethentheSpiritBearLodgehasgrownbyleapsandbounds.TheresortwhichpreviouslyranjustatpeakbearviewingseasonbetweenlateAugustandearlyOctoberisnowopeninJune.NewculturalexperiencesarealsoonofferlikethissummersInSearchofBukwusTourwhichinadditiontosomebearviewingwilltakeinar-easwherethelegendarySasquatchknownlocallyasBukwushasbeenspotted.ForMcGradywhocanbeseenonanygivendayatthelodgeman-agingitsmultifariousoperationslikeasymphonyconductortheresorthashugepotentialtobothgrowandsustainablybenefitthecommunityanditsenvironment.ItsagreatadventureMcGradysays.Thatswhatmylifehasalwaysbeenabout.Andthisisonaprettygrandscale.Icantwaittoseewhereitallgoes.HInthevillageofKlemtuaFirstNationscommunityhitsitsstrideBYJOHNZADASituatedintheheartoftheGreatBearRainforestSpiritBearLodgetreatsitsgueststoKitasooXaixaisFirstNationcultureandhospitalityandecotourismadventures.Manypeopledidntthinkwecouldsucceed.Butweredoingitandtheimpacthasbeenunbelievablypositive.PHOTOSSUPPLIED26SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardEncountersOUTPOSTS BRITISHCOLUMBIAWASHINGTONVANCOUVERISLANDPortHardyChemainusPowellRiverCourtenayComoxCampbellRiverWhistlerSookeUclueletQuadraIslandBrentwoodBayNanaimoVancouverVictoriaParksvillePenderIslandSaltSpringIslandSecretCoveMadeiraParkTsawwassenHorseshoeBayRichmondTofinoCowichanBaySidneySouthCoastGetawaysfrom129Packagesincluderound-tripferrytravelfortwoadultsandonecaronenightsaccommodationandextras.perpersondbl.occ.Voyagesofdiscoverydepartingdaily.Threeeasywaystobookbcferries.comvacations1-888-BCFERRYExt.3CanadaUSBCFerriesVacationsCentre1010CanadaPlaceVancouverBCPlusGSTandsurcharges.Pricelistedreects1-nightstayattheHotelRialto.PricesquotedareperpersoninCanadiandollarsbasedondoubleoccupancyandincludereturn-tripferrybetweenMetroVancouverandVancouverIslandfortwoadultsandonecar.Basedonavailability.Somerestrictionsmayapply.BCReg.48839.BrentwoodBayCampbellRiverChemainusCourtenayComoxCowichanBayParksvilleNanaimoSidneySookeUclueletTofinoVictoriaPenderIslandPortHardyQuadraIslandSaltSpringIslandVancouverNorthVancouverRichmondWhistlerPowellRiverSecretCoveMadeiraParkdestinationsLetBCFerriestransportyoutoallthemagicaldestinationsthatmakeupourbeautifulSouthCoast.EnjoyeclecticVictoriaortheruggedbeautyofVancouverIslandsWestCoast.ExploretheGulfIslandsanarchipelagofamousforitslushvistasartistsfarmlandandvillages.OrspendsomefamilytimehikingbikingbeachcombingorkayakingalongtheidyllicSunshineCoast.Theresnaturalbeautyeverywhereyoulookplusallkindsofdiningoptionsspasshoppingentertainmentandoutdooractivities.Chooseapackagefromoneoftheuniquedestinationsoraskourtravelconsultantsaboutcustomizedpackageoptions. 28SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardEncountersRightthiswayAguidetoHaidaGwaiisartistictreasuresBYLYNDSIEBOURGONARTTravellingalongoneofCanadasmostremotecoastlinesitseasytoseewhygenerationsofartistshavesoughtrefugehere.WithitsrichHaidaheritagedramatican-cientforestswindsweptbeachesandtight-knitcommunitiestheHaidaGwaiiislandchainhaslongattractedcarverspainterspoetsandmusiciansfromaroundtheworld.Todaytheirnumbersseemdisproportionatetotheis-landscombinedpopulationofjust5000people.WhilethiscreativesethasfosteredadynamicartscenerichincontemporaryandnativeinfluenceswithworksaccessibleatlocalgalleriessuchasBenDa-vidsonsgalleryAllAboutUArtsinSkidegateitwasntalwayseasyespeciallyforvisitorstolocateHaidaGwaiiartistswhosestudiosareoftentuckedawayinprivateenclavesknownonlytotheartistsandtheircircleoffriends.Anewonlinedirectoryshowcas-ingartistsandtheircreativeworksavailableongohaidagwaii.cahaschangedthat.Thelistingsavail-abledigitallyordownloadableasaPDFprovidevisitorswiththemeanstoconnectone-on-onewithartistsmanyofthemwelcomingguestsintotheirstudiostoseehowtheirworksarecrafted.YoullneedacarorbiketoexploreHaidaGwaiisartscene.The113-kilometreprimaryroadthatstretchessouthtonorthonHaidaGwaiisGrahamIslandthearchipelagoslargestandmostnortherlyislandmeandersthroughfivesmallcommunitiesQueenCharlotteTlellSkidegatePortClementsandMasset.Allofthemarehometogalleriesandstudiosownedandoperatedbylo-calartisansandheritagesocieties.Itsafeastofvariedworkspaint-ingssculptureandjewelryandeverythingfromnaturephotogra-phyandwatercolourportraitstoknitwearandinstallationart.Followingtheroadwhichrunsalongsidetheislandsrockyshore-linebeforeheadinginlandtothefarmlandofPortClementsoffersvisitorsinsightintothenaturalworldreflectedintheworksoflocalartists.InTlelltheCrystalCabinGalleryisfull-to-the-brimwithscavengedmineralsfromthenearbyforestandbeaches.AcrosstheroadSitkaStudiosellscoffeebooksandcardsfromatwo-storeywoodcabin.Thereisalsoatrea-suretroveofarttobefoundintheinterpretivecentregiftshopattheVillageofMassetsDelkatlaWild-lifeSanctuarywiththemigra-torybirdrefugeandmarshlandsportrayedinmanyoftheshopspaintingsandcards.AdecadeagopainterSheilaKar-rowmovedtotheislandfromWa-terlooOntariobringingherprac-ticewithher.Whatattractedherwasthenaturethepristinenessofitallshesays.Youreallyareinanotherworld.KarrowpaintstidalpoolsandoldgrowthforestfromherstudiointheVillageofQueenCharlotteperchedon3rdAvenueandboastingaviewoftheoceanandgardensbelow.KarrowisamongtheartistswhoseworkscanbefoundattheAllAboutUArtsgallery.ProprietorBenDavidsonthesonofoneofCanadasmostrenownedHaidaartistsRobertDavidsonisaworld-renownedartistandcarverinhisownright.Hehasbroughthissuccesshomethroughthegallerywhichheopenedthreeyearsago.HesayspriortoopeningAllAboutUWeusedtosendthiscalibreofworkoff-island.Todayhoweverwithinitiativesliketheonlinedirectoryencourag-ingmorevisitorsincludingartlov-erstocometoHaidaGwaiimorepurchasesarebeingmadelocally.ItsgreatforsmallcommunitiesandforartistsoffthebeatenpathsaysDavidson.Greatforvisitorstoo.HElaborateworkssuchasalocallycraftedHaidaceremonialcanoemaskandprintbyBenDavidsonpicturedbelowaswellasfineartbyresidentssuchaspainterSheilaKarrowforestcanvascentrebelowareavailableforcommissionorpurchaseonHaidaGwaiiatartiststudiosandgalleriessuchasAllAboutUArtsinSkidegate.PHOTOSALLABOUTUBOTTOMLEFTJASONSHAFTO the-rators.com250-746-0372DuncanBCFace-to-faceandfearlesswithgrizzliesandwhalesBYMATTJ.SIMMONSSIGHTINGSMyfirstface-to-faceencounterwithagrizzlybearwaswellprettyscary.Therearebetterwaystoviewwildlifeandtheycanmakeasightinglikethisanexperienceofalifetimetrustme.Iwasreadingabookinmytent.Thesoundofsnappingtwigsmademesitupandlookoutside.ThroughtheopendoorIspotteda300-poundgrizzlysnufflingaroundmyfoodcache.Iduckeddownandfumbledforbearspray.Nonchalantlyhestrolledtowardsmytentforacloserinspection.FortunatelywhenwefinallycamefacetofaceliterallyhewasevenmorescaredthanIwasthebearranoffintothebushleavingmealonewithmypoundingheart.Thegoodnewsisseeingbearsandotherlargemammalsinthewildcanbeathrillingandnon-life-threaten-ingexperience.AtKhutzeymateenGrizzlyBearSanctuaryaprotectedareaabout45kilometresnorthofPrinceRupertvisi-torsarrivingbyboatorfloatplanegetaprimeviewofB.C.wildlifeincludinggrizzliesthatgrazeonsedgegrassbythewatersedgeeachspring.CaptainDougDavisofPrinceRupertAdventureTourshasbeenguidingherefor20years.Youcanactuallyhearthebearschewingonthegrasshesays.Davismakesabout50tripsintothesanctuaryeveryyearportingguestsaboardthecompanys40-60-and72-footvessels.Wegettoseethebearcultureheexplains.Wegettoknowwhotheyarewhattheirpersonalitiesarelike.InMayJuneandJulyvisitorsarealmostguaranteedtoencounteragrizzly.OnthewayouttotheKhutzeyma-teenDavistypicallypausesatWorkChannelwherehumpbackwhalesgathertofeed.WorkChannelisaremarkablewhale-watchingareahesays.Thereareusually10to12hump-backsinthere.WhenIsawmyfirsthumpbackitwasrainingsideways.WhenthewhalesurfacedclosetotheboatandsprayedusfromitsblowholeIcompletelyforgothowwetandcoldIwas.BestofallthistimemyheartwasracingwithexcitementnotfearHCaptainDougDavisofPrinceRupertAdventureTourspicturedatleftoperatesasmallfleetofvesselsthatofferguestsup-closeencounterswithimpressiveNorthCoastwildlife.PHOTOSPRINCERUPERTADVENTURETOURSSECONDFROMTOPEGLEREPOLE AtoasttoaSunshineCoasttownshistoryandentrepreneurialdriveBYJOEWIEBEInPowellRiveratownofjust13000peopleperchedneartheSunshineCoastsmostnorthwesterlypointthepastandpresentmergeinthehistoricTownsiteneighbourhood.Herearenaissanceisunderway.Andthankstoanupstartcraftbreweryitsamovementthatlocalscantoastwithaglassofhometownpride.Builtbetween1910and1930bythePowellRiverPaperCompanyTownsitespurposewastohousethefirmsemployeesandtheirfamilies.Thepapermillwhichbeganoperatingin1912andisstillrunningtodaywastheworldslargestforatime.Attheheightofitsindustrialoutputoneinevery25oftheworldsnewspaperswasprintedonnews-printproducedthere.Thehomesthecompanydesignedandbuiltfollowedautopianplan-ningphilosophycalledtheGardenCityMovement.Itssignificancewasrecognizedin1995whentheoriginalTownsiteofPowellRiverwasnamedaNationalHistoricSite.TodaytheneighbourhoodwhichincludesdozensofheritagehomesbuiltintheArtsandCraftsarchitec-turalstylehasbecomeapopulardestinationforurbanex-patsandentrepreneursseekingaplacetosetupshop.ThisinfluxhasbeguntorevitalizeTownsiteslongdormantcommercialdistrict.AprimeexampleisTownsiteBrewingwhichopenedin2012intheFederalBuildinganarchitecturaltreasurewithbeautifulartdecobrickworkbuiltin1929tohousethepostofficeandotherfederalagencies.BreweryfounderKarenSkadsheimmadetwofortuitousdecisionsearlyonthefirstwastocontacttheownerofthebuildingwhichhadbeenemptyforyears.Hebecameherbusinesspartner.NextshehiredCdricDauchottobrewthebeer.DauchotistheonlyBelgianbrewmasterwestofQubec.HeandhisCanadianwifeChloeSmithwhoisalsoabrewertriedtoopenabrew-pubinherhometownofSaskatoon.Butafterchasingourowntailforayear-and-a-halfthecouplemovedtoPowellRiversoDauchotcouldbetheheadbreweratTownsitePicturedaboveTownsitesfounderKarenSkadsheimandheadbrewerCdricDauchot.NewbreweriestovisitoncetheferrydocksTofinoBrewing681IndustrialWayTofinoVisitTofinoforitsnaturalbeautyanddeliciouscraftbeer.PersephoneBrewing1053StewartRoadGibsonsSunshineCoastsothernewbreweryisbasedonafarmwheretheygrowtheirownhops.FourWindsBrewing4-735572StreetDeltaOneofB.C.sbestnewbreweriesjustoffHwy.99.PHOTOJOEWIEBEBrewing.Smithhassincejoinedtheoperationasbrewerymanager.TownsitesregularbeerlineupincludesZungaGoldenBlondeAleTinhatIPAPowTownPorterandSuncoastPaleAlealongwithseasonalreleasessuchasWestviewWheatBlackberryFestivAleandTimewarpWet-HoppedPaleAle.DauchotsbestbeersnaturallyarehisBelgian-stylerecipes7800SaisonnamedforthedistancebetweenhishometowninBelgiumandPowellRiverCharlestonBelgianTripleandShinyPennyBelgianIPA.BeyondTownsitesbeerthereisplentytosoakupinPowellRiver.Startwithaself-guidedwalkingtourthroughthehistoricTownsiteneighbourhood.EnjoyafilmatthePatriciaTheatreCanadasoldestcontinuallyoperatingcinema.GreatdiningoptionsnearbyincludeEdieRaesCafintheOldCourthouseInnandTheHub101.BeerfoodmoviesandhistoryallwithinablockortwothatswhatmakesPowellRiversTownsiteneighbourhoodoneofmyfavouriteplacestovisit.HEncountersCRAFTBEER4330IslandHighwaySouthCourtenay2013WinnerofTourismIndustryAssociationofCanadasBusinessoftheYearAwardItsallaboutYouParadiseawaitsyouhere...Pricesstartat385perpersonbasedondoubleoccupancyinastandardOceanviewRoom.Taxesnotincluded.Peakseasonratesstartingat410perpersonbeginsJune27.Basedonavailabilityattimeofbookingsomerestrictionsapply.Askyourreservationagentaboutroomupgrades.Mentionthisadattimeofbooking.2NightStay100perpersonBreakwaterRestaurantcredit100perpersonSpacredit1visitperpersontotheHydropathand1Yogaclassperperson.385perpersonSpecialPackageRateBOOKTODAY1.800.663.7929Kingfsherspa.com HorseshoeBayTsawwassenOsoyoosKelownaPentictonSwartzBayMerritKamloopsVernonHopePowellRiverCourtenayComoxNanaimoVancouverVictoriaSecretCoveMadeiraParkBRITISHCOLUMBIAVANCOUVERISLANDOkanaganRetreatsfrom205Packagesincluderound-tripferrytravelfortwoadultsandonecartwonightsaccommodationandextras.perpersondbl.occ.Ifonlywecouldbottletheatmosphere.Threeeasywaystobookbcferries.comvacations1-888-BCFERRYExt.3CanadaUSBCFerriesVacationsCentre1010CanadaPlaceVancouverBCPlusGSTandsurcharges.Pricelistedreects2-nightstayattheWatermarkBeachResortHotel.PricesquotedareperpersoninCanadiandollarsbasedondoubleoccupancyandincludereturn-tripferrybetweenVancouverIslandandMetroVancouverfortwoadultsandonecar.Basedonavailability.Somerestrictionsmayapply.BCReg.48839.BCFerrieshastailoredsomeamazingOkanagantoursandpackagestotemptyourpalate.Headtothejewel-on-the-lakecityofKelownaandsampleworld-famousThompsonOkanaganwinesatamyriadofnearbyvineyards.ThedelightfuldeserttownofOsoyoosalsoboastsaward-winningwineriessuchasBurrowingOwlChurchStateandHesterCreek.OrgetawaytotheenchantinglakesidecommunityofPenticton.Enjoyspectacularmountainvistaswhilehorsebackridinghikingorcyclingthroughouttheareasvasttrailnetwork.Fishwakeboardandjet-skionthenumerouslakesorfine-tuneyourgolfgameononeofthemanytop-classcourses.Chooseapackagefromoneoftheuniquedestinationsoraskourtravelconsultantsaboutcustomizedpackageoptions.KelownaOsoyoosPentictonKamloopsdestinationsBrianSprout petfriendlyBreaktherulesonanOkanaganwinetourBYSTEVEMACNAULLMywifeandIdaredtobreaktheruleswhilelunchingonthepatioofHesterCreekEstateWinerysTerrafinarestaurant.Ratherthanpairthedecadentpotatoandtrufflepizzawerenoshingonwiththerecommend-edReserveMerlotredwineweresippingthefreshandcrispwhiteTrebbiano.Pre-lunchwedtestedtheOkana-gansonlyTrebbianointhewinerystastingroomandwereblownawaybyitsburstofapplegrape-fruitandmineralflavours.NotbadforanItalianvarietalthatsomepredictedwouldntdowellgrowingonthevalleysGoldenMiletheconcentratedstretchofvineyardsandwineriesjustoutsideOliver.Soseatedforlunchwedecidedtoignorethered-with-pizzaman-traandordermoreTreb.ThatsthegreatthingaboutOkanaganwinetouringtastingandfood-and-winematchingnowsaysHesterCreekdirectorofhospi-talityRogerGillespie.Therearenorulesanymore.HesterCreekhascapitalizedonitsGoldenMilelocationbybuildingaTuscan-inspiredwineryandres-taurantoverlookingOsoyoosLakeandOkanaganmountains.Terrafinaspatioisutterlysublimeinthedappledsunshineunderagrapevine-coveredpergola.Weareinnorushtoleaveandfortunatelyneitherisourtourguide.Notonlyisourdaytripre-laxedandasafewaytogowealsolearnmoreandhavethelibertytotrymorewines.AtHesterCreekwewrapupwithsamplingsoftwoofthewineryssignatureitemsTheJudgearedBordeauxblendandtheCabernetFrancacrisprosperfectforsummersipping.HesterCreekisaprimeexampleofhowtheOkanaganwinetouringexperiencehasbeenampedupwithmoreandmorewineriesWithsome30wineriesintheOliverareaitsnowonderthetownhasofficiallybrandeditselfTheWineCapitalofCanada.32SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardEncountersWINERIES ComeandExploreSeetheareasfrstmonumentalpoleraisedinGwaiiHaanasinover130years.VenezexplorerAdmirezlemthraldiquegantquiathissGwaiiHaanaslepremierdanslargiondepuisplusde130ans.addingrestosandspecialevents.NearbyBurrowingOwlEstateWineryhastheSonoradiningroom.AlsoinOliversetinCoyoteBowlChurchStateWineshastheOkanagansonlyfull-serviceoutdoortastingbar.StoneboatVineyardshastheMaggieMayvine-yardnamedafterco-ownerJulieMartiniuksmomMargaretMaynottheRodStewartsong.AtastingroomandpatiotableswithgreatviewsanchorRoad13wheretheycanalsosetupcateredreceptionsanddinnersforcorpo-rateeventsandweddings.NearbyLaStellaWineryconveysproprietorsSaeedehandSeanSalemsvisionofladolcevitaaharmonyoffinewinefoodandmusic.EachofLaStellasboutiquewinesisnamedforanItalianmusi-caltheme.AmongthemisFortis-simoaboisterousTuscan-inspiredredthatbringstogetherjuicesofhand-selectedMerlotCabernetandSangiovesegrapesfermentedintheTuscantraditionwhichfavourslargeFrenchandSlavonianoakbarrels.LargeformatbarrelsallowforlongeragingofthewineinbarrelwithoutworryingaboutthewinepickinguptoomuchoakflavoursaysmanagingpartnerRasoulSalehiaddingthatlow-inputviticultureandsustainableToprightFoodandwineeducationatHesterCreekEstateWinery.AtLaStellabottomrightboutiquewinesandacelebrationofladolcevita.PHOTOSSUPPLIED SetamongbeautiullandscapesvistasandanabundanceowildlieFairwindsisapremiermaster-plannedoceanrontcommunitythatoersanunorgettableliestyleexperienceyear-round.CentrallylocatedFairwindsoerschampionshipgolaprivateftnesscentrewalkingtrailsandaull-servicemarina.Tofndoutmorecontactustoday.JustnorthofNanaimoonVancouverIsland1.866.468.5957lhfawnds.cawww.fawnds.caLiveHere.LiveMore.farmingpracticesalsocontributetoLaStellawinescomplexconcen-tratedflavours.Withsome30wineriesintheOliverareaitsnowonderthetownhasofficiallybrandeditselfTheWineCapitalofCanada.WineistheinitialattractionfortouristssaysOliverTourismchair-womanBethGarrish.Butwehavesomuchelsetogowithitfromculinaryexperiencesandfestivalstotheartsandoutdooractivitieslikehikingandgettingoutonthelake.SomeoftheupcomingfestivalsincludePigOutwithitsporkandwinepairingOysterFestivalHalfCorkedMarathonandthemulti-dayOkanaganWineFestivalsputoninthespringsummerandfall.HBCFerriesVacationshasteamedupwithLandseaOkanagantomaketouringHesterCreekandotherOliverwineriesabreeze.Outingsincludetransportationtourandtastingoptionsmorningandafternoonoutingsandmid-dayforaysincludinglunchatHesterCreek.Learnmoreatbcferries.comvacations.OliverTourismchairwomanBethGarrishsaystheareaspopularwineriesareflankedbytourismattractionsrangingfromfestivalstotheartsandoutdooractivitieslikehikingandgettingoutonthelake.34SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardAtoasttoKamloopsItusedtobethattheOkanaganhadthewineriesandKamloopshadthepulpmillsandranches.NowtheLoopsisgettingonthewinemaptoo.ThecitysfirsttwowineriesareHarpersTrailwheregrapesgrownontheshoreoftheSouthThompsonRiverhavebeenmadeintoaward-winningPinotGrisandPrivatowherethesignaturewineisChardonnay.SoonMonteCreekRanchWineryalsolocatedontheSouthThompsonRiverwilljointhepair.PHOTOSTOPLEFTSUPPLIEDTOPRIGHTSTUARTBISH TWEEDSMUIRPARKVancouverBellaCoolaVictoriaTsawwassenFIORDLANDCONSERVANCYHAKAILXVBLSCONSERVANCYBRITISHCOLUMBIAWASHINGTONPortHardyWhistlerWilliamsLakeVANCOUVERISLANDBellaBellaQualicumBeachDepartureBayDukePointHorseshoeBayNanaimoHAIDAGWAIIPrinceGeorgeSmithersPrinceRupertSkidegateTllaalMassetTerraceCourtenayComoxSkedansOceanFallsShearwaterKlemtuInsidePassageWildernessCircleTourfrom1165perpersondbl.occ.Comefacetofacewiththewild.Threeeasywaystobookbcferries.comvacations1-888-BCFERRYExt.3CanadaUSBCFerriesVacationsCentre1010CanadaPlaceVancouverBCPlusGSTandsurcharges.PricesquotedareperpersoninCanadiandollarsbasedondoubleoccupancyandincludesferryasoutlinedfortwoadultsandonecar.Basedonavailability.ToursareseasonalSomerestrictionsmayapply.BCReg.48839.WhicheverNorthernadventureyouchooseoptionstopersonalizeitcanaddawholenewamazingdimension.Gowhale-watchingviewgrizzlybearsintheirnaturalhabitatorvisitrenownedsalmon-fishingdestinations.Travelatyourownpaceorextendyourstayyoucanevencombinetwotoursforthebestofbothworlds.DiscovertheuntamedwildernessandrichnativeheritageoftheInsidePassagebetweenPortHardyandPrinceRupert.ExplorethesplendorandmajestyofBCsCentralCoastormarvelatthemist-enshroudedforestsruggedcoastlinesandFirstNationscultureofHaidaGwaii.Chooseapackagefromoneoftheuniquedestinationsoraskourtravelconsultantsaboutcustomizedpackageoptions.BellaCoolaTllaalPortHardyPrinceRupertSmithersMassetWilliamsLakePrinceGeorgeSkedansTerraceShearwaterOceanFallsKlemtudestinationsGwaiiHaanasC.JohnsonSailDriveTourIncludesEightnightsaccommodationsevenlocationsincludingCourtenayPortHardyPrinceRupertSmithersPrinceGeorgeWilliamsLakeWhistler2sailingsMetroVancouvertoVancouverIslandandPortHardytoPrinceRupertInsidePassageRouteGrizzlybearorwhale-watchingtourMid-CoastandHaidaGwaiiNorthernAdventurepackagesalsoavailable. 36SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardInsideBCFerriesInsighttoenhancewildlifesightingsCoastalNaturalistProgramCOASTALNATURALISTSAtfirstglancethemove-mentacrossthewaterssurfaceappearstobetheseabreeze.Onasecondlookhoweverthephenom-enonrevealsitselftobesome-thingverymuchaliveandmovingquicklyalongsidetheshipjustbelowthewaves.Inthatinstantapodofwhatappearstobedolphinsbreachesthewaterssurfacetheirshimmeringbodiesreflectinginthesundelightingthepassengersonboard.Whilewildlifesightingsareadailyoccurrenceforgueststravel-lingwithBCFerriestheseencoun-terscanalsoraisequestions.WhatwerethosecreaturesweretheyporpoisesordolphinsSilvaJohans-sonaParksCanadapublicoutreacheducationofficerforcoastalB.C.saysthe2014CoastalNaturalistscouldanswerthatquestionandtellyoumuchmoreaboutthelocalsurroundings.JohanssonhaspersonallywitnessedalargenumberofPa-cificwhite-sideddolphinsonaferryridefromHorseshoeBaytoNanaimo.Therewereatleastahundredofthem.ShesaystherisingprevalenceofthesedolphinscombingB.C.sinshorewatersandinletsispossiblyduetoashiftintheirpreydistribu-tion.Socialcreaturesthedolphinscantravelinpodsof10to100andmore.TheirpredatorsTransientorcasandsharks.Nowinitsninthseasonthe2014CoastalNaturalistProgrampresentedbyBCFerriesandParksCanadaisdesignedtohelpBCFerriespassengerslearnaboutthefascinatingcreaturesandrichhistoryknowntoB.C.scoast.CoastalNaturalistsareavail-ableonboardselectsailingstoanswerquestionsandinformallydiscussthewondersofthecoastalregion.Theyalsooffer20-minuteinteractivepresentationsfulloffascinatinginformationandinter-estingdemonstrationsattendedbymorethan175000passengerseachseason.TheNaturalistswillalertferryridersiftheyspotanopportunitytoseeaneagleagreatblueheronorapigeonguillemotJohanssonsaysexplainingthatpigeonguillemotsarelittleblackseabirdswithawhitepatchoneithersideandnotablefortheirbrightpinkfeet.InadditiontotheareasuniquemarineandanimallifetheonboardprogramsshowcaseB.C.sgeog-raphyandnauticalhistory.ForexampleshenotesthatGeorginaPointlighthouseonthenorth-easterntipofMayneIslandatthemouthofActivePassispartoftheGulfIslandsNationalParkReserve.Althoughthetalllightstationisnolongermannedsince1885itswarn-ingbeaconhasalertedmarinerstothepointsdangerousreefsandroughwaters.ThegoaloftheNaturalistProgramistosharestoriesofthecoastnationalparksandsites.ItslikealittleappetizeratastingmenuofwhatB.C.hastoofferJohans-sonexplainsaddingthatitsalsoachanceforpassengerstosharewhattheyhaveexperienced.IvebeenintherightplaceattherighttimetoseeasmallgroupoforcawithoneofthemjumpingoutofthewaterjustoutsideofActivePassenroutefromVictoriatoVancouversaysJohanssonaddingthateventhoughshehasbeentravellingwithBCFerriessinceshewasachildsceneslikethesecontinuetoexciteandinspire.HTHECOASTALNATURALISTPROGRAMrunsfromJune25toSeptember1onBCFerriesvesselstravellingbetweenTsawwassenVancouverandSwartzBayVictoriaandHorseshoeBayVancouverandDepartureBayNanaimo.DuringthesummerseasonadetailedscheduleforsailingswiththeCoastalNaturalistscanbefoundatbcferries.com. 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2016379799711011944145197McLoughlinBayBellaBellaALASKAU.S.A.CANADABellaCoolaHagensborgAnahimLakeNimpoLakePuntziLakeAlexisCreekOceanFallsPortHardyKlemtuChemainusPowellRiverWilliamsLakeQuesnelPrinceGeorgeComoxTsawwassenCampbellRiverWhistlerSwartzBaySouthernGulfIslandsseeinsetmapAllifordBaySandspitLangdaleEarlsCoveSalteryBayPortMcNeillSointulaAlertBayBellinghamSeattleTofinoPortRenfrewMillBayTatlaLakePembertonLillooetSookeTerraceSmithersPortAlberniUclueletMassetShearwaterDennyIslandCortesIslandTexadaIslandDenmanIslandHornbyIslandBowenIslandQuadraIslandSkidegateHorseshoeBayBrentwoodBayDepartureBayBRITISHCOLUMBIAWASHINGTONVANCOUVERISLANDDukePointKitimatTotheAlaskaHighwayHAIDAGWAIIFIORDLANDRECREATIONAREATWEEDSMUIRPARKHAKAIRECREATIONAREAAlaskaMarineHwyDuffyLakeRoadVictoriaNanaimoVancouverRailroadHighwayBCFerriesRouteAlaskaMarineHighwayPrinceRupert1919A19A19A1919VillageBayVANCOUVERISLANDSouthernGulfIslandsNanaimoVancouverVictoriaTsawwassenHorseshoeBayLangdaleChemainusCroftonVesuviusFulfordHarbourOtterBaySturdiesBayPenelakutIslandThetisIslandGalianoIslandMayneIslandSaturnaIslandPenderIslandsSaltSpringIslandGabriolaIslandBowenIslandLongHarbourSwartzBayWithanexpandingfleetof35vesselsthatserveupto47portsofcallalongthediversecommunitiesontheB.C.coastBCFerriesistheprimaryproviderofferryserviceintheprovinceandoneofthelargestferryoperatorsintheworld.westcoastsightseeing.com1-877-451-1777PoweredbyGuidedToursVancouverWhistlerVictoriatheNorthShoreExperiencedGuidesLiveNarrationFreeStanleyParkExcursionFreeFerrytoGranvilleIslandOver20StopsVintageDoubleDeckersOnePassvalidforbothcompanies1fromeveryticketdonatedtoOpen-TopHop-OnHop-OfDoubleDeckerHop-OnHop-OfInsideBCFerriesWherewesailCHOOSEYOURCOURSE SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoard39NorthIslandPrincessBuilt1958VancouverMaximumSpeed13knotsPassengerCrewCapacity150QuadraQueenIIBuilt1969VancouverMaximumSpeed12.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity150PowellRiverQueenBuilt1965VictoriaMaximumSpeed14.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity400QueenofCumberlandBuilt1992VancouverMaximumSpeed13knotsPassengerCrewCapacity456QueenofBurnabyBuilt1965VictoriaMaximumSpeed16.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity897QueenofCoquitlamBuilt1976VancouverMaximumSpeed20.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity1488SpiritofVancouverIslandBuilt1994VictoriaMaximumSpeed19.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity2100TenakaBuilt1964VancouverMaximumSpeed12knotsPassengerCrewCapacity100TachekBuilt1969VancouverMaximumSpeed12.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity150BowenQueenBuilt1965VictoriaMaximumSpeed14.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity400QueenofCapilanoBuilt1991VancouverMaximumSpeed12.6knotsPassengerCrewCapacity451NorthernExpeditionBuilt2009GermanyMaximumSpeed21knotsPassengerCrewCapacity638QueenofCowichanBuilt1976VictoriaMaximumSpeed20.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity1488SpiritofBritishColumbiaBuilt1993VictoriaMaximumSpeed19.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity2100NimpkishBuilt1973VancouverMaximumSpeed11knotsPassengerCrewCapacity95KwunaBuilt1975VictoriaMaximumSpeed9.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity150QuinitsaBuilt1977VancouverMaximumSpeed9.75knotsPassengerCrewCapacity300SkeenaQueenBuilt1997VancouverMaximumSpeed17.3knotsPassengerCrewCapacity450NorthernAdventureBuilt2004GreeceMaximumSpeed20.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity640QueenofAlberniBuilt1976VancouverMaximumSpeed21knotsPassengerCrewCapacity1193CoastalRenaissanceBuilt2007GermanyMaximumSpeed23knotsPassengerCrewCapacity1604KahlokeBuilt1973VancouverMaximumSpeed10knotsPassengerCrewCapacity200HoweSoundQueenBuilt1964QuebecMaximumSpeed9.75knotsPassengerCrewCapacity300QuinsamBuilt1982VancouverMaximumSpeed12knotsPassengerCrewCapacity400QueenofChilliwackBuilt1978NorwayMaximumSpeed12.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity389QueenofNewWestminsterBuilt1964VictoriaMaximumSpeed20knotsPassengerCrewCapacity1325CoastalCelebrationBuilt2008GermanyMaximumSpeed23knotsPassengerCrewCapacity1604KlitsaBuilt1972VancouverMaximumSpeed10knotsPassengerCrewCapacity150KuperBuilt1985-Lengthenedin2006MaximumSpeed10knotsPassengerCrewCapacity269MayneQueenBuilt1965VictoriaMaximumSpeed14.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity400IslandSkyBuilt2008VancouverMaximumSpeed16knotsPassengerCrewCapacity462QueenofNanaimoBuilt1964VictoriaMaximumSpeed16.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity996CoastalInspirationBuilt2008GermanyMaximumSpeed23knotsPassengerCrewCapacity1604QueenofOakBayQueenofSurreyBuilt1981VictoriaVancouverMaximumSpeed20.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity1488Built1981VictoriaVancouverMaximumSpeed20.5knotsPassengerCrewCapacity1488CarehasbeentakentoensurethatthecontentsofthispageareaccuratebutvesselsareperiodicallymodifiedandBCFdoesnotacceptanyresponsibilityoranyliabilityforanyerrorsorinaccuraciesinthedatalisted.OurFleetOurfleetismadeupofavarietyofships.AtthegrandestendofthespectrumaretheS-ClasstwinsSpiritofBritishColumbiaandSpiritofVancouverIsland.Measuring550feetlongthesizeoftwofootballfieldstheseferriescanaccommodateupto2100peopleand410vehicles.CoastalCelebration 40SUMMER2014BCFerriesonBoardPHOTOSKENTKALLBERGInsideBCFerriesReadytoserveanddojustaboutanythingelseQAwithBillPearsonSeniorChiefStewardSpiritofBritishColumbiaBYANGELASOUCIECREWCLOSE-UPHowdidyougetstartedatBCFerriesIwasstudyingbusinessatcollege.IlovetheoceanandwildlifeandhavealwaysbeenapeopleorientedkindofguysoIthoughtBCFerrieswouldbeagoodfit.ItstartedasasummerjobintheCateringDepartment.TellusaboutyourcareerpathAftermyfirstsummerIwastrainedincateringservicesandasagalleyhelpercleanervandriverandcashier.IcouldforeseegreatopportunitywithBCFerries.Iwashooked.HowdidtheworktouchyoupersonallyB.C.ismyhomeprovincebutafterItookajobwithBCFerriesandbeganworkinginthenorthIbegantodiscoversomuchmore.WhenyourestandingonthedecksailingtheInsidePassageitissopeaceful.Therearesomanysmallcommunitiestodiscover.Itreallyopenedmyeyes.WhatdoyoudoasSeniorChiefStewardIleadateamthatworkstowardscontinuousimprovementinsafetyandcustomerservice.Thesafetyofourpassengersandcrewismynumberonepriority.HowdoyouprepareEverymemberofourteamishigh-lytrainedinmanagingemergencysituations.WeholdinternationalsafetyticketsalongwithaCana-dianSeafarersMedicalCertificatewhichrequiresafitnessleveltocarryoutallemergencydutiesonboardthevessel.Thesecompe-tenciesarefrequentlytested.Andthetrainingandteambuildingex-ercisesarecontinuousincludinglivedrillsinallweatherconditions.Itcanbeprettytoughbutthatswhatittakestobepreparedincaseofarealemergency.WhataboutthecustomerservicesideofyourjobTherearesomanydifferentsidesofcustomerservice.Sometimesyoumakethemostpositiveimpactwhensomeoneishavingabaddayandyouareabletohelpout.Itsaboutgoingaboveandbeyond.Thatsthekey.WhataboutothercrewmembersPartofmyjobistoempowerfront-lineindividualstomakethosedecisionsasopposedtosay-ingIneedtocallasupervisor.AnyparticularlymemorablemomentsTherearesomany.Onceafellowtoldushewasplanningtoproposetohisgirlfriend.WesetupaspecialtablefortheminthePacificBuffetwithawhitetableclothandwereallyperson-alizedtheservice.HeproposedandshesaidyesWhataboutwildlifesightingsWhenyouareontheshipnatureisalwaysupcloseandpersonal.SailingthroughActivePassIvehadbaldeaglesflyingatthesameeyelevelasme.Itwasreallybreathtaking.AndIveseenwhite-sideddolphinsinpodsuptoahundredjustnearNanaimo.ButthemostspectacularformewasseeingaKermodebear.WeweresailingbyPrincessRoyalIslandonthenorthcoastpassingbyafishladderthatemptiesintothestraightandtherewastheSpiritBearpullingsalmonfromthestreamandeatingthemrightthere.WhatisthemostfrequentquestionyougetaskedWhereisthebuffetFavouritemenuitemintheCoastalCafKoreanBBQburgerMymouthwatersjustthinkingaboutit.HWhenyoutakethetimetomaketheservicepersonalyouandthecustomergetthememorablemoment. 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