Golden Ears Provincial Park, BC, Canada
The North Beach at Gold Creek Day Use area in Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.
My apologies for my inactivity of the last couple of months. We have been busy and we traveled to Belgium to visit family and friends at the end of March until about half of April.
About this photo: Last week the forecast called for sunshine and decent temperatures. Ava (our daughter) had a pro-D day at school (day off while the teachers have conferences) and my best friend had the day off as well, so we decided to go to Golden Ears Provincial Park as I hadn’t been here for years. We packed a nice picnic for lunch and off we went. We started off with sunny weather at our place and there were a few scattered clouds around. Once we arrived in Golden Ears Provincial Park it started to rain on the drive in, by the time we parked the sun came out but it was still raining a bit. We decided to go for the shorter walk (about 15 minutes) to the North Beach. On the way it rained, the sun came out and it rained. When we got to the North Beach we did have this gorgeous view of the low clouds hanging in front of the mountains and the deep green waters of Gold Creek. It was so beautiful. By the time we arrived at the picnic area we were in the sunshine again and enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch!
*Camera Model: Sony ILCA-77M2
*Focal Length: 17mm
*Exposure Time: 1/40 sec
*ISO Speed: ISO-250
*Exposure Program: Aperture (A)
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Some information on Golden Ears Provincial Park: Golden Ears Provincial Park is situated in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, 11km (7mi) north of Maple Ridge about an hour east of Vancouver. This park is about 556 square km (215 square miles) in size. The most popular and accessible area of the park is Alouette Lake which has a large picnic area and a beach. This is a very popular area on hot summer days!
Golden Ears Provincial Park has 3 large campgrounds offering walk-in sites, day use area, wheelchair access, group camping, drinking water, flush & pit toilets, showers, sani-station, firepits, hiking, adventure playground, beaches, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boat launch, fishing & water-skiing.
Alouette lake is the recreational focus of the park. A boat launching ramp is provided for those interested in waterskiing, fishing or sightseeing. Anglers may try their luck for rainbow, lake and coastal cutthroat trout, kokanee and Dolly Varden in most of the parks waterways including the Alouette, River, Pitt and Mile Lakes and in Gold Creek.
The extensive system of trails within the park provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and horseback riding which lead to the parks vantage points and scenic attractions. Vegetation in this park is typical of the coastal western Hemlock forest of B.C. and the mountainous back country is extremely rugged, so be prepared if you want to do some back country hiking.
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