US may need armed guards for the rest of their stay at the games. We stole their thunder.
The Old Hen’s Roost - Kaslo, BC, Canada
individual cabins along the lake front - what a beautiful place to retreat from it all
The Empress Hotel - Victoria, BC, Canada
wikipedia photo cc
Young kermode bear at the foot of a western red cedar - British Columbia - Paul Nicklen - NAT GEO
The Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei), also known as a “spirit bear” (particularly to the Native tribes of Alaska), is a subspecies of the American Black Bear living in the central and north coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is noted for about 1/10 of their population having white or cream-coloured coats. This colour morph is due to a recessive allele common in the population. They are not albinos and not any more related to polar bears or the ”blonde” brown bears of Alaska’s “ABC Islands” than other members of their species.
Spotted Lake, located in British Columbia, Canada. (Unusual Landscapes) Throughout the year, the lake changes color, but in the dry season form numerous pools of water in white, green and yellow.
Green Anemone, Vancouver Island - Photo by Jens Troeger