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A sea bird and seal paradise off Vancouver's coast- Sewell's Marina Howe Sound Sea Safari

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Vancouver is a city of spectacular beauty. The Pacific Coast here blends with the many snow capped mountains clothed with towering temperate rainforests. Streams fed by melting snow flowing down the mountains into the ocean are a sight to behold. Not surprisingly the area around the city is blessed with a variety of wildlife, including many aquatic life forms. One of the best ways to sight the aquatic wildlife is on a sea safari. 


There are many companies with a long track record of safety and qualified wildlife biologists guiding guests during the safaris. One such company is Sewell Marina based at Howe Sound. I took the company's 2 hour Howe Sound Sea Safari in early July 2017 and had a wonderful time in the ocean, getting to see rare wildlife from close. The safari starts from Horseshoe and sails through a deep fjord (valley created by a retreating glacier) passing by many beautiful small islands including Christie Islet Bird Sanctuary and Anvil Island. The guide explains the …

Canadian Rockies from air - A photo essay

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Here are a few images I took during a flight from Vancouver International Airport to Edmonton city, which crosses the Canadian Rocky mountains. 


















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Halal restaurants of Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

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Most halal foods have their origin in Asian and African countries. Restaurants offering halal food are a great way to explore exotic cuisine of these lands and get introduced to their eating traditions.

The picturesque city of Vancouver wedged between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean in Canada's British Columbia province is a popular tourist destination. To most people who know Canada, this city offers warmer temperatures than the rest of the country. The city has also been ranked among the top 5 best cities to live across the globe in 2016.

I was in the city for three weeks in Jan.- Feb. 2017 for my training at Flight Centre for the position of International Travel Consultant. Like other major urban centres of the country Vancouver is a melting point for various cultures and ethnicity. It offers a variety of cuisines to satisfy different taste buds. As some one who prefers halal food, I explored the many restaurants offering this food in Vancouver's downtown. Here a…