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North West Marine Arts and Design

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Saluting Port of Vancouver Ships and Mariners!

ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ROSEMARY HANNA Summertime, where living is easy down by the sea – for dreamers. Where big and small ships, and their mariners, protect Canada’s Port of entry. Safety for Canadians and visitors! To play, cruise, learn and maybe stay forever. Other ships are the heart of Vancouver’s working waterfront, Canada’s commercial drumbeat.  They are coming to work while cruise ships and commercial vessels enter the Port of Vancouver. Offshore, navy and rescue vessels. Some little workboats wait and dream of their next missions, ready to head out from port under a new command. Vancouver Port’s many events:

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East Pacific teal to Carribean blue, beautiful North American salt waters and shorelines inspire art and play! Celebrate World Oceans Day every day with TLC.

Oceans for frolicking kids, calm smooth waters, lazy west coast sea otters, fishing boats named for the sea, still blue nights at the beach.

Oceans for: family seaside get-togethers, pouty northern fishes, sleek dolphins, Vancouver Island rough waters and winter storms, and Bald Eagle lookouts.

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Beyond Hope on a gold trail


Following the 1800s gold rush trail makes a fantastically fascinating journey up the Fraser IMGP5143Canyon, east of Vancouver BC.


Rich history, stunning scenery, and maybe a trace of gold dust!


Artifacts, early settler churches, all beside the steep-sided walls of the majestic swift Fraser River. History …Unfolding in the ‘once-goldbooming’ economic action centre of Yale BC…



Hudson’s Bay fur traders and Paddlewheelers, dancehalls and dusty roads with stagecoaches, all leave lasting prints in the arid canyon. A land of contrasts: First Nations ancient cultures.IMGP5105