Stopping without using the map - following only the landscapes spotted through the windscreen - we arrived at Porteau Cove Provincial Park, a unique place on the map of British Columbia, not often visited at this time of the year.
The long stony beach at Porteau Cove Provincial Park is surrounded by high mountains covered with dense forest. Those dark green trees seem to come closer and closer from the mountains to the shore and densely cover the whole park, constituting natural protection of the coast from the areas above it.
Among the lush forest and just below the crowns of trees, we spotted campers parked here and there in Porteau Cove Provincial Park. Going further along the coast we reached the spot where only the ocean water was before us, and the forest was left behind. Everything was surrounded by the fjords and mountain ranges. In this part of British Columbia, the bay is full of tiny little islands covered with trees, which time after time seem to come out of the water, proudly overlooking the area.
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The surroundings of Porteau Cove Provincial Park seemed to effectively slow down the time passing somewhere on the clock. Right next to us - on the stony coast - a big, black dog was running. Under our feet, we spotted small crabs following their paths without hesitation. Between the forest trees, on the camping chair, a man was sitting in front of his camper van, looking into the ocean water. Over our heads, we had a transparent blue sky. A bright sun was reflecting on the water, provoking us to feel rather than just observe.
However, it's not so easy just to stop watching or observing everything around here in Porteau Cove. The morning fog was hovering over the shore, creating a moody live performance. This fog, the ocean water, the forest, mountains, waterfalls, stones - we caught all of it on camera with automatic backup in our memory. It seems this is British Columbia, which has it all.
Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Canada
Porteau Cove Provincial Park is situated on the popular Sea to Sky highway - between Vancouver and Squamish. It's also the most southerly fjord in North America. The bay overlooks Howe Sound (a network of fjords) and mountains. Porteau Cove is also a place where the ship has been sunk, today being an attraction for divers. In Porteau Cove Provincial Park, there is also private camping hidden among the forest with direct access to the bay.
Have you had the opportunity to travel through British Columbia in Canada? What places spotted somewhere on the road do you recommend to visit?