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I departed on a road trip west from the 18th of July. Stayed in Vancouver for four days, and hiked my legs and heart out with my cousin and aunt. I then left for Vancouver Island (mainly Victoria, Qualicum Beach, Ucluelet and Tofino–Pacific Rim National Park!) until the 31st of July.


Hiking the Grouse Grind, North Vancouver.

On the 1st of August, I drove from Vancouver to Tatlayoko Lake (near Williams Lake, BC), where I would start work as an Assistant Bander until the end of September.  “Woah bear!” (precautionary, not treatment, if you know what I mean) has been one of my most frequently spoken words. Welcome to the land of bears and berries, and, of course, cool (western) birds.


For more information about the Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory, visit this blog (I may write on it on some days): https://tatlayokobirds.wordpress.com/

See you Ottawans real soon!