WINNER of the Which Country has the Best Challenge in the Lakes and Inland Waterways Group
2nd Place in the Take a Hike in Beautiful BC Challenge in the Beautiful BC Group
2nd Place in the Lakes and Inland Waterways of Canada only Canada Challenge in the Lakes and Inland Waterways group
3rd place in the Give me Nature Challenge in the World As We See It, or as we missed it Group
Featured in “Made By Nature” November 2010
Featured in “Canadiana” January 2011
Featured in “Beach, River and Lake Treasures” February 2011
Featured in “Beautiful BC” June 2011
Featured in “The World As We See It, or as we missed it” September 2011
Featured in “Featured For a Challenge” May 2012
Editors choice for Photo of the Week – 2nd runner-up in the World As We See It, or as we missed it Group – September 19th-25th 2011
Kwai Lake on the Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Park, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
This is one of the images used in my Forbidden Plateau calendar
The Forbidden Plateau is an area of outstanding sub-alpine beauty in Strathcona Provincial Park, a rugged mountain wilderness on Vancouver Island, British Columbia,Canada
Mountain peaks, some of which are snow-capped for most of the year, glaciers, forests, lakes and alpine tarns provide the stunning scenic attractions accompanied by a variety of wildlife which includes black bears, cougars, red squirrels, gray jays (or whiskey jacks as they are commonly known) Roosevelt elk, deer, Vancouver Island marmot and white ptarmigan. Sub-alpine plants are also in abundance throughout.
Strathcona Park is the oldest provincial park in BC having been created in 1911 and virtually spans the entire width of the Island covering an area of 250,000 hectares.
The Forbidden Plateau region has the origin of its name in Indian legend and evil spirits were believed to have inhabited the area and consume women and children who dared to venture within!
Today the area provides a wonderful location for hiking, photography and camping during the summer months and Nordic skiing during the winter.
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