Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer/Winter Bulkley River Telkwa British Columbia (Pictures/Videos)


 Above Picture: Telkwa's beautiful Gazebo which sits along side the Bulkley River and seen when driving through Telkwa along side Highway 16.

I took the photos/videos in the Winter and recently Summer at Telkwa, British Columbia, Houston’s neighbor. I thought it might be nice to show how the river looks in both season's. 

To view the photos and videos, please visit my Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike Blog.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fishing Guides And Charters From Around British Columbia


Above Photo: Sunset Over Kamloops Lake, in Kamloops British Columbia. The lakes around the Kamloops area have been known for its great fishing. Large Kamloops trout up to 10 pounds plus on a fly rod, most would say is heaven.

Kamloops Area Lakes.

Over the winter months I will be adding a lot of other fishing guides and charters to the list.

Below I have compiled a list of fishing guides and charters from around British Columbia.

There are charters for Salmon, Steelhead, Halibut and Trout fishing. 

Here in B.C. we have some of the best fishing available to everyone who enjoy the outdoors. There is nothing better than to wet a line in the fresh air on a river, lake or the ocean. 

So many of us pack up the RV, tents, or head to a cabin or resort to get away from the everyday rush in hopes of catching the large fish that got away. 

There are 1,000 of cold water lakes and rivers that hold that prize of a Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Lake Trout (Char), Whitefish, Bull Trout, Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Coastal Cutthroat Trout.

There are other species of fish, such as the Dolly Varden, Kokanee, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling and White Sturgeon.

Some huge White Sturgeon are being caught on the Fraser River, a really nice place to stay, is at the Fraser River Lodge which has everything you would need to catch and land that whopper of a White Sturgeon.

To view the list of fishing guides and fishing charters, please visit the link below: http://britishcolumbiavike.blogspot.ca/2015/08/fishing-guides-and-charters-from-around.html


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Radio Stations From Across British Columbia



I have them listed in alphabetical order, starting with the name of the town, city, etc. 

Hopefully you will find the music to make your driving just a little bit easier.

You can find the list of stations on my Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike blog at this web address: http://britishcolumbiavike.blogspot.ca/2015/08/radio-stations-from-across-british.html

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Lonely Sunflower Awaits The Oncoming Storm Houston British Columbia (Photo/Video)


Above Photo: Sunflower stands ready for battle with a 
shrinking blue sky and storm clouds rolling in.

With a storm moving in fast, my wife spotted a lonely Sunflower standing in the
field behind our home.

It looked awesome, but with major storm clouds building fast, and the wind starting to howl, the  Sunflower looked really fragile and I wondered if it would make it.

With thunder starting to roll across the sky, I decided I had to have a picture, so I ran back into our home, change my shoes, grabbed my cell and iPad mini and charged back outside and into the field.

With the wind blowing like crazy, it was hard to capture the Sunflower, but I did and I am glad I decided to take the lonely Sunflower’s picture.

I took a short video of the Sunflower, you can view it on YouTube at.

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Burns Lake British Columbia (Photos)


Above Photo: The Burns Lake tourist Information Centre and Museum. 

The Visitor Information Centre looked great, it was tidy and spotless. The grounds were beautiful, lawns cut and scattered around the property were pieces of old farming equipment, a rock crusher and old, old wagon. 

Also beautiful flowers were seen around the property, and throughout the town. Inside the centre you were met by warm and friendly staff, who wanted to share what Burns Lake has to offer. 

The residents of Burns Lake are certainly proud of their home town, as it shows.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Travel British Columbia With Brian Vike


Above Photo: I took this photo from a moving Greyhound bus after visiting my Dad in Langley, B.C. I saw the lake somewhere in-between Clinton and 100 Mile House, British Columbia in 2015.

Brian Vike will be traveling around this great province of British Columbia, checking out the sights, accommodations, food, charters, camping areas, etc., and bringing you my thoughts on the places I have visited. 

My reviews and comments will be posted onto my Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike blog, so check back often.

I started my travel blog in mid July 2015, and I have lots to add, plus with winter not being all that far off, it will give me lots to do for the 5 months of cool weather we have in northern British Columbia. 

In 2016 when Spring finally arrives, we will hit the road bringing you some amazing photos and interviews with people from around British Columbia.

If you have anything about British Columbia you think people might like, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Red Wolf Inn


Every year we celebrate Canada’s Birthday on July 1, in Houston, British Columbia. This year (2015) it was Canada’s 148th Birthday and I went to the Jamie Baxter Park where I could watch, and film the celebrations. 

I wandered around chatting with folks who were attending, and taking pictures of each of the events. 

I came across some folks who who were having a lot of fun, and battling it out in full dress from the Medieval period. One fellow by the name of Troy Reitsma looked awesome and was having sword fights on the lawn with the kids and adults. It was so much fun to watch.


Above Photo: Troy Reitsma dressed to the hilt in medieval period outfits having sword fights on the lawn with the little girls, mom, they battle it out. This was on Canada’s 148th Birthday Jamie Baxter Park.

What I did not know was, there is a place between Houston and Smithers British Columbia called The Red Wolf Inn. The proprietors of the Inn are his Lordship Wlfryd of Leedes and her Ladyship Rhiannon of Shrewsbury.


Above Photo: Proprietors of the Inn are his Lordship Wlfryd of Leedes and her Ladyship Rhiannon of Shrewsbury.

If you want to travel back in time, into the medieval period where there are Kings and Princesses, then I highly recommend you paying a visit to the Red Wolf Inn. If you are wanting to spend some time at the Inn, you should make reservations for your stay. You can email Wlfryd and Rhiannon at reservations@redwolfinn.ca


Photo Above: Some of the past patrons.

To make reservations by way of phone. Call toll free to speak to Wlfryd and Rhiannon at: 
1-888-WOLF INN - 1-888-9653 466

The Red Wolf Inn's website is at: http://www.redwolfinn.ca/Site/Welcome.html

The Red Wolf Inn has been in operation for sixteen years. It was established upon the Fields of Gold Educational Centre, a medieval village, representing time periods from the Celtic of 450CE to a 1550CE Venetian Palazzo. 


Above Photo: A few other past patrons to the Red Wolf Inn.

The Inn is built to resemble a Tudor style building. It accommodates up to 22 patrons with room and board, as a Bed and Breakfast.

This is a Medieval Inn - there is no electricity, toilets are pit toilets located up or down High Street from the Inn, heat is provided from the wood cook stove or the heater in the Saracen Room.


Above Photo: A few other past patrons to the Red Wolf Inn.

The Red Wolf Inn is located at Km 385 on Highway 16 West, midway between Houston and Smithers, BC, Canada.

Below are the rooms that you would be visiting/staying at the Red Wolf Inn. But make sure you visit their website as it has more information about the goings on there. Red Wolf Inn.

1. - Welcome.

2. - Floor Plan

3. - Floor Plan Second Floor. 

4. - The Proprietors.

5. - The Great Hall.

6. - The Welsh Room. 

7. - The Cornish Room. 

8. - The Irish Room. 

9. - The Scottish Room.

10. - The Saracen Room. 

11. - The Norse House. 

12. - The Royal Suite. 

13. - The Grand Porch. 

14. - The Garden. 

15. - Shrew's Alley. 

16. - Reservations.

17. - Guest Reviews. 

18. - Past Patrons.

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