After spending some time in Vancouver we took the ferry to cross from Vancouver City to Nanaimo. Nanaimo is a city on Vancouver Island which is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand. Originally called Quadra and Vancouver Island after Spanish navigator Juan de la Bodega y Quadra and British navy officer George Vancouver, the island was first explored by British and Spanish expeditions in the late 18th century.
We passed through the Boreal forest, where the trees are as old as 800 years! The boreal forest or snow forest is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches. In North America it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as parts of the extreme northern continental United States.
We stopped over at the MacMillan Provincial Park is a 301 hectare provincial park and protects the delta of the Cameron River. The park is home to a famous, 157 hectare stand of ancient Douglas-fir, known as Cathedral Grove, which draws visitors from all over the world, even a little toy rhino.
We continued our journey passed the Sprout Lake.
Next post you will also find out which animal (not found in Namibia) I met for the first time.
With Love Stompie!