This post is a continuation of the photographic journey depicting our last few days spent enjoying beautiful British Columbia before moving across Canada to our new home in Toronto, Ontario.
There was more to explore before leaving for southern Ontario, much much more.
I knew before leaving that I would miss the lush forests just as much as the mountains, ocean and fresh air. So we decided to head for the neighbouring community of Chehalis.
Wikipedia says; Chehalis is a small forestry, agricultural and First Nations community in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia located on Highway 7 on the west bank of the Harrison River between the town of Mission and the resort community of Harrison Hot Springs.
Considering its proximity to us, we really hadn’t spent much time exploring the fresh, clear rivers or dense forest pathways of Chehalis.
The water was so clear and sparkling, I just wanted to drink it straight out of the river! Instead, Jim and I did some wading in the shallow stream.
The weather that day was unbearably hot, but the gorgeous forest was so thick and dark that I am sure the temperature was 15 degrees cooler.
The smell was magnificent. Woody, earthy and flowery. The sun shone through the trees and the damp moss creating kaleidoscopes of colour.
It was entirely magical. If you haven’t been, make an effort to take a walk through the pristine nature of Chehalis. It’s an incredible place to recharge.
Additional photos in the slideshow
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