The second largest country in the world should by no means stand in the shadow of its more boisterous southern neighbor. Canada’s 10 million square kilometers of land, lakes and life brings its own signature flavor to the North American continent. Travel through Canada is a truly mind-opening experience for even the most seasoned vacationer – in my fine art photography book A View to Take Home I share some of my personal experiences discovering Canada as a new immigrant from Europe. Of course I did my explorations in style and traveled by motorcycle from Calgary all the way to Vancouver (including Vancouver Island).
My journeys further west into Canada’s serene backwoods ultimately led me to discover Vancouver, a metropolitan diamond in the rough of British Columbia’s rugged wilderness. I winter I love skiing Whistler’s slopes, but during summer I love enjoying a day on the water, then flexing my cosmopolitan muscle in the evening with a stroll through the acclaimed Vancouver Art Gallery and sushi somewhere along Denman Street. A visit to Vancouver definitely gives you a taste of Canada’s blossoming multiculturalism and international flavor.
I’ve traveled to Vancouver so many times it has become my home away from home – but never have I captured a photograph of the famous Inuksuk near English Bay in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This past April I finally got the chance – and I welcome you to view some of my latest Vancouver photographs in my gallery.Vancouver Art Gallery