If you're heading west along Marine Drive in Vancouver, take the Arthur Laing bridge but turn right at Templeton Road and follow it as far as you can. Signs will direct you. About halfway there, you'll pass a Canada Post sorting facility on the left.
We don't get much snowfall in Vancouver, B.C.,and when we do, it rarely lasts. The last Friday night in November, it snowed overnight and covered the ground with a mantle of crystalline snow which was still there Saturday morning. We drove 20 minutes to Iona Beach Regional Park, located just minutes away from Vanocuver International Airport, hoping to see birds. We saw a few - a spotted towhee, some snow geese flying overhead, and some herring gulls in the bay, but for the most part, they were hunkered down. However, the snow-covered landscape offered us a chance to walk in a winter wonderland of snow and quiet rarely experienced in Vancouver, and especially in November. The colours of these red berries mixed with the blue sky and white snow caught my eye.