Are you ready to hop into a “virtual” helicopter and soar above the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park landscape in rugged British Columbia, Canada? As soon as you buckle up, we’ll take off!
Whoosh! We’re on our way!
As soon as you catch your breath, look back at the gorgeous river valley that we just flew up. That’s the Atnarko River way down there, where all the grizzly bears feast on salmon!
Now look ahead, focusing on the gentle mountains and the deep blue lake winding through the ridgelines. We’re flying!
Within about 10 minutes, we’re soaring by a huge waterfall! It’s Hunlen Falls, the third highest in Canada (25th in the world) with an 850-foot drop.
And where is the water source for this magnificent falls? Why, it’s this incredible mountain lake! The jagged rock peaks provide a picture-perfect backdrop.
As we get closer to the hillsides, we can see the damaging effects of a forest fire during the past year.
Now that you have gotten fully comfortable in your seat and enjoying the scenery in the distance, it’s time to look down! The landscape is changing once again after we pass the large mountain lake.
We’re now flying over a large area of tundra. The vibrant green, yellow, brown, and blue are a symphony of contrasting colors.
Looking back to the grand vistas, we wonder if we are going to explore any of those mountain peaks in the distance.
Oh look! A glance ahead shows that we are headed toward this heavenly mountain range. Can it possibly get any better than this?
Please come back later this week for the 2nd part of our helicopter trip!