The beautiful Nicola Valley in
British Columbia has always held a special appeal for me.
It just feels old here. Old and open and free.
The grasslands stretch for miles in every direction
and offer completely different vistas than the
coastal regions. Vast is the word that comes to mind.
Lundbom and Marquart Lakes are set amongst
rolling grasslands and wide open country views.
Stunning and calming all rolled into one.
I was lucky enough to hear a family of owls
calling to each other during the night and early
morning hours. Though I never got a glimpse of them,
their cries were haunting and eternal, reminding me
of how fragile and precious our lands are.
The Laurie Guichon Memorial Interpretative Site
is set along the road leading to the lakes, and is definitely
worth a few hours to explore and savor
the natural beauty of this area.
Named after fourth generation rancher
Laurie Guichon was recognized as a
grasslands conservationist in BC.