by Derek K. Miller
Posted 11 August 2004
It's been a while since I've flown anywhere, but in August 2004 I traveled from Vancouver to Saskatoon by plane, in glorious summer weather. As I did a couple of years ago, I took photos during the flight. Here they are, in chronological order. Some of them have a strange colour cast because I compensated for the blue haze in the original pictures, and preferred detail over colour accuracy. These pictures are also available (at smaller sizes) on Flickr.
I also added an extra little page about the Hope Slide, since I got a couple of good photos (in 3D!) of it.
|An Air Transat Airbus ready for takeoff from Vancouver||Alaska Airlines had a plane in line before us||Richmond, B.C., just over the bridge from Vancouver International Airport||Central Park in Burnaby from a distance|
|The central part of the City of vancouver, with the North Shore beyond downtown||Closer view of downtown Vancouver||Central Burnaby, with Central Park on the left and Burnaby Mountain the background||Central Burnaby again, looking toward the North Shore|
|Metrotown, Burnaby's main shopping and business district||New Westminster and the Pattullo Bridge, leading to Surrey on the right||Pitt Lake, north of Pitt Meadows, B.C||Maple Ridge, B.C., north of the Fraser River|
|Maple Ridge, B.C., slighly further east||The wing of our WestJet 737, with its turbulence-stabilizing winglet||Harrison Lake, north of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.||Hope, B.C. (centre of photo), where the Trans-Canada Highway turns north to follow the Fraser River Canyon|
|The Hope-Princeton (Hwy. 3, bottom of photo), Coquihalla (Hwy. 5, winding to the right), and Trans-Canada Highways (Hwy. 1, following the Fraser up from the left side), radiating from Hope||A closer view of Highway 3, the Hope-Princeton||Another view of the Coquihalla Highway, built at great expense before Expo '86 in Vancouver||Lake Okanagan, looking north: Kelowna is on the right side near the top of the photo, just after the lake bends north again|
|The Trans-Canada Highway (centre of photo) where it emerges from the Rocky Mountains into Alberta, on the right||Forest fire smoke from B.C. hovers high over the Rockies as winds push it into Alberta||The northern Calgary suburb of Airdrie, Alberta||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, from the south|
|The tarmac of Saskatoon's John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE), with hay bales drying on field beyond||Air Canada Zip's orange 737, bound for Vancouver||The Rocky Mountain foothills and the Rockies beyond, viewed westbound from over Calgary||The Rocky Mountains, which are indeed quite rocky|
|A view down to the Rockies, looking southwest||The Cariboo Mountains, west of the Rockies||The high alpine lakes are treeless, and each a different shade of turquoise||The Coquihalla Highway again, this time looking south toward Mount Baker in Washington State|
This page created on a Macintosh using PhotoPage by John A. Vink, and processed using BBEdit from Bare Bones Software. Photos taken with a Konica KD-300Z 3-megapixel camera, and wrangled with iPhoto and GraphicConverter.
|The Fraser River, again looking south to Mount Baker||Harrison Lake again, with Harrison Hot Springs, Chilliwack across the Fraser River, and Mount Baker beyond|
Page BBEdited on 9-Mar-05