BC has some of the most stunning coastal waters in the world, rich with nutrients and marine life. It is also home to some of the most stunning freshwater lakes and rivers.
Given that most of BC is surrounded by towering mountains, it stands to reason as the summer sun melts the snow - it all has to go somewhere.
See here is Stotan Falls, located in the Comox Valley. The nearby mountains produce a summer melt that funnels into the Comox Lake - the source of local drinking water. The lake splinters off to become the Puntledge River. Along the way it formed several amazing locations; Medicine Bowls, Nymph Falls and Stotan Falls.
Exploring beneath BC includes exploring these amazing sites of natural beauty. Caution is always advised, but in the summer months you can swim in parts of these locations, snorkel, sit on inflatable tubes, or just dip a toe in to cool down.
These freshwater habitats not only produce exquisite topography above and below the waterline, but are also home to many species of life; salmon and trout being the two most abundant.
So dip beneath a clear, cool, freshwater BC paradise the next time you’re feeling hot. There’s always something to see and learn.