Global surf media have shown a keen interest in Canada’s pristine coastline lately, but when it comes to the general public, locally, it seems many people still don’t know how progressive, exciting, beautiful, and downright cool B.C.’s surfing scene really is.
Arizona is a surprising place. There’s the town of Carefree. Not to mention, of course, the City of Surprise. There’s also an astounding geographic variety: hot, punishing desert plains, vast grassy valleys, sparking lakes, and soaring mountain ranges.
From meticulously restored retro rides to stripped-down choppers to new, off-the-shelf uprights, the “anything goes” community of vintage beach cruiser bicycle enthusiasts prides itself on its inclusiveness and free-wheeling feel.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a conservation initiative begun by the Vancouver Aquarium in 1994 and now jointly led by WWF. Last year, an astounding 143,737 kilograms of trash were removed from 3,144 kilometres of shoreline in Canada.