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Columbia Lake Gulls
July 30, 2014

 

 

 

 

Misty Morning
July 30, 2014

 

 

 

 

Morning Paddle to Eastern Shores of Columbia Lake
July 13, 2014

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Wind and Waves
July 10, 2014

 

 

 

 

Flying in the Wind
July 10, 2014

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake North Wetlands
July 6, 2014

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake North Wetlands In Early Morning Sun
July 6, 2014

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake North
July 2, 2014

 

 

 

 

 My Kayak on the Eastern Shores of Columbia Lake
June 8, 2014

 

 

 

 

 Clear As Glass
Columbia Lake, BC

May 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

Rocky Mountain Morning Reflections
Columbia Lake, BC

May 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

Morning on Columbia Lake North
Photo Taken From My Kayak

May 3, 2014

 

 

 

 

Snow Capped Reflections - IMG 9041
Looking Eastward From Columbia Lake Road
Columbia Lake, BC

May 1, 2014

 

 

 

 

Snow Capped Reflections - IMG 9053
Looking Eastward From Columbia Lake Road
Columbia Lake, BC

May 1, 2014

 

 


 

Turquoise Waters Clear of Ice
Columbia Lake from Findlay Creek Road West of Canal  Flats, BC

April 5, 2014

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Level View
 SW  Corner Wetlands near Canal  Flats, BC

April 5, 2014

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake North Ice Melt
View from Columere Park Upper Bench

April 2, 2014

 

 

 

 



Columbia Lake Ice Melt

April 2, 2014

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Ice Melt on Columere Park Beach
April 2, 2014

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Ice Piled on Columere Park Beach
April 2, 2014

 

 

 

 

Rocky Mountain Reflections In Columbia Lake Wetland Waters
March  2014

 

 

 

 

March  2014

 

 

 

 

Mt. Sabine Reflections
Mt. Sabine is located at the SE corner of Columbia Lake, BC
March  2014

 



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Tilley Memorial Park - Pretty in Winter
SE Corner of Columbia Lake
 Canal Flats, British Columbia

February 2014

 

 

 

 

 


February 2014



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Columbia Lake December Skies
4:00 p.m., December 28, 2013

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake from SW Corner Wetlands
3:45 p.m., December 28, 2013

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake December Afternoon
-22 Degrees Celsius,  4:00 p.m., December 7, 2013

 

 


 

December 7, 2013

 

 


 

December 7, 2013

 

 


 

 December 7, 2013


 

 

 

 

 December 7, 2013

 

 


 

Columbia Lake Wetlands Morning - Fall Is On The Way
September 1, 2013

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Boaters Paradise
August 2013

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake - Morning Sun Bejewelled Lake
July 20, 2013

 

 


 

Columbia Lake From The Viewpoint Turnout
July 4, 2013

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake - Early Evening Beauty and Tranquility 
June 19, 2013
 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Mountain Reflections
June 19, 2013
 



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Columbia Lake Early Evening Cloud Reflections
June 19, 2013
 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake From The Viewpoint Hill
Looking SE Over Spirits Reach towards Canal Flats
June 19, 2013
 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Surf Action
May 26, 2013
 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Surf
May 26, 2013
 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake - Spring at Last
May 21, 2013
 

 

 

 

Sunshine Dancing on the Waves
Columbia Lake
May 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake in May
May 21, 2013
 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake in April
 Looking NE from SW Corner of Lake
CPR Track snakes along the west side of Columbia Lake
April 9, 2013

 

 

 

 

Food For The Soul
Columbia Lake - Breathtaking on Easter Sunday 2013
March 31. 2013

 

 

 

 

Inspirational Columbia Lake -  Easter Sunday 2013
March 31. 2013

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Ice Has Cleared
Photo late afternoon  March 15, 2013

 

 

 

 

Allen Mountain
Looking SW over ice covered Columbia Lake to the Purcell Mountains
February 26, 2013

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Ice Opens
Looking NE to Rocky Mountains from SW Corner of Columbia Lake
Afternoon February 10, 2013

 

 

 

Beautiful Snow Covered Columbia Lake
2:30 p.m., December 18, 2012

 

 

 

Columbia Lake View Point Turnout
2:40 p.m., December 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

Looking SE Over Columbia Lake
No Sign of  Ice on the Lake
November 24, 2012



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 Late Afternoon in November Reflections
Columbia Lake
November 24, 2012

 

 

 

Late Afternoon Sunlight Highlights Our Now Protected, Wild and Free Forever Lot 48
November 24, 2012

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Late Afternoon North of Canal Flats
Eye Level With Surprisingly Ice-Free Lake Waters
November 24, 2012
 


 

 

Tranquility
Columbia Lake 
September 27, 2012

 

 

 

Columbia Lake in the Early Evening
 September 19, 2012

 

 

 

Columbia Lake
 Looking SW while Kayaking near the shores of Columbia Lake Provincial Park
 August 31, 2012

 

 

 

Columbia Lake
Looking SE from northern end of Columbia Lake from Kayak
 8:40 a.m., August 13, 2012

 

 

 

Columbia Lake North Wetlands 
Looking NE to the Rocky Mountains from Kayak
 8:30 a.m., August 13, 2012

 

 

 

Headwaters of Columbia River (Foreground)
Where it Exits the NE Corner of  Columbia Lake and Meets Dutch Creek (Upper Left)
to Eventually Become the Mighty Columbia River.
 July 31, 2012


 

 

Closer View of  The Old Beaver Dam at the Columbia River/Dutch Creek Confluence
July 31, 2012


 

 

Great Blue Heron at The Scenic Columbia River -Dutch Creek Confluence 
July 28, 2012



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Columbia Lake Waters - Such A Special Place Be
Looking South over Columbia Lake from  North End of Columere
July 6, 2012


 

 

Horizontal Frame
Looking East over Columbia Lake's Flooded Wetlands  from  North End of Columere
July 6, 2012


 

 

Paddling South over Scenic Flooded Wetlands to Columbia Lake
July 6, 2012


 

 

Flooded Wetlands Between Columbia Lake and Dutch Creek
Looking NE to Fairmont Range From Kayak
July 1, 2012 
 

 

 

Columbia Lake Provincial Park Shores From Kayak
July 1, 2012
 



 

Clouds Clearing
Looking Northeast From Highway West of Canal Flats
June 2012 Late Afternoon

 

 

Columbia Lake Ranching Country
Looking Northeast  From the West Side of  Columbia Lake
Earth Day 2012 Afternoon

 

 

 

Columbia Wetlands
Columbia lake in the Distance
Photo Taken From Columbia Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia
September 27, 2010

 

 

 

Our World Recognized "Ramsar" Designated Wetlands
Columbia River in the Foreground
Columbia lake in the Distance
Purcell Mountains To the Southwest
September 27, 2010


 

 

RAMSAR  SECRETARIAT  ANNOUNCEMENT

The Secretariat is delighted to announce that Canada has designated its thirty-seventh Wetland of International Importance,
 Effective as of World Environment Day, 5 June, 2005

The
Columbia Wetlands (15,070 hectares, 5041'N 11513'W) is a Wildlife Management Area.
 

The largest wetland of its kind in British Columbia, it qualifies under all eight Criteria and comprises a regionally unparalleled diversity of 16 habitats and shelters around 216 species, of which the bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) and badger (Taxidea taxus) are endangered. 
A nesting and rearing habitat for over 180 species of birds, total counts in excess of 10,000 swans, geese and ducks have been recorded in spring, 15,000 ducks in autumn, and up to 1200 tundra swans (Cygnus colombianus) in single day counts (1977).
 Several indigenous and introduced fish species spawn and feed in the area, 31% of which is composed of standing and flowing water.
Despite having a management plan in place, human intervention has been on the rise in the past few years. 
Ramsar Site No. 1463.


 

 

 

The Columbia Wetlands
September 27, 2010


 

 

 

September Splendor In the Columbia Wetlands
September 27, 2010

 


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Digital Photography by Elaine Sell Prefontaine 
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Taken While Driving Northwest On the Columbia River Road
September 27, 2010
 

 

 

 

Autumn Grasses By The Columbia River
September 27, 2010


 

 

 

The Columbia River Winds Northwest Towards Fairmont
September 27, 2010
 

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The Winding Columbia River
South of Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia
September 27, 2010


 

 

 

September 27, 2010


 


 

 

The Little Columbia River - Even More Beautiful in Autumn
September 27, 2010

 

 

 

 

"Welcome To Columbia Lake Provincial Park"
This Sign is located On The Columbia River Road
South of Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia
September 27, 2010

 

 

 


September 27, 2010

 


 

 

The Columbia River Road South of Fairmont 
The Photo Ops Make Driving this rough Road Worthwhile

September 27, 2010

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Reflections
June 1, 2009

 


 


Columbia Lake From the Viewpoint
October 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Looking Southwest Over Columbia lake
 Photo Taken from My Canoe
  September 2007

 




Columbia Lake - Idylic in Blue
July 2007

 

 

 

Columbia Lake - Idyllic in Turquoise
July 2007 

 



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Digital Photography by Elaine Sell Prefontaine 
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Turquoise Waters Are Waiting
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
May 12, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking South Over Columbia Lake From the Bench At The Point
Columbia Lake , British Columbia, Canada
 8.30 a.m., May 8, 2007

 

 

 


 



Looking Northeast Over Columbia Lake From the Findlay Creek Road
Columbia Lake , British Columbia, Canada
+10 degrees Celsius, 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2007

 

 

 

 

Interesting Cloud Formations Over Columbia Lake
 
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
+10 degrees Celsius, 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2007
 

 

 


Columbia Lake in Soft Winter Shadows 
Columbia Lake, British Columbia Canada
- 7 Degrees Celsius, Cloudy Periods, 4:00 p.m., February 3, 2007

 

 

 
 

Beautiful In Blue 
Columbia Lake, British Columbia Canada
Late Afternoon, Mostly Overcast, December 25, 2006

 


 



Columbia Lake in December
Columbia Lake , British Columbia, Canada
December 17, 2006

 


 

 

Windsurfing On Columbia Lake
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
May 21, 2006

 

 

 

 

Northwest Corner of Columbia Lake
  Overlooking a Portion of Our 'RAMSAR' Designated Wetlands
(Read Official Ramsar Press Release Below)
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
May 4, 2006


 

 

 

Wetlands at Northwest Corner of Columbia Lake
(Read Official RAMSAR Press Release Below)
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
May 4, 2006

 


RAMSAR  SECRETARIAT  ANNOUNCEMENT 

The Secretariat is delighted to announce that  Canada has designated its thirty-seventh Wetland of International Importance,
 Effective as of World Environment Day, 5 June, 2005. 

The Columbia Wetlands (15,070 hectares, 5041'N 11513'W) is a Wildlife Management Area. 

The largest wetland of its kind in British Columbia, it qualifies under all eight Criteria and comprises a regionally unparalleled diversity of 16 habitats and shelters around 216 species, of which the bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) and badger (Taxidea taxus) are endangered. 
A nesting and rearing habitat for over 180 species of birds, total counts in excess of 10,000 swans, geese and ducks have been recorded in spring, 15,000 ducks in autumn, and up to 1200 tundra swans (Cygnus colombianus) in single day counts (1977).
 Several indigenous and introduced fish species spawn and feed in the area, 31% of which is composed of standing and flowing water.
 Despite having a management plan in place, human intervention has been on the rise in the past few years. 

Ramsar Site No. 1463.


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Digital Photography by Elaine Sell Prefontaine 
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COLUMBIA LAKE FROM THE SOUTH
Just West of Canal Flats

Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
April 2006


 


 

TURQUOISE WATERS

Clean Clear Turquoise Waters Such As these Are a Rarity in this World
This Is Where I Get My Drinking Wate
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Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
April 2006

 

 

  

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Ice Break-up
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
March 2006

 

 


Ice Break Up - The Forces of Nature
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
March 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia Lake Ice-Scape
One can just feel the c-c-c-c-cold
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
December 25, 2005


 

 


November Reflections On Columbia Lake
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
November 12, 2005

 



 

Columbia Lake - A Boating Paradise
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
October 9, 2005


 

 


Columbia Lake - As Smooth As a Glass
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
October 9, 2005


 

 

 

A Low Lying, Early Morning Cloud Blankets Columbia Lake
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Late September 2005

 

 



Morning Reflections - Columbia Lake
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
9:54 a.m., June 5, 2005







 

Blue Tranquility Awaits
Columbia Lake, British Columbia, Canada
May 11, 2005









Mountain Shadows and Ice  - Columbia Lake
Looking Southeast  from the Columbia Lake Viewpoint.
Digital Photo - February 26, 2005, 11:30 a.m. MST  

The uneven ridges in the lake ice indicate the nearing spring break-up.
The muted tones and soft edges of the distant mountains in shadow give this scene the appearance of a painting
 ---- this one  by the Old Master Painter Himself.

 


 



 

High Noon in January - Columbia Lake
 
"Sunshine bright, star shaped white winter light,
Inspiring blues, a visual delight."
                                                                             
Elaine 
   

 

 

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