Canada Storm Watching
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|B.C. Storm Watching Adventures are located on the westcoast of Canada. It is the 3rd largest province in Canada with many kilometres of exposed coastlines and resorts ideal for storm watching. [ Link ]|
Canada storm watching is a great opportunity for front row seats to the greatest show put on by Mother Nature. Canada storm watching is enjoyed on, both, the west coast and east coast of Canada.
On the west coast of Canada the Pacific Ocean is the star and on the east coast of Canada the Atlantic Ocean is the star. Storm watching is best enjoyed during the fall, winter and spring seasons in the provinces of British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
It is during these seasons that the storms are at their best or worst depending on how you look at it. Every year large crowds gather on each coast to come and watch crashing waves, clouds of sea mist, flying driftwood logs and howling winds.
Some of the sights, smells and sounds one may experience when storm watching in Canada include watching 50-70 foot waves pound the shoreline and driftwood logs and debris being thrown hundreds of feet through the air.
When storm watching outside it is imperative that you stay alert at all times keeping a watch out for flying logs and rogue waves. Never walk too close to the shoreline as the undertow from crashing waves can be dangerous.
There are resorts and accommodations on each coast of Canada which provide storm watching packages. Many of the resorts themselves are situated on cliffs on the front lines of incoming storms.
Some travelers prefer to observe storms in a resort where they are protected from the elements while others decide to confront the storm on foot exploring outside on a beach or rocky point.
Most resorts provide guests with rain gear for outside exploration. Included in their rooms, in most cases, are a pair of high rubber boots, rain coat and pants and an umbrella.
Some Canada Storm Watching Tips
- research lodges and resorts for storm watching packages.
- ask what is included with packages for watching storms.
- do not walk near waves.
- always be aware of flying driftwood logs.
- be aware that rogue waves are common.
- always dress in rain gear when out storm watching.
- have a set of dry clothes ready for when you get back.
- ask about tours and guides for storm watching as they know the best spots.
- storms result in power outages, so make sure you have flashlights and candles
on your trip.
- pack a camera and video for capturing the best moments of storm watching.
- storms are loud, so you may want to pack ear plugs.
- wear contacts, not glasses, as the mist will interrupt viewing.
- lock your vehicle when out storm watching.
- lay sheets down on the car seats for your return as you will be dripping wet.
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