Courtenay, BC | A Long Weekend Winter Wonderland / by Ryan Deasley

On a recent long weekend my friends Naomi, Nick, Arlie and I went to visit Arlies parents on Vancouver Island. I was very excited to visit and see the area, as I'm shooting Arlie's brothers wedding there in the fall. Driving into town in the dark didn't allow for much of a view, but over the next few days at the beach and up on the mountain I was shown what makes this area so special. The fact that in a span of 30 minutes you could go from the ocean to incredible snowshoeing and skiing was amazing.