Sunday, December 7, 2014


A Unique Encounter, esl conversation and more

English classes at the ESL Wilderness Ranch are much more than sitting in a classroom and studying from a book. Our morning classes are always followed by outside activities in the afternoon where you can actively practice your English in a familiar environment through esl conversation.

Yesterday, our ESL students and staff enjoyed an afternoon hike through the snowy Bridge River Valley. After a one hour walk through the snow-covered forest, we arrived at Pearson Pond. Due to the low temperatures the region has experienced the last couple of days, the pond was completely frozen and we were able to walk and skate across the ice. Reaching the center of the pond, we were offered a stunning view onto the surrounding mountains, half covered in fog and clouds.

To keep us warm we started a campfire at the shore of the pond and enjoyed the sun that was glancing through the clouds from time to time. Just when we decided to head back to the ranch, a bald eagle decided to watch our small gathering from a safe distance at the top of a tree. For many of us this was the first encounter with an bald eagle and an opportunity to take some great pictures of this impressive bird. Patiently, he was waiting and posing until everyone got a perfect shot. Happy and content we arrived back home, and enjoyed a hot cup of tea and told stories about our small afternoon adventure to the rest of the ranch staff, all great for esl conversation practice!

We hope you had a great weekend, just as we had!

Greetings from the ESL Wilderness Ranch


About Unknown

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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