Big Mountains
Dawn Joy Ritchie

Vancouver BC enjoys easy access to some of the best downhill and cross-country ski facilities in North America. Grouse Mountain is the closest mountain to downtown Vancouver, being only 20 minutes away.

You can be sailing below, then take the iconic Grouse Mountain Super Skyride from the base (North America’s largest aerial tramway), which whisks you 3,700 feet above sea level.

Just two hours north are the internationally renowned ski mountains Whistler and Blackcomb. Being a top ranked destination ski resort it draws skiers from all over the world and rewards them with its long runs, spectacular scenery and a mild winter climate. 

For further information email IslandIllustrators at or 
Marcia Semenoff (President) 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. You are invited to write to us at: 


Island Illustrators Society

295 View Royal Avenue

Victoria, B.C., Canada

V9B 1B3 

For information on how to become a member, click here