TODAY IS WORLD WATER DAY. The international holiday was first set up by the United Nations in 1993 as a way to get people thinking about how we can better provide clean water to everyone on earth. It sounds like it should be easy, but it’s actually a monumental task — a lot of water is wasted, and a lot of the world is stuck drinking contaminated water.
One of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is to give everyone in the world access to clean water by 2030, so they’re working with governments around the world to try and move us towards a cleaner planet.
We here at Matador are water freaks — our staff is jam-packed with divers, surfers, snorkelers, kayakers, and skiiers (and we like to drink the stuff, too). So we thought we’d dive into our archives and into our travelstoke app to find some of the most beautiful pictures of water we’ve ever taken. To learn more about World Water Day, check out the UN site.
Cape Kiwanda State Natural AreaCloverdale, United StatesCape Kiwanda is one of my favorite spots on the Oregon Coast. The massive sand dune is fun to climb but my favorite spots are beyond that. There are these awesome rock formations to explore.
Two Jack LakeImprovement District No. 9, CanadaTwo Jack lake is a great drive up spot just outside of Banff. I went to this lake a couple times but this time at sunrise was probably my favorite. Watching the sun light up the snowy peaks was an amazing experience.
Vermilion LakesImprovement District No. 9, CanadaLoved this spot near Banff!
It’s just a few minutes from downtown and you can drive right up to this pier.
I went at sunset and got this view out over the lake.
It is an easily accessible waterfall as the parking lot is just a few hundred feet from the falls.
The hike to the lake is just 2 miles roundtrip with 300 feet of elevation gain. #hiking
Gorton Creek FallsCascade Locks, United StatesA short 1.2 mile out and back trail with 150 feet of elevation gain leads up to this beautiful waterfall.
Best during the winter or spring as the water level is higher.
Bruarfoss Waterfall, IcelandThis waterfall isn’t the biggest in size but what it lacks in size, it makes up for with its color.
The water there was this amazing blue shade that I could hardly believe was real.