Archive for the category "BC"

July is Parks Month in Vancouver and BC


Friday, July 4th, 2008 — 1:00pm PDT
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Welcome to Parks Month, a time where we should all be able to get out and enjoy what our city and province’s green spaces have to offer. To help us decide where to go and what to do, there is a website filled with suggestions – in fact there’s even one for every day in […]

Happy Birthday Little Green House


Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 — 8:45am PDT
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In my daily quest to find history tidbits to share with my readers about our fair city sometimes the best leg work that can be done is by simply going for a walk. As I was walking down Richards street yesterday on my way to dinner I passed the large “Richards” condo development sign, next […]

Monday Morning Link Fest: Outdoors Edition


Monday, May 19th, 2008 — 10:39am PDT
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I got a text message from Brad yesterday saying he had been woken up at 5:00am in his campground at Manning Park due to an evacuation notice. Apparently the warm temperatures have cause a quick-thaw and the rivers are buckling over their shores and causing flooding. If you have a look at the video John […]

Day Tripping: Hell’s Gate


Thursday, May 15th, 2008 — 4:00am PDT
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In the first post of the Day Tripping series I talked about the town of Hope being the gateway to holidayland, however it could also be looked at as the gateway to hell. Although heading north on Highway 1 is actually a quite lovely experience the fiery inferno of Hades is simply a reference to […]

Day Tripping: Gibsons, Welcome Back


Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 — 4:00am PDT
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Any good Canadian kid remembers growing up watching The Beachcombers, which took place in Gibsons, BC on the Sunshine Coast. In recent years I had a moment at the CBC with some memorabilia, and giggled fondly when a posted about Bruno Gerussi’s beard hair in 2006 (link via Darren Barefoot). A focal point of the […]

Day Tripping: Othello Tunnels


Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 — 10:02am PDT
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Oodles of glorious sunshine being predicted for this weekend gets me thinking about outdoor activities. Should a Metro Vancouverite feel like a mini-escape, perhaps even a multi-hour adventure in a single day, what are the options? I’ve decided to pull from a pool of childhood Sunday drive memories and highlight a few gems in this […]