Archive for the category "BC"

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 […]

Asian Heritage Month: Hockey Pioneer Larry Kwong

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 — 12:01pm PDT
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Larry Kwong was the first Chinese-Canadian to play in the NHL. Read his story…

What's Your Road Trip Soundtrack?

Sunday, April 27th, 2008 — 9:24pm PDT
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Nothing beats cruising the open road with the windows down, sun beaming in giving you a farmer tan on your driving arm, and the sound of rockin’ tunes to soundtrack your venture. I’ve been road tripping since I could drive; I’ve traveled the highways of our Provinces and the Pacific Coast countless times and on […]

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Sunday, April 27th, 2008 — 11:00am PDT
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As far as wineries go, I would have to say I’ve been around. I’ve done Napa Valley over the course of several days, I’ve been to finest grape-growing regions in France, and I know the Okanagan and Fraser Valley vineyards like the back of my hand. I can swirl, swoosh, sniff, and taste tannins as […]

Golden Beaver Winery

Saturday, April 26th, 2008 — 7:16pm PDT
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Last year John and I drove past Golden Beaver on our way from Osoyoos to Penticton, however on the way home along Black Sage we totally passed it by. After breakfast we were trying to think of a game plan for today and realized we had yet to visit the winery with the silly name […]