Archive for the category "Day Tripping"

Fairhaven Photowalk in Bellingham


Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 — 10:04am PDT
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A train whistle blew in the distance as we walked out onto Fairhaven’s Village Green plaza with Chuck Robinson, Owner of Village Books. The historic district in Washington State’s Whatcom County is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a part of Bellingham, ever since it amalgamated with the town of New Whatcom […]

Britannia Mine Museum


Monday, September 13th, 2010 — 1:00pm PDT
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The Britannia Mine Museum is re-launching next weekend after a name change (from the BC Mining Museum), refreshed logo, and updated visitor experience on the grounds of the old Britannia Mine, about 10km south of Squamish. John and I were invited up for the day to check out the grounds, the new buildings, and go […]

Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company


Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 — 6:35pm PDT
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This weekend John and I were guests of the inn at Howe Sound Brewing. It’s one of BC’s most awarded and decorated microbreweries and is tucked away at the end of Cleveland Street in Squamish. View Larger Map Upon arrival we settled into our room, which is one of 20 at the inn, and went […]

Fraser Valley Parks: Chilliwack Lake


Saturday, March 20th, 2010 — 2:50pm PDT
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Although Chilliwack Lake is in the “604” area code, it isn’t in Metro Vancouver. As such, it is the first entry for my Fraser Valley parks profile series. View Larger Map Metrics: Park size is a whopping 9,258 hectares with 146 campsites and 40kms of trails including a leg of the Trans Canada Trail. Photo […]

Day Tripping: Squamish


Monday, February 8th, 2010 — 9:35am PDT
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It’s been ages since I updated my Day Tripping series and thanks to our trek up to Squamish yesterday I can revive it with a worthy entry. Half way between Whistler and Vancouver lies the historic town of Squamish, BC. Known for its Sea to Sky proximity, windsurfing, The Chief, and its namesake the Squamish […]

The Farm House Natural Cheeses: Circle Farm Tour


Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 — 2:00pm PDT
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Continuing the Circle Farm Tour series from my adventures last week in the Harrison/Agassiz region, our next stop was The Farm House Natural Cheeses. “The family farm is a great thing,” said owner Debra Boyes when we had our tasting. The farm hosts a retail shop so people can come and buy their cheese directly […]