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Metro Vancouver Park: Redwood Park

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 — 1:05pm PDT
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Surrey’s Redwood Park came up in conversation when I recently spoke with Jack Christie, author of 52 Best Day Trips From Vancouver. My father took us there when we were young and now my sister takes her kids out there to enjoy the playground, trails, and most of all the wide selection of trees. I […]

Metro Vancouver Lakes

Monday, May 30th, 2011 — 3:42pm PDT
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This weekend I posted a photo on Twitter of a lake in Surrey (Green Timbers) and after several people asked me where it was located, I decided it was time to highlight some of Metro Vancouver’s lakes in a post. These urban watering holes provide recreation options for the whole family. There aren’t many suited […]

Top Five Family-Friendly Parks in Vancouver

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 — 10:30am PDT
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The following was contributed to by Jodi McIsaac Martens. One of the best things about raising a family in Vancouver is that our mild climate lets us get out and enjoy nature pretty much year-round. And there is no shortage of places to go! With over 150 parks in the City of Vancouver alone […]

National Parks in BC, 100 Years of Parks Canada

Friday, March 4th, 2011 — 10:00am PDT
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BC Parks is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year while it is also the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada in 2011. Although Banff National Park is 125 years old, Parks Canada was officially established in 1911 and was the first national park service in the world. In BC, we have 7 National Parks. Glacier National […]

BC Parks 100

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 — 11:37am PDT
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Today is the 100th anniversary of BC Parks, upon creation of the first provincial park, Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Provincial Park. Throughout the rest of the year, BC Parks is hosting events across the province, from family snowshoe outings to bird watching, star-gazing, and learning to cave. Growing up in the Lower Mainland, exploring BC parks […]

Metro Vancouver Park: Traboulay PoCo Trail

Monday, January 31st, 2011 — 4:45pm PDT
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It’s too hard to resist a stroll in the sunshine when the clouds part over Metro Vancouver which is why there were so many families, joggers, dog-walkers, cyclists, and bird watchers along the Traboulay PoCo Trail this past weekend. How to get there The three main entrance points for the trail are through Gates Park, […]