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Culturally Modified Trees of Stanley Park

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The other day during our multi-hour walk through the park, John and I came across a a tree that had been tagged in a way I hadn’t seen before. You’ll usually find fluorescent flags hanging off branches as route or survey markers but since the storms we’ve mostly seen spray-painted dots, rags and other indicators […]

Half Snow Half Sun Stanley Park Walk

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been so long since John and I had some down time, just the two of us, and with the sun shining today (at least downtown) we headed to our favourite place, just a short walk away. Winter Beach – Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr 10 minutes turned into 5 hours as we explored […]

Stanley Park Tree Planting and the Humbug Hike

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow will mark the one year anniversary of the storm that ravaged Stanley Park one night, uprooting tens of thousands of trees and gnashing through the sea wall. Over the last year I’ve kept a close eye on the park, and have many photos and blog posts to illustrate the lack of progress and frustration […]

Monday Morning Link Fest: Last attempt to get you to enter my contest

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We spent yesterday in Surrey and walked around Whalley for a bit (yes, voluntarily). I guess I never realized how many huge, tall old tress (namely Redwoods) there were in this particular area. They’re tearing most of them down in order to “Bring Yaletown to Surrey“, but a couple were left standing in order to […]

Stanley Park Sea Wall Closed Again

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Did I not say somewhere that the sea wall still looked pretty sketchy and it didn’t seem like it was ready to re-open? What a crappy “I told you so” moment, the sea wall is closed again. Heavy snow yesterday and rainfall today has resulted in another closure of the Stanley Park Seawall. Park Board […]

Forbidden Stanley Park Trek, 1 Year Later

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This afternoon we grabbed some caffeinated beverages from a local coffee joint and headed to what is probably our favourite place in the city, Stanley Park. I couldn’t take in enough of the fresh autumn air. I love this time of year because the park just seems alive, from squirrels rustling up some grub for […]