Archive for the category "walks"

Lighthouse Park Photowalk

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I finally made it to Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. I’ve profiled the park before and I’ve also done a history post about lighthouses in the region. However, this was the first time I took to the trails and saw the Point Atkinson Lighthouse for myself. Just hours before I was crossing the Brooklyn […]

Jane’s Walk 2010

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The fourth annual Jane’s Walk returns the weekend of May 1st and 2nd. This series of free neighbourhood walking tours are all planned, plotted and led by those who want to share their knowledge about their community. Photo credit: Pat Z on Flickr The goal of Jane’s Walk is to raise urban literacy and build […]

Iona Beach Photowalk

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning John and I headed out to Iona Beach in Richmond for a brisk Sunday walk. View Larger Map I have profiled Iona before thanks to Stewart Marshall who contributed a guest post. The regional park consists of several kilometers of sandy beaches sandwiched by Fraser River outlets. As we set out, the warm […]

Free Tours in Vancouver During Olympics

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With many establishments being accused of bumping up prices to serve the Olympic-sized crowds, there are a few businesses that are welcoming the influx of visitors by offering up free tours of Vancouver. Photo credit: zzinger on Flickr Tour Guys Type: Guided Cost: Free Tour options: Gastown & Downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, West End & […]

Day Tripping: Squamish

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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 Ancient Forest

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Sample — I was there with a group thanks to Northern BC Tourism. It's free to trek through the forest but our tour from TOLAC was on the house. I would actually recommend having a guide in the winter due the elements -- they have wilderness training, first aid, they know the route, and they know how to get you out of waist-deep snow pits. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

About an hour outside of Prince George along Highway 16 lies a practically unmarked treasure, the Ancient Forest. What makes this plot of land so unique, aside from being a grouping of 800-2,000 year old cedars, is that it’s a rainforest… but it’s inland. Being 800km in from the coast of British Columbia this pocket […]