Hitting the Trans Canada Highway and heading east from Vancouver you used to pass a sign at Hope that said “Gateway to Holidayland” however for me, Holidayland starts 20 minutes sooner with the turnoff to Highway 9. The Agassiz-Rosedale Highway (Highway 9) bends across the Fraser River and eventually turns into Hot Springs Road, leading […]
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On the way back from Harrison Hot Springs Resort earlier this week my friend and I took a quick detour before hopping back on Highway 1. Coming from Agassiz, we turned right at the roundabout on Highway 9 (Agassiz-Rosedale Highway) and stopped into Minter Gardens for lunch at the Envision Garden Cafe. Prior to heading […]
2014 Tulips of the Valley Festival Info The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival attracts crowds south of the border but in our own backyard, the Tulips of the Valley Festival paints Agassiz with all the colours of the season. Opening April 17, 2013 the festival here only lasts as long as the blooms, which is about […]
Sweet summer berries may be ripe for the picking but a bold bulb is also ready to be harvested. Grab some garlic scapes, garlic pesto, garlic powders, garlic sauces, garlic blends, and more fresh from the farm at two garlic festivals happening around the region this month. Edible Vancouver Garlic Festival at Limbert Mountain Farm […]
Our local Slow Food chapter, part of an international organization that has built a network of small-scale sustainable farmers, recently hosted a cycle tour of participating farms in Agassiz, BC. Slow Food (as opposed to fast food) is farm-to-table, supporting local growers. We had spent the night at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, about 90 […]
2014 Tulips of the Valley Festival Info The Tulips of the Valley Festival in Agassiz is in full swing with more colours popping from millions of bulbs on Seabird Island. When I visited a few years ago, there were 30 different varieties growing along 40 acres of land. The festival’s website is updated daily with […]