Archive of posts tagged "parks"

The View from CRAB Park


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 — 11:11am PDT
Add a Comment

There’s a park on tip of Downtown Vancouver that has gorgeous city and mountain views along the shores of Burrard Inlet — and it’s not called Stanley. While it doesn’t have the towering cedars and dozens of kilometres in forest trails that our Crown Jewel boasts, Portside Park (CRAB Park) is a slice of serenity […]

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park


Saturday, February 20th, 2016 — 5:09pm PDT
Add a Comment

On the first sunny morning after a string of rainy days, my sister and I set out for a brisk morning hike from our home base at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort in Parksville. Little Qualicum Falls was our destination, just 20 minutes away up Inland Island Highway with a turn onto Highway 4 towards Port […]

The Most Photographed Islet in Vancouver


Monday, January 4th, 2016 — 9:21am PDT
Comments 1

I’m going to go ahead and declare Whyte Islet, off of Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver, the most photographed little island in the region. Surrounded by water at high tide, and within walking distance from the pebbly beach when waters retreat, its position in front of glowing sunsets make it such a photogenic outcropping of […]

Parks Canada Camping Reservations Open in January


Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 — 9:37am PDT
Add a Comment

From arctic wilderness and prairie grasses, to coastal rainforests, the world’s highest tides, and UNESCO sites. Canada’s 46 National Parks are all unique and they’re here for us to protect, and enjoy. Starting in January, you can start planning your spring, summer, and fall camping as the Parks Canada online reservation system launches. Parks Canada […]

Enjoy Manning Park This Winter


Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 — 10:50am PDT
Add a Comment

“When it’s ugly and raining in the (Fraser) Valley, and you think there’s no where to go or nothing to do, chances are Manning has snow – and it’s a winter wonderland up here.” Robyn Barker is one of the many friendly faces I met this past weekend at Manning Park — a Provincial Park […]

Removing Scotch Broom in Stanley Park


Saturday, December 12th, 2015 — 9:44am PDT
Comments 1

This post has been contributed by Samuel Cousins, Stewardship Coordinator Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End a decade ago and I have been a member for three years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, and work so […]