After walking around Central Park this morning, I started thinking about Stanley Park back home and that it would be a great time to rustle up a quick history tidbits post. At 1,000 acres Stanley Park is just slightly bigger than New York’s Central Park (843 acres) July 27, 1911: The Province reported that one […]
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The other day I admitted to getting a bit lost in Richmond. I’m not too familiar with it having only visited landmarks such as Minoru Park, Richmond Centre, Steveston and the Vancouver International Airport. As such I thought I would dig up a few more history tidbits in order to become better acquainted with this […]
We arrived in San Francisco yesterday evening and checked into our wonderful boutique Kimpton Hotel (full review will be posted when we’ve checked out). Since we haven’t had too much time to explore yet, here are some interesting Vancouver/San Francisco history tidbits to kick start the coverage of my trip. Gustav Roedde came to Vancouver […]
It’s been a few years now since I discovered the work of Pauline Johnson and I’ve been enchanted by her writing ever-since. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) was the child of a Mohawk chief and an Englishwoman and as a writer and poet, she traveled across North America and England giving readings of her work and performing […]
It’s the May Long Weekend here in BC and for many that means getting the boat out of hibernation, pitching a tent for the first time this year, lazy days at the beach, and tuning into daytime TV and wondering what happened to Bob Barker. The long weekend is due to Monday being Victoria Day […]