Before Omicron came along to deck our halls, the family and some friends had the chance to visit the Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Gardens. Continue reading Merry Christmas 2021
Cariboo Dam is on the eastern end of Burnaby Lake and controls the water levels in the lake and flow of water into the Brunette River. It’s a popular spot to visit in the Fall when salmon return to spawn. No luck in October on this visit. November is the best time to go check out the salmon in the fishway. Watch this metro minute … Continue reading 2021 10 11 – Cariboo Dam
What’s the perfect Metro Vancouver day trip for waterfalls, a suspension bridge, a forest boardwalk, and lots of stairs
Look no further than North Vancouver’s Lynn Canyon. Many locals already know about this free alternative to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Continue reading The free suspension bridge at Lynn Canyon Park
Oh. It’s that time of year again. Christmas is quickly hurtling towards us before we know it. Then we are scrambling to get gifts for loved ones and arrange times to meet them. Or maybe you are just looking to get into the holiday spirit and feel festive. Continue reading Looking for Holiday fun? – the Vancouver Christmas Market
I have a confession to make. I am, for the most part, a Surrey bus virgin. I don’t know much about the bus system south of the Fraser River. I’ve taken the SkyTrain into Surrey a few times, but I rarely ever take the bus in Surrey. Yeah. I’ve taken the R1 one stop. And then I started to travel up and down Scott Road … Continue reading Where’s the double-decker bus?
Have you heard about the Vancouver Plan? The Vancouver Plan will feature a single, city-wide plan to guide future growth in line with key community priorities. The Vancouver Plan will also aim to keep the qualities that make Vancouver special while responding to the challenges facing the city and its residents. The Vancouver Plan has been in process for a while, but it is now … Continue reading Vancouver Plan
Double Double & Donuts. Hey. We’re in Canada. We all know that means. But what’s a Double Double and Donuts – Richmond style? Well, let me tell you. It’s something entirely different. Please join me in my latest video as I visit Richmond’s Double Double Restaurant, have some congee and Chinese donut. Then I hop on over to the nearby Aberdeen Centre for some Asian … Continue reading Double Double & Donuts – Richmond Style
[This is not a paid promotion. I paid for my own beer and have received no benefit from the company mentioned here.] So who doesn’t like stumbling across a new brewery. It seems to be the Vancouver thing to do over the past 10 years or so. There’s a little brewery hidden in an industrial section of New Westminster. Where is it? Let’s find out. … Continue reading Hidden brewery in New Westminster?
I didn’t know what to expect from going to Imagine Van Gogh. The tickets aren’t cheap, but the experience was worthwhile. It’s worth a visit if you can catch the exhibit in its final days. Imagine Picasso is lining up to come to Vancouver soon, though. By the way, this was not a paid ad. I paid for the price of admission 😛 Continue reading Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art & music exhibit
Come along with me to Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch (aka. Library Square). Let’s explore this iconic Vancouver landmark complete with rooftop garden, special exhibitions, Roman columns, and more. The extra bit that didn’t make it to the video (thanks to poor audio) is that I spent a lot of time at Library Square in my university days. I had a study group on the … Continue reading New video – Vancouver’s Roman Colosseum – Library Square