Category: Canada

Peak 2 Peak…what a ride!

I've been on a number of chairlifts and gondola rides in my day, but let me tell you...I've never been on anything like the Peak 2 Peak before.  The Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride is different due in part to the fact that they broke all the molds when engineering...

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Deep Cove: A Recreational Paradise

On a beautiful summer day, there’s hardly a better place to be than Deep Cove in North Vancouver, B.C.  You can hang out at the Mount Seymour Provincial Park and have a picnic, or perhaps rent a canoe, kayak or paddle board.  For the more adventurous type, you can hook...

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Wakeboarding at Deep Cove

Located in the eastern part of North Vancouver is a recreational paradise called, Deep Cove.  Deep Cove is home to Cove Watersports, which offers an array of wakeboarding and skiing type activities.  Whether you're new to wakeboarding or just want to get out and do a few runs, Cove Watersports...

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A Stroll Through Chinatown in Vancouver, B.C.

Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia is one of the largest in the world and is located just east of downtown.  As you stroll the streets, you'll feel as though you've been transported to Beijing itself.  There is much to do and see in Chinatown, from browsing the fascinating shops, fresh...

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Exploring Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver

The Cleveland Dam Recreation area is one of the few "free" things you can do in the Vancouver area, even the parking is free.   A large grassy park with picnic tables, views of the Capilano lake and river, lots of wondrous hiking trails and a salmon hatchery all await you....

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The Chief a Top-10 Hike in Squamish, B.C.

The Chief has everything hikers would want from a day-hike...waterfalls, dense forest, colorful and unique rock formations, raw beauty, challenging scrambles and of course, awe-inspiring views. Canada’s self proclaimed, “outdoor recreational capital” is Squamish, B.C. Squamish is located about an hour or so north of Vancouver...about 45 minutes south of...

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Granville Island, a Trendy Urban Oasis

Granville Island, a Trendy Urban Oasis

While very touristy, Granville Island is an exciting destination when visiting Vancouver, B.C.  Like an urban oasis, Granville Island is a trendy spot that offers something for everyone...from waterfront restaurants and cafes to a huge farmers market, galleries, boutique shops to artisans and street performers. Whether it's a holiday or...

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Peace Arch Park at the WA / Canadian Border

If you're driving across the Washington State border into British Columbia via the Blaine / Surrey I-5 crossing and you have some time to spare, you might want to consider visiting the Peace Arch International Park.  If you don't have time to spare, and there's a long line at the...

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Visiting Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort area is located high above Golden, British Columbia, which is a main highway route toward Banff National Park. My time in Kicking Horse was toward the end of a leg of travel in which I had previously spent in the Banff, Calgary and Canmore areas. My...

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In Calgary Today…

I spent the day in Calgary today and went to the Winter Olympic training center where the 1988 Olympics were held.  It was pretty cool to get up-close to the various venues, e.g. the ski jumps, bobsleigh, etc.  In the summer months the park is used for mountain biking, zip...

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