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Burnaby Blooms – Eco sculptures

Burnaby Blooms – Eco sculptures

If you have a chance this week, go and visit the Burnaby Blooms Festival in Deer Lake Park near Vancouver, BC. We visited a couple of weeks ago and LOVED the eco sculptures that were curated by the fabulous local artist Nickie Lewis from The Wizards Makery. I fell in love with Nickie’s fabulous Mythical creatures in Robert Burnaby Park last year, so I was excited to see what she’d make this time. Burnaby Blooms Festival aims to support the…

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Beauty Peak (West Crown) – Vancouver

Beauty Peak (West Crown) – Vancouver

Beauty Peak (otherwise known as West Crown, or sometimes Sleeping Beauty) is one of the prominent mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore that you can see from all over the city. This is a tough hike and definitely not suitable for new hikers or for soggy days! Still, the reward for all this effort is one of the best views I have ever had of Vancouver. Our reason for the visiting this peak was to spread the ashes of our much-loved…

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Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia – Review

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia – Review

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia by Taryn Eyton is a fantastic guide for overnight hiking and camping trips. I bought my copy last spring when it was first published so have almost had a year to learn from it. Sometimes I have as much fun planning trips and anticipating them as getting out and exploring. This book is perfect for that! I have now visited 18 of the 40 areas so thought I should write a review. Please note, I…

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5 fabulous Vineyards to visit in Langley

5 fabulous Vineyards to visit in Langley

If you are visiting Vancouver (or if you live in the Southwest British Columbia) and you fancy a fun, relaxing day tasting wine, one of the best places to visit is Langley in the Fraser Valley. Langley is less than an hour from Vancouver so it is a very easy area to visit from the city. However as the wineries are located out in the countryside it feels like a world away from the metropolitan areas nearby. We visited these…

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