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10 All You Can Eat Sushi Bars in the Lower Mainland

Conveniently located on the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver restaurants have a great selection of fresh seafood at their fingertips. For diners who don’t mind eating their seafood raw, there are Japanese sushi bars everywhere. Some sushi restaurants offer two types of dining options: an a la carte menu where patrons can order individual dishes at set prices off a menu; and all you can eat sushi for one price. Read more…

Running or Walking – Finding the Right Equipment in Port Moody, British Columbia

I was always the one who said “I’ll only run if something is chasing me”, turns out that there was something chasing me (my fear of running) and on May 26, 2013, I signed up for my first Run/Walk, which was for a friend who was trying to raise awareness for a rare disease that her son was diagnosed with, The first ever NMO 5K Walk/Run. Read more…

To Kayak or to Canoe?

What’s the difference between a kayak person and a canoe person? No, this is not a set-up to some kind of joke. It’s an honest question. What are the essential differences between a canoe trip and a kayak excursion, and why would you choose one over the other? Read more…

Places in British Columbia where Bigfoot Hangs Out

Did you know British Columbia has a legendary creature that has baffled scientists, environmentalists, and curiosity seekers over the years? Bigfoot is a large hairy creature resembling an oversized monster gorilla, that walks on two legs like a human. Sometimes called Sasquatch, from the Sts’ailes word “Sa:sq’ets”  which means wild man, reported sightings in the province go back about 200 years when the early settlers had encounters with this mythological animal. Read more…

Boston Bar and North Bend the Railway Center of the Fraser Canyon, BC, Canada

The Fraser Canyon is a stretch of the mighty Fraser River where the rock formations try to conquer the water.  A few kilometres north from Hell’s Gate along Highway 1, the narrowest section of the Canyon, my wife and I reached Boston Bar and sister village North Bend. Both of these communities are engaging stops to explore the more recent history of the Fraser Canyon. Read more…

Sea To Sky Gondola in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Having just opened in May 2014, the Sea To Sky Gondola is one of the hottest attractions and offers many things for adventure seekers to see and do. Located North of Vancouver along the Sea To Sky Highway in Squamish, the 8-passenger gondola climbs to 885 meters (2900 ft) above sea level in a mere 10-minutes offering stunning views of Howe Sound and The Chief. Off to the right, you can see Shannon Falls cascading down the rocky cliff before you ascend above and out of view. As you approach the Summit Lodge, the backdrop is set by the spectacular Sky Pilot Mountain that towers high above. Read more…

Campground Road Trip to Penticton, BC, Canada

On the crisp sunny morning of April 23rd I picked up my rental car in Coquitlam and headed to the Okanagan. The purpose of my journey was to attend the Interior RV Consumer Show, being held that weekend in Penticton, to distribute camping packages with tourism directories listing places to camp.  Along the way I had the opportunity to tour a few campgrounds and stay overnight in a cabin. Read more…

Spring Motorcycle Overnighter Parrys RV Park, Parksville, British Columbia

Motorcycle camping and touring is increasing in popularity but like RV’s it’s great to do an overnighter as preparation before the longer tour.

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Horse Racing in British Columbia, Canada

There are two types of horse racing action in British Columbia – Thoroughbred racing and Standardbred racing. The Thoroughbred races take place at Hastings Park in Vancouver and are the type of races where a jockey rides the horse. Standardbred racing operates at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale (Surrey) where the horse pulls a sulky and driver around the track.

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Fraser Canyon adventures, British Columbia

I have recently become newly enamored of the Fraser Canyon region in British Columbia. Growing up in the Lower Mainland, my family often camped in the Canyon when I was a kid, but it wasn’t until more recently that I began to appreciate the history and natural features of the area. Here are my top recommendations for a weekend getaway to the Fraser Canyon and beyond.

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