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Mosquito…..help? Ideas to combat the pesky bug!

Most of us who enjoy the outside during the spring, summer and early fall months have encountered a mosquito bite or two from these pesky little flies who play an important meal role for birds, bats, spiders, fish and others – but are ever-so-hated by humans. Read more…

Some of the Best Family Biking Trails in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, British Columbia

Vancouver is known for being a super bike-friendly city. In the past few years the downtown core has enjoyed the addition of dedicated bike lanes and in the summer of 2016 the City of Vancouver introduced Mobi, a public bike-sharing program. There are lots of amazing spots to ride in Vancouver, like the Stanley Park Seawall, Queen Elizabeth Park or Pacific Spirit Park, but I thought I’d share some of our favourite, family-friendly cycling routes from outside Vancouver. Read more…

Train Spotting: Highway 1 Lytton to Craigellachie, British Columbia, Canada

We decided to stay at the Kumsheen Rafting Resort located a few kilometres east of Lytton in the scenic Thompson River canyon. Here we were well into BC’s semi-desert country with lofty ponderosa pines and tumbleweeds and the wonderful smell of sage. We chose the well-priced “yurt” – the best of both worlds, sleeping in a tent with comfortable bed and solid deck below. We had a fabulous meal on the patio of Cutting Board Restaurant and bonus – we could hear the westbound CPR trains just below the resort as well as the eastbound CNR trains across the canyon. Read more…

Relax, Refresh & Rest Up Along the Sea to Sky Highway

Whether you’re driving alone, in pairs or with children, a successful and relaxing road trip requires regular breaks – be it for bathrooms, stretching your legs, enjoying a beautiful viewpoint or simply taking in some fresh air. Read more…