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10 Late Summer & Fall Picnic Spots in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, BC

This time of year, with summer soon to become a memory, we find ourselves wanting to be outside as much as possible and we’re constantly on the lookout for great spots to throw down our picnic blanket and enjoy our meals al fresco! The evenings may be getting a little cooler, and the leaves may be starting to change colour, but we think that first hint of fall foliage makes our picnic spots even more special. And, whether it’s a simple sandwich, a multi-course takeout meal, or a basket full of fresh, local goodies, a picnic is a wonderful way to experience the region. Read more…

Springtime Bucket List – 6 Things to Do in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, British Columbia

Spring is finally here in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains and with the days getting longer, the weather getting warmer and the spring flowers blooming, we think it’s the perfect time to start planning your spring adventures. Here are a few of our must do springtime activities. Read more…

Step Into Spring – 6 Must Do Family Adventures Close to Vancouver, British Columbia

There are family-friendly activities to do in the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region year-round, but there’s something special about shaking off winter and heading out for a family adventure in the spring. Here are 6 of our favourite spring family adventures. Read more…

British Columbia is Best for Hiking, Watching Wildlife and Camping

According to Destination Canada, hiking, watching wildlife, and camping are the most popular activities for Canadians when traveling domestically, and where better than British Columbia to experience all three! Read more…

Three Family-Friendly Snowshoe Trips in Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia

Snowshoeing is a great way to get out and get active with your family. Manning Provincial Park, 45 minutes beyond Hope, provides numerous trails to explore. One weekend this winter, grab your family and friends, cross your fingers for clear skies, and get going! 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…

Daytripping in Campbell Valley Park, Langley, British Columbia

We have had the privilege of living near Campbell Valley Park in Langley, BC since 1976 and have spent many happy hours exploring the park on horseback and on foot. Read more…

Beat the Heat This Summer in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, British Columbia

When the local Vancouver forecast calls for soaring temperatures Vancouverites and Tourists go looking for ways to beat the heat and stay cool while enjoying the awesome weather. 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…

50 Shades of Green – Redwood Park, Surrey, British Columbia

In 1893, on their 21st birthday, twin brothers David and Peter Brown received a recently logged piece of land from their father in the southeast corner of Surrey, British Columbia. They decided to create their perfect forest and began by planting Giant Sequoia saplings. Over the years the twins ordered exotic tree seeds from Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. They added a mix of trees native to British Columbia – firs, cedars, and maples – and even built a tree house in their forest where they lived for many years.

Today this 80 acre plot of land is known as Redwood Park, named after the original Giant Sequoia grove, and there are over 50 species of trees from around the world waiting to be discovered by nature lovers. Read more…