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6 of the Most Amazing “Undiscovered” Restaurants in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains, BC

When you think about dining in the Vancouver area we all know about the hottest restaurants with the crazy reservation list, or even worse, the line-ups, but what about when you want an amazing, but more low-key meal? There are so many places to eat in the region that it’s daunting to know where to start, so we’ve done the research for you and are pleased to present the following “undiscovered” restaurants for your dining pleasure. Read more…

Celebrate BC Craft Beer Month by visiting these 10 “Off-the-Beaten-Track” Craft Breweries

Vancouver has long been recognized as the capital of craft beer in Canada, but the folks at Vogue Magazine (yes, that Vogue Magazine) think that it might actually be the best in North America. And we can’t help but agree. With over 125 craft breweries and brewpubs, it really is a great time to be a beer lover in British Columbia. It seems that every week an amazing new microbrewery is popping up to provide locals and visitors the opportunity to discover new styles of beer. Whether your taste runs to hoppy IPAs and dark, creamy Stouts or to mouth-puckering Sours and crisp Pilsners, there is a craft beer for everyone. Read more…

Planning a Family Vacation – Three Generations Hit the Road to Penticton, BC

Every year, my mom and her husband take a road trip to the Okanagan, and this year they invited us to share in the tradition. The challenge? Juggling three family units, kids of varying ages (from 1 to 7), and opinions on everything from food to activities. Read more…

The Top 5 Things to Do in Penticton with Kids

Just a four-hour drive from Vancouver, Penticton is a lake city with small town charm, yet lots to do. We explored Penticton with our two kids, ages 7 (Fraser) and 3 (Douglas), for a week. It’s hard to choose our favourite activities so we left it up to them! Here goes. Read more…

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…

A Weekend Adventure in the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia

Last summer we spent a glorious extended weekend exploring the Fraser Canyon from Hope to Lytton where the rock formations along the mighty Fraser River push against the rushing waters that tumble through the narrow canyons. Cliffs rise from the edge of the canyon and one can glimpse trains making their way on what seems to be a perilous journey on rail lines seemingly hanging on to the cliff and diving into periodic tunnels through the rock. 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…

The Last Leg: Kelowna, Merritt and Home to Port Moody, British Columbia – Circle Tour day 7 and 8

Day 7 of our circle tour looping up to Nakusp Hot Springs taking Highway 3 and then Highway 6 to Nakusp and Hwy 6 back to Vernon before running down Highway 5 to Merritt and home on the Trans Canada Hwy 1 to Port Moody. Read more…

Langley & Fort Langley, British Columbia: Wine, Dine, Stomp… and Celebrate the Fall

With the kids back at school and summer now likely to be a distant and vague memory, we have officially fallen into fall. But, of course, the cooler temperatures bring with it a perfect season to finally harvest – and benefit from – BC’s lush, verdant and fruitful landscape.  In fact, both Langley and Fort Langley, just east of Vancouver, offer up reason to celebrate the fall season with a fun grape-stomping event and Cranberry Festival. Read more…

Relaxing at Nakusp Hot Springs, British Columbia – Circle Tour day 6 and 7

After a picturesque drive on Highway 6 from Christina Lake we arrived at Nakusp Hot Springs Chalets and Campground around 5:00 pm on a sunny August evening. Just outside the town of Nakusp is the turn off for the springs and after the12 km drive, seemingly mostly uphill, and at the end of the road, is Nakusp Hot Springs. Read more…