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Whistler Train Wreck Hike

Whistler Train Wreck Hike

A quick-paced walk from the Whistler Olympic Athlete’s village to a mangled, graffiti-covered train wreck is a lovely way to spend a morning. The trail was a little muddy but arrival to the wreck offered a glimpse into a different world. Sam and I climbed […]

Cheakamus Lake Hike

Cheakamus Lake Hike

I spent Thanksgiving in Whistler with Sam’s family and we spent the most perfect few days in the warm Autumn sunshine. The air was cool and crisp and the sunlight reflected in a gorgeous collection of fall colours – reds and yellows shone brilliantly every […]

6 Things to See in Wells Gray Provincial Park

6 Things to See in Wells Gray Provincial Park

Wells Gray Provincial Park is just outside of Clearwater. The park is well sign-posted at the roundabout in the centre of town and offers a number of pit stops and hikes and waterfalls that are well worth a day. Stop 1: Mahood Trail We didn’t […]

Vancouver to Calgary Roadtrip: Whistler, Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Golden

Vancouver to Calgary Roadtrip: Whistler, Jasper, Banff, Yoho, Golden

After a summer filled with hikes, lakes, waterfalls, views and sunsets, Sam and I decided to end our adventures with a six-day roadtrip from Vancouver to Calgary. We drove north from Vancouver via Whistler, Kamloops and Clearwater to Mount Robson and then down the Icefields Parkway […]

Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: University of British Columbia

Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: University of British Columbia

Some of the most beautiful sunsets that I have been privy to watch have occurred at UBC, my beautifully spacious campus, surrounded on three sides by water and dotted with a number of buildings from which the sunset can be glimpsed. The apartments behind Law […]

Whytecliff Park Hike

Whytecliff Park Hike

Whytecliff Park, along the Sea to Sky Highway, is a favourite spot among local Vancouverites to escape the city and find a rocky, scrambling paradise. Find yourself a perch from which to watch the sun disappear behind the mountains, casting orange and purple rippled glows […]

Lighthouse Park Hike

Lighthouse Park Hike

Lighthouse Park is a park nestled across the water from UBC looking out onto the inlet, downtown and the islands of Howe Sound. Moored tankers and speed boats make the water lap up onto the logs and rocks jammed onto the rocky outcrop, making this […]

Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: Kitsilano Beach

Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: Kitsilano Beach

Kitsilano Beach is a local Vancouver favourite, and is easily accessible by public transit as well as by car with an abundance of available parking. The Boathouse Restaurant right on the beachfront offers an array of dining options, with both sit-in and take-out available. There are […]

Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: Lions Gate Bridge

Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: Lions Gate Bridge

Sam and I parked at Stanley Park’s Prospect Point and trekked out to the Lions Gate Bridge to gently hobble across it and catch the sunset, and it was absolutely breathtaking. It’s a view you get quite often as you drive across the bridge from […]

Buntzen Lake Hike

Buntzen Lake Hike

The idyllic Buntzen Lake situated just north of Coquitlam is a popular family spot and offers multiple waterfront beach, picnic and off-leash dog areas. You can’t hear anything but the faint whirring of the BC hydro dam that is in operation in the area, and […]