Visiting the Vancouver Zoo

For Father's Day this year, mum and I took dad on a visit to the Greater Vancouver Zoo because he, more than anyone, appreciates time spent doing something exciting with family in comparison to a physical gift. The Greater Vancouver Zoo…

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Stanley Park Seawall Hike

On a warm sunny downtown evening, Ellis and I walked the entire loop of the famous Vancouver Seawall that wraps around the incredible Stanley Park, the world's number one park! The loop is best walked from Coal Harbour to English…

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I Didn’t Fail University

I woke up to an email that I have been waiting too long to receive: "Dear Jana, Yes! We are delighted to offer you your requested change of program at the University of British Columbia." Some background info: I graduated…

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My Dance Story

Three years ago, the day before my 16th birthday, I attended a Ballet Cuba master class downtown Vancouver. I had tickets to watch them perform Don Quixote two days later. It was probably the most intense and incredible master class I…

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Norvan Falls Hike

The wonderful hike to Norvan Falls winds through well-maintained trails and stunning lush forests ending up at a stunning waterfall cascading into a sweet little green pool. We hiked this one afternoon after a day of rain, and the waterfall…

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How to Spend a Day on Bowen Island

Bowen Island is one of the gorgeous islands along BC's Sunshine Coast. Bowen is dotted with beautiful cafes, stunning hikes and beaches and island cottages galore. The moment our final exams were over, Nelli and I took the ferry across…

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Cleveland Dam Hike

The gorgeous trails surrounding Cleveland Dam provide for a wonderful rainy escape. The area of Capilano River which feeds the dam is beautiful, rain or shine. If you're searching for some peaceful isolation and some stunning viewpoints, this is the…

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How to Spend a Week in Nanaimo

Calling all outdoor adventure enthusiasts! Vancouver Island is bursting at the seams with all sorts of enchanting outdoorsy fun, and university reading week is the perfect time to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and see what beauty…

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Why Dance Matters

To say that nothing much has happened in the world of dance in the last 50 years is a complete and blatant disregard for the thousands and thousands of hours that millions of dancers around the world of every style…

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6 Hikes to Do on Oahu

In the middle of a particularly wet and cold Vancouver winter, I planned a week-long escape down to the gorgeous island of Oahu, the third-largest island in the state of Hawaii. WestJet flies directly from Vancouver to Honolulu, the capital…

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