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Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: Sunset Beach

Where to Watch the Sunset in Vancouver: Sunset Beach

Aptly named, Sunset Beach is a local gem in Vancouver that is famous for some of the most incredible views of sunset. Catch golden hour here from the Burrard Street Bridge overlooking the beachfront, then head down the steps and wander along the Seawall. Typically […]

Night Skiing on Grouse Mountain

Night Skiing on Grouse Mountain

Skiing is something I’ve been falling more and more in love with, thanks mostly due to my boyfriend Sam, an ex-BC Ski Team member. We’ve skiied a number of mountains while we’ve been together – from Lake Louise to Whistler, Nakiska to Grouse – and […]

Visiting the Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Visiting the Abbotsford Tulip Festival

All that I’ve seen all over Instagram in the last few weeks is brightly coloured photos of 2.5 million tulips out at the Abbotsford Tulip Festival. I was here last year, and fell in love with the stunning colours, the muddy fields and the childish magic that comes with […]

Graduation

Graduation

Today, I am done. In August, I walked out of my last exam as an undergraduate student, a political science final where I argued the ethics of ideologies in world headlines. The day before, I handed in my last paper, a five-page piece on global environmental […]

Cascade Falls Hike

Cascade Falls Hike

On a rainy Sunday morning, I lay in bed scrolling through Instagram trying to see if I could find some sort of outdoor adventure that was doable in muddy, wet weather. Dad and I drove for over an hour in the rain listening to rainy […]

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 […]

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 […]