Category Archives: British Columbia

Its a rainy day in the Neighbourhood

There is no denying it..we are officially in wet season here on the coast of BC. From now until spring, there will be dark days with deluges of rain. . What to do? Plan a getaway to a beautiful, cozy hotel…indulge … Continue reading

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Lights on Denman Street

This past week I submitted these images for a photographic exhibition and sale. Only 50 photos were accepted and mine were not. But I like them anyway so I thought I would share. These were taken on a rainy, cold … Continue reading

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Why you should visit the Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver is blessed with a world class Aquarium. This is a personal opinion but I’ve been to aquariums in Monaco, London (England) and Sydney and the one here in Stanley Park is not only comparable but I give it high … Continue reading

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Hiking Mt Finlayson near Victoria

Yesterday I took an early ferry (7am..omg that’s early but great sunrise) to Vancouver Island to visit friends in Victoria. Luckily they are outdoorsy types so we took advantage of the warm, sunny day and dragged the kids on a … Continue reading

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A Short Hike on Dog Mountain

Vancouver is full of outdoorsy types and for good reason. The ocean, the mountains and everything in between makes getting outside a piece of cake. And you don’t have to go far or be a super athlete. There are hikes … Continue reading

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The Sylvia Hotel – A Vancouver icon

I love to visit and write about exotic places but I’m lucky that exotic doesn’t always have to mean far from home. Just down the street from where I live is the historic Sylvia Hotel. Built in 1912 and draped … Continue reading

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Sombrio Beach on the Pacific Coast

Yesterday was all about sunshine, pounding surf, surfers, and fresh sea air. We drove 2 hours north west of Victoria on the twisty, turny, old Island Hwy to Sombrio beach. Beware, the gravel road from the highway to beach is … Continue reading

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Funny how life works

Yesterday I drove to the Okanagan to spend time with a friend and her family on Okanagan Lake. As it turned out I couldn’t stay. I had to make a new plan which at first was one big frustration and … Continue reading

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Lost Lagoon

This is what I love about living in the West End of Vancouver. Its just a hop and a skip to Stanley Park with its beaches, forest and Lost Lagoon…its my backyard.  I took my camera out for an hours … Continue reading

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