Author Archives: canadianveggie

About canadianveggie

I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, eating good vegan food, cycling around Vancouver, solving problems with software, learning about urban planning, and discussing politics.

Camping in EC Manning Park

A few weekends ago, we booked a Modo car, loaded up our camping gear, and drove out to Manning Provincial Park for the weekend. We did a few light hikes – Three Falls, Lightning Lake, and the Wildflower Walk. We … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Trouble with Chia

Gum, pens, tissue paper, and now chia seeds. Add another item to the list of things banned from the washing machine. Unless you’re going for the chia pet look.

Posted in Family, Food | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

10 km in under 40 minutes

I’ve accomplished my last remaining running goal. I’ve finally run 10 km in under 40 minutes. I’ve been trying to go under 40 minutes since high school and I’ve come close on a few occasions, but it has remained an … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Running | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Greater Vancouver Hike – Sea to Summit

The Sea to Summit Trail will inevitably be compared to the Grouse Grind, but they are nothing alike. The Grind is an gruelling workout, the Sea to Summit is a real day hike, with fabulous viewpoints, varied terrain, and spots to take enjoyable breaks. The only similarities with the Grind are the licensed patio at the top and the gondola waiting to bring you back to the bottom. Continue reading

Posted in Recreation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Culver City Salads is Going Solar

Culver City Salads is a Vancouver food truck that serves up delicious, 100% vegan salads. They want to replace the gas generator they use to power their fridges with solar panels. Check out their indiegogo campaign where you can support … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Vancouver, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

My Picks for Vision Vancouver Nominations

There are so many talented individuals running for Vision Vancouver nominations for Park Board and School Board. I’m glad they’re giving members an opportunity to vote in open nominations. It’s weird how rare that is for civic parties. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Vancouver | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

5 Peaks – Alice Lake – My First Trail Run

I ran the 5 Peaks – Alice Lake 11 km Enduro Race last Saturday. It was my first trail run and one of the hardest races I’ve ever done. The hills chewed me up and spat me out. But it … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Running | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

4 Tips for Everyday Biking in Vancouver

Biking can easily be your main form of transportation in Vancouver all year round. But it’s easy to get intimidated by all the spandex-clad road bikers and too cool for school bike couriers. This is how I bike around the city without compromising style or having to worry about end-of-trip facilities. Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Overflow Bike Parking

It makes me smile to see so any people visiting our neighbourhood by bike.

Posted in Cycling, Vancouver | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

More about Bike Helmets

I’ve probably written enough about why I think mandatory helmet laws are a bad idea, but I couldn’t resist linking to a few interesting articles published recently. Two great posts by Howie Chong, former president of the Sierra Club of … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment