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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.

Cat Lake Camping

My wife and I’s first camping trip together was to a little forestry campsite just north of Squamish. I have fond memories of that trip. I remember a tranquil lake, quiet isolated sites, and cooking great food over a campfire. … Continue reading

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Cycling the Sea to Sky Highway

I can’t believe how many people cycle along the narrow shoulders of the Sea-to-Sky highway. A foam helmet and a narrow rumble strip seem inadequate for protection from the cars passing at 100 km/h. Plus the shoulders are littered with … Continue reading

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J’adore Montréal – Top 10 Reasons

There are so many things to love about Montreal Awesome vegan restaurants Separated bike lanes and BIXI Pedestrian streets Festivals Patios Complete bilingualism – including Shakespeare in the Park Parklets and street reclaiming Public markets like Jean Talon Old buildings … Continue reading

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Cycling in Montreal

After spending 3 days cycling through Montreal, I have to admit they are years ahead of Vancouver. For only $15, I picked up a 3-day BIXI pass and used it to zoom around the city. I was impressed with how … Continue reading

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Rand Paul and the Scariest Email I’ve Ever Read

Rand Paul recently penned an excellent op-ed in Time Magazine arguing against the militarization of police forces. It reminded me of the email I got from Rand Paul last month. It was sent to me in error and it had … Continue reading

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Eating Vegan in Montreal

On our recent trip to Montreal we were delighted to discover that the city is a hotbed for vegan cuisine. Who knew? We had a chance to eat at six vegetarian restaurants (five of them strictly vegan), with a long … Continue reading

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Where I Run – a Strava Heatmap

I’m lucky to live in close proximity to so many great running routes. I’m minutes away from Vancouver’s Seawall, where I can run for hours without having to stop for a single traffic light. Vancouver’s greenways and bike routes are … Continue reading

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