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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.

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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Foraging for Blackberries in Vancouver

Emily and I were planning on spending a sunny, Saturday afternoon biking down to Richmond to pick blueberries, but we got lazy and decided to spend the day closer to home foraging for blackberries. U-pick blueberries cost about $1.85/lb, but … Continue reading

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10 Tips for an Algonquin Canoe Trip

Here is some helpful advice I wish I had when we were planning our Algonquin canoe trip. Pack like you would for a multi-day, backcountry hiking trip. Keep it light. Lots of small drybags are convenient for loading into a … Continue reading

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Canoe Tripping in Algonquin Provincial Park

I’ve now completed the quintessential Canadian experience – a 5-day canoe trip through Algonquin Provincial Park. It was my first overnight canoe trip and one hell of an experience. This trip had it all – wildlife, epic portages, constantly changing … Continue reading

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Eating Vegan in Toronto

Toronto has a lot of great restaurant options for vegans. We discovered some great new restaurants on our most recent trip, but the highlight was a visit to Fabbrica. We got the rock star treatment. Celebrity chef Missy Hui, winner … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Beaches Neighbourhood

One of the things I like about Toronto, is all the cool neighbourhoods to explore. On our most recent trip, we stayed in the Beaches, a funky neighbourhood east of downtown. It had a relaxed vibe that reminded me a … Continue reading

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2 Weddings in Ontario

We made the most of our recent trip to Ontario. In 2 weeks we squeezed in two weddings, a trip to Montreal by train, a few family visits, and a 5-day paddling trip in Algonquin Provincial Park. Both weddings were … Continue reading

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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

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