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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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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

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Greater Vancouver Hike – Brohm Lake

Over the Easter long weekend we were looking for a good mountain hike that would be snow free. We found a great one in the Brohm Lake Interpretative Forest, just north of Squamish. It was unbelievable how green and vibrant the forest is, with layers of moss below towering cedar and fir trees. Continue reading

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El Salvador Resort Vacation

El Salvador is a slice of paradise. The weather is perfect, the water is warm, the food is good, and the locals are friendly. The tourism industry is still developing but it gives the country an authentic flavour. Every winter … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Hike – Cypress Falls

Dates: July 6, 2008 and October 14, 2013 Location: West Vancouver (map) Description: Cypress Falls is a great spot to get lost in the woods. Towering cedar and fir trees reach for the sky and Cypress Creek rumbles along the … Continue reading

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Hiking in Gros Morne

Hiking in Gros Morne National Park was the highlight of our vacation in Newfoundland. We spent 5 days exploring the unique geology of the area, climbing to amazing viewpoints, and stumbling upon wild animals. Here are our favourite trails. Green … Continue reading

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Vacation to Gros Morne, Newfoundland

Emily and I are back from our great Newfie adventure. 9 days exploring the other side of Canada and dipping our toes in the Atlantic Ocean. Parts of Newfoundland looked a lot like BC, with the ocean shoreline and deep … Continue reading

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A Relaxing but Adventurous Vacation in Kauai, Hawaii

For our latest vacation, we spent a week on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It was our first trip to Hawaii and we wanted to have a relaxing but fun-filled holiday. Kauai was a perfect island for us – a … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Bowen Lookout Winter Trail

Date: February 10, 2013 Location: Cypress Provincial Park (map) Description: The Bowen Lookout Trail is another great snowshoe route on Vancouver’s North Shore. Instead of views of the city, this one gives spectacular views of Howe Sound and Bowen Island. … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Snowshoe – Red Heather and Elfin Lakes

Date: March 15-16 2008, January 30 2010, and March 10 2012 Location: Garibaldi Provincial Park, near Squamish (map) Description: For winter fun, the trail up to Red Heather and Elfin Lakes has something for everyone. It’s close to Vancouver but … Continue reading

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