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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.

Greater Vancouver Hike – Garibaldi Lake and Black Tusk

Black Tusk was my first real backcountry experience, and you never forget your first. Glacial Lakes, towering peaks, alpine meadows – this hike has it all. I’ve seen a lot of BC since that weekend in 2006, but Black Tusk is still my favourite overnight hike in British Columbia. I’ve been up there 3 times, and I’m itching to return again. Continue reading

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Trophy Hunting is Not a Sport and Should Be Banned

Reading about Cecil the Lion has been breaking my heart. What a pointless end to such a beautiful creature. The rich American who killed Cecil deserves all the hatred coming his way right now. Even as a vegetarian, I have … Continue reading

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Foraging and Fermenting

It’s summer and the world is our grocery store. Our garden is booming, so we’ve been enjoying a lot of fresh salad and kale smoothies. I also discovered that the apple trees on our rooftop produce surprisingly tasty fruit. Perfect … Continue reading

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Recovering from Health Problems

June was a rough month. The parasite I picked up in India really did a number on my body. It took 10 days of strong antibiotics to get rid of it, and the drugs left my digestive system a mess. … Continue reading

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Luxurious Weekend in Whistler

Last year Emily won the grand prize in the FarmFolk CityFolk Win our Windfall raffle. All mine! “@ffcf: Our first #WinOurWindfall prize chosen is Sea to Way Up High. @NitaLakeLodge @seatoskyair” — Emily Beam (@em_beam) October 25, 2014 The prize … Continue reading

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The Unwanted Indian Souvenir

I’ve been feeling fatigued, gassy, and generally shitty for the past 2 weeks. I went and saw a doctor on Tuesday and had blood and stool samples taken. The results are in – I’m anemic and I have Giardia Lamblia … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Travel Tips

My biggest tip for someone backpacking through India: Be open to new experiences and learn to let your guard down. It won’t be easy. The most frequent word you will say is ‘no’, as you duck away from rickshaw drivers and merchants … Continue reading

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