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.

Greater Vancouver Hike – Elfin Lakes

Date: August 7-8, 2015 Location: Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish, BC (map) Description: Elfin Lakes is one of BC’s best backcountry camping destinations. It’s easy to access, has more amenities than you would normally find in the backcountry, and has … Continue reading

Posted in Camping, Hiking | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cycling to Steveston

Emily and I celebrated BC Day with a lovely bike ride to Steveston. It was our first time biking there and I was really impressed. I never knew Richmond had a good network of greenways, trails, and bike lanes. Obviously … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

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

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

Posted in News, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

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

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Holidays, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments