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.

Future of Vancouver’s Viaducts

It looks like the City of Vancouver is proceeding with its plan to tear down the viaducts. I can’t wait. I live across from viaducts and bike along the Dunsmuir Viaduct to get to work. The area is a dead … Continue reading

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Family Updates

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m thankful for a healthy and happy family. Emily has a new job as the Grants Manager at ArtStarts. My body is slowly healing. I had my iron levels checked in September. They’re improving but still … Continue reading

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Loving the Cloud Money

One of my favourite tech discoveries this year has been nTrust – a mobile payment app made by a local Vancouver startup. I’ve been using it to transfer money between friends (like Interac e-transfers but without any fees) and purchase … Continue reading

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Vegan Weekend in Portland

Emily and I spent the Labour Day weekend in Portland soaking up the vegan delights and the hipster vibe. We’ve been to Portland a few times now, but I’m still amazed by the quantity of funky facial hair, tattoos, ironic … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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