Things to Do Around Vancouver Art Gallery

Ice Skating Mom’s Grilled Cheese Food Truck at Robson Square. Click here for schedule. Shop at Nordstrom (and Pacific Centre) or Sportchek or the other stores around Robson Street. People-watching Picture taking with the 76 -foot Christmas tree and other points of interest at Robson Square   Scotiabank Theatre Cineplex  Click Here for Other Activities…

Rainbow Park, Alta Lake (Whistler Part 4)

Do you want to know how Whistler came to be a popular weekend resort? It involved a dream, a chat, and this stunning lake full of trout. Around 1911, Alex and Myrtle Philip left Maine for British Columbia. Alex came to manage the Horseshoe Bar & Grill in Gastown, Vancouver. In the spring that year,…

Lost Lake (Whistler Part 3)

Lost Lake used to be Whistler’s longtime nudist beach naturally enclosed with a border of luxuriant evergreen trees. Since lodging structures have been built around this secluded lake, it has become a lively picnic park in the summer and part of the municipal park’s cross-country skiing trail in the winter. From Whistler Village, you can…

Whistler Village and Food (Whistler Part 2)

What can you find in a “remote” village in the wilderness? You’d be surprised! Since the 1990’s, Whistler has always garnered top votes among North American resorts for alpine skiing.  It gained further global recognition when it hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics which The Village icons, stores, and memorabilia will give you nostalgic reminders of. This village…

The Road to Whistler, B.C. (Whistler Part 1)

“The journey is equal to the destination,” Brent declared about our trip to Whistler as he drove the tour shuttle from downtown Vancouver onwards on the Sea-to-Sky Highway.  With a 7am pickup, it would have been nice to nap all the way but Brent’s compelling, juicy narration kept me awake.  He talked about the history…

Thanksgiving Dinner from Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market is a food lover’s paradise. With fifty main retailers and over a hundred more rotating day-vendors selling local and international artisanal foods (and crafts), a wide international selection of delicious cooked food and ingredients for what you want to cook yourself, it has practically everything you need in a market. And more.  Just…

Bowen Island Photography Hike, British Columbia

Still part of Metro Vancouver, Bowen Island is an island municipality in Howe Sound, a network of glacier-produced narrow ocean channels between bodies of land northwest of Vancouver. From Vancouver, you can take the BC-99 Northbound bus to Horseshoe Bay and take the 30-minute BC Ferries service to Bowen Island. The aisle to open water,…