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Category: British Columbia

Ebola and Soldiers

A week ago (Oct 19), the theme for my commute was ebola. The U.S. was reeling because a nurse from…

Giving for the Holidays

We spend a fair bit of time traveling, and perusing Christmas sights and light displays over the holidays; I write…

Final Views of Vancouver

The end to my year in Vancouver came a little faster than anticipated. Towards the end the weeks passed quickly,…

Granville Island

The story behind Granville Island is one of industrial development, ecological decline, and eventual rejuvenation. The island was originally not…

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

Step into our door and out of your daily life. As your heart and mind relax, energy renews. Journey back…

Little India and a bit of Sikh History

One of the darker immigration moments in Canadian history comes in 1914 when the Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver harbour…

Biking in Vancouver

Vancouver is the most bicycle friendly city in Canada (arguably North America) and one of the easiest ways to see…

Totem Poles

There’s no imagry that says “British Columbia” more than a Totem Pole. I’ve not seen totems outside of British Columbia…

Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is iconic. People travel from far and wide to see the shows and meet the animals. Back…

Science World (TELUS World of Science)

Way way back in 1986 was the first time I walked into Vancouver’s Science Centre, except then it was the…

The Favourite Five: Vancouver Sushi

The Dine Out Vancouver™ Festival runs from January 18 – February 3, 2013. This gives people in Vancouver a chance…

The Favourite Five: Vancouver Coffee Shops

The Dine Out Vancouver™ Festival runs from January 18 – February 3, 2013. This gives people in Vancouver a chance…

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