August 1, 2017

Suburban Vancouver: An Overview

Follow us on Facebook! This is a follow-up to my previous post, Vancouver: An Overview.  In it I gave a rundown of a variety of attractions in the city of Vancouver proper. Today I continue with a list of things visitors to Vancouver may find interesting in the suburbs. And I am using the term loosely to refer to the panoply of towns and cities stretching from Harrison Hot Springs in the east to Squamish in the west. This is hardly an exhaustive listing simply because there are too many to cover them all and I don’t even know of them all. This is based mainly on my personal experience or…

August 16, 2016

Grouse Mountain in the Summer

Follow us on Facebook! North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain is a popular ski hill for locals but it is also a great destination for visiting in the summer. Not only is the view of downtown Vancouver spectacular from up there, the ski resort has a lot of amenities to appeal to the summer visitor. There’s even a helipad on the mountain if you want to take a scenic tour of the city by air. The fun starts, of course, with getting there. Whether you go by car or are on a tour bus, your visit starts at the base of the mountain. From there it’s a scenic trip to the top…

August 16, 2016

Photo Gallery: Birds in Motion at Grouse Mountain

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos and videos of the Birds in Motion show at Grouse Mountain.  Great Horned Owl The Vulture The Bald Eagle On our visit in 2012 they had a mature bald eagle with it signature white head. On our 2015 visit, it was a younger bald eagle whose top feathers had yet to turn white. Peregrine Falcon Be sure to check out the other photo gallery of Grouse Mountain in the summer. Photo Gallery: Grouse Mountain in the Summer   Follow us on Facebook!

April 12, 2016

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Follow us on Facebook! The annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival south of the line in Mount Vernon, Washington has been a huge annual event for years. Now a local Abbotsford farm has created the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, also running throughout the month of April. Last Friday my wife and I decided to check it out. Compared to the Skagit event which comprises many farms and covers 300 acres, the Abbotsford event is a small affair – around ten acres. And there is an admission charge of $5 a person. Nevertheless, we had an enjoyable visit and it is worth checking out if you want to see fields of tulips but…