Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

The owners of the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival had been hosting an annual tulip festival since 2006. Then in 2017, while on vacation in Hawaii, they saw a sunflower festival there and pondered the possibility of expanding their operation. After some investigation, they opened the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival in 2018. My wife and I along with […]

The Weaver Creek Salmon Run

Follow us on Facebook! The life cycle of the Pacific sockeye salmon is a fascinating one. Although salmon are a salt water fish, they start life in fresh water. Every year in October thousands of salmon migrate back to the river of their origin to lay eggs. The eggs are fertilized by the males and stay […]

Snowbirds Photo Gallery

Follow us on Facebook! Here are additional photos of the Snowbird in action. The Snowbirds make their entrance. Up up and away Inverted flyover Heading right towards us Start of the starburst Triple crossover Up for the rollover The Snowbirds were undoubtedly the highlight of the Abbotsford Airshow. Simply amazing. Follow us on Facebook!

Static Display Photo Gallery

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the static displays ate the Abbotsford International Airshow. CF-18 Hornet. To the left of it is a mock-up cockpit you could try out. C-130 Hercules Canadian Forces Military Transport Plane Those are very large propellers! We were surprised to learn that Abbotsford’s University of the Fraser […]

Airshow at Night

Follow us on Facebook! This year marked the 55th annual Abbotsford International Airshow. I first attended one shortly after I moved to B.C. in 1974 and have attended several times since then. When I was single we’d cram a bunch of us into a car and go together for a day. Later my wife and I […]

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 […]

Vancouver: An Overview

Follow us on Facebook! I have been asked to be a tour guide for some visitors from Australia in September. That will be a new experience for me and I thought, what better way to prepare for this than by putting together a post here on things to see and do in Vancouver. There are […]

Photo Gallery: Rowena’s Inn on the River

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of the inn and surrounding area. I will be adding some more after Valentine’s Day when I will be taking some interior shots. The view at the top of the page is of the Harrison River as seen from beside the swimming pool. The inn in the […]

Historic Powell River

Follow us on Facebook! A couple of weeks ago Janis and I visited our friends Paul and Cheryl for the weekend. They recently retired to Powell River, though Cheryl still telecommutes. A lot of people think the Sunshine Coast is just the Sechelt Peninsula, but that’s only about half of it. It actually extends all the way to […]