Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Fraser Valley

I usually think of the Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, as a string of bedroom communities interspersed with factory farms. On a trip to the Chilliwack area recently, though, I was reminded that this is not necessarily the case. Maybe … Continue reading

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Coal Harbour

This is where I live and it’s too easy to take it for granted sometimes. Coal Harbour, when it was named, was indeed a port where coal was loaded onto ships with destinations such as San Francisco. In time it … Continue reading

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Bloedel Conservatory

The Bloedel Conservatory is an indoor tropical garden located in Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park. What better way to escape a cold, dreary, January afternoon and get a sense of the exotic than to take a $5.00 trip to the tropics. … Continue reading

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Classic Americana

A couple of months ago, Sue and I were invited on a fam trip to a “new” hotel in Port Townsend, Washington. The hotel was a converted, 100-year-old cannery on the waterfront that had great attention to detail in the … Continue reading

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