Lighthouse Park

On our way to catch the ferry home from Vancouver awhile ago, we decided to take a detour to Lighthouse Park to see what it was all about.  Winding roads through beautiful houses in West Vancouver lead us down to the parking lot and a 10 minute stroll from there took us down to the…

2011 Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse

From 1878 until 1956 men stood by our shores and defended our Navel base at Esquimalt just outside of downtown Victoria at Fort Rodd Hill.  This is a National Historic Site that is open to the public complete with cannons, an underground magazine complex , officers quarters and batterys.  Originally a link in the worldwide…

Magnificant Marmots

The Strathcona Wilderness Society hosted a great talk last week by Alana Buchanan of the Marmot Recovery Foundation.  I didn’t even realize such a foundation existed or that the Vancouver Island Marmot is the most endangered mammal in Canada.  The centre was built in 2001 at which time they had 14 marmots in their centre…

Klahowya Village

2011 is the second year that this village has been in Stanley Park from May – September.  Put together in association with the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC it is a venue where various nations are represented and customs are shared with visitors and a great oasis from the bustle of the city.  We were…

Finn Slough

I first found out about Finn Slough awhile ago when I was having some Apple face time with a friend talking about taking photographs around Vancouver.  He suggested heading over to this village in the Richmond area.  Several months later, I searched the internet and asked around and eventually found it.  It was founded by…

Britannia Shipyard

When the guy from the visitor information kiosk in Steveston suggested I take a walk down the boardwalk to the Britannia Shipyard, I thought about postponing it to another time, as I really wanted to find Finn Slough (stay tuned for my next post).  I realized that I don’t get out to Richmond all that…

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

During my visit to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston, I was treated to an excellent guided tour by Mark.  He was full of knowledge and passion for his job.  I learned all about what it was like to work here in the early 1900’s.  The Fraser River is the greatest and largest river…

Valcouver 125

Just got back from an excellent trip to Vancouver. We stayed at our favourite hotel The Sylvia.    There is a great promotion going on right now if you stay 2 nights at certain hotels in Vancouver, you will receive a $ 125 gift card which can be used towards attractions when booked through Tourism Vancouver.  …