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Cathedral Grove Photowalk

October 17th, 2013 @ 10:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Cathedral Grove is a trail network looping through an old growth forest in MacMillan Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. 50 minutes north west from Nanaimo, and about 20 minutes from Parksville, it’s split by Alberni Highway 4, which is the route to Port Alberni and Tofino. The name “Cathedral Grove” appeared in correspondence to the […]

Fun Fun Park Recycling Fair

September 18th, 2013 @ 2:05pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

A park so nice they named it twice! Fun Fun Park in Surrey is hosting a recycling fair this Saturday to help raise funds for a new playground. In partnership with ElectroRecycle, you can drop off your electrical products for recycling (toasters, microwaves, coffee-makers, power tools, etc.) throughout the day to support this community green […]

SPES Saturday: Exploring Stanley Park

September 15th, 2013 @ 10:21am by Guest Author

This post has been contributed by Julie Sims M.Sc., Volunteer Coordinator & Nature House Interpreter with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End almost eight years ago and I recently became a member. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their […]

Metro Vancouver Trails: Quarry Rock

August 1st, 2013 @ 10:32am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are a few photo themes you’ll come across pretty much every day when you join the popular mobile photo sharing site Instagram. Images of food, cats, feet (running shoes, heels, barefoot at the beach), airplane wings, and sunsets. In Vancouver, you can probably add Quarry Rock to that list. The main attraction of this […]

Maquoketa Caves State Park Iowa

July 24th, 2013 @ 2:50pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Rolling green prairie, lightning bugs, the smell of sweet corn, the rumble of a farm vehicle going down main street. These are the sights and sounds of our summers in Iowa when we head back to John’s hometown and hang out with his family for a few weeks. While we usually get some work done […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Stanley Park Visitors

July 10th, 2013 @ 9:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Stanley Park is Vancouver’s favourite outdoor recreation destination in the heart of the city. With over 8 million annual visitors, this National Historic Site has been ranked among the top city parks in the world. We enjoy its Seawall, forest trails, attractions, beaches, rose garden, and how it provides us with a splash of nature […]

Vancouver USA: Esther Short Park

July 5th, 2013 @ 9:50am by Rebecca Bollwitt

John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. When considering what might be the oldest public park in the Pacific Northwest […]

Vancouver Park Board Gift Cards

December 4th, 2012 @ 11:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m a big fan of gifting experiences — tickets to the ballet, a concert, sporting event, theatrical production, attraction, etc. as it’s a memorable occasion spent with friends and loved ones. The Vancouver Park Board must have had this idea in mind when they came up with their gift card program. You can purchase a […]