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Archive of posts tagged "parks"

Vancouver Icons: Photo Session Statues in Queen Elizabeth Park

April 21st, 2016 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are photo opportunities scattered throughout the Vancouver’s 52-hectare Queen Elizabeth Park. At 152 metres above sea level, it’s the highest point in Vancouver and makes for spectacular views of the park, city, and mountains on the North Shore. Photos abound of its gorgeously landscaped quarry garden, the arboretum with its collection of exotic and […]

3 More Stanley Park Trails to Explore

April 18th, 2016 @ 6:25am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are over 25km of trails inside Stanley Park, not including the Sea Wall, which is just one of the reasons our Crown Jewel has been called one of the Best Parks in the World. John and I try to walk these trails every weekend, and it’s rare that we pass many other people on […]

The Ancient Forest is BC’s Newest Provincial Park

April 11th, 2016 @ 1:21pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Ancient Forest, BC’s newest Provincial Park, is the only known inland temperate rainforest in the world, and is home to a grouping of 800-2,000 year old cedars. This designation is thanks to the hard work and dedication of a team of volunteers, including the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation & Caledonia Ramblers Hiking Society and […]

The View from CRAB Park

April 5th, 2016 @ 11:11am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There’s a park on tip of Downtown Vancouver that has gorgeous city and mountain views along the shores of Burrard Inlet — and it’s not called Stanley. While it doesn’t have the towering cedars and dozens of kilometres in forest trails that our Crown Jewel boasts, Portside Park (CRAB Park) is a slice of serenity […]

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

February 20th, 2016 @ 5:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

On the first sunny morning after a string of rainy days, my sister and I set out for a brisk morning hike from our home base at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort in Parksville. Little Qualicum Falls was our destination, just 20 minutes away up Inland Island Highway with a turn onto Highway 4 towards Port […]

The Most Photographed Islet in Vancouver

January 4th, 2016 @ 9:21am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m going to go ahead and declare Whyte Islet, off of Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver, the most photographed little island in the region. Surrounded by water at high tide, and within walking distance from the pebbly beach when waters retreat, its position in front of glowing sunsets make it such a photogenic outcropping of […]