Vancouver : Sun Run, Sports Hall of Fame and the typical weekend

The Sun Run is held every year since 1985 and its named after one of the largest newspaper in the province.  From its beginnings, the race fast became one of the largest in the world, with more than 40,000 participants. Bib pick-ups: information were all located on the website as well as the free newspapers.  It was… Continue reading Vancouver : Sun Run, Sports Hall of Fame and the typical weekend

Vancouver : Van Dusen Botanic Gardens

More flower chasing ensues over the weekend… Transit: the best way would be to take the #17 from Granville and Dunsmuir St. (if coming from the Granville Station).  It takes you straight up Oak St and to the entrance of Van Dusen.  You can also take the skytrain to Oakridge and walk 15 minutes to 37th Avenue… Continue reading Vancouver : Van Dusen Botanic Gardens

Abbotsford : Fraser Valley – Matsqui Trail

We purposely came here by accident.  It was literally the last place we would find ourselves on a Saturday afternoon, right smack between Mission and Abbotsford in a place where none of us have ever been.  Not that it was a bad thing, it was surprisingly interesting. Nothing bad happened, we were searching for a… Continue reading Abbotsford : Fraser Valley – Matsqui Trail

Abbotsford : Fraser Valley – Abbotsford Tulips Festival 2016

Spring is here (Part 2) and so is the Abbotsford Tulip Festival!  It usually starts near the end of March and finishes around the beginning of May.  This year, it started on March 25 and it only goes until May 1 (of this year: 2016) .   Each year around this time, visitors go to Skajit… Continue reading Abbotsford : Fraser Valley – Abbotsford Tulips Festival 2016

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Westsong Walkway

Our last stop was the Songhee Walkway, which is across from the Inner Harbour.  We had already been to Beacon Hill Park, Royal BC Museum, Inner Harbour, and Chinatown. The Blue Bridge or Johnson Street Bridge is located on Pandora Avenue and after crossing it, becomes Esquimalt Road.  Rather than continuing, there is a small path… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Westsong Walkway