Kelowna : Day 1 – Lakeside City Parks

Alone at last!  Heading down from the Knox Mountain, I walked down Ellis Street and then turned to Clement Ave to find myself among modern residential buildings and a series of psark. The parks are next to the Okanagan Lake, a 135 km long water body that runs through the city of Penticton, Kelowna and up to Vernon.  Its more… Continue reading Kelowna : Day 1 – Lakeside City Parks

Canadian Rockies: Jasper National Par k – Mountains & the Athabasca Falls

Day 2 was definitely a little better than the first day.  We finally arrived at Jasper National Park, to visit the fringe of Mount Robson National Park, the Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefield, Peyto Lake, and Lake Louise – all this in 8 hours! We started off early with a 5 AM wake up call but the sky was… Continue reading Canadian Rockies: Jasper National Par k – Mountains & the Athabasca Falls

Vancouver : UBC Botanic Gardens,Treetop Canopy, and the Pacific Spirit

Sunny weekends continue to be the norm and this week we are back at the University of British Columbia.  The destination this time is the Botanic Gardens and the Treetop Canopy.  We got a groupon for the attraction, which reduce the admission fee to 50% off, so make sure you check all the possible cheap ways to explore… Continue reading Vancouver : UBC Botanic Gardens,Treetop Canopy, and the Pacific Spirit

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