Barnston Island

The only way to visit this tiny island is to take the free ferry, which consists of a small barge that is pushed across Parson's Channel. The ride takes 5 minutes and, once you arrive, you take the perimeter road by bike or foot. We brought our bikes, and started off along the country road.... Continue Reading →

Maplewood Flats Conservation Area

A few photos from a leisurely walk I enjoyed at Maplewood Flats with my boyfriend. While the conservation area is known for its varied wildlife, we only saw 3 birds during our visit. We could hear many more, but they were obviously feeling a little shy. Or perhaps it was the cat we saw (on... Continue Reading →

Faubourg

The weather forecast for this weekend was dismal. So when the rains tapered off yesterday and there was a tiny hint of sunshine, I threw on my coat, grabbed my wallet and headed out the door. I had no idea where I'd end up. I just needed to get out of the house. Perhaps because... Continue Reading →

MOV | H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) and the HR Macmillan Space Centre (known by locals simply as The Planetarium) share a building in Vanier Park on False Creek. The 1960s building itself is quite striking, and James and I enjoyed wandering around the grounds after visiting each attraction. The popular crab sculpture, with its pincers raised... Continue Reading →

I See Dead.. Animals

I used to be quite squeamish about taxidermy. I once knew someone who's parents had stuffed pheasants on a ledge above the main staircase of their house. Every time I passed under them, I was sure the birds would come to life and peck my eyes out. I don't know how they acquired them, and... Continue Reading →

Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver

Back in the 1950s, Vancouver was home to more neon than Las Vegas. We had a staggering 19,000 neon signs .. 1 for every 18 people at the time! But at some point, the powers that be decided that they were ugly and ruining the look of the city. A law was passed and only... Continue Reading →

Affinities: Canadian Artists and France

Running alongside the Vancouver Art Gallery's French Moderns exhibition that I posted about on Sunday is Affinities: Canadian Artists and France. It's a neat look at the significance that French art and culture has held for Canadian artists over the past 120 years, Here's a look at the pieces that jumped out at me.. Perhaps... Continue Reading →

Pitt River Regional Greenway

Vancouver is bursting with Spring-ness and I couldn't be happier. It's my favourite time of year. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than heading outside for a walk in the sunshine? "Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." - Laura Ingalls Wilder My boyfriend, my sister and I... Continue Reading →

French Moderns

I recently visited the Vancouver Art Gallery, to check out their current exhibition. French Moderns, Monet to Matisse, highlights the pivotal role Paris played in modern art from 1850 to 1950.Visitors can see works by many celebrated artists - not only those native to France, but also those who trained and exhibited there.Here are some... Continue Reading →

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