Life Outside

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Springtime in Colony Farm, Port Coquitlam

The signs of spring are clearly visible in Colony Farm. The history of Colony Farm dates back to 1904, when the Essondale mental health facility acquired 1,000 acres of arable land and wetlands....

Please keep your dogs off the beach. My children are playing.

If I took up fire twirling you wouldn't want me near your children. So can't you keep your dogs out of the dog-free area?

Leaning how to snowboard

My advice to others who want learn: don’t expect too much of yourself. If you aren’t falling then you aren’t trying hard enough. Bring Advil.

Vancouver in snow

Over the weekend, the snow fell heavily in Vancouver. Up at Queen Elizabeth Park, as much as 10 cm fell, covering the trees and grounds with a thick, heavy blanket of wet snow. Many of the trees...

A rainbow lights up the sky over Vancouver

We don't get many thunderstorms here in Vancouver, but we do get the occasional rainbow. Especially this time of the year. The sun's always low on the horizon, and the sky often clear in the West in...

Visiting Parksville/Qualicum Beach: the Seven Wonders of Oceanside in one weekend

The challenge: Check out each of the Seven Wonders of Oceanside as explained by the Island tourism website. You have one weekend.

Eight beautiful hikes in Vancouver, B.C.

Time to get outside and explore Vancouver's many great trails.

Traveling Alone in the Jungle of Northern Thailand

I had many adventures in South East Asia, but spending an unplanned amount of time in a Northern Thai jungle, alone and sick with pneumonia was definitely a highlight.

Coming to the Olympics in Vancouver, BC? Bring an Umbrella and Take a Break in the Wilderness

Coming to Vancouver for the 2010 Games? It's gorgeous, you'll love it. But don't forget your umbrella. Story in pictures of a typically wonderful and wet Vancouver day.

Going Outside? Prepare to be Lost

As adventure tourists, many people need a guide to show them how to properly cry under a tree when they are lost. Many times this guide is me, so who better to supply some professional insight into et
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