Outdoors

A walk in the woods with Sea to Sky Expeditions

Mark Waldbillig of Sea to Sky Expeditions can't wait to see what the new post-Olympic tourist season has in store.

Close encounter with bear at Tofino, B.C.

In beautiful Clayoquot Sound, known for its diverse wildlife and natural beauty, a black bear comes into view. Metres away, a man watches as the bear combs the shoreline for food. Both of them...

After sled dogs slaughter, looking back on a journey with the dogs

In January 2009, I went sledding with my son in the back country near Whistler. It was all about the dogs.

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?

Vancouver’s vibrant veloculture

Vancouver’s cycling culture has been accused of being a dull monoculture. Nothing could be further from the truth. Vancouver’s vibrant cycling culture enriches our city’s fabulous diversity.

Frozen ponds and lakes pose danger in city's parks

The Vancouver Park Board is asking would-be skaters not to venture out onto frozen lakes and ponds in city parks. Most ice is too thin to support people or even pets. Recent cold temperatures have...

2010 Olympics: a look back

Last winter, Vancouver played host to the Olympic games. The experience, both the good and the bad, will be etched on the heart of the city for years to come.

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...

Google Maps gearing up to add bike directions feature in Canada

At today’s Sustainable Mobility Conference in Ottawa, spokespersons said it would be announced that biking directions will be available on Google Maps in the next few days for eight cities in...

Heart of a Dragon

"Rick Hansen doesn't own the story of disability: we're all disabled in some way."