Category Archives: Metro Vancouver & North Shore

Pacific Spirit Ride: Balance Bike in the Forest (Video)

Back in August we took Neil for a ride in Pacific Spirit Park. He is getting quite good on his balance bike, but it was his first ride in the forest and he had a great time. I created a … Continue reading

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BC Day ‘Short’ Weekend (Mis)adventures

Our car is a weekend warrior, pretty much like us these days. We don’t use it at all during the week since we get around by bike or by walking, but on weekends, especially in summer, we put it to good use … Continue reading

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Saint Marks Peak: First Family Hike of the Season

Yes, we are a bit late in the game. I’m not sure how it happened, we probably just got caught up doing cycling trips and forgot to switch to hiking. We were also waiting for the new hiking carrier to … Continue reading

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Kids on Wheels Rolls into East Van Daycares

In July, Kids on Wheels, the BC Cycling Coalition’s exciting new program, had two fabulous sessions in Eaglets and Grandview Terrace daycares in East Vancouver. In both daycares we found an enthusiastic group of children who were more than ready to jump … Continue reading

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Mt. Seymour: In Search for a Missing (Teddy) Bear

A few weekends ago we headed to Mt. Seymour. I think it’s the classic hike if you want to get the full outdoor experience but still stay close to the city. We just bought a new hiking carrier for Neil … Continue reading

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Mt. Strachan: From Failure to Success

Looking for an easy overnight hiking trip, we decided to head to Rainbow Lake. We started hiking at 2pm – lately, since Neil was born, we are having trouble getting out of the house early… What can I say, that … Continue reading

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Black Mountain: Tummy Time on Top

If you are looking for a hike close to Vancouver, relatively easy and short but still rewarding with good views, then Black Mountain just up from the Cypress ski area is a good option. As you can see it’s also … Continue reading

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Diez Vistas: Even the Baby Did It

Diez Vistas (“ten views”) is a bit of a weird hike. For starters, it’s not really clear why this hike is named in Spanish. Then there’s the issue of the number of viewpoints on the hike: it is not even … Continue reading

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Dog Mountain: Back to Hiking in Baby Steps

When our new baby boy Neil was just over a month old, we decided that it was time to get back into outdoor activities. We heard about Dog Mountain a while ago, and it was always on our list when … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Secret Beach: Exploring Close to Home

With shoulder season stretching longer these days, and since anyway I won’t be doing much skiing this season, it’s time to look for some adventures close to home. After the cold spell last week and then the pouring rain afterwards, … Continue reading

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