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October 19, 2017

Posted in 2017, Event, halloween

Vancouver Halloween Activities for Kids

If your family will be visiting British Columbia in October and you're looking for Halloween activities in Vancouver to do with your kids, look no further. Vancouver celebrates Halloween with many attractions designed for toddlers to teens. Many events encourage kids to come in costume. For help with kids' Halloween costumes, find out ​where to buy Halloween costumes in Vancouver.

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October 17, 2017

Posted in 2017, run, salmon

8 Amazing BC Rivers to Spot Salmon Spawning

From late summer until early winter B.C.’s rivers turn into a viewing place for one of our province’s natural icons: the salmon! Making their way back to their places of birth to spawn, when the spawning runs are at their peak they are a spectacular sight. Even when they’re not, and there might only be, oh, a few hundred salmon swimming around, it’s still a great reason to make your way to the edge of a river to check out this wonder of nature.

I’ve been a salmon hound since the 1980’s when my father took me to see the Sockeye spawning in the Adams River and it blew my freaking mind and set in motion a lifelong obsession. Below you’ll find 8 of my favourite rivers where you can spot all 5 species of Pacific salmon spawning. Make plans!

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October 12, 2017

Posted in getaway, Tofino

Tofino: A West Coast Weekend

Tofino, the little coastal town on the west side of Vancouver Island, is known for its long stretches of sand, its ruthless, unrelenting waves, and its wild weather. It’s renowned for its tiny town full of charming stores, local artisans and highly celebrated restaurants. It’s talked about for its world class hotels and resorts, its considerable wildlife, and its breathtaking views. 

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October 10, 2017

Posted in Cardio, exercise

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

Aerobic exercise, or "cardio," might be the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have.

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.

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October 05, 2017

Posted in grind, grouse, hikes, Vancouver

Grouse Grind

The minute you get a peek at the sparkling waterways, lush rainforests and dramatic mountains  surrounding Vancouver, visible from even downtown, you’re going to be itching to get out there and  explore this jaw-dropping natural beauty. Hiking or nature walking is one of the easiest ways to do so,  and within a short distance of downtown are plenty of options, from a stroll around Vancouver’s Seawall  through to challenging vertical climbs such as the Grouse Grind or the Stawamus Chief. Check out these  ideas to get you started.

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October 03, 2017

Posted in hikes, Vancouver

Easy hikes in Vancouver that take you deep into nature

Greater Vancouver boasts some of B.C.’s best easy hikes that take you deep into nature. The following five hikes promise to be scenic, without all the hard work.

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September 28, 2017

Posted in BC, Dog friendly, vacation

5 Best Dog-Friendly Vacations in BC

When your dog is a member of the family, it just makes sense to bring him along on a family vacation. But where to go? It’s easy to find pet-friendly accommodation—many hotels and lodges allow dogs, and some even have special treats and bedding for your furry friend— but the real trick is finding activities that allow pets to take part in the fun. Happily, British Columbia has many options for dog-friendly vacations that you’ve probably never thought of.  For example, did you know man’s best friend can join your next golf trip to Predator Ridge?

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