Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver

We took things relatively easy on our final day in British Columbia, back in Vancouver after a couple days in Tofino. Off to North Vancouver After grabbing a coffee at Caffe Artigiano, we walked over to Canada Place to catch the shuttle bus up to North Vancouver. The city of North Van is located on…

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Whale watching and hiking in Tofino, Vancouver Island

We planned a full itinerary of activities for our final day in Tofino, starting with a whale watching tour in the morning. There are several available wildlife watching tours in town, but we opted to go with our hotel’s Adventure Centre for the convenience. Spotting whales Following a quick breakfast for me and a Gatorade…

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Seaplanes and Long Beach in Tofino, Vancouver Island

After a couple days on the mainland, we went on to my most anticipated excursion of our trip in British Columbia. Throughout my years living in BC, I had not had the opportunity to visit the west coast of Vancouver Island, so this was finally my chance. Flying on the seaplane Tofino is a small…

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Downtown Vancouver in a day: Granville Island, Gastown, West End

Following our return from Squamish, our second day in British Columbia was spent exploring around downtown Vancouver. We were still slightly jet lagged, so awoke in the early hours around 6:30 am. We were staying at Paradox Hotel (the rebranded Trump Tower) which is a few minutes from Vancouver Harbour, where we started our walk.…

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Day trip to Squamish from Vancouver, British Columbia

Welcome to the first post of my upcoming series about our recent trip to British Columbia. Arriving in Vancouver We travelled to Vancouver via Air Transat, a five hour flight from Toronto. If you’re from the area, you have probably been following the news lately about the gong show that is Toronto Pearson International Airport.…

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A week around Vancouver & Tofino, British Columbia

Iโ€™m finally back with some new travel material for this blog. This past week, Mr. Chuckles and I embarked on our highly anticipated trip to British Columbia, Canada – our first long distance travel since 2019. Usually, I like to publish daily trip diaries while travelling, but I decided to switch things up this time…

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Dog friendly excursions in Toronto

As you know, we welcomed a Shih Tzu puppy into our home this past summer. Gizmo has brightened our lives immensely in the midst of a gloomy couple years, and has quite successfully distracted me from the disappointment of still not being able to resume travelling. We’ve spent the last four months exploring dog-friendly places…

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Urban wilderness at Tommy Thompson Park, Toronto

Despite having lived in Toronto for over three decades, this weekend was my first time venturing over to the Port Lands and exploring it properly. We tuned up our bikes and took them out for a ride along the Martin Goodman mixed use trail that leads you to Tommy Thompson Park. Located along the east…

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Life in Colour: April – Sakura Pink

This month’s Life in Colour theme of Pink was perfectly timed for sakura season. Otherwise known as cherry blossoms, sakura are the flowers of the genus Prunus trees. For a couple weeks at the beginning of each spring, cherry blossoms bloom into clouds of pink and white. Those who have been lucky enough to visit…

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Around the world via 10 ethnic neighbourhoods in Toronto, Canada

With international travel plans still on hold, I have not been doing the trip planning that I normally would at the start of a new year. Instead, I’ve been looking for places to discover locally, and what better way to substitute travel abroad than exploring the cultures of Toronto? Toronto, Ontario is the most diverse…

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