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DAY TRIPPIN’… Granville Island

“From Industry to Artistry…  From a declining 37-acre industrial wasteland in Vancouver’s False Creek, to one of the most successful urban redevelopments in North America,” reads the “Island Heritage” tab on the Granville Island website.  True story. Remnants of Granville Island’s past are obvious and abundant.  It is still the home of a fully operational … Continue reading

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DAY TRIPPIN’… Chinatown

This – the second entry in the “day trippin’” series – was a long time coming, I know. My apologies.  Damn rain and all.  Our field trip started with a ride downtown to Vancouver’s Chinatown, which in all my years here I had yet to visit.  I was expecting something like Victoria’s Chinatown, but I … Continue reading

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DAY TRIPPIN’… Southlands Nursery

Today’s post is the first in my “day trippin’” series which will showcase some of the beautiful parks, shops, neighbourhoods, etc. that are quite literally on my doorstep.  Downtown Vancouver – among other destinations – is less than an hour away and completely reachable within my childrens’ school days.  I drop them off, pick up … Continue reading