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    Travel: British Columbia Parliament Buildings

    The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are the centre of Victoria – it faces the harbour and ties the city together. In Alberta, the Legislative Buildings aren’t as central, since they’re tucked away and sort of out of site. I like how in Victoria the buildings aren’t shy. Inside you can get free tours or take yourself on the self-guided tour – they have a lot of info on their visiting the legislature site. The older I get the more fascinating I find the political history…

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    Travel: West Coast Trail

    The West Coast Trail is 75km long, 231 meters high (yet you go up and down so many times) and it usually takes between 5-7 days to complete the trek. Our group did the hike in 5 days, 5 nights (noon on Thursday to noon on Tuesday). Yet with travel time to and from, it took a full 6 days. Here I’ll share some tips about our trip, what we liked, and what we recommend. Want to know about how we prepared for the trip?…

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    Travel: West Coast Trail Prep

    West Coast Trail Prep – say what? Yes, we’re hiking the west coast trail starting tomorrow. We flew to Victoria with all our gear and are taking the trail bus to Gordon River. Then it’s time for the real work – hiking the 75 KM from south to north. I’m excited! And, there is no way any of this would have been possible without the support of our family. From Christmas gifts to Easter socks, we’re well prepared and know we’re well loved. Links First,…

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    Travel: 3 Days in Vancouver

    Three days in Vancouver – what to do, what to see and what to eat! Here is what we did while in the fabulous Van-City. Time Square Suites This place is perfect for a few nights stay – they have parking, a kitchen and a Whole Foods is just two blocks away. Science World On the Sunday afternoon we visited Science World and saw a movie in the OMNIMAX. Games, puzzles and a bit of learning – so much fun, overall, we spent about 4…

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    Travel: Vancouver Eats

    Vancouver eats – you need to eat when you travel and although I love having a kitchen, I love eating out. We stayed at Time Square Suites in Vancouver which came with a fully decked out kitchen, yet that doesn’t mean I don’t like a mean taco! Here are our favourite places from Vancouver. Let’s eat! Vancouver Eats While in Vancouver for three days we ate at 4 different spots: Tacofino The Gluten Free Epicurean La Taqueria Hawksworth Restaurant All of them were good –…

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    Travel: Time Square Suites Vancouver

    I flat out love Vancouver. This wonderful city, however, is a tad pricy and finding a beautiful place to stay at a reasonable rate was a little challenging. Time Square Suites Vancouver is the place to stay. Check it out – they are close to Stanley Park and Whole Foods is just a couple of blocks away. Plus, parking is included for a small fee. Okay, let’s check out some photos. Time Square Suites Each suite comes with a full kitchen. It’s awesome. When we’re…

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    Travel: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Vancouver

    The Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is a bit of a tourist attraction – correction, it’s for sure a tourist attraction, yet it’s awesome. I had no idea that the temperate rainforest is so awesome! The humidity, the smell and all the moss are unbelievably amazing. Check out some of our photos below – so much fun! Capilano Suspension Bridge Park The park is quite big at just under 30 acres and the suspension bridge is the main attraction measuring 450 feet. That’s a lot of…