Tag: family travel vancouver

Must-try Chinese Restaurants in Richmond

Yummy Chinese Restaurants in Richmond BC that maybe even locals don’t know about

February 16, 2017

Have you ever been to Richmond BC?  Perhaps you’ve passed through on your way north from Seattle to Whistler, or maybe you’ve had a flight from Vancouver airport and stayed overnight here somewhere, or maybe you, like me, also know that this is a gem of a city and it’s worth a stay all on […]

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homemade gluten-free peanut butter cake

When you stop to ponder your AAA membership, how safe Canada is and what this all means for family travel on a Monday

December 15, 2015

I met a few angels this weekend on my drive to Vancouver.  What started out as a mission to celebrate my grandpa’s 91st and my sister’s 30-ish birthday made for a bit of a disaster. My car almost broke down on a big bridge in Vancouver, but thankfully crawled and spluttered a little farther and […]

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Lovely coffee shops and family hotels in Vancouver BC (Vancouver with kids)

April 15, 2014

Every time we head to Vancouver the list of places we love grows.  It feels like there are always new coffee shops popping up and because we have family and friends that live there we always get good recommendations-the only thing we ever lack is time.  And even though we have family in the area, […]

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If you go to Vancouver alone with kids

August 14, 2013

I’ve been on so many trips to Vancouver without the hubby and we have a lot of family there so it’s never really too difficult when we go. But I have a friend heading up there pretty soon and she has some time by herself with three little ones while her hubby does a big […]

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Steveston Eco Tours and Valdes (Steveston, British Columbia)

Steveston Eco Tours and Valdes (Steveston, British Columbia)

July 27, 2012

This heavenly bit of wonderful can be a day-trip from Steveston, BC and it’s so serene and peaceful it can feel like days.  Valdes Island is a very special place to our family because it’s where my brother-in-law “Roo” spent his childhood.  We went with Captain Bruce from Steveston EcoTours to Valdes Island in the […]

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A visit to Steveston (Richmond, BC)

September 14, 2011

Steveston holds a place very dear to my heart since my little sis lives there.  She and her hubby have an amazing cookie company and it was so nice to visit them at the local farmer’s market a couple weeks ago. I had fun checking out some of the other booths and the kids loved […]

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family travel vancouver island

Tigh-na-Mara (Parksville, Vancouver Island)

January 30, 2011

When I booked this trip, I never imagined how much of an impact it was going to make on our lives-the above pic is now hanging in our living room!  My friend S had just gone to the Tigh-Na-Mara resort with her husband and raved about a fabulous spa dining experience and I found a […]

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