Butchart Gardens in Vancouver Island, British Columbia (October 2018)
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Over the past weekend for Canadian Thanksgiving, I traveled to Brentwood Bay in Vancouver Island to feast my eyes on the beauty of the Butchart Gardens. This 55-acre park, similar in size to the VanDusen botanical garden in Vancouver, included a … Read More

Vancouver’s Green and Growth (June 2015 and October 2017- 2018)
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Vancouver’s gems include its cluster of green parks, architecture and beaches adjoining the city. Bike trails lead right into suburbs with houses on steep slopes, like that of San Francisco. Trails bring fresh, new views at every turn. Bicycling along the seawall easily took us on a … Read More

Toronto’s Transformation (March 2015)
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We rediscovered a new disheveled Toronto in the wintry spring, while sprinting from Downtown to Uptown and back. Modernism intersected old-world charm evident in the sites we visited. Sprinting between University Avenue, Dundas Square and Spadina Avenue gave us a … Read More