Queen Elizabeth Park’s hiking trails

This was one of Vancouver’s best city locations for a hike. Not only were there plenty of trails away from traffic, but many were up hill. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth Park’s hiking trails

Gems on the way to Katsura River

While hoards of sightseers flooded the main thoroughfare heading towards the Bamboo Forest, I wandered back streets heading in the opposite direction and discovered there was more to admire than just the forest. Continue reading Gems on the way to Katsura River

Place of hundreds of islands

Moreton Bay is home to more than three hundred islands. I returned to one of those islands, Russell to walk the land where my father’s banana farm had once been. Continue reading Place of hundreds of islands

Queen Elizabeth Park’s quarry gardens

Named after the Queen Mother, this Vancouver park was established back in the 1930s after the mountain had been quarried for rocks for road building. To cover the eye sore left from quarrying, sunken gardens were established. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth Park’s quarry gardens

A ferry ride into the past

I crossed the sparkling waters of Moreton Bay from Redland Bay Pier to Russell Island. The journey was once a long haul in a slow wooden boat. Now the crossing took no time. Continue reading A ferry ride into the past

A park with a view

I reached the highest point of Queen Elizabeth Park, which happened to be the highest point in Vancouver at over 150 metres above sea level. Like everyone else, I was drawn to the stone wall with the view of the city spread out below. Continue reading A park with a view

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