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Following in Aboriginal women’s footsteps

Skirting part of Port Phillip Bay was a walkway through West St Kilda where once Aboriginal women made their spring journey from the Yarra River (near today’s Queens Bridge) to Port Nepean. Continue reading Following in Aboriginal women’s footsteps

Gowlland Todd Provincial Park’s McKenzie Bright Trail

This was a down hill hike all the way to the water’s edge. On the hot afternoon we hiked, the water was tempting and not it’s usual icy temperature. Unless your feet were tough, it meant a tricky walk over stones that continued out into the water. Continue reading Gowlland Todd Provincial Park’s McKenzie Bright Trail

Gowlland Tod’s, Holmes Peak Trail

On the way to our next Vancouver Island hike, we spotted a deer feeding beside the road and another along the hiking trail. This short 1.2 kilometre up hill hike was mostly under the shade of overhanging trees. Once we passed a garter snake, we were almost to the top. Continue reading Gowlland Tod’s, Holmes Peak Trail

The tail end of the Coquitlam River at Colony Farm

I’ve walked this section of the river countless times. It’s flat with a view of the Coastal Mountains in the distance. The river’s wider and calmer with the Millennium Pedestrian Bridge spanning the river a kilometre before the stream enters the Fraser River. Continue reading The tail end of the Coquitlam River at Colony Farm

The Upper Coquitlam River Trail

The Coquitlam River flows from Coquitlam Lake into the Fraser River. It’s not a long tributary but one oozing with natural beauty and overlooked by tourists. On both sides of the river, trails parallel the stream while at one point, there’s a pedestrian bridge spanning the water. Continue reading The Upper Coquitlam River Trail