Tag Archives: Port Moody

A sight for sore eyes?

An ugly cement structure sat overlooking Indian Arm at the end of North Vancouver’s Malcolm Lowry Trail. It looked like something built during WWII, but it was dated 1916. When Robert Dollar came from California, he constructed this mill site which included homes for key employers and bunk beds for the mill workers. While this was a large operation, all that remained when I visited, was the burner foundation. Continue reading A sight for sore eyes?

Barnett Marine Park

Barnett Marine Park, just off the highway in Burnaby, is a place to hike if you want that open space feeling rather than being enclosed by tall trees as in most of B.C.’s hiking trails. Continue reading Barnett Marine Park

Buntzen Lake’s Nurse Stumps

One hundred years ago, loggers swarmed into the forests of Anmore chopping down every tree to haul back to Port Moody. They chopped notches in the cedars to insert a platform where they could stand to reach the straight part of the tree before cutting it to the ground. Continue reading Buntzen Lake’s Nurse Stumps

Port Moody’s heritage houses

Every week I venture into Port Moody to join my writing colleagues. I take the back streets to avoid the traffic on the main thoroughfare or at least, that’s what I tell myself when really there’s another reward. Tucked along these quiet streets lies Port Moody’s heritage houses. Continue reading Port Moody’s heritage houses

Encounter with birds

A month back I wrote about a cormorant with fishing line twisted around its leg. I’d called a local wild life rescue association and last week, I spotted the cormorant. Now the bird has a missing leg. Continue reading Encounter with birds