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Can you ever have too much of a good thing? Not when you're visiting the food hawker stalls at the Richmond Night Market. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Food overload at the Richmond Night Market

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The influence of Asian culture in Metro Vancouver shines brightest at the annual summer tradition of the Richmond Night Market. It’s a vibrant & busy night market, modeled on those found in Hong Kong or Taiwan. Vendors sell everything from Asian DVDs to clothing to care products to dollar-store toys. You can enjoy the displays of martial arts & Asian culture, and the quirky contests, but the main draw is the food. Richmond Night Market Food Korean BBQ, Japanese yakitori & takoyaki stands,…

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The Beaty Biodiversity Museum has opened at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. It includes not only a whale, but a whale of a tale. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC

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On a rainy Vancouver day (and there are a few), pack up and take the kids on a scientific adventure at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. This is one of the best family-friendly museums in the city, and it includes not only a whale, but a whale of a tale. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver’s Natural History Museum. Located on the large campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC), this family-friendly…

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Take an exciting walk in the trees with your family at UBC's Greenheart Canopy Walkway, at UBC Botanical Garden. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

Walk on the Super Natural Side at UBC Canopy Walkway

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Walking? Sixty-five feet up in the air? When we were invited to tour the Greenheart Canopy Walkway at the UBC Botanical Garden, I was a bit nervous. I have a fear of heights, and the thought of being that high up, walking on very bouncy, see-through metal bridges attached to large Douglas Firs didn’t thrill me at first. But, I am an adventurous mom. With enthusiastic family in tow, we proceeded to introduce ourselves to our guide for the 45 minute, 308-metre Canopy Walkway tour…

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The new Public Observation Area at the Vancouver International Airport offers an interesting and historical view of YVR and its operations. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

The New View at YVR: Vancouver International Airport

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Thirty years is a long time to wait to see an airplane up close. Today I had the opportunity to attend the opening of the new Public Observation Area at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), the first public viewing area at YVR in 30 years. The Observation Area offers the public a magnificent view ‘from the air side’ of the take-off and landing strips, the busy airport operations, and the beauty of Vancouver’s UBC Endowment Lands, the north shore mountains, and…

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Lighthouse Park is one of Metro Vancouver's most popular family destinations for hiking, and picnics and exploring west coast tide pools. (via thetravellingmom.ca)

A Day Trip to Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver

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This Mother’s Day, my family has decided to forgo the fancy brunch and lunch plans. This decision was made easier by the fact that every restaurant my poor husband called (last night) was of course full to bursting with reservations previously booked a week or more ago in honour of mom’s’ one day (morning?) break from cooking. Rather than wallow in self-pity over a lack of eggs benedict this Sunday, I suggested revisiting an old friend – Lighthouse Park in…

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