Vancouver

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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