Summer in Vancouver: Best Beaches for the Whole Family 

For all my years in East Van (one of the few parts of the Lower Mainland without good beach access), I never realized how amazing it is to live near a beach. There’s something about the sand, sun, and surf, the driftwood and rocks, that calms me.  Summer is here, and I know a lot […]

Family Roadtrips –  Kamloops, BC Part 1: Staying Cool in Kamloops

Kamloops gets a bad rap down on the coast for being kind of a bro town with not a lot to do. We have a family wedding up there this summer, and I have really enjoyed the time I’ve spent there. If you’re looking to test your kids’ road trip legs this summer, I highly […]

Ships to Shore Festival in Steveston – May 5 – 7

If you’re looking for something cool to do this weekend, the Ships to Shore Festival, Steveston’s annual Tallships festival,  is in full swing at Garry Point Park! The ship this year is the Kaiko Maru, a four-masted training ship from Japan. The boys and I were lucky enough to get a chance to go on board. […]

Get Away to Tofino, BC

Sometimes you just have to get away. Before we had kids, up until I was pregnant with Breccan actually, Nick and I took an annual trip to Tofino on Vancouver Island. We always went in summer, and we always camped. Once we had kids, the ferry cost, road with no stops, and potential for cold […]

Toddler Tourism: Hastings Racecourse

It has been sweltering out here the last few days. It’s a challenge to figure out ways to keep the boys cool, especially Olin. Breccan gets bored very easily at home (which leads to destruction mode), so we can’t just hunker down inside all day. He is still learning how to share nicely at play […]