Where to Watch the 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Near Vancouver

Each August the night sky lights up with thousands of shooting stars. It’s the Perseid Meteor Shower! With a meteor streaking across the sky every few minutes, it’s a pretty spectacular show. 

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Where to Watch the 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Near Vancouver

Mother’s Day Tea with the Birds

Photo: Flickr Kerok Pics

Here’s an event Vancouver’s bird-loving Mom’s will be tweeting about! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 12 and set flight for Boundary Bay Regional Park to celebrate both Mom and International Migratory Bird Day. Presented by the Boundary Bay Park Association, this afternoon of family fun features interactive displays, birding walks, not to mention tea and cookies.

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Mother’s Day Tea with the Birds

Vancouver’s Dawn Chorus

The Birds, Artist, Myfanwy MacLeod Photo: Rob Weiss

Spring has sprung! Listen. Early mornings mean glorious sunrises and delightful songbirds, and for those inclined to get outdoors at the crack of dawn, a symphony of sound awaits. It’s true. Mother Nature regularly treats us to a melodic chorus as the songbirds announce the start of a new day.  It’s a soundtrack I adore. Of course, I am an early riser, often accused of being too perky, so grabbing my steaming cup of coffee and venturing outside to catch the first chirps and tweets is something I look forward to. Truth be told dawn is the optimum time to tune-in.

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Vancouver’s Dawn Chorus

Best Scenic Cycling in Metro Vancouver? Riding Boundary Bay

Photo credit: Gord McKenna | Flickr

Photo credit: Gord McKenna | Flickr

Vancouver cyclists know that on a sunny day downtown’s famous seawall can turn into a bit of a traffic jam.  Runners, walkers, rollerbladers and throngs of bikers make cycling the scenic route feel like a ride through rush-hour traffic.

For the path less traveled, head south to the Vancouver suburb of Tsawwassen and Boundary Bay Regional Park.  Boundary Bay – so named because it marks the border between British Columbia and Washington State – embraces dramatic mudflats, salt marshes and dunes and sandy beaches.  Best of all, it offers great biking, minus the crowds.

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Best Scenic Cycling in Metro Vancouver? Riding Boundary Bay

Vancouver ‘burbs: Who Loves Tsawwassen?

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I can’t spell it, but I think I’m in love.  The little seaside suburb of Tsawwassen is about a 40-minute drive south of downtown Vancouver.  Many people know Tsawwassen on account of its ferry terminal, where passengers can catch a ride to Victoria, the Gulf Islands and other destinations.  But, as I discovered recently, there’s more to do in Tsawwassen than wait for your boat to board.

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Vancouver ‘burbs: Who Loves Tsawwassen?