Myra Canyon

22 km out and back / 3 hrs on a bike with plenty of stops

Myra Canyon is a provincial park that almost didn’t happen. In 1993 the authorities decided that for the sake of public safety it would be better to deactivate and completely prevent access to an old rail road above Kelowna that has probably seen a few humans accidentally falling off its dilapidated wooden trestles.

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Denman and Hornby Islands

Artists and hippies, pottery studios, wineries, small tucked-away farms, stunning white sand and warm azure water perfect for swimming, walks on sandstone beaches and an enchanted forest – welcome to Hornby Island!

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Cherry Blossoms

I was recently biking down a street in East Van, in a little residential area where neighbours seemingly try to outdo each other when it comes to their landscaping passions, when I noticed all those tender buds on the trees, the pink promises of future cherry blossom overload and just the general acuteness of an impeding spring. It was here, rolling down East 14th Avenue that I conceived of an obvious idea of “biking the blossoms”.

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Seymour Suspension Bridge

On December 7, 2014 a large rock slide flooded the Seymour River canyon taking out an important pedestrian bridge linking the west and east side of the river. The decommissioning of what was once known as Twin Bridges resulted in some popular hiking loops being no longer viable.

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South Dyke Trail

In springtime, when the sun first peaks out from behind the eternal veil of winter cloud and entices to go outside is the time when I love discovering local cycling trails. There’s an incredible network of bike trails in greater Vancouver and many are flat and completely separated from the car traffic, offering a great way of spending a lovely afternoon discovering really neat places. Today I invite you to explore Steveston, Britannia Historic Shipyards and Finn Slough to get a feel for the not-so-distant history on the Fraser River.

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