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Summer’s here, and Canada Day weekend puts us all in the mood for some patriotic action. We’ve gathered up some iconic Canadian activities you can do close to home from Canada Day events to jumping in a lake or paddling a canoe. Ten iconic Canadian summer family activities Celebrate Canada’s Birthday! Dig out the red…

Have you visited Port Coquitlam AKA PoCo lately? It is one third of the TriCities community east of Vancouver, a few minutes off exit 44. We love coming to PoCo when we’re looking for a little less city and a little more nature (not to mention less traffic). And the kids love exploring new and…

Lynn Canyon is a beautiful park on the North Shore and easy to get to from the city. My boys just love going across the little suspension bridge even though I admit it made me a bit nervous!

Guest post by Michelle Carchrae. (Main image by Chris Morley)

Trout Lake is one of East Vancouver’s hidden gems. Slightly off the beaten track of Commercial Drive and Grandview Park, Trout Lake is located in John Hendry Park, just south of Broadway on Victoria Drive. With the lake, playground, beach, fields and marshes, John Hendry Park offers something for everyone and is easily within walking or biking distance of almost anywhere in East Vancouver.

Getting out for a hike is one of life’s great pleasures. Stepping onto a trail can be like stepping into another world, far removed from the pressures of the city. In Vancouver, hiking trails of all kinds are right at our doorstep (sometimes literally!) and many are perfect for going hiking with kids. My family and I have taken lots of hikes with our daughters over the past three and a half years.