Family Friendly Cheakamus Splash – Canadian Outback Rafting

I occasionally seek thrills. I may or may not have ridden “The Beast” at the PNE 3 times in one day last year. So naturally, when I was given the opportunity to try out whitewater rafting with Canadian Outback Rafting in Squamish, I jumped at the chance. It was such a great experience for my…

Top 4 Christmas movie picks for the 2018 holiday season

Christmas is a time when families often keep the tradition of spending at least one evening together, enjoying a delicious meal followed by relaxing in front of the TV to watch a favourite holiday movie. Our family is no different. We love the holidays because it brings our family and friends together, helping us to…

Capture the spirit of the season at Canada Place

Running for four weeks this year from December 7 until January 3, the public is invited to experience the nostalgic tradition of the Woodward’s Windows, a magical holiday lighting display, the Sails of Light, and the festive Avenue of Trees.  “Every year we look forward to inviting the community to enjoy this colourful holiday exhibit,…

6 Free (Yes, Free!) Must-Do Holiday Events

I love Christmas, everything from the lights, the merriment, getting together with family and friends, singing carols, the whole thing. Now that I’m a mom, sharing holiday traditions with my family has become even more important. The holidays are pricey enough, so I’ve compiled a list of my favourite FREE things to do during the…

What’s In A Name? – A Dad’s Perspective

My wife and I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out what to name our prospective baby. This process started quite sometime before we even started trying for one. In the beginning, we thought that we needed to include references to our family backgrounds. I’m part Irish and she’s part Spanish. We…

3 Things to do at Cultus Lake this Summer

We’re so lucky to live here in beautiful BC. Sometimes we take for granted how beautiful the scenery is, the mountains, the water, the forests. One place that’s standing out for me right now is Chilliwack BC. I’ve been spending a lot of time there lately. Chilliwack is only 1.5 hours away from Vancouver and…

What’s new at the PNE for 2018

Summer wouldn’t be summer without the PNE, and this year’s line up is sure to delight fans young and old: This year’s Fair will feature some exciting NEW shows and entertainment including:  Knights of Valour Prepare yourself for entertainment worthy of a King and Queen. With full contact, un-choreographed, real live jousting, this is a…

Shop Local at Ladner Historical Village

There’s so much going on in Delta, White Rock, and Surrey this Christmas season! My family and I have been busy exploring and experiencing all the fun attractions and events our city is presenting for the holidays; so busy we’ve been in fact, that I am running out of time to do my Christmas shopping….

Potter’s House of Horrors Brings Back Li’l Haunters for its Second Year

Every year, Potter’s staff convert the grounds of their garden centre into Potter House of Horrors – one of the best-haunted houses in the lower mainland. Their maze of terror combines animatronics, digital sounds, trained actors and high-tech scares to chill the spines of anyone who dares to enter. I love Halloween, and Potter’s – located…