Turning your back on ice cream … the Shoreline Trail to Old Orchard Park


Destination hikes, with refreshments and entertainment waiting for you and your weary family in the last few steps are a great idea but don’t get into the habit; you could miss out on some lovely local routes. Why bring the kids up to believe that there’s an ice cream parlour over the brow of every […]



Feed the Whole Family at Lougheed Wonton


Lougheed Wonton Restaurant Port Moody

Lougheed Wonton Restaurant is one of my family’s go-to places for casual eating out. It’s the kind of place that fits the bill on rainy evenings when you cannot be bothered to cook, when you need cheering up with delicious comfort food, and also when you want to celebrate, even if it’s just that the […]



Doggy Daycare in the Tri-Cities


We’re headed to Dogsville – it’s coming up this year for sure. We moved from our townhouse just before Christmas, into a detached house – yes, one with a decent fenced backyard and a garden that goes all the way round. In other words, after a gap of almost ten years without one, we’re ready […]



Indoor Play Spaces for Spring Break


Kokos Port Moody Tri Cities Play Place

We’re taking no chances here – Spring Break might be all sunshine, daffodils and cherry blossom…or it might go all West Coast on us. Here’s a list of totally cool indoor play spaces for drop ins when the weather outside is frightful. Indoor Play Spaces in the Tri-Cities Koko’s Open 10:00am to 8:00pm (9:00pm Friday […]



Pasta Polo: Family Dining and Community Vibe


The recent renovations at Pasta Polo, a well-beloved local restaurant in Coquitlam, further enhance the sense of community served up with every dish. Don’t start panicking if it’s your favourite place for eating out. Although the new décor freshens up the dining room, it’s still the same comfortable and familiar place to bring family, friends, […]



Last Minute Valentine’s Day Planning in the Tri Cities


Valentines Day 2015 Port Moody Coquitlam Port Coquitlam

So … you’ve left your Valentine’s Day last minute this year. Don’t panic – we’re here to help. Here’s a handy dandy guide to salvaging the most romantic day of the year and all without leaving the Tri-Cities. Chocolates and Flowers You can never go wrong with chocolate or flowers (or both). Try Casa Dolce […]



Saint St. Grill: Your Post-Christmas Treat


Saint St Grill Port Moody

Christmas – just a memory. New Year’s Eve – oh my! Family catered, turkey stuffed, wrapping and unwrapping wrangled, wine mulled, mince pies eaten, entertaining day trips and refereeing the inevitable fights over who got what – all in the past. Time for a well-deserved break for you weary adults! May I suggest Port Moody’s […]



Velofix – Save Time, Ride More


Velofix mobile cycle repair van

Busy cyclists will have noted the arrival of a brightly painted Mercedes Sprinter van around the neighbourhood with excitement. Yes cycle fans – mobile bike repair outfit Velofix is in town. Serving the Tri Cities and the Fraser Valley, this latest fully outfitted repair-shop-on-wheels joins the fleet already operating in Vancouver, the Island and all […]



Moody Ales Craft Brewery


Snapping close at the heels of Yellow Dog Brewery, Moody Ales made a triumphant entry into the expanding world of Port Moody’s fledgling craft beer industry this fall. Opening day saw a packed tasting room, food trucks and much merriment in friendly competition with its nearest rival. The new location for ale lovers is situated […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Theatre, Music and Christmas Craft Fairs


Christmas Truce 1914

Gearing up for Christmas in the Tri Cities – craft fair season, a theatrical nod to the past, and the fine art of chocolate. More events in The V3H Events Calendar. What: Chocolate Art Pairings: Classic Art, Assemblage, Modern Art When:  Thursday, November 27 from 7:00 – 9:00pm Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 […]

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