On Your Feet: Bert Flinn Park


Bert Flinn trails photo credit afmaxwell

One of the great pleasures of living in the V3H is the abundance of trails accessible right on your doorstep, leading you into The Great Outdoors. This is especially so if you live in the Heritage Woods/Heritage Mountain area of the community where the townhome developments are interwoven with the creeks and trail system. One […]



April 2014 in Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden


Coquitlam Inspiration Garden

Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden is a great place to visit if you’d like to step up your gardening game, give your kids a chance to get up close and personal with where their food comes from, or just spend a little bit of time in nature. Located in the southeast corner of Town Centre Park, the […]



Crossroads Hospice Labyrinth Healing Garden


Crossroads Hospice Healing Garden Port Moody

Although walking round in circles is usually seen as a sign of being lost, here in Port Moody we have a different reason for circumambulation. To find it, cut across Pioneer Park between the library and Newport Village and into a tiny oasis of greenery next to busy Ioco Road. On the gate posts to […]



Cycling Off under Wide Blue Skies


Sooner or later, or even much later than you’d ever imagine (it happens), the training wheels come off and the trailer bike gets consigned to Craigslist. Your family is at last free on the open road, each on their own set of wheels. And this is where the fun starts. Where to go for a […]



Tour de PoCo


Tour de Poco

It’s not a race and there’s certainly not a yellow jersey for the course leader, but the 3rd Annual (Centennial Edition) Tour de PoCo is coming up on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The non-profit Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society, colloquially known as PoCo Heritage, is presenting this free cycling event to celebrate Port Coquitlam’s […]



Burke Mountain Naturalists: Protecting Nature in the Tri-Cities


Trailhead at Pinecone Burke Mountain Provincial Park

Having grown up on the slopes of Burke Mountain, it has always had special meaning to me. Not only was my house literally on the mountainside, I spent countless hours hiking and cycling all over that terrain. Now that Burke Mountain is protected within the Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, I know that my kids will […]



Links – Coquitlam Library and Pay Parking at Rocky Point?


Rocky Point Park Port Moody Pay Parking

Hey, it’s 10 – 11 – 12 today. I hope your day is as well lined up as the numbers in the date. Who loves a library? I love a library. Perhaps it’s my love of books. Perhaps it’s my love of telling people to be quiet. Perhaps it’s my firm belief that there’s a […]



English Ivy Removal Event at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam


Minnekhada English Ivy Removal

When I hear of English Ivy it conjures up thoughts and images of Ivy League, staid old buildings and libraries or country estates in the English countryside and not invasive species. But English Ivy is just that and, if not controlled, Hedera helix can choke out other plants and create ‘ivy deserts’ where other plant […]



Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden: Visit the Bees and Take a Class


Do you grow your own fruits and vegetables? Or do you rely on the local farmers to put food on your plate like I do? Gardening may have skipped a generation but with the “Going Green” movement, it is starting to make a comeback. And the City of Coquitlam is trying to grow, develop and support local […]



A Monday is a Box Full of Treasures: Geocaching in the Tri-Cities


Geocaching Tricities Port Moody Coquitlam Port Coquitlam

As I recently discovered, if you try going somewhere on a Monday, the chances are good that place is going to be closed. This is especially true about Port Moody. I walked up and down St. John’s street on a decent sunny Monday morning recently and noted a strange pattern; most businesses were closed. I […]

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