What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Only Mother’s Day


Mothers Day Flower

This is probably the most important week in the year … and May Day festivities continue in Port Coquitlam. Woohoo! I predict that you won’t be bored, you will probably turn to handcrafting for an emergency weekend gift, and there will be at least one family tantrum somewhere in the V3H on Sunday. More events […]



On Your Feet: Hikes on Burnaby Mountain


trail on Burnaby Mountain

Oh! The weather outside might be frightful and although the fire inside is delightful, it’s still time to collectively lace your family into sturdy outdoor footwear and hit the trails. Even the smallest family member can enjoy an outdoor adventure at this time of year. Prep Before stepping out, it’s a good idea to make […]



Kinder Cafe: Making Community


For such a rain-soaked neighbourhood, quality indoor play places for parents and kids to hang out in the Tri-Cities are worth their weight in gold. This is especially true if your kid is under school age. Not every parent wants to face bundling and zipping a wriggly kid into weather-proof gear each time you leave […]



Port Moody Arts Centre Family Day Open House


Port Moody Arts Centre Family Day Open House 2014

In celebration of BC’s second Family Day, Port Moody Arts Centre is throwing its doors wide open to the community this Sunday, February 9th, 2014 between 11:00am and 2:00pm. The heritage building at 2425 St. Johns Street will be packed from basement ceramics studio to its music salon attic with inspiration to coax your inner […]



Parks and Eats, or A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Cold-Weather Playgrounds with Coffee


According to government health guidelines, Canadians of all ages need to get more active. For kids, this should be 60 minutes per day of energetic swinging, walking, running, chasing and jumping – the kind of activity they can get up to at a local playground. Unfortunately it’s now winter, so how do parents cope with […]



Hockey Back on the Menu for Local Families with Coquitlam Express


Coquitlam Express

Some of the first things to vanish when you’re a parent are hobbies and interests – they vanish in a whirl of diapers, spit-up and sleep deprivation. Then, after what seems like an eternity, you think about leaving the house for fun, to rediscover the old you, and life seems to head back on track. […]



Rocky Point Sailing Association


Rocky Point Sailing Association

Attention landlubbers! Port Moody is a seafaring port, and summer is your opportunity to get out onto those gently rolling waves. Living at the head of the Burrard Inlet means easy access to ocean life. Luckily, this stretch of water is sheltered from boiling tides, sea monsters and tsunamis, providing an ideal playground in which […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Music, Magic and the Mysteries of the Genome


Vitaly Beckman Magic Port Moody

Hmmm – a week for deeper thought and cultivating the mind perhaps? Start the weekend by bamboozling the senses in a show of magic and illusion, as the talented Vitaly Beckman commands the Inlet Theatre stage once again. Alternatively, give your auditory nerves a workout with divine music from the Balkans. Proactive business types can […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Mother’s Day Treats Galore, Beer-tasting, Thrifting and more!


May Pole 2015 Port Coquitlam

This week it’s Mother’s Day or May Day, or both – Port Coquitlam has it covered with a splendid array of events ending with Sunday’s picnic in the park. Other mom-inspired treats include meeting the seals by kayak or viewing land-based nature on a hike through the Riverview Hospital grounds. Why not make a weekend […]



Canadian Power and Sail Squadron 75th Year Splash


Canadian Power and Sail Squadron 75th anniversary

As the weather warms up, more and more of us spend time on and near the water in the Tri-Cities. We are fortunate to have so many waterways available to us for recreation and relaxation including rivers, lakes and the ocean. Of course, if we go out on the water, safety is extremely important. Canadian […]

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