Posts by: Rachel

Davison Orchards Farm Village

Davison Orchards has been a fixture in Vernon, BC for decades. It is a family run farm and market that has opened its doors and welcomed the community in and the result is a wonderful family friendly attraction. For my children it is a must whenever we are in the area. They love the Crazy Cow Kids’ Corral with its fantastic playground. Their favourite activity, however, is the rubber duck races. Pumping the old fashioned handles as fast as they can to send more water down the chutes and make their ducks go faster. It makes for shrieking and often […]

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Park & Tilford Gardens

At 333 Brooksbank Avenue in North Vancouver lies Park and Tilford Shopping centre. In a quiet corner of that shopping centre is this absolute gem. Opened in 1969 by the CEO of Park and Tilford Distilleries as a gift to the people of North Vancouver it is now entirely maintained by private business and citizens. And it is beloved. It may be easy to overlook if you’re dropping the kids off at the movie theatre or grocery shopping at Save-On-Foods but if you’re up in this part of North Vancouver or keen to go for a drive, it is definitely […]

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Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bloedel Conservatory

Queen Elizabeth Park is a stunning 130 acre oasis in the city of Vancouver and is the city’s highest point; sitting atop 150m/500ft of granite. Millions of visitors walk through these gardens every year. Since the 1960s it has played host to countless weddings, family reunions, proposals, and picnics. Moreover it is a wonderful place to visit just for a stroll on a sunny afternoon. Take a leisurely walk through the beautiful and fragrant Rose Garden, or the equally beautiful Quarry Garden and Arboretum. There’s also a pitch and putt and a lawn bowling green, picnic tables and even a […]

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Mink Chocolates’ Café

Tucked in a park-like setting on the north end of Hornby Street(between West Hastings and Cordova) this little gem is a treat for any chocolate lover. Mink boasts some great coffee and pastries but best of all is anything chocolate. Cold or hot chocolate comes in milk or dark or you can spice it up with Mexican-style with chillies and cinnamon. There’s even ‘drinking chocolate’ for the die-hard chocoholics for whom hot chocolate just isn’t enough. There are parfaits and Belgian waffles, chocolate steeped, of course. The Chocolate fondue is a wonderful highlight and fantastic for sharing. Or you can […]

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