Posts Tagged ‘British Columbia’

One more reason to visit Gibsons, B.C.

Posted on October 15th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Okay, I’ll admit that part of the reason I was excited about visiting Gibsons, British Columbia, was the chance to check out the place where a hoary old CBC-TV series called “The Beachcombers” was filmed. Weirdly, I didn’t even like the show when it aired from 1972 to 1990. It’s just that Canada has precious […]

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Many forms of worship in Richmond, B.C.

Posted on February 28th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet


I’m sure most of you who have been to Europe have done some part of the “famous old churches” circuit. Westminster Abbey? Been there. Notre-Dame? Seen it. Lovely as they are, once you’ve seen 10 of them, they all start to blur together a bit. Another problem with some of Europe’s historic churches is that […]

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World’s top 10 ferry rides

Posted on February 19th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I’ve long been a fan of B.C. Ferries‘ scenic routes, ever since I took my first trip from Vancouver to Victoria (well, from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, if you want to get technical) over two decades ago. And my enthusiasm was rekindled earlier this month when I had the chance to hop aboard several ferries […]

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Curry udon soup in Richmond, B.C.

Posted on February 3rd, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I arrived in Richmond, B.C., this morning for a conference jet lagged and hungry. So after checking into the conference hotel, the River Rock Casino Resort, I asked the concierge in the casino where I could find some good Asian food within a short walk. Even though the hotel lies on the edge of Richmond’s […]

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