Tag Archives: vancouver
July 12, 2011

Capilano: the west coast rainforest in my backyard!

Following the Travel Blog Exchange in June, I made use of my generous media pass, courtesy of Tourism Vancouver, to be a sight-seer in my own city and check out some of the best that Metro Vancouver has to offer.  Capilano Suspension Bridge, dangling 70 metres above Capilano River, is always impressive, lush and majestic […]

July 11, 2011

Belated but Blogged: Canada Day in Steveston

Ok it really is July 11th and I’m only blogging about Canada Day just now.  Oops… but it was such a great day that I can’t let it go unblogged about!  My brother and I decide to take our visiting parents to the annual Steveston Salmon Festival on Canada Day.  It was a beautiful day […]

June 17, 2011

Vancouver: Cool Conference City

The last 6 weeks saw me taking in conference after conference after conference here in the beautiful city of Vancouver. Needless to say I met a lot of people and learned a few things along the way. Northern Voice (#nv11) kicked off my conference tour in the lovely, light and linear Life Sciences Centre at […]

March 26, 2011

Good morning, Gastown

Often on the way to work I see the beautiful light in Gastown and think I should, some weekend, get up early enough to snap a few shots. I took advantage of my current jetlag this morning and headed downtown just before the 7 o’clock sunrise. Even though the morning sky was a beautiful blue, […]

March 25, 2011

Photography Round-up

I promised my longtime friend, Alison Wonderland, that I would finally post about a few photography achievements. While I like to share my images with my readers, I am loathe to brag but Alison kindly reminded me that my blog is for exactly whatever I want it to be and I should most certainly share […]

March 1, 2011


WE: DETOUROriginally uploaded by just_jeanetteWE DIVERT, WE DRIFT OR SWERVE.WE CHANGE DIRECTION.WE TAKE THE LONG WAY AROUND.WE: DETOUR WE: VANCOUVER12 MANIFESTOS FOR THE CITY invites you to imagine and innovate; what is the future of Vancouver? Where did this city come from and where is it going? A wonderful collection of ideas and inspirations from […]

February 18, 2011

Is it me or is it just spring?

The groundhog said just 2 weeks ago that we could expect an early spring. While there is snow in the air and doubt in my mind, I refreshed my apartment with some cheery blossoms. Here’s hoping the groundhog was right!

November 25, 2010

A picture to warm you …

false creek, vancouverOriginally uploaded by just_jeanette Despite the snow, I am very happy to be home again. I snapped this picture of False Creek, Vancouver in August and it reminds me of how much I love this city! Ahhhh …. ♥

May 29, 2010

I ♥ my ‘hood!

As much as I love travelling, I am always happy to come home to the wonderful, walkable and friendly neighbourhood of Burnaby Heights. The iconic Swinging Girl sign shown below marked Helen’s Children’s Wear for more than 52 years in this community. Recently refurbished and re-installed, you can now find the sign swinging (and squeaking!) […]

May 9, 2010

A Blog About Blogging: Northern Voice at UBC

I spent the past 2 days attending the Northern Voice blogger buffet at a UBC. I knew there was a little blogger culture in Vancouver but didn’t realise how rich it was until I attended this event. Teaching everything from Coping with Social Media to the Nuts and Bolts of SEO to Creative Commons/Copyright, the […]