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Check Out Farmers’ Markets, Spring Flowers, Amazing Sunsets: Top Things To See And Do This Spring in Vancouver
by Staff Writer

If you want to see Spring flowers bloom, take some time to visit some parks in Vancouver. Some of the more leisurely parks to visit include Queen Elizabeth Park, Stanley Park and VanDusen Botanical Gardens. All these parks also have onsite restaurants that offer fantastic views to dine out with friends or take Dads out for Father’s Day.

Parks that are ideal for biking include Trout Lake and Stanley Park. On a recent visit to Trout Lake, I couldn’t find a place to park due to a weekend event celebrating Victoria Day. Trout Lake offers a wide variety of activities for people of all ages, including an off-leash dog walk area, biking, picnicking, play fields and life guards. It’s best to plan ahead if you are heading there on the weekend, because it gets busy there particularly on Saturdays, due to a popular farmer’s market, offering local fruits, vegetables and entertainment.

Stanley Park is Vancouver’s jewel and is a local favourite as well as a must-see for visitors. It’s a great place to people watch, particularly on sunny days. You can also bike ride, roller blade, take photos, sun bathe, walk, jog or just read a book.

One of my all-time favourite pastimes is to visit the beaches at Spanish Banks particularly in the evening and wait for the sunsets. In my opinion, Vancouver has the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Parking is free along Spanish Banks where you can walk along the beach during low tide, eat sea food, play volleyball, bike or sit and watch the view.

All around, Spring flowers are blooming in Vancouver, which are a photographer’s dream.


In early May, we stopped along the beach to take a few photos, see below:













As the weather heats up, it’s best to put on sun screen to protect your skin from harmful rays.

And sadly, as it gets hotter, some people get careless and leave their pets in hot cars. If you see any dogs in distress in a hot car, please report it to the local authority as soon as possible. Recently, on a sweltering May day, I noticed 2 small dogs in a car with the windows rolled up. The owner was in the mall and it was not clear when he would be back. I quickly told the security guard who said she would look after the situation. Dear readers: I created a petition to hopefully stop people from leaving their pets in hot cars. The brilliant idea is to have pet sitting areas in malls, where people can drop off their pets for a few hours or so.

Sign up here and you could help save a dog’s life.




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