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  • Steveston Village

    Date: 2011.01.10 | Category: Day Dates, Dog Friendly Dates, Food and Drink Dates, Inexpensive dates, Outdoor Dates, Richmond area | Response: 0

    It had been a while since we had been to Steveston.  On a beautiful, sunny winter day, Pete and I decided to go for a nice walk to stretch our legs and to work off some excess Christmas calories.  Steveston was the perfect choice for our walk. 

    Fishing boats!

    We took our dog and walked a nice loop around Garry Point Park.  It was quite cold and windy, but it allowed us to watch some brave folks try to paraglide.  The scenery in Steveston is just fantastic – fishing boats, the water, the heritage buildings – it is quaint and relaxing. 

    After our stroll around the park, we wandered the short distance to the village itself.  We passed the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, which is an interesting museum about what life

    The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Museum

    was like for the people who lived and worked at the cannery so many years ago.  Admission is cheap ($7-ish) and is worth a walk through if you have the time and the interest. 

    We continued along the boardwalk and passed even more fishing boats (they can be a great place to buy fresh fish when it is in season).  There are plenty of restaurants in the Village core but this was a walking and not an eating date, so we kept on going.  We did stop and grab a coffee at one of the many coffee shops(seriously…there are a lot of coffee shops…the people here must never sleep) and kept on strolling.  You can walk or bike forever on the boardwalk.

    View of the Village core

    The actual path goes for miles along the Fraser River and it is completely flat so it is very easy walking or bike riding.  The views are wonderful.  We found Steveston Village to be a a great place to spend some time.  We will be back soon.

    Click here for an information site about Steveston Village

    Lovely Fraser River

  • Pacific Spirit Park

    Date: 2010.11.18 | Category: Dog Friendly Dates, Inexpensive dates, Outdoor Dates, Uncategorized, Vancouver area | Response: 0

    Last year we got a dog and have discovered one of those  incredible hidden gems in our city – Pacific Spirit Park.  It has become one of our favourite day date places to go.  The park is on the west side of Vancouver (UBC neighbourhood) and is over 54 km of walking/hiking/mountain biking trails.  It is a good idea to grab a map of the various trails so you don’t get lost when you are inside the park.  (Remember Hanzel and Gretel?  They should have had a map!!)

    We love it because it is so tranquil to walk amongst the old growth forest and just relax.  The trails are soft and it can get quite muddy when it rains so be sure to wear old shoes.  The smell of the trees is incredible….it is like walking in your very own oxygen purifier.   Even if it is raining, the huge trees offer a nice protection from downpours.  It is honestly very special. 

    After the walk (or before) there are tons of options for lunch, coffee or window shopping  in Point Grey Village which is located on West 10th.  There is a Starbucks (of course!) at 4582 West 10th and our new favourite place to stop for Chinese food is called Ginger and Chili.  It is located at  4423 West 10th.  Check it out!

Looking for a cheap date?

So are we! Tired of the standard date night fare consisting of a generic dinner and a movie, Pete and Maggie vowed to find other fun yet inexpensive things to do here in Vancouver. Follow us as we explore other options for dates out with our significant others, our friends and ourselves. There is plenty of good cheap stuff to do...let’s find it!!

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