The drive to Calgary, Alberta is a familiar trek for many Lower Mainlanders. It’s a gorgeous stretch of mountains and valleys with more lakes than you can count. There are so many places to stop along the way, whether it’s a hike in Hope to stretch those legs or a couple nights on a houseboat in Sicamous. But for your final destination in Calgary, we recommend a stay at Four Points by Sheraton Calgary West. Here’s why we think you should book there when you’re packing up your family to hit the road. Location After 10 hours of driving...Read More
Author: Taslim Jaffer
If you’re a family that loves to get behind the wheels and explore, you probably know that the greatest challenge to that can be entertaining the kids. While most adults are content to just stare out the window and admire natural beauty, children have a certain limitation when it comes to that ability. These road trip tips will help keep your kids happy and preserve your own sanity, whether you’re driving from Surrey to Calgary or California. Pack Small, Individual Activities Tailored To Each Child Involve your child in filling a backpack with activities they can do solo. From...Read More
Wherever I Find Myself is an anthology of stories written by Canadian immigrant women. Twenty four voices from around the globe (Europe, South America, the Middle East, Asia, Caribbean and the United States) contribute to this collection that guarantees you will find yourself in its pages. Edited by Miriam Matejova and published by Caitlin Press, this book inspires, educates and builds bridges among us all. Matejova’s moving introduction paints the backdrop of our current time with the rise of anti-immigrant sentiments in Europe, increasing hate crimes in North American neighbourhoods, and a general distrust of anybody who looks like...Read More
During a merciful break in the rain a couple Saturdays ago, the sun appeared in a blue sky as my husband and I made our way to White Rock beach for date night. The theme of the evening? Mini-Mexican escape! Who in the Lower Mainland hasn’t been dreaming of a tropical vacation during this not-quite-Spring Spring? When we arrived at the Marine Drive location, we took in the view of the famous pier, the happy couples and families milling about, and the gorgeous stretch of sand exposed by the low tide. Directly across from this perfect scene was our...Read More
Just a scenic ferry ride away, our province’s capital is a gem of a city located on an island that boasts a mild climate, unrivaled parks and beaches, and a thriving arts community. From Surrey, the Tsawwassen ferry terminal is approximately 30 minutes away – among the call of the gulls, the big boat belches and the waft of salty sea air, a sense of adventure awakens as soon as you arrive. Whether you are going to Victoria for a romantic weekend getaway, a solo retreat, or a family vacation, you are going to need to eat! Thankfully, this...Read More
In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia’s biggest Fashion Week “India Fashion Week” home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists… read more ❯
Locally produced web series, Daisy & The Gumboot Kids, premieres online at watch.cbc.ca this Thursday. The series is a spin-off of the award-winning television series, Scout & The Gumboot Kids, which is recommended by the Parents’ Choice Awards and was recently named a finalist for the international children’s media award – Prix Jeunesse.
Each episode, Daisy makes a nature… read more ❯
ARIES | Arians are full of energy and enthusiasm, their love is sudden and is high in passion. Jupiter is very well placed in Libra until October 2018. Saturn is also sitting in their sign of fortune for the entire year so their love life and relationships are… read more ❯
It’s February and love is in the air…or is that just the smell of delicious food? When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are so many places for food options to choose from that it’s hard to decide, so here are just a few that you should check out right here in Surrey.
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