Airplane golf, anyone? Rowena’s Inn & Sandpiper Golf Course, B.C.

Located about 2 hours’ drive from Vancouver, the Sandpiper golf course is a beautiful little fly-in destination, with the magnificent Harrison River lapping upon the shores of the immaculate fairway.  Several copses of towering cedars and hemlocks onsite provide nesting shelter for bald eagles, and Continue reading “Airplane golf, anyone? Rowena’s Inn & Sandpiper Golf Course, B.C.”

A Merry winter outing for free, Festival of Lights, Park & Tilford, North Vancouver

Entrance to Park & Tilford GardensWith over 150,000 lights sparkling among cedar & fir trees, glittering upon fountains and ponds, and peeping out between snow-dusted shrubs, Park & Tilford Gardens Hi-Light Festival is a lovely little holiday season spectacle.  Continue reading “A Merry winter outing for free, Festival of Lights, Park & Tilford, North Vancouver”

Cottonwood Golf course & restaurant, Nanaimo, BC

On a short, wintry, cloud-scudded day, we hopped in our plane and flew to Nanaimo airport (CYCD) for a quick, scenic flight across the Georgia Straight, followed by a yummy lunch at the Cottonwood Golf Course Restaurant.aerial view of cottonwood golfcourse and apron 2 Continue reading “Cottonwood Golf course & restaurant, Nanaimo, BC”

Historic Willingdon Beach & the Millennium Park Trails, Powell River, BC

Willingdon BeachA plethora of rocky beaches and sun-dappled forest trails, near a strip of upbeat art galleries, quirky shops, ocean-view bistros, and a local craft brewery: Willingdon Beach is a traveler’s gem. Continue reading “Historic Willingdon Beach & the Millennium Park Trails, Powell River, BC”