Paulik Gardens Neighbourhood Park, a secret oasis in Richmond

A friend posted some pictures of a beautiful park in Richmond recently on facebook. We were surprised this park exists in Richmond which we are not aware of it. So, one evening, we went for our evening walk at this gorgeous park.

Paulik Gardens Neighbourhood Park was known as Lulu, a Memory Garden.

This park is about people’s experiences of gardens. It has a wide variety of flowers which are in bloom in spring. I totally enjoy taking photos of the flowers for your enjoyment.

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Garry Point Park Cherry Blossom Festival

On 7th April, Ben and I decided to go to the Garry Point Park Cherry Blossom Festival after our lunch after church service.

This is the 3rd year of this festival held at Garry Point Park.

This is the first time we came to this festival.

The program of the festival at various tents. Fortunately, the weather was perfect during the festival. The tents are just for precaution in case of shower as April is usually a wet month.

Here are some of the events; Sado Tea Ceremony at the Hanami Tent. Continue reading

Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam

Ben and I intended to go for a hike at the Admiralty Point Park on a Saturday. But Ben dilly-dallied after he woke up and only ready for the journey at 10:00AM. He changed his plan as it’s too late for the hike.

We went to Lafarge Lake for a walk instead. Lafarge Lake is a man-made lake located in Town Centre Park in central Coquitlam.

The fall foliage adds colour to the park.

We saw a group of people having a picnic under this canopy. Continue reading

Hiking at Belcara Regional Park on Labour Day Long Weekend

On the Labour Day long weekend, Nanzaro, Ben and I decided to go for a hike at Belcara Regional Park. We could not get a parking spot at our earlier attempt this summer.

So, this time we headed out early, at 7:00am. There were plenty of parking this time.

We did 3 trails this time; the Woodhaven Loop Trail, Woodhaven Swamp Loop Trail and the Sesamat Lake Loop Trail.

I was a little concern with the above signage.

It was very peaceful and quiet when we arrived at the White Pine Beach. Continue reading

Celebration of Light 2018

Every year, Ben and I will go to the Celebration of Light Festival in Vancouver. It is one of the summer highlight in Vancouver.


This year, we decided to watch it from English Bay. We found parking at West 8th Avenue and Hemlock St. and walked all the way to English Bay. The above photo was a scene taken from the Burrard Street Bridge with English Bay in view.

A sunset view with some Canadian geese swimming along the water.

Initially, we settled on a long near the water. After some thought, we changed our mind as we worried the tide will come in later into the evening. We moved on and found a spot on a grassy area. We laid down our blanket and sat down to watch the sunset and people watching as more and more people started to trickle in.

As Ben rested on the blanket, I took a stroll along the beach. I saw a lot of inuksuit built on the rocks by the beach.
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Bonsai and Orchid Exhibition at Aberdeen Centre, Richmond

This year marked the 13th Annual Bonsai and Bloom Exhibition.

The exhibition took place in the Central Atrium at Aberdeen Centre on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018.

The exhibition show case over 100 bonsai and 50 flower displays.

The fountain makes a great backdrop for the display.

The sound of splashing waters adds serenity to the atmosphere. Continue reading

Port Moody Shoreline Trail

After having lunch at the Henderson Place Mall, we did some groceries shopping at the New Pacific Supermarket in the mall. We also checked out a Korean style dollar store there. I like to see unique household stuff that we do not find in our day to day store.

On our way home, we drove pass a trail sign and we decided to stop and check it out. After all, our trip to this part of town is not wasted.

The Shoreline Trail in Port Moody follows the line of the original Ioco Road partway between Rocky Point Park and Old Orchard Park in the district of Pleasantside.

The entrance to the trail is lined with the bushes above. The bees are busy working collecting nectar. Continue reading