Buntzen lake is located in Port Moody BC. It is a great summer retreat away from the city without really going all that far. There is a hike around the lake that is about 8km long and is not too challenging. There is a beach half way around as well that is generally much quieter than the one closer to the park entrance.
The hike is a great way to spend a sunny day and taking a dip in the lake is very refreshing.
Went on a last minute camping trip this past weekend. We drove up the Fraser Canyon from Hope and found a spot next to the river to camp for the night. Nothing fancy just a plot of land and the water rushing behind. Following that, we continued North through Lillooet and Back to Vancouver passing Whistler along the way. Short and sweet but a nice way to get away from the city on a sunny long weekend.
Once a year, the North Burnaby community comes together to celebrate Hats Off Day. I will be honest, I do not know why it is called Hats Off Day nor do I really care. It is a fun atmosphere though where the city comes together to embrace the community, local business and the summer ahead. This year, falling on Saturday June 4th, 2011 The event kicked off with a parade. After the procession of people, vehicles, animals and anything else able to move at 2km/h for 90 min came a car show, clowns, music, food and festivities for the neighborhood to enjoy. Hastings st. from Gamma ave all the way to boundary was blocked off to traffic and became home to thousands of people out for a day’s enjoyment.
Here are a few pics from the event.
Apparently I am not the only one that gets sleepy out on the lawn in the sun. I was out in the lawn with my camera while the neighbors cat walked down the lawn, stopped, yawned, then kept on going.I really like the expression on the Cat’s face in this photo, it is just too bad that there is a leaf in the way. I thought and I thought but I am pretty sure there is no way to replicate this photo again framing it differently. I have found it quite difficult to make cats yawn on command.