Category Archives: Kitsilano

An Expat in Vancouver: Olive trees and climate change

On a chilly but sunny day in March, I spotted something I thought I’d never see in the dark, misty Pacific Northwest: an olive tree. Not a skinny twig growing out of a pot destined to wither against the odds, … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: The Trees of Kitsilano

If like me you love trees, especially big old gnarly ones, a walk through Kitsilano in springtime is for you. And today I just discovered this handy dandy walking map of the trees in the area. However, it does not … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: Fading Winter

On a late winter day heavy with cloud cover, you can still have a glorious day at Kitsilano beach. The definition of “glorious” simply changes with the season. Moments before I took this photo, a man in a wet suit … Continue reading

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An Expat in Vancouver: My Neighborhood

When we first moved to Vancouver, we rented in the rapidly gentrifying Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. We had almost everything we needed or wanted a few blocks from our door: the Canada Line for rapid transit, a Whole Foods, a library … Continue reading

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