I spent the latter part of last week in Vancouver at the Educational Technologies User Group Conference at the Vancouver Community College in downtown Vancouver. As there were three of us going from the office, we opted to take a car and board the ferry for the trip over. The ferry ride takes about 90 minutes to cross the channel from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay. I was impressed with the ferry: it was quiet and comfortable, had a number of shops and restaurants, free WIFI and a huge top deck for sunbathing. No sunbathing on this day though, it was c-c-cold up there!
Journey to Vancouver by Ferry
- Vancouver for STLHE 2015 — Had a visit to Vancouver in June for the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference held in Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver. This was a wonderful conference with wide representation from educational developers, faculty and students from across Canada. It was a busy time in Vancouver as the FIFA Women’s World Cup [...]
- Vancouver Whisky Festival — Went over to Vancouver for a conference presentation last Friday and decided to stay over for the Vancouver Hopscotch Festival. Hopscotch is a tasting festival of craft beer and fine whisky and featured a wide range of well known and lesser known producers. One had to pay for each sample, so things got costly quickly! However if [...]
- Vancouver trip with Kurt and Sarah — Had my two wonderful friends Kurtis and Sarah come visit me in Vancouver last week. I met up with them after the Open Education Conference also held in Vancouver which I was attending. We rented a condo in the heart of the city through the Vacation Rentals By Owner website, which I have to say was very [...]
- Returning to Nanaimo by Seaplane — I had a lovely few days in Vancouver! Its a very livable city: with tons of parkland, culture, restaurants, and lovely people. A couple things that really stood out for me: The transportation system in Vancouver should be commended: buses run on electric power just like Toronto’s streetcars but with no tracks!; all of the [...]
- Exploring Vancouver Day Two: Stanley ... — On my last day in Vancouver I hopped over to Stanley Park for a hike around. I decided to walk the perimeter of the park on the seawall which is about 9 kilometers in total. I got lucky with the weather again and had a lovely walk around the park. My walk also coincided with [...]