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Today, we’re featured over at Canadian Budget Binder, so welcome if you’ve found your way here through Mr. CBB and a big thank you to him for the opportunity!

This week has been pretty busy for CF with a big deadline at work, so I’ve been exploring some places in Vancouver that I’ve never spent much time around. It’s easy to get into a routine and forget about all the cool things around you, but with so much sun over the past month, it’s been easier than usual to explore some new places. One of the places I’ve always wondered about is a small man made island in the middle of False Creek, near the Olympic Village. The island was built in 2009 in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Buses would bring the athletes to the village and as they arrived, the welcome area was positioned such that they would be greeted by views of this island with the backdrop of downtown Vancouver. It’s a pretty stunning sight, but something I haven’t really explored. Turns out there are trails on the island and a good amount of beach that no one really knows about. Although I wouldn’t use it for swimming (too many boats in the inlet…) it is a great place to relax and read a book!

Photo Credit via Flickr

Photo Credit via Flickr

Check out the great posts I was reading on the beach!

  • Add Vodka writes about lending someone money. Should you place expectations on what they should spend it on? We’ve got our own take on a similar subject here.


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  1. Thanks for the shout out.Sometimes we get so caught up with life we forget the small stuff. I’ve been working on making sure to do the small things even if that is going for a walk on a different trail or sourcing out new places to check out in our area. Have a great week. Mr.CBB

  2. Wow a man-made island for the Olympics? It’s impressive how “all out” cities have to go to secure an Olympic bid, but it sounds like a cool place to visit now. I hope CF meets their deadline at work!

  3. Thank you for the mentions! Are you saying you can swim in the middle of town? That is amazing! How hot is the water in summer? I saw people swimming like this in the center of Stockholm, Sweden, the water is so pure you can swim anywhere.

  4. The amazing man made island sounds like a cool place to visit.

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