Burgers might just be the perfect thing to eat. They’re a perfect marriage of meat, bread, cheese, vegetables and sometimes other exotic ingredients. The difference between a good burger and a great burger? It could be anything from the cut of the meat, the style of grill, the combination of toppings or the choice of bread. But when you get everything right and all those ingredients fuse together into one mouthful of juicy, flavourful perfection then what you’ve got is an AMAZING burger.
Valleycliffe is the southernmost residential neighbourhood in Squamish and the first you’ll find when driving up from Vancouver. By its name you can surmise two things: there is a valley and there is a cliff. Enter The Backyard Tap and its proud owners, Jackie Sinfield and Phillip Vandenborre.
I love this town. It’s nestled in nature yet big city adjacent. You want green space? It’s all green space! I moved to Squamish in 2006 and can’t imagine anywhere I’d rather be. In fact, you almost need to step away from the Sea to Sky to appreciate its beauty. Well folks, that’s exactly what Joe Eppele did and I’d like to run down a bit of his background if you’ll indulge me.
So how do we strike a balance between development and biodiversity? What can we do to safeguard this spectacular region? Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society (HSBRIS) have been striving to nominate an area to become a biosphere region by UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization), which will support just those things.
There’s nothing quite like the smell of a fresh ocean breeze, the wind in your hair as you glide across the water, the salty mist from the sea gently coating your skin as seabirds soar overhead. That’s the ‘movie’ version of kiteboarding. A more realistic take on the sport is slightly more dramatic. The wind can whip the ocean into a frenzy, its salty waves adorned with white tips, and the ocean spray is more like a hefty dousing of seawater. To a newcomer, this might be intimidating, but to a seasoned pro, these are the days they live for.