While on parental leave after the birth of their son, Becky and Rob Smith, both veterans in the tech world, envisioned a beautifully-designed retail concept that celebrated both trail and road running, and supported both new and experienced runners.
It’s not that Vancouver’s active drug of choice (yes, it’s yoga) has become old news—quite the contrary—but just as a bevy of new juiceries have recently poured their way into our hearts and meal plans, so too has spin’s moment, and momentum, come.
It is often the case that a sequel cannot retain the soul and gravitas of its predecessor—although The Godfather II comes pretty close. One revisit of late that did not disappoint was a trip back to the Willow Stream Spa at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim.
There is a Scandinavian saying, “there is no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothes”. So it is no surprise that Nordic brands have gained a reputation for functional, durable, and innovative pieces.
The athletic landscape of the Lower Mainland could easily be divided into tribal territories: the downhill devoted, the backcountry bound; the climbers, the hikers, the yogis. Across the nation, these groups summit at Mountain Equipment Co-op.