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Steveston Fish Market, Steveston Public Fish Sales Float, Steveston Landing, Fisherman's Wharf, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Vancouver: Steveston’s seafood bounty from the Salish Sea

When a wae lad was I, I did not like the smells wafting out from the fishmongers or the meat butchers in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Yet, those memories provided important lessons about food, and about how fresh fish and meat should smell before preparation and consumption.

I’ve also been thinking lately of a number of fish markets from around the world, because varied recollections of sight, smell, and taste occupy warm fuzzy places in my memory palace. They are: Lexington Market (Faidley Seafood crab cakes!) in Baltimore, US; Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Altona Fischmarkt in Hamburg, Germany; and Mercado de pescados y mariscos in Coquimbo, Chile.

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"Cap Crusher", Capilano Canyon, Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver embraces spring in grand style

The first few days of spring in Vancouver, Canada have seen sun, first signs of new life, and warm temperatures reaching +15C (60F). The days have highlighted a clear advantage for being present in the “Canadian Southwest,” compared to the lingering winter hanging on so desperately in other parts of the country.

Over an 11-hour period, I’m fortunate to catch a few special moments:

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