Get to know BC: grey squirrels

<b>Favorite Squirrel / Taken near Lost Lagoon </b><br />  (Photo: <a href="" target="_blank">Michael Scheltgen</a> / <a href="" target="_blank"> CC BY 2.0</a>)

Favorite Squirrel / Taken near Lost Lagoon
(Photo: Michael Scheltgen / CC BY 2.0)

“Get to know BC” is a new occasional feature with fun facts about the province.

All the grey squirrels seen in Stanley Park
come from eight pairs of squirrels.
They were a gift from New York City.
They were released into the Park
between 1909 and 1914.

Grey squirrels are from eastern North America.

Learn more about BC squirrels on the BC-SPCA website.

(Source: The Province and Royal BC Museum)©2012 The Official Westcoast Reader

Food carts in B.C.


A food cart is also called a food truck.
(Image: Mark Faviell / CC, Flickr)

All over the world, local people eat food served from a cart on the street.

In North America, eating from food carts, or food trucks,
is a very popular activity.
There are even festivals that celebrate this kind of food.

The food in Canada isn’t as cheap as in many other countries.
And the food is sometimes strange. But it is often very tasty!

You can visit food cart festivals in Metro Vancouver in the summer.
There are also vendors, live music, kids activities, and more to explore.

Click on the link for more information.

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