Who are we?
We are the Traslers, a family of five plus dog and hamster, who live in Coquitlam just outside Vancouver in British Columbia. The five humans are: Jools (too old for rollerblading), Damian (too young to know he is too old for rollerblading), Laurel (12, rollerblader and ice skater extraordinaire), Katie (9, Jedi padawan) and Lily (6, too old to be called “The Baby”).
Why make a website?
When we emigrated from the UK in March 2009 we were greatly assisted by some lovely people and at the same time astonished by the lack of information available to us. Much of what we did before and after we arrived was based on guesswork and pure luck. By starting this website we hope to share some of the things we have learned about emigrating with a young family, offer some links to our favourite “helpers” and perhaps even open some discussions with some real, live people.
Of course, our views are based on our experience, which so far is somewhat limited. Where possible, we will verify our facts but mostly this website is made up of our opinions gathered from our time in Vancouver.