Archive for March, 2011

Spring Break in Vancouver 2011: Readers’ Choice Poll

Comments 121 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Spring Break is just around the corner for many local schools and that may leave parents wondering what kind of activities they can get up to with their kids. I regularly feature parks, community events, and “tourist in your hometown” ideas and the following destinations come to mind: The Britannia Mine Museum Exploring the Harrison/Agassiz […]

Vancouver’s Thorny Bleeder Makes CBC Radio 3’s Top 10 Music Websites List

Add a Comment by Rebecca Bollwitt

CBC Radio 3 is currently hosting a search for the Best Music Website in Canada. Over the last few weeks, through an online public poll, they have narrowed down the field with Vancouver having a strong showing in the top 30 listings (including Vancouver is Awesome’s music section and Backstage Rider). This week we’re down […]

Opsal Steel Building

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Industrial buildings around False Creek have either met their doom in recent years or have received face-lifts (like the Salt Building). However, the twin-roofed 1918 Opsal Steel Building on the corner of West 2nd and Quebec has met a bit of a mixed fate. Photo credit: SqueakyMarmot on Flickr The Opsal Steel building was used […]

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Wonderland

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (“RWB”) is bringing a modern version of Alice’s Wonderland across the country this month, stopping in Vancouver for shows March 24th until the 27th. “This is not your grandmother’s Wonderland,” said Principal dancer Tara Birtwhistle during our telephone interview. She’s currently rehearsing in-studio with the company before the tour. Photo credit: […]

National Parks in BC, 100 Years of Parks Canada

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

BC Parks is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year while it is also the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada in 2011. Although Banff National Park is 125 years old, Parks Canada was officially established in 1911 and was the first national park service in the world. In BC, we have 7 National Parks. Glacier National […]