Archive for January, 2012

BC Travel Tuesday: Crystal Lodge & Suites Whistler

Comments 323 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Whistler edition of BC Travel Tuesday continues this week and while we get soggy in the city, the snow is floating down in this world class resort community. backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” program, participating hotels & […]

The North Vancouver Museum

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I recently took my first trip to the North Vancouver Museum‘s Presentation House to find out more about their programs, archives, and current exhibits. The Presentation House is one of two locations for the museum, located on West 4th at Chesterfield, while the archives are over in Lynn Valley. The old schoolhouse building, and former […]

Nisga’a New Year Hobiyee 2012

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Friday I am very excited to attend my first Hobiyee, which is the Nisga’a new year celebration presented by the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Society and Social City Networking. Organizers have informed me that this will be the first Hobiyee ever celebrated publicly on a scale this grand. The event will take place at the 5,000-person […]

HOV Lanes Open Weekends & Highway 1 Updates

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Port Mann Highway 1 Improvement Project, through expanded lanes, new overpasses, and the construction of the new Port Mann bridge, is kicking into overdrive as it nears completion. As new lanes and exits take shape there are quite a few traffic pattern changes that will affect drivers. Photo credit: Port Mann Highway 1 on […]

Vancouver History: Bailey Bros. Photography

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Bailey brothers, Charles S. and William, setup shop in Vancouver at the end of the 19th century. Charles was the first to arrive from Ontario and form a photography company partnership, Neelands & Bailey, which lasted about a year. In 1890 William joined his brother in Vancouver and Bailey Bros Photography was born. 1886 […]