Archive for September, 2013

Mobile Apps for BC Ferries

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Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast include some of my favourite getaway destinations for a day trip, weekend visit, an extended stay, or for business. Of course to reach these ports of call a ferry trip is required along with browsing schedules, booking a reservation, checking in on wait times, line-ups, and […]

Vancouver Tweed Ride

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The first organized Vancouver Tweed Ride will take to the streets on September 15th with riders sporting fashions of a bygone era, using vintage bicycles if they can, and celebrating the history of cycling culture. The ride will begin at The Vancouver Club and will include stops at C Restaurant for high tea and refreshments. […]

Vancouver History: Rogers Building

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On this day in history (September 2nd, 1927) Jonathan Rogers sold his namesake “Rogers Building” at the corner of Pender and Granville for $1 million to General F. A. ‘One Arm’ Sutton. At the time, it was the biggest real estate transaction in the city’s history. [source] Rogers was among Vancouver’s earliest pioneers and in […]

Vancouver Photos of the Week

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Even during the torrential downpours of a summer storm, Vancouverites love the rain. Sure, it’s the most complained-about naturally occurring aspect of living on the Wet Coast but during last week’s clash of thunder people were still out and about, and taking photos. Here are some hand-picked images from the Miss604 Flickr Pool that have […]