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Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2011


Monday, April 4th, 2011 — 9:45am PDT
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Vancouver Craft Beer Week is returning for its second year this May, celebrating craft brews, beer pairings, pubs, and brewmasters. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr Friday May 6, 2011: VCBW Opening Night Extravaganza (sold out) Saturday May 7, 2011: Dead Famous Pub Crawl Sunday May 8, 2011: Hoppapalooza II at the Alibi Room (sold […]

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town 2011


Thursday, March 31st, 2011 — 2:14pm PDT
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It’s not often that we get out to explore popular sites around Vancouver that are enjoyed by so many visitors each year. It wasn’t until the past year or so that I walked around Minter Gardens, went up to the Vancouver Lookout, or stopped by Maplewood Farm. It’s for this reason that Tourism Vancouver has […]

Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver


Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 — 3:11pm PDT
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The other day I traveled about 10kms away from my home in downtown Vancouver and ended up at a 2.5 hectare farm on the North Shore. Maplewood Farm‘s rural heritage in a rapidly expanding urban setting is a rarity and I wanted to learn more about their history, experiences, and educational programs. Operated by the […]

Kokanee Mountain Cans Prize Pack


Friday, March 25th, 2011 — 10:59am PDT
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Kokanee recently launched a new series of beer cans that depict trail maps of Western Canadian ski destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, Marmot Basin, Cypress Mountain, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Lake Louise, Red Mountain Resort, and Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Complete with QR codes, you can also scan the cans to get the trail […]

Find a Place in North Vancouver History


Monday, March 21st, 2011 — 11:00am PDT
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The North Vancouver Museum and Archives are hosting the “Find a Place in History” contest where residents and visitors can submit photos of heritage sites online for the chance to win prizes. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr To enter the contest, take a photo of a place in North Vancouver with historical significance and […]

Rick Hansen Man in Motion: 25th Anniversary Relay


Monday, March 21st, 2011 — 9:12am PDT
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It was on this day in 1985 that BC’s own Rick Hansen set off in his wheelchair to circumnavigate the globe to raise awareness of the potential of people with disabilities (in particular spinal cord injuries “SCI”). After 34 countries, four continents, and 40,000km in two years, the “Man in Motion” tour raised $26 million […]