Archive for the category "BC"

Book: Best Day Trips from Vancouver


Thursday, June 16th, 2011 — 4:38pm PDT
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I first met Jack Christie when we were on a media trip to Prince George last year and now his latest book, 52 Best Day Trips From Vancouver, has a permanent home on my desk for quick reference. Having penned the original book (of the same title) twenty years ago, local travel writer Jack issues […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 10 Oswego Hotel Victoria


Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 — 8:00am PDT
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There’s only one thing on the mind of everyone in BC right now and that’s hockey. However, after the dust settles tonight (and heart rates return to normal) wouldn’t it be nice to get away? I’m a little late for our BC Travel Tuesday feature but we still have a few properties to go in […]

Grind for Kids 2011


Monday, June 13th, 2011 — 9:55am PDT
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The Grouse Grind officially opened for the season on Saturday as Vancouverites and visitors alike took to the 2.9 kilometer trail that goes right up Grouse Mountain. Known locally as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, this 30 degree ascent is either on the bucket list of many or a part of their weekly routine. Photo credit: planetc1 […]

Vancouver Icons: Girl in a Wetsuit


Friday, June 10th, 2011 — 10:47am PDT
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On this day in Vancouver history, June 10, 1972, the Girl in a Wetsuit statue was revealed just off the north shore of Stanley Park. She was commissioned by Douglas Brown, a local lawyer, who approached sculptor Elek Imredy in 1968. He wanted the statute to be based on Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid that […]

BC Travel Tuesday: Week 9 Fairmont Empress Victoria


Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:22pm PDT
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While the rain has been leaving most locals feeling a bit glum, we can all rest easy knowing that we have such a fantastic backyard in which to play when the sun sticks around for a nice long haul this summer. Nine weeks into the getaway giveaway series for BC Travel Tuesdays and we’ve been […]

June Events in Vancouver 2011


Monday, June 6th, 2011 — 11:18am PDT
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For the first time ever I am proud to say that June is all about the Canucks. Our beloved team has made it to the Stanley Cup Finals and although events around the region have been re-scheduled to make room for game nights, there’s still plenty going on in-between match up with the Bruins (and […]