Archive for the category "BC"

Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver

Comments 72 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

Comments 103 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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

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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 […]

Henderson Jersey Homecoming Tour

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In 1972 Paul Henderson scored three of the most famous (and important) game winning goals in hockey history during the Summit Series including the one that won it all against Russia. This wasn’t just international play – it was Canada reclaiming hockey as its game, even from behind the Iron Curtain. Recently Mitchell Goldhar bought […]

Vancouver Icons: Marine Building

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Earlier this week I began a new series called “Vancouver Icons” that will combine information about famous city landmarks with a collection of photos I find on Flickr. When I first started blogging I wanted to showcase the lesser-known aspects of Vancouver life, history, and culture – helping people explore beyond the tourist traps and […]