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Ski and Board Trips in BC

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With snow on everyone’s mind right now, and with the local mountains slightly occupied this February, I thought I would find out a bit more about going on a ski getaway. The very first time I strapped on a pair of skis (which was also the last time I strapped on a pair of skis) […]

Vintage Vancouver Photos of Dogs Around Town

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This morning I asked my Twitter followers what today’s “Then and Now” theme should be and I received some great suggestions. One that stuck out (hat tips to Patty Gibson) was a feature about dogs and their owners. With Vancouver being such a dog-friendly city, complete with doggy day spas, dog bakeries, with a selection […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Name Game

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My History Tidbits series has contained everything from Fountains, Trails, and Mansions but today I thought I would play the Name Game once again. Every day I wonder where a street, building, or bridge in Metro Vancouver got its name. I’d have to say my favourite so far is the history of Mr Duff Pattullo […]

Google Street View Vancouver

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Google Map’s Street View service has officially launched in Canada and includes sidewalk-level images of Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Banff, Calgary, Kitchener/Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec. Vancouver’s coverage also includes Richmond, New Westminster, Surrey, and all Metro Vancouver cities as far East as Chilliwack. This morning at the launch we got the full rundown of […]

Interview with Antonia of Jets Overhead

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Jets Overhead will be playing the Live Sessions at the Chan Centre on Thursday before heading out on tour. I had the chance to speak with Antonia Freybe-Smith this week about the tour, the band and their album No Nations. Antonia met her fellow bandmates while living in Victoria where they formed Jets Overhead in […]

Then and Now Photos of Vancouver Hotels

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I’ve stayed in over a dozen hotels this year and I must admit that I’ve only ever stayed in a Vancouver hotel once. This week’s installment of my “Then and Now series features the cornerstone of our tourism community, hotels. Hotel Vancouver The first Hotel Vancouver from the 1880s was on Georgia at Granville. The […]