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Beach Volleyball in Vancouver


Monday, August 22nd, 2016 — 5:03pm PST
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Here in the “Great White North” many out-of-towners might expect hockey, ice skating, and skiing to be our primary sports. However, throughout our gloriously warm summer days (and adequately warm spring and fall afternoons) Vancouverites take to the sea shore to bump, set, and spike playing beach volleyball. Beach Volleyball in Vancouver On Vancouver’s public […]

Vintage Vancouver Beach Photos


Thursday, July 14th, 2016 — 9:14am PST
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Frisbees, footballs, bikini-clad bodies, blankets, and bicycles parked along the Sea Wall are scenes of summer at Vancouver’s beaches. From Third to Locarno, English Bay to Spanish Banks, the seaside landscape has changed almost as much as the summer fashion trends. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Archives, and my niece who curated this collection, […]

Boundary Bay Regional Park and Centennial Beach


Monday, June 27th, 2016 — 9:56am PST
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This summer, you can enter to win some great local park prizes when you share your photos from a Metro Vancouver Regional Park online. To inspire your explorations, I will be sharing some of my favourite parks (with a few already listed here). Since school is out, the days are longer, and it’s officially beach […]

5 Best Metro Vancouver Beaches for Sunsets


Sunday, August 16th, 2015 — 6:25pm PST
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The West Coast is the best coast for sunset views as we get the last glimpse of sunshine on the continent before it tucks away below the horizon to return another day. In Vancouver, we get treated to fiery orange clouds, pillowy pink hues, and bright burning glows before the sun ducks behind Vancouver Island. […]

Vancouver Icons: The English Bay Slide


Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 — 4:10pm PST
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If I had a band, I think the English Bay Slide would be a pretty fun name. It could refer to a new, funky dance move or it could reference a great source of summer fun in Vancouver. All kidding aside, the slide in English Bay, proudly waving the Canadian flag each summer season, is […]

Old School Vancouver Summer Fashion


Thursday, June 26th, 2014 — 1:14pm PST
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This weekend, the exhibit Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit opens at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. “As a city surrounded by water, going to the beach and owning a swimsuit is an essential part of both our wardrobe and our Vancouver identity. Drawing primarily on the collections of fashion historian Ivan Sayers, the Maritime […]

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