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Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2012

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 92nd year thanks to Mr. Peter Pantages. It was in 1920 that Pantages created the club and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s tradition ever since. Peter’s family still carries on the tradition of the Polar Bear Swim Club today. December […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2011

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim in English Bay is a tradition that is 91 years strong. It all began with 10 swimmers in 1920 thanks to the leadership of Peter Pantages and it grew to welcome over 2,000 participants in recent years. Peter Pantages & Miss E Robinson in English Bay Dec 1927 – Archives […]

No Smoking in Vancouver Parks or on Beaches

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo credit: Jeremy WMon Flickr Come September 1st, smokers will need to butt-out before hanging out in a Vancouver Park or on a City beach. According to the City of Vancouver, “the new policy is part of the Park Board’s commitment to the promotion of a healthy urban environment and support for active living and […]

Vancouver is a Top Beach City in the World

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

According to a National Geographic ranking, Vancouver is the #10 best city in the world for beaches. Photo credit: ng.kelven on Flickr Here’s why they chose us: “Canada’s most adventurous metropolis is home to ten beaches, from the family-centric Jericho to the clothing-optional Wreck Beach, many of which offer commanding views of the Vancouver skyline […]

New Smoking Ban Approved for Vancouver Parks & Beaches

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This evening the Vancouver Parks Board voted unanimously to ban smoking in parks and on local beaches. Photo credit: anasantoson Flickr Vancouver Fire Captain Gabe Roder says if we have another hot and dry summer–like we did last year– then it’s only common sense to have cigarette smoking ban in place. He says it’s a […]

Iona Beach Photowalk

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning John and I headed out to Iona Beach in Richmond for a brisk Sunday walk. View Larger Map I have profiled Iona before thanks to Stewart Marshall who contributed a guest post. The regional park consists of several kilometers of sandy beaches sandwiched by Fraser River outlets. As we set out, the warm […]