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Swimming Lessons in Vancouver

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The Canadian Red Cross is urging everyone to be safe in and around water this summer as we take to ocean beaches, lakes, and pools. Only 46% of children in Canada know how to swim but a great way to learn the basics is by getting involved in a Red Cross Swim program at a […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool: Beach City

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Once again, National Geographic has named Vancouver one of the Top Beach Cities in the World. Actually, I’m unsure if this is a new ranking since Vancouver still sits at #10 on the list (as it did in 2010) and the same beach image is being used. Regardless, our waterfronts are popular attractions for local […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2012

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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

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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

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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 […]