Archive for the category "cheap things to do"

Link Fest: Free Vancouver Events July 2009


Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 — 11:16am PST
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Since I was out of town last week and I’ll also be heading out to New York on Monday, I won’t be here for some very cool local (and FREE) events. Luckily I can list them all here so that you don’t have to miss out as well. Photo credit: Judy B on Flickr International […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Cates Park


Monday, June 29th, 2009 — 8:12am PST
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Summer to us means packing up John‘s big blue backpack and heading down to the beach. We walk through forest trails that open up into sprawling sandy shores and rest for hours in the open air. Snacks include fresh fruit and water, while we either read books or use the headphone splitter to enjoy the […]

Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival 2009


Friday, June 19th, 2009 — 10:30am PST
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Last year John and I were able to fully cover the Dragon Boat Festival, from land and the water. We’ll be out of town this weekend however it’s a fantastic free event for all happening June 20-21st in False Creek that is definitely worth checking out this year. The races are fun to watch, participants […]

Whalley Community Festival 2009


Friday, June 19th, 2009 — 9:30am PST
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The 11th Annual Whalley Community Festival is happening this Saturday from 10:00am until 6:00pm. There’s no shortage of activities happening this weekend, from the Ride to Conquer Cancer, to Chip’s Not Dead Yet, and Vancouver’s first ChangeCamp however, this one’s special for me. I’m proud of my hometown, and to say that I’m a former […]

Metro Vancouver Park Series: Belcarra Regional Park


Thursday, June 18th, 2009 — 2:14pm PST
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I was inspired to create an entry for my Metro Vancouver Park Series after my recent kayaking trip so here’s what you’ll need to know about exploring Belcarra. Metrics: 1,100 hectares (2,718 acres) with 22 km of hiking trails and 9.5kms of bike trails. Lake Sasamat – Photo credit: jkaneda on Flickr How to Get […]

Metropolis at Metrotown's Dinosaurs Unearthed


Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 — 5:21pm PST
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The new Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit at Metropolis at Metrotown is designed to inform and entertain kids and adults alike throughout these school-free summer months. I stopped by recently with my sister and my nephews to check things out and take their free guided tour. We started off at the Grand Court (where I have previously […]