In the heart of Canada’s busiest harbour is Canada Place, which welcomes millions of visitors each year. This world class landmark is home to the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver’s World Trade Centre, conventions, festivals, and attractions like the Canadian Trail and FlyOver Canada. It’s a beacon for thousands of cruise […]
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Bowen Island: The Happy Isle. Postcards and advertisements painted a picture of a stunning island getaway just a quick boat ride from Vancouver, where the waters were emerald green and the cottage life was bustling. Picnics, socials, dances, company retreats, hikes, swims, dives — it was the original summer getaway from Vancouver. I had my […]
If last year was my year of kayaks and helicopters, this year is canoes and blimps — well just one blimp in particular. The Goodyear Blimp is a cultural icon, a legendary airship with over nine decades of history. From a massive fleet in WWII to hosting Presidents and celebrities, to making appearances in the […]
On the western coast of the country, Vancouver, which is 19 years younger than Canada itself, has always known how to celebrate our nation’s birthday in style. Known as Dominion Day until 1982, Canada Day has traditionally been a time for family fun, parades, picnics, and afternoons at the beach. Not much has changed — […]
Burnaby Heights merchants celebrated their community this past Saturday during Hats Off Day. This free family event spanned Hastings Street, from Boundary to Gamma, with a jungle-themed parade, show & shine, activities, live entertainment, and plenty of street food. I was out of town but I followed the tag #HatsOffDay online and watched it trend […]