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Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre

Comments 136 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When people describe what they like most about Vancouver you’ll be sure to hear the scenery top the list. Mountains, ocean, evergreens, park space and beaches are what make our region shine and there’s probably no better vantage point downtown than from the 360 degree deck at the Vancouver Lookout. Fun facts about the Vancouver […]

Outdoor Skating in Vancouver

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Frosty temperatures are flirting with the mild Vancouver climate this week as the area experiences another quick taste of winter. While puddles and ponds may freeze, the City is reminding everyone that icy surfaces will not be strong enough to support body-weight for skating. Such was not always the case in these parts as deep […]

Vancouver History: Granville Street Bridge

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The first Granville Street Bridge opened on this day in 1889. Spanning False Creek, it was but a low-rising timber trestle designed mainly by the CPR. 1890 – View from 2nd Ave at Birch. Photographer: W Chapman. Vancouver Archives Item# Van Sc P58. In 1909 the Granville Bridge would be rebuilt in steel with a […]

Mount Seymour Guys Night Out, Girls Ride Free 2011

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Mount Seymour’s Guys Night Out, Girls Ride Free event returns for a 5th season starting January 10th, 2011. View from Seymour – Photo credit: Andre Charland on Flickr Women have the opportunity to enjoy free night skiing every Monday throughout the event when they pick up a voucher in advance from participating retail locations: Coastal […]

The Migratory Nerd Takes Off

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As the wheels on Duane Storey‘s plane pull up off the YVR tarmac tomorrow he’ll be on his way to an adventure some of us may only dream of living. For the last year or so, Duane has been planning a working holiday that will take him below the equator, over the Atlantic, and across […]