Vancouver Then and Now Series Shows Dramatic Changes to the Cityscape

Vancouver History

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A local Vancouver history buff has put together a compelling website that shows the dramatic differences that many locations have undergone in the Vancouver area. From virgin forests to high-rises in just 130 years, Vancouver has a storied past that is hinted at from this great collection of photos.

The website, called On This Spot, features a five part “Then and Now” series looking at the history of Downtown Vancouver and some of the surrounding neighbourhoods. Andrew, the creator of the website, has taken historical photos from the Vancouver Archives and transposed them with photos of the exact same locations in present day.

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Vancouver Then and Now Series Shows Dramatic Changes to the Cityscape

Here There Studios Brings Unique Food-Focused Events to Vancouver

Here There Events Vancouver

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You have probably never heard of Here There Studio before, but this dynamic, two-person team has been putting on unique and exciting events in Vancouver that are getting everyone excited. So excited that their events keep selling out shortly after they’ve been announced!

The focus of the studio is creating multi-sensory events, from pop-up dinners with local culinary talent to acclaimed speaking series to large scale street festivals and more.

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Here There Studios Brings Unique Food-Focused Events to Vancouver

How to Accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions in Vancouver

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Every year it seems like the same New Year’s resolutions are promised again and again. If you’re looking to make your resolutions actually stick this year, it helps if you’re also having fun. So even if you’re looking to get in shape or just discover a new restaurant, Vancouver is a great place to realize your resolutions.

Here are some of the top resolutions and how you can actually have fun with them in Vancouver:

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How to Accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions in Vancouver

Where to see live music on New Year’s Eve 2014 in Vancouver

Assorted partygoers and performers at One Night Stand Dec. 31 2009 at the Media Club. This year,

Assorted partygoers and performers at One Night Stand Dec. 31 2009 at the Media Club (Emmanuelle Prompt photo). This year, the annual event takes place at the Imperial.

What the heck! It’s already Dec. 29 and you still don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve? Well, if you’re looking for some live bands to ring in the New Year with, we have a list of some of the most happening events in Vancouver. However, if you want to stay in and watch Ryan Seacrest on TV, that’s okay, too.

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Where to see live music on New Year’s Eve 2014 in Vancouver

Free Transit on New Year’s Eve in Vancouver

Free transit NYE Vancouver

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On December 31st, New Year’s Eve revelers in Vancouver will be getting a free ride — on BC Transit, that is. Translink will be providing free rides for bus, Skytrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express services!

Free fares will start at 5:00 pm on December 31st and will go until 5:00 am on January 1st. So, if you’re planning on going to a little shindig around town, make transit your first choice for transportation!

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Free Transit on New Year’s Eve in Vancouver