Top Gear May be Filming in Vancouver this Month

Top Gear Vancouver

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Top Gear is one of the most widely watched factual television shows in the world, in fact it boasts around 350 million views per week from over 170 different countries. The show is presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and typically features test drives of luxury vehicles, celebrity track races, and other exciting car adventures.

Back in September, host Jeremy Clarkson sent waves of excitement to local Top Gear fans when he posted a response on Twitter that suggested the famed TV program would be doing some filming in Vancouver this November.

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Top Gear May be Filming in Vancouver this Month

Farewell Vancouver: My Personal ‘Best Of’ the City

Best place to pause and reflect: Lost Lagoon. || Photo Credit: Miranda Post

Best place to pause and reflect: Lost Lagoon. || Photo Credit: Miranda Post

Flash backward: Expo’86, the #3 Main Street bus, I was a visiting eight year old. I thought every culture in the world lived in Vancouver and the city smelled damp like spring time and green everything. This small-town, interior B.C. girl was as overwhelmed and overjoyed when we stepped off the bus to go to Science World. I remember thinking that Vancouver was the coolest thing since Jem and the Holograms and Kraft Dinner.

Flash forward: every time I step out of YVR or drive home down Davie Street, I still inhale deep Vancouver’s fresh, moist air I loved so much as a kid. And, I still think Vancouver is pretty cool – better even than a Tupac hologram or late night poutine.

For the last few weeks, as my little family and I prepared to cross the Rockies to our new home in Edmonton I’ve been unusually weepy.  Every time I crossed Lion’s Gate Bridge, walked in Stanley Park or visited one of my favourite spots (there are so, so, so many) I became a bit weepy because it could be my last (for a while).

Exactly 10 years, seven months and 16 days ago I moved to Vancouver in search of a job, friends and a home after 15 months of international work and travel. I’ve lived in the WestEnd mostly with appearances in Kitsilano, East Van and Chinatown/Main Street.

It was such a privilege to share some of the places, people, activities and eateries/drinking holes that I admire with Inside Vancouver readers over the past year and a half. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing your views. I’m a list maker, so as a farewell to you and to my favourite Canadian city, here’s my personal ‘Best of’ list.

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Farewell Vancouver: My Personal ‘Best Of’ the City

Star Trek 3 to be Filmed in Vancouver Next Year

Star Trek Filming in Vancouver

Image courtesy of Paramount Films | Star Trek Into Darkness

Local fans of the recent Star Trek movie franchise should be jumping for joy with news that the third installment of the film will be shot primarily in Vancouver.

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Star Trek 3 to be Filmed in Vancouver Next Year

Telus trying out free wifi on Translink buses in Vancouver

Free wifi buses vancouver

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After meeting many students in Vancouver, it’s pretty apparent that not everybody has a 3G-capable phone. Not only is it expensive, but it’s pretty easy to go over your limit when you’re watching YouTube or listening to 8tracks on your daily commute.

Telus is hoping to put an end to every commuters’ woes of having lack of internet on their bus ride by setting up a 6-month pilot to test out a free Wi-Fi service on three popular Translink buses, including the always-packed 99B-Line.

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Telus trying out free wifi on Translink buses in Vancouver

Vancouver Personalities share their End of Summer Bucket Lists

Malkin Bowl: a popular summer concert destination || Photo CrediT; Flickr/Creative Commons Keep it Surreal

Malkin Bowl: a popular summer concert destination || Photo Credit: Flickr/Creative Commons Paul Joseph

Swim at an outdoor pool. Go to Buntzen Lake. Say goodbye to sandals; say hello to closed toed shoes. Maximize patio time. Eat mini donuts at the PNE.

Thinking about the end of summer always makes me a bit panicky. Now that summer is running out and the sun is still shining I’ve decided I need to compile an ‘end of summer bucket list’ of places I want to go and Vancouver-y things I want to accomplish before the season’s end.

For a little inspiration I canvassed some Vancouver personalities about their end of summer bucket lists. As the days get shorter and the temperatures dip a little more each night, I want to stretch my summer to the max.

Below you’ll find some tips on how to extend the summer season from an artist, a mommy blogger, a designer, a food blogging duo and an editor/first time Sea Wheezer. Maybe you too will add a thing or two to your good-bye-sunny-warm-times-must-do-list.

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Vancouver Personalities share their End of Summer Bucket Lists