Seacycles: Burrard Bridge to Point Grey Road

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False Creek’s oldest bridge, Seaforth’s spreading trees. Joined by paths like those between Jericho and Kits Beach.

A dozen cars for every bicycle? A dozen bikes for every car. What was louder than the waves is but an eddy in the wind.

Gentle ripples lapping at the wall, trickles open up a crack. The waves were out there waiting, and now they’re rushing through.

As the ships sail Burrard Inlet, the seacycles ply Point Grey.

Music: Dexter Britain, The Time to Run (Finale)
Waves: Tim Kahn, Arcadia Beach

Five Fun Vancouver Off-leash Zones

Fraser View Park || Photo Credit: Flickr/Ruth Hartnup

Fraser View Park || Photo Credit: Flickr/Ruth Hartnup

We all know that Vancouver has some stunning parks – 220 city green spaces, gardens and parks to be exact.

Visiting these parks with your pooch is generally an on-leash affair, but for those wanting to let their hairy best friends run free, 36 off-leash areas exist across the city. To optimize your off-leash explorations, Vancouver Parks Board  has conveniently mapped out all of the parks, including off-leash areas here.

There is one dog for every six Vancouverites, so doggy/owner etiquette is paramount when hanging out dog off-leash parks. Common sense and Vancouver Park Board guidelines remind dog owners to: license your dog, clean up, keep him/her in control and stay in the designated off-leash areas.

Below you’ll find a little anthology of some of my favourite dog off-leash zones. I would love to hear about yours – where do you take your canine best friend for an off-leash frolic? Continue reading:
Five Fun Vancouver Off-leash Zones

New exhibit finds romance in Vancouver city streets

Near and Distant Influences (2013) by David Wilson.

Near and Distant Influences (2013) by David Wilson.

Vancouver is a favourite subject of artist David Wilson. Capturing the city’s streets in all their rainy, romantic and sometimes noir-ish aspects, Wilson shows us the city in new, exciting ways.

You can see Wilson’s latest batch of Vancouver-centric works beginning tonight (Sept 25). Intersections, David Wilson’s exhibit of new paintings, opens with a reception (6 – 9 p.m.) at the Kimoto Gallery at 1525 W. 6th. The show runs until Oct. 11.

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New exhibit finds romance in Vancouver city streets

Five places to see the mighty Fraser River in action

Tugboats docked in front of New Westminster's River Market. Carolyn Ali photo.

Tugboats docked in front of New Westminster’s River Market. Carolyn Ali photo.

In Vancouver, the ocean gets all the glory. While tourists and locals alike stroll Kits Beach and cycle Stanley Park’s sea wall, nobody mentions the Fraser—yet it’s an integral part of West Coast life. Many people live along the river’s banks and enjoy it daily, walking their dogs and jogging along its shores.

The Fraser is a working river, and you’d be amazed to see what kinds of things travel along it. Flowing 1,375 kilometres from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains, it merges with the Pacific Ocean and acts as a highway for people and industry. It’s always a treat to watch the tiny tugboats chug by, pulling everything from heavy log booms to shipping containers. (How do they do it?)

The view is always changing, and it’s always inspiring. Here are five places to see the Fraser shine.

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Five places to see the mighty Fraser River in action

Between The Stops

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Vancouver Cycle Chic Films joins Josh, owner of Cycle City Tours, for a bike ride around the city and ending at Bomber Brewing.