Summer is soon here. Opening day for Vancouver’s outdoor pools heralds the coming sunshine. Kitsilano Pool, Second Beach Pool, New Brighton Pool and Hillcrest Pool open for public swimming on Saturday May, 18– just in time for the Victoria Day Long Weekend.
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Go Swimming: Vancouver’s Outdoor Pools Open Saturday, May 18
It’s with a heavy that I say this will be my last post for Inside Vancouver. Work is taking me out east, to Toronto. And while TO is technically my hometown and place of birth, Vancouver is where my heart is happiest and where I truly feel at home. And on that note, I present to you a list of the things that make me love this city with a passion I never knew was possible until the moment I stepped foot here more than 10 years ago.
Drive the Scenic Fraser Canyon with its’ 7 mountain tunnels into the historic heart of British Columbia and visit the biggest ‘rush’ on the Gold Rush Trail. You can see this place for yourself as you exchange mountain ranges aboard one of the only descending gondolas in North America at the Hell’s Gate Airtram. These aerial trams will give you a birds’ eye view of this historic landmark where 200 million gallons of water per minute thunder through this 33 metre wide passage. “We had to travel where no human being should venture for surely we have encountered the gates of hell”. – Simon Fraser, 1808. You will witness firsthand what these words really meant to this early explorer.
I can’t even begin to explain how much I’ve come to appreciate Vancouver since becoming a dog owner four years ago. Not only does it get me out of my house at least three times more than my pre-dog days, but it’s also helped me discover new scenic spots around town and make a ton of new buddies. Now that it’s spring, there are few reasons why you shouldn’t be out there enjoying the outdoors with your pup as much as possible. Here are some of my favourite spots where you can find me and my dog, Dutchie.