Campfire Ban has ended in Metro Vancouver and BC Coastal Areas

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It was announced at noon this afternoon that the campfire ban that has been in place for the South Coast of BC since June 27th has officially been lifted by the provincial government.

Just in time for Labour Day long weekend camping plans, campfires are once again permitted throughout the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction (more information about where that is below). The Coastal Fire Centre is rescinding its campfire prohibition due to forecasted cooler and wetter conditions, resulting in a decrease in wildfire risk in the region.

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Campfire Ban has ended in Metro Vancouver and BC Coastal Areas

Where to See Whales in Vancouver

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This summer there have already been a few reports from excited whale watching fans who have had the opportunity to see a whale up close and personal in the Vancouver harbour. A few are even lucky enough to capture a video of the event including a North Vancouver woman who was on her paddleboard and just so happened to come across a grey whale near Stanley Park on August 13th.

Earlier this summer, a pod of orca whales made headlines when at least four whales were spotted swimming in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour in June. So, if you want in on the action and want to spot a whale yourself, where’s the best place for a chance to see whales in Vancouver? Here’s a few suggestions:

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Where to See Whales in Vancouver

Chasing Sunrise Gets you Out of Bed and on a Mountain before 6AM

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Image courtesy of Chasing Sunrise

Long before most people are out of bed, there’s a group of dedicated sunrise-lovers who will be meeting up in a parking lot, trekking up a mountain, and waiting until that moment when the first rays of light creep up over a distant mountain and set the sky ablaze with colours.

This group is known as Chasing Sunrise, a community that devotes itself to experiencing more adventures, more experiences, and more mind-blowing memories. Unlike other meetup groups in Vancouver, this one has a clear motivation in mind. To make sure that people will look back at their events and whisper to themselves “damn, that was awesome”.

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Chasing Sunrise Gets you Out of Bed and on a Mountain before 6AM

Gauswheel – a New Way to Ride the Seawall

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Tired of walking, biking or rollerblading the Vancouver Seawall? Here’s a new and fun way to get around.

Gauswheel Canada is offering free one hour Seawall lessons on riding one of these cool looking things. If you’re interested in trying one out get a hold of:

Paul Selby
Gauswheel Canada
778.866.6886
paul@gauswheel.ca
www.gauswheel.ca

Free Outdoor Yoga Classes in Vancouver for Summer of 2015

Photo courtesy of lululemon Athletica | Flickr

Photo courtesy of lululemon Athletica | Flickr

During the summer in Vancouver when the sun is shining and the days are long and hot, it’s pretty hard to drag yourself into a yoga studio. Luckily, there are several options around Vancouver that offer outdoor yoga classes that lets you breathe in the fresh air and practice your sun salutations under the actual sun.

We’ve found four yoga classes around Vancouver that offer weekly outdoor yoga classes that are 100% free! These free outdoor yoga classes in Vancouver are a great option for beginners, experts, and those who just want to get outside and do a little stretching.

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Free Outdoor Yoga Classes in Vancouver for Summer of 2015