Rock Legends

Siwash Rock Sunset Photo: Rob Weiss

From the Commodore Ballroom to Empire Stadium and Rogers Arena, Vancouver has a rich and colourful rock history. Bands like U2, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, David Bowie, Nirvana, KISS and the Police have played our city, yet for those who like to venture outside, there are two headliners that always sell out!   Like their musical counterparts, Siwash Rock and White Rock are true rock legends!

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Rock Legends

Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

 

Scenic views from the Snowshoe Grind Photo: D Coo Badger Photography

Missing your fitness fix on the Grouse Grind?  Resolved to up your fitness level in 2017? With epic snow on our North Shore Mountains if you have not yet traded your hiking boots for snowshoes, now might be the time to challenge the Snowshoe Grind!

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Snowshoes, Sunsets and the Grind

Vancouver and The Great Trail

English Bay Sunset Photo: Rob Weiss

Canadian Pride!  Granted Hockey supremacy may come to mind when you ponder Canadian pride, but did you know Canada is home to the greatest and longest recreational trail in the world? It’s true! Our country can proudly boast a coast to coast route featuring 24,000 kilometres and 15,000 communities all linked by one amazing trail rich in adventure, discovery and majestic beauty.  From urban streets and greenways to the rugged backcountry wilderness of the Rocky Mountains and the Canadian Shield, The Great Trail promises to showcase the beauty, vastness and diversity of our nation.

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Vancouver and The Great Trail

A Moment of Zen – Vancouver’s Fraser River Park

Fraser River Park Walking Trails Photo: Rob Weiss

Overcome by the hustle and bustle, the festivities, the galas and the glitz we sometimes forget to simply relax and breathe.  Often, during the festive season, I find myself craving quiet, outdoor moments to bring balance to my days.  Fortunately, Vancouver is home to a wide variety of wonderful parks, gardens and of course spectacular beaches.  From intimate neighbourhood green spaces to larger, feature destinations like Stanley Park or Queen Elizabeth Park, our city has much to offer.  In fact, park space makes up 11% of Vancouver’s land mass, so you do not need to look far to find for your moment of Zen.

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A Moment of Zen – Vancouver’s Fraser River Park

Feeling Brave? Challenge yourself to the Polar Bear Swim 2017

Polar bear swim vancouver 2017

Image courtesy of GoToVan | Flickr.com

It’s on almost everyone’s bucket list… It’s the Polar Bear Swim! The invigorating, annual tradition that takes place every New Year’s Day (January 1) when thousands of crazy brave people take the plunge into English Bay.

Why? You may ask. Well, why not? (okay, there are many reasons why not, but lets not go into that right now…) This Vancouver tradition is fun to participate in and fun to watch! Last year, over 2,000 revelers got together at English Bay in 3 degree Celsius weather to plunge into the water, this year it’s happening again!

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Feeling Brave? Challenge yourself to the Polar Bear Swim 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Community Acupuncture in Vancouver

Photo: Colorado Natural Medicine

I’m not a doctor, believe it or not, but I certainly know what makes me feel good and what doesn’t. Acupuncture is something I was wary of Continue reading:
Everything You Need to Know About Community Acupuncture in Vancouver

Ode to North Shore Search and Rescue

Snowshoeing Photo: Rob Weiss

With headlamps, crampons, climbing rope and first aid kits on hand, the brave volunteers of  North Shore Search and Rescue have become regular fixtures on our local mountains.  These local heroes routinely put their lives at risk to provide help to those injured, lost and sometimes misguided hikers, skiers, and mountain bikers who encounter difficulties while playing in the hills.  Saving lives for over 50 years, our incredible group of rescuers is one of the oldest search and rescue teams in the country.

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Ode to North Shore Search and Rescue