Grouse Grind to open this Friday!

Photo:  janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

Photo: janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

Just in time for the weekend, Grouse Mountain is pleased to announce that as per Metro Vancouver, the Grouse Grind will open for the 2015 hiking season on Friday, May 8th from 6:15 am until 7:00 pm.

With summer just around the corner, we are very excited that the iconic Grouse Grind trail will open for the season,” said Grouse Mountain general manager Michael Cameron.  “As Vancouverites’ favourite destination for outdoor fitness, we cannot wait to begin another exciting season of fundraising and achievement on ‘Mother Nature’s Stairmaster’.”

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Grouse Grind to open this Friday!

Vancouver’s Rain

vancouvers-rain

People arriving in Vancouver by air are struck by how fresh and clean the air is. The scent of ocean, mountains and pine greet locals and visitors alike, reminding them how special this place is.

Another thing visitors note is how inconsequential the rain is in Vancouver. It’s not a hard driving rain that sends you running for cover. Rather it tends to be a gentle rain, often not much more than a mist.

In the short video below we attempted to share a little bit about how people in Vancouver have a special relationship with the rain. It’s something we embrace as part of what makes this part of the world so unique and wonderful.

Vancouver Pitch and Putt Golf Opens for the Season on March 18!

Vancouver pitch and putt golf

Image courtesy of Scott Akerman | Flickr.com

Cherry blossoms are blooming and spring is in the air in Vancouver — but the true sign that the seasons are changing is that Vancouver pitch & putt golf courses will be opening this week on March 18, 2015.

Longer days and warmer afternoons mean that an after-work or after-school round of golf at your nearby pitch & putt is now in the cards. There really is nothing better than spending a springtime afternoon walking around a nicely maintained park and hitting a few golf balls now and then.

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Vancouver Pitch and Putt Golf Opens for the Season on March 18!

Walking Vancouver: The Tour Guys’ Chinatown and Strathcona Tour

Vancouver's Millennium Gate in Chinatown

Vancouver’s Millennium Gate in Chinatown; Image by Lesley Mirza

One of the best ways to really get to know a city is by getting outside and walking. And in Vancouver, due to its fabulous “walkability,” you don’t need a car to explore some of the best sights our beautiful city has to offer.

Whether you’re hoping to gain a sense of our rich history, spot our stunning architecture, learn more about a particular topic, or discover where the best grub is, we highly recommend taking a guided walking tour — and there are lots of great ones to choose from. Continue reading:
Walking Vancouver: The Tour Guys’ Chinatown and Strathcona Tour

Walking Vancouver: Forbidden Vancouver’s Prohibition City Tour

Prohibition City walking tour

Prohibition City tour; Photo credit: Suzanne Rushton

One of the best ways to really get to know a city is by getting outside and walking. And in Vancouver, due to its fabulous “walkability,” you don’t need a car to explore some of the best sights our beautiful city has to offer.

Whether you’re hoping to gain a sense of our rich history, spot our stunning architecture, learn more about a particular topic, or discover where the best grub is, we highly recommend taking a guided walking tour — and there are lots of great ones to choose from.

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Walking Vancouver: Forbidden Vancouver’s Prohibition City Tour