Love Crows? Don’t Miss Crow Night in Vancouver

Photo credit: cynic.org.uk

Photo credit: cynic.org.uk

You see them every day – cawing, gliding and eyeing you suspiciously as you walk by.

Now you can get to know them a little better.

Crows take the spotlight at the second annual Crow Night at Vancouver Central Library on May 9, an evening dedicated to the bringing one of the city’s most common birds out of the shadows.

Crow specialist Dr. Rob Butler will lead the event, sharing stories and anecdotes from his four decades of studying birds.  He’ll be joined by Vancouver’s own award-winning “crow-cumentarian” Mike McKinlay, who will show his film Crows.  The short film, which debuted on the Knowledge Network, follows a group of crows that roost in Burnaby, B.C.  (You can see the film on Vimeo here).  Continue reading:
Love Crows? Don’t Miss Crow Night in Vancouver

British Columbia: Your Journey Begins Here

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Be inspired and explore BC your way: by floatplane, mountain train, RV, helicopter, private jet, aqua bus, gondola, Skytrain, bus, speed boat, road trip and everything in between.

Playland at the PNE Opens May 3rd with New Ride

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Playland at the PNE opens this Saturday! The Vancouver theme park is a classic part of summer in Vancouver. If you’re never been, then be sure to make Playland a part of your summer this year. In addition to 15+ rides, Playland includes carnival games, an arcade, a basketball court, a climbing wall, a shooting gallery, and more. Take a ride on Hell’s Gate, get soaked on the Flume water ride, win a stuffed animal at the Whac-A-Mole, and get your fill of mini donuts, all at Playland.

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Playland at the PNE Opens May 3rd with New Ride

Best Scenic Cycling in Metro Vancouver? Riding Boundary Bay

Photo credit: Gord McKenna | Flickr

Photo credit: Gord McKenna | Flickr

Vancouver cyclists know that on a sunny day downtown’s famous seawall can turn into a bit of a traffic jam.  Runners, walkers, rollerbladers and throngs of bikers make cycling the scenic route feel like a ride through rush-hour traffic.

For the path less traveled, head south to the Vancouver suburb of Tsawwassen and Boundary Bay Regional Park.  Boundary Bay – so named because it marks the border between British Columbia and Washington State – embraces dramatic mudflats, salt marshes and dunes and sandy beaches.  Best of all, it offers great biking, minus the crowds.

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Best Scenic Cycling in Metro Vancouver? Riding Boundary Bay

The Vancouver Park Board is launching the first City Bird competition

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You can vote for your favourite bird from among six splendid and popular birds that live in Vancouver year round – Anna’s Hummingbird, Black-capped Chickadee, Varied Thrush, Pacific Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, and Northern Flicker. The winner will be named the ‘official’ City Bird for Bird Week 2015.

The competition is to raise awareness about the importance of birds in Vancouver as they are visible markers of a healthy ecosystem and an experiential link between people and local biodiversity. We are kicking off this campaign with a media event on Sunday, April 13 at 9:30am at Stanley Park Ecology Nature House, Lost Lagoon.

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The Vancouver Park Board is launching the first City Bird competition