Grouse Grind Opens Up for the 2014 Summer Hiking Season

Grouse Grind Hike 2014

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No visit to Vancouver is complete without a trip up the Peak of Vancouver, and for many visitors and locals alike, the best way to get up Grouse Mountain is by foot. The only way you can go about doing that is by conquering the Grouse Grind, Vancouver’s notoriously hard hiking trail that’ll get you sweating, cursing, and shaking your fist at the world.

This past long weekend, the Grouse Grind opened up for the season after weeks of maintenance. Often referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster”, the Grouse Grind is a great excuse for a workout in the woods.

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Grouse Grind Opens Up for the 2014 Summer Hiking Season

New Evening Campfires and More at Fort Langley National Historic Site

photo: oTENTik at Fort Langley NHS

photo: oTENTik at Fort Langley NHS

Fort Langley is the exact location where, a century and a half ago, a huge fur trade organization called the Hudson’s Bay Company established a small post to trade with the First Nations of the West Coast. The enterprise grew, evolved, and influenced history, leading to the creation of the colony of British Columbia.
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New Evening Campfires and More at Fort Langley National Historic Site

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

Photo credit: Paul Joseph | Flickr

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