Vancouver’s Favourite Outdoor Swimming Pool Opens this Weekend

Kits Pool Opening Date

Kits Pool at 6am | Photo courtesy of Biggs | Flickr.com

The upcoming May long weekend in Vancouver kicks off a flurry of summer time activities as we head into (hopefully) warmer weeks ahead into June. While you may not be interested in taking a (very) refreshing dip into the ocean just yet, you can still get a taste of outdoor swimming this weekend when Vancouver’s best outdoor pool opens for the season on May 20.

Kitsilano Pool (more commonly known as ‘Kits Pool’) is a heated salt water pool adjacent to Kitsilano Beach and it is a stunning place for some swimming and sunbathing this summer.

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Vancouver’s Favourite Outdoor Swimming Pool Opens this Weekend

A Romantic Retreat to Sonora Resort

Summer is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to emerge blinking and dazed out of hibernation, reacquaint yourself with the sun-washed outdoors, and start exploring our sprawling natural backyard (see you in a few months, Netflix). This year, start your adventures a bit further afield: Vancouver is ideally situated to embark on weekend trips into the wilds of B.C., and the perfect place to start is remote and oh-so-romantic luxury retreat Sonora Resort.

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A Romantic Retreat to Sonora Resort

New Passenger Ferry Links Vancouver and Victoria

V2V Vacations is a brand new, direct, passenger ferry between two of Canada’s premium harbour cities – downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria, British Columbia. The passenger-only service aboard the V2V Empress is set to launch this month and will travel once per day between the two cities.

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New Passenger Ferry Links Vancouver and Victoria

Three New Vancouver Ocean Adventures for Summer 2017

Ahoy matey! Surrounded by the ocean, the port-city of Vancouver offers all sorts of water adventures, from relaxing cruises to energizing paddles. Get your sea legs about you this summer and explore Vancouver and its waterways by boat – check out these three new ocean tours:

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Three New Vancouver Ocean Adventures for Summer 2017

Lead a Jane’s Walk in Vancouver

photo: Nelson Mouellic

From May 5th to 7th, we’re inviting you to lead a free Jane’s Walk in the area you live, work or play to discuss matters important to you. Come one, come all — anyone can lead a walking tour!

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Lead a Jane’s Walk in Vancouver

Birds in the 604 – Vancouver Bird Week

Sandhill Cranes Photo Credit: Best Places to Bird in BC

Not just tourists are flocking to Vancouver this spring! May 6 – 13, 2017 marks Vancouver Bird Week, a tremendous celebration of our fine, feathered friends. “From bird nerd to bird curious, from wise old owl to adventurous tot” the jam-packed program of events offers something for everyone. Join the flock and participate in workshops, lectures, walks, exhibitions and numerous free activities offered throughout the city.

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Birds in the 604 – Vancouver Bird Week

Grouse Mountain Grizzly Bears Wake Up from Hibernation

grouse mountain grizzlies

Image courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Ever had a really good sleep-in that felt like you’d been in bed for days? For Grinder and Coola, Grouse Mountain’s resident grizzly bears, their second longest winter sleep-in just concluded after 152 days of hibernation!

The annual awakening of the massive male grizzlies signals the coming of summer adventures, even though skiing and riding still remains open thanks to the colder Spring climate and fresh snow.

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Grouse Mountain Grizzly Bears Wake Up from Hibernation

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