The Grouse Grind Opens for the 2016 Season this Saturday

Photo:  janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

Photo: janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

If you’re wondering how to get beach body ready fast, you’re in luck – because the Grouse Grind is opening up this weekend for the 2016 hiking season on Saturday, April 30 from 6:15am until 7pm.

Metro Vancouver has been busy making repairs to the trail and have announced that it is finally ready to be tackled. The Grouse Grind is an iconic hiking trail in North Vancouver that is more of a stairmaster and less of a walk in the park. Get your legs warmed up, because it’s time to get sweaty!

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The Grouse Grind Opens for the 2016 Season this Saturday

Garden Ommm: Outdoor Yoga in the VanDusen Botanical Gardens

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Image courtesy of VanDusen Botanical Gardens | Facebook.com

We’ve had yoga at the beach, yoga on a mountain, yoga with bunnies, yoga in the Aquarium, and yoga in a yoga studio. Now, we’ve got yoga in the beautiful setting of VanDusen Gardens.

If you’re interested in trying out yoga, or you just want to enjoy the exquisite garden setting, the VanDusen Botanical Garden is the place to be on Thursdays in June and July for their summer yoga series.

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Garden Ommm: Outdoor Yoga in the VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Cruising Vancouver’s False Creek – Aquabus Style

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Aquabus tour of False Creek Photo: Rob Weiss

What comes to mind when you think about cruising?  Cocktails on the Lido deck, gourmet meals, shipboard entertainment and exotic destinations?  Well, reimagine cruising and conjure up the image of a little engine that could chugging through the waters of False Creek.  Now add a Canadian flag, a rainbow coloured exterior and voila – Aquabus.  These ferries have been plying Vancouver’s waters since 1983, transporting passengers between stops located along the banks of False Creek.  I decided it was time to discover my inner mariner and spend a day with Aquabus, a staycation so to speak.

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Cruising Vancouver’s False Creek – Aquabus Style

The Secret Beaches of West Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Colin Knowles | Flickr.com

With this April heat wave happening in Vancouver, there’s no better time to head to the beach to start working on your tan! Some brave souls are even starting to take a dip into the frigid waters of the Pacific to cool down… It’s summer time in Vancouver! (almost).

But, if you’re a bit put off by the crowds at Vancouver beaches, there are a few little secret beaches in town that offer peace, quiet, and tranquility with awesome waterfront views. You just have to take a little trip across the Lions Gate bridge and into the posh neighbourhoods of West Vancouver to get a taste of the secret beaches of Vancouver.

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The Secret Beaches of West Vancouver

The Lions – Hear us Roar! Hike Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver

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View of the Lions Photo: Rob Weiss

The Lions.  Proud, majestic, strong. These famous peaks are iconic Vancouver landmarks and define our ever changing skyline. They serve as beacons and silently remind us of Mother Nature’s strength and beauty.  I am forever drawn to them.  A key and vital component of my morning ritual includes a check-in with The Lions.  I miss them on grey days when they disappear into the clouds.  Conversely, on bright, sunny days they fill me with positive energy and an urge to get outside and play!

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The Lions – Hear us Roar! Hike Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver

Vancouver Cherry Blossoms

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Below is a short 30 second video we put together showcasing some of Vancouver’s cherry blossoms. Enjoy!