New Urban Golf Club (with 24 Simulated Courses) Opens in Downtown Vancouver

Photo sourced from One Under

Photo sourced from One Under

Ready to tee off in downtown Vancouver?

A unique new club and restaurant, located at 476 Granville St. in the city’s financial district, is giving golfers a chance to do just that.

The city’s first urban golf club, 5,000-square-foot One Under offers duffers an opportunity to hit the links in six state-of-the-art golf simulators. The simulators use high-speed cameras to measure critical club and ball data and create a precise reproduction of each stroke. Golfers can choose to play one of two dozen dream courses from around the world: from Pebble Beach and St. Andrews to Pinehurst and Banff Springs.

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New Urban Golf Club (with 24 Simulated Courses) Opens in Downtown Vancouver

See the World Cup in Vancouver – Tickets on sale now

Photo credit: brent flanders | Flickr

Photo credit: brent flanders | Flickr

Missed the last World Cup in Rio? Now’s your chance to see the next one … right here in Vancouver.

Tickets for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup went on sale this week.  The largest women’s sporting event in the world runs from June 6-July 5 at venues in six cities across Canada, including Vancouver. Downtown Vancouver’s B.C. Place stadium will host nine matches in total, including the all-important final on July 5.

The 2015 Women’s World Cup claims to be Canada’s first coast-to-coast sporting event. Other cities getting in on the act are Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton.  In total, 24 national teams will be facing off, including Canada, which won bronze in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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See the World Cup in Vancouver – Tickets on sale now

Defence Islands

Photo: Sea Kayak Association of BC

Porteau Cove, Photo: Sea Kayak Association of BC

By Stephen Pearce. Another installment of our series on scuba diving near Vancouver. This time Stephen explores Defence Islands.

SpongeBob’s ultimate fantasy…

Imagine soaring over ivory towers, parapets, walls and cities – majestic, beautiful, awe inspiring – and all made entirely out of delicate sponges!

Welcome to the stunningly beautiful underwater landscape of Defence Islands.

Defence Islands are two small islands in Howe Sound easily seen on the far horizon from Porteau Cove on the Sea to Sky Highway. Both are under the administration of the Squamish Nation. And both are only accessible by boat.

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Defence Islands

Four 5K Fun Runs to Conquer this September in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of The Neon Run | Facebook.com

Just because beach season is slowly winding down as we get closer to September doesn’t mean that you have to forget about keeping that perfect beach body. In fact, Autumn is a good time to start training without having to worry about passing out from heat exhaustion.

A great way to get into running to keep it fun and rewarding is by entering into one of the many fun 5K runs that are happening in Vancouver. These runs usually involve good times, free swag, and a little bit of exercise to boot. Below we’ve listed four 5K runs that put the “fun” back into fitness:

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Four 5K Fun Runs to Conquer this September in Vancouver

Are You a Runner?

Photo credit: The SeaWheeze lululemon Half Marathon

Photo credit: The SeaWheeze lululemon Half Marathon

The following article was written by Andrea Ma

What is the distinction between a “runner” and somebody who runs? I can move my legs at an acceptable pace, but I don’t run in races. Does that still make me a runner? When I was given the opportunity to run in a sold out, globally recognized half marathon, also known as #SeaWheeze, the thought of not being a “runner” almost made me say no. The key word is almost.

I began my quest by researching the existing running culture in Vancouver. Let me say, there is no shortage of Vancouverites moving their feet on the seawall. For those unfamiliar with Vancouver’s seawall, it’s a 22 kilometer breathtaking oceanfront sidewalk wrapping around the downtown core of Vancouver and beyond.

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Are You a Runner?