Diving Near Vancouver – Lookout Point

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

Lookout Point is Whytecliff Park’s quiet, laid back, next door neighbour.

While Whytecliff fills up with picnickers, sun worshippers, bikers, hikers and, yes, scuba divers, Lookout Point beckons with a beautiful sheltered bay and nary a scuba diver or a sunbather in sight.

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Diving Near Vancouver – Lookout Point

102nd Grey Cup Festival in Vancouver Tickets on Sale Now

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It may be 132 days away, but preparation is already gearing up for the highly-anticipated 102nd Grey Cup Festival coming back to Vancouver this November. The grey cup features the best two teams in the Canadian Football League (CFL) facing off against each other to get a chance at winning the coveted grey cup.

While its still a ways away, it’s worth getting excited for the 102nd Grey Cup. As B.C. Premier Christy Clark put it, it’s not just a football game, “but a week-long festival of Canadian football and culture”.

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102nd Grey Cup Festival in Vancouver Tickets on Sale Now

Vancouver Bucket List: A Night Game at Nat Bailey Stadium

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Photo credit: Ian Alexander Martin | Flickr

It’s a must on any Vancouver summer bucket list: a night game at Nat Bailey Stadium.

The historic 1951 stadium in the city’s Riley Park neighbourhood is home to the Vancouver Canadians, a minor league affiliate of baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays.  A night at the “Nat” offers small-town charm, great baseball and beautiful views, all just minutes from downtown Vancouver.

I checked out the action over the weekend, when the Canadians were taking on their local rivals the Everett AquaSox from Washington.  At 7:05 p.m. game time, the stadium was already filled nearly to its 5,000-seat capacity. I managed to get a few “nosebleed” seats for the bargain price of $12.50 a ticket. (“Nosebleed” in Nat Bailey is a relative term – It’s a small stadium and there’s not a bad seat in the house.)

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Vancouver Bucket List: A Night Game at Nat Bailey Stadium

Kiteboarding in Vancouver Takes Off at Spanish Banks

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When the wind is blowing in Vancouver, the wetsuits come out. Windsurfers, kiteboarders, and other wind-propelled sports all rely on a gusty day to take to the ocean and practice their sport.

It’s a sight to see and now, thanks to a change in bylaws, the City of Vancouver has a dedicated area for kiteboarding on the beaches of Spanish Banks in Kitsilano.

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Kiteboarding in Vancouver Takes Off at Spanish Banks

The BMO Vancouver Marathon celebrates its 43rd and half 25th anniversary

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By Christine Blanchette

On Sunday, May 4th, the Vancouver downtown streets, and its surrounding 12 neighborhoods will be alive with the sights and sounds of thousands of runners participating in the 43rd annual BMO Vancouver International Marathon.

It is Canada’s spring marathon with the many cherry blossoms and the smell of the ocean with the surrounding mountains serving as a backdrop welcoming the runners on race day.

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The BMO Vancouver Marathon celebrates its 43rd and half 25th anniversary