This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Photo: Spencer Finlay / Flickr

Photo: Spencer Finlay / Flickr

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos of the week!

The photographers who have snapped these gorgeous shots have either tagged us, or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may just see your picture featured here.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Granville Island Date Itinerary: From Cake Doughnuts to Live Theatre

Flickr: Natty K

Flickr: Natty K

It was around this time of year that I had a stellar date on Granville Island. Warm, sunny days were back in the city, and suddenly, indoor dates in coffee shops and bars seemed less than appealing. I had met this cute guy on-line (again), we had gone on the obligatory first date where we mutually ascertained that neither of us was crazy (I hid my quirks well), and then agreed to meet up again.

Granville Island really is one of my favourite places in Vancouver. I worked at a (now closed) bookstore there one summer, regularly do yoga classes there at Semperviva, and often shop there for groceries and gifts for friends. So, when my date made an impromptu suggestion that we hang out at Granville Island, I gave him an enthusiastic, “Yes!” Our meeting gave me the template for the perfect Granville Island date.

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Granville Island Date Itinerary: From Cake Doughnuts to Live Theatre

Is Vancouver Getting a New Central Plaza? Maybe

Robson Square during the 2010 Olympics. Photo credit: Tim Shields | Flickr

Robson Square during the 2010 Olympics. Photo credit: Tim Shields | Flickr

Could Vancouver be getting a new public plaza in the near future?

Well, kinda.

City councillors vote this week to determine whether a key block of Robson Street in the heart of Robson Square will be closed to vehicle traffic for good, creating an expansive new public space in the heart of the city.

Currently, the 800-block of Robson Street – located directly behind the Vancouver Art Gallery, between Hornby and Howe Streets – is cordoned off during summer months and turned into a pedestrian friendly space. The rest of the year, however, the block is busy with car and bus traffic, as vehicles make their way to and from the West End.

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Is Vancouver Getting a New Central Plaza? Maybe

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

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Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos of the week!

The photographers who have snapped these gorgeous shots have either tagged us, or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may just see your picture featured here.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Best Metro Vancouver Day Trips to Do Without a Car

aquabusNo need to let the lack of a vehicle prevent you from exploring the multiple attractions in and around Vancouver. Below are a handful of adventures with easy transit options.

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Best Metro Vancouver Day Trips to Do Without a Car

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Photo: Clayton Perry / Flickr

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos of the week!

The photographers who have snapped these gorgeous shots have either tagged us, or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may just see your picture featured here.

Continue reading:
This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Vancouver Map Showing Walking Times between SkyTrain Stations and B-Line Stops

Vancouver Walking Map

Map credit: Pavlo Kalyta

Don’t ride when you can walk! With the lovely spring weather upon us this is the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy our beautiful city.

This handy map shows the walking time between the various Skytrain stations and B-Line bus stops. Many are closer than you think.

Click on the map for a larger version you can print off and carry with you.

Thanks to Pavlo Kalyta for creating this map for us to share.