#VeryVancouver Fridays

View of #Vancouver from #GrouseMountain #NorthVancouver – #VancouverIsland in the distance (Pic taken July 2014)

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Giant “Totem Pole” Made of Stacked Cars Goes Up in Vancouver

IMG_1566Downtown Vancouver has never seen a traffic jam quite like this one.

Five full-size cars have been stacked on top of one another, then perched atop a 20-foot-high cedar stump, all part of a brand new sculpture called Trans Am Totem on the edge of False Creek. Located not far from Science World, the monumental work of art is the latest installation for the Vancouver Biennale, the city’s biannual public art exhibition.

The provocative sculpture is the work of local artist Marcus Bowcott, who spent part of his career towing logs along the Fraser River and around False Creek. For Bowcott, the installation is a commentary on the evolution of the area and the ascendance of consumer, throwaway culture in Vancouver.   Continue reading:
Giant “Totem Pole” Made of Stacked Cars Goes Up in Vancouver

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show brightens up Museum of Vancouver

Image courtesy of Sagmeister & Walsh

Image courtesy of Sagmeister & Walsh

You may have already pondered it while bopping along to the infectious tune by Pharrell Williams. But what really makes us happy? It’s time to find out.

On April 23, the Museum of Vancouver premieres a new exhibition, one of the largest in its 120-year history. It focuses squarely on happiness–with the understanding that it’s not so easy to just “get happy”.

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Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show brightens up Museum of Vancouver

4 Spots in Vancouver to Pamper Your Pooch

WOOF! Dog Shoppe

Image by Tanya King Photography; Image courtesy of WOOF! Dog Shoppe

Did you know that Vancouver is one of the most dog-friendly cities in North America? It is, and we’re proud of it! No matter where you go in this city, you’re bound to bump into at least one pooch out for a stroll with its owner.

Travelling to our city with your four-legged fur-friend is never an issue as we have plenty of top-notch hotels that welcome canine companions with open arms. And when those pups need to let off some steam, Vancouver has numerous dog-friendly parks, trails, and off-leash areas for fun and frolicking.

For those dogs that enjoy being spoiled — whether it be with a special snackie, a nifty outfit, or some pampering — we have many pet stores and spas in Vancouver. Here are four that we recommend you check out. Continue reading:
4 Spots in Vancouver to Pamper Your Pooch

Robson Street to be Transformed into Vancouver’s “Back Porch”

Sourced from City of Vancouver

Sourced from City of Vancouver

There’s nothing like hanging out on your back porch, especially when it’s in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

The 800-block of Robson Street, just behind the Vancouver Art Gallery, will be lined with a series of colourful porches this summer for Viva Vancouver’s annual Robson Redux project. The project, now in its fifth year, closes the one-block stretch of Robson Street to traffic and fills it with lively public art. Architects from around the world are invited to submit designs, and the winner receives $40,000 to implement their vision.

This year’s winner, dubbed Porch Parade, beat out 81 other proposals. Continue reading:
Robson Street to be Transformed into Vancouver’s “Back Porch”