Come to Your Senses: Touch

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The Tea Ceremony at Nitobe Memorial Garden

Explore Vancouver with your senses in Destination BC’s newest video. Here’s how to experience Vancouver’s natural and cultural makeup through touch.

Sensational Vancouver – Book Giveaway

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History books typically show Vancouver as a pioneer city built on forestry, fisheries, and tourism, but behind the snow-capped mountains and rain forests, the Vancouver of the first half of the 20th century was a hotbed of civic corruption. The top job at the Vancouver Police Department was a revolving door with the average tenure for a police chief of just four years.

In those early years, Detective Joe Ricci’s beat was the opium dens and gambling joints of Chinatown, while Lurancy Harris—the first female cop in Canada—patrolled the high-end brothels of Alexander Street. Later, proceeds from rum running produced some of the city’s most iconic buildings, cops became robbers, and the city reeled from a series of unsolved murders.

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Sensational Vancouver – Book Giveaway

Sandman Suites on Davie St. Paints 55-foot Rainbow on Roof of Hotel

Photo: Sandman Hotel Group

Photo: Sandman Hotel Group

Sandman Suites Vancouver – Davie Street was given a bold makeover last week when a vibrant 55-foot wide rainbow was painted on the roof of the hotel.

The hotel is not only located in the West End neighbourhood in Vancouver, but in the heart of the diverse Davie Street community. The hotel stands proud amongst a milieu of vibrant people, thriving shops and restaurants, and the colourful Davie Village.

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Sandman Suites on Davie St. Paints 55-foot Rainbow on Roof of Hotel

Brew Pub, Urban Winery and Other Big Changes Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island?

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Granville Island – Vancouver’s food and craft hub and the home of the Granville Island Public Market – may be getting a major facelift in the near future.

A new report has just been released outlining possible changes coming to the island in 2016.  That’s when Emily Carr University of Arts + Design – the island’s biggest tenant – leaves for its new home on nearby Great Northern Way.

Emily Carr’s departure leaves vacant two massive buildings in the heart of Granville Island along Johnston Street, totalling nearly 200,000 square feet of space, according to a detailed article in the Vancouver Sun by Daphne Bramham.

The new consultant’s report, commissioned by the island’s management group, proposes some sweeping changes for the existing space.

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Brew Pub, Urban Winery and Other Big Changes Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island?

Cheapest Way to See Shows in Vancouver? Tickets Tonight

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Want to see some of the best live shows in Vancouver at half-price?

For years, a little ticket booth tucked away near the Vancouver waterfront has been offering some of the best deals on concerts, theatre, musicals and comedy in the city. Tickets Tonight, located inside the Tourism Vancouver Visitor Centre (200 Burrard St.), is the region’s only outlet for half-price, day-of ticket sales.

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Cheapest Way to See Shows in Vancouver? Tickets Tonight