The 70th Annual Cloverdale Rodeo and 128th Annual Country Fair, May 20 – 23 (Free Giveaway!)

Rodeo Flags on Horses

One of North America’s longest running and most entertaining rodeos returns for its 70th year this May Long Weekend with more competitions, live entertainment food and fun for fans of all ages.

The Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo will once again feature the World’s best Cowboys and Cowgirls as they compete for cash prizes in roughstock rodeo events like Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding and Bull Riding, as well as Ladies Barrel Racing. Kids also get their turn in the spotlight with the always-entertaining Mutton Bustin’ competition.

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The 70th Annual Cloverdale Rodeo and 128th Annual Country Fair, May 20 – 23 (Free Giveaway!)

Paddling in Paradise – Deep Cove, North Vancouver

Granite Falls Rob Weiss

Granite Falls Photo: Rob Weiss

When the sun is shining and the water is calm there is no better city escape than launching your kayak from Deep Cove, in North Vancouver.  Say Nuth Khaw Yum Provincial Park (aka Indian Arm Provincial Park) protects the shores of this amazing 18 kilometer fjord extending from Burrard Inlet in Vancouver. Once heavily glaciated the park now features old growth forest, rugged shoreline, numerous creeks, waterfalls and the spectacular 50-metre high Granite Falls.

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Paddling in Paradise – Deep Cove, North Vancouver

Vancouver Screen Scene: Elizabeth Banks, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jimmy Fallon seen around town

Elizabeth Banks is in town to play the villain Rita Repulsa in the big-screen reboot of the Power Rangers.

Elizabeth Banks is in town to play the villain Rita Repulsa in the big-screen reboot of the Power Rangers.

While Vancouver may be nicknamed Hollywood North, it might as well be also known as Fanboy/girl/person Central.

You see, our city has long been the shooting destination for numerous sci-fi and fantasy series and films, with many thanks in part to the booming local visual FX industry. (Vancouver became the world’s largest visual effects and animation hub after Sony Imageworks relocated its headquarters here last July.)

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Vancouver Screen Scene: Elizabeth Banks, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jimmy Fallon seen around town

The Grouse Grind Opens for the 2016 Season this Saturday

Photo:  janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

Photo: janheuninck | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

If you’re wondering how to get beach body ready fast, you’re in luck – because the Grouse Grind is opening up this weekend for the 2016 hiking season on Saturday, April 30 from 6:15am until 7pm.

Metro Vancouver has been busy making repairs to the trail and have announced that it is finally ready to be tackled. The Grouse Grind is an iconic hiking trail in North Vancouver that is more of a stairmaster and less of a walk in the park. Get your legs warmed up, because it’s time to get sweaty!

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The Grouse Grind Opens for the 2016 Season this Saturday

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Perfect Picnic Spots In Granville Island

Granville Island | Photo: Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool (Colin Knowles)

Granville Island | Photo: Inside Vancouver Flickr (Colin Knowles)

While Granville Island is most famous for its waterfront public market, eclectic shops and diverse arts community, the world-renowned peninsula is also home to some hidden outdoor spots that are perfect for spending a quiet day outdoors with kids.

Amongst the remnant rusty buildings of the once industrial manufacturing area, are lush pockets of tree-lined parks, perfect for reading quietly by the water or enjoying family picnics on the grass. With endless take-out dining options in and around the Public Market, Granville Island is the place to be on a warm sunny day.

Here are the 5 best spots to take your food-to-go for a picnic in the park in Granville Island.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Perfect Picnic Spots In Granville Island

Woman2Warrior is Happening May 15 at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

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There is a warrior in the heart of every woman. She is Strong. Determined. Powerful. Woman2Warrior, Vancouver’s only women’s charity obstacle adventure race, is back for its fourth year on Sunday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hit the track, trails and grass at Burnaby’s Central Park & Swangard Stadium and tackle more than a dozen top-secret obstacles designed to test strength, agility, determination and endurance.

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Woman2Warrior is Happening May 15 at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium (Free Prize Pack Giveaway!)

Get ready for a wild science fiction ride in Vancouver this weekend!

The Intergalactic Nemesis comes to the York Theatre this weekend, April 30-May 1. Photo by The Robot Planet.

The Intergalactic Nemesis comes to the York Theatre this weekend, April 30-May 1. Photo by The Robot Planet.

A wild live science fiction theatre presentation like nothing you’ve ever seen before is coming to the York Theatre in East Vancouver this weekend, April 30-May 1.

The Intergalactic Nemesis: Book One: Target Earth is an old-style radio drama set in 1933 with three voice actors onstage, performing against a backdrop of comic-book-style illustrations. A Foley artist, that is a sound effects person, provides all the necessary (and perhaps comedic) auditory enhancement to bring this multi-media show to life.

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Get ready for a wild science fiction ride in Vancouver this weekend!