Vancouver’s Rain

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People arriving in Vancouver by air are struck by how fresh and clean the air is. The scent of ocean, mountains and pine greet locals and visitors alike, reminding them how special this place is.

Another thing visitors note is how inconsequential the rain is in Vancouver. It’s not a hard driving rain that sends you running for cover. Rather it tends to be a gentle rain, often not much more than a mist.

In the short video below we attempted to share a little bit about how people in Vancouver have a special relationship with the rain. It’s something we embrace as part of what makes this part of the world so unique and wonderful.

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Get ready for a weekend of interactive theatre, drunk science, paintings of kittens, and your choice of folk music or psytrance – and that’s just Friday! There is much in the works to tire out all the people training for the Sun Run well before Sunday. Good luck to all the runners out there from all of us on the sidelines and… from those of us soundly sleeping in.

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Solve a Murder Mystery on the Streets of Vancouver on a New Tour

Image sourced from Vancouver Mysteries

Image sourced from Vancouver Mysteries

Ready to solve a murder mystery on the streets of downtown Vancouver?

A  newly updated tour is offering guests a chance to collect clues, track down suspects, decode secret messages and track down a fictional killer – all while getting to know one of the city’s iconic neighbourhoods.

Dubbed Crime in Downtown, the tour is the first offering from the revamped Vancouver Mysteries, now run by Forbidden Vancouver (the company that specializes in “scandalous” historical tours of the city’s dark side). It’s a bit like the board game Clue, but played out on a real-life scale. Tour goers assemble into squads of two-five “detectives” and rendezvous in a secret downtown location for a debriefing.

The premise: Local journalist Jimmy Capello has been found murdered. He had plenty of enemies. Now it’s your job to find out who did it and why. And the clock is ticking.  Continue reading:
Solve a Murder Mystery on the Streets of Vancouver on a New Tour

Concierge Spotlight: Rodolfo Parra, Concierge at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Rodolfo Parra, Concierge at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Rodolfo Parra; Image courtesy of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

Who knows what’s happening in a city better than a hotel concierge? As the point of contact for hotel guests seeking information or assistance during their stay, they need to be extremely knowledgeable about a great number of things, from where to eat to what is the current hottest play to see to where to get a fabulous blowout. It’s a tough, but rewarding job.

Each month, Inside Vancouver will get to know one of Vancouver’s top concierges, by putting six questions to them. This month, we interview Rodolfo Parra, Concierge at the grand four-diamond rated hotel, the Fairmont Waterfront. Continue reading:
Concierge Spotlight: Rodolfo Parra, Concierge at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

The Annapolis – Vancouver’s Newest Scuba Gem

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Photo: Stephen Pearce

By Stephen Pearce. Another installment of our series on fantastic scuba diving opportunities near Vancouver. This time Stephen explores the Annapolis.

The sinking was perfect.

On Sunday April 4, 2015, under a brilliant blue sky, hundreds of local boaters and onlookers were joined by a television viewing audience of millions to watch the planned detonation and sinking of the HMCS Annapolis in Halkett Bay near Vancouver.

In two minutes it was all over – and the ship had slipped gently beneath the ocean’s surface to settle perfectly upright some 30 meters below. It was the culmination of seven years of hard work by the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia and a dedicated army of volunteers.

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The Annapolis – Vancouver’s Newest Scuba Gem