Hop through 16 galleries at South Granville’s annual ArtWalk

Michael Tickner's Drawn To The Light | Pousette Gallery |Photo from ArtWalk website

Michael Tickner’s Drawn To The Light | Pousette Gallery |Photo from ArtWalk website

It’s time for one of the most sophisticated block parties of the year.

This Saturday (June 20) is the annual South Granville ArtWalk. If you’re on the hunt for that perfect piece to hang above your mantle or are just curious about the latest in Canadian and British Columbian art, come on down: everyone is welcome.

Just south of downtown over the Granville Street bridge, the South Granville neighbourhood is an area of high-end boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. (The latter include the famed Vij’s restaurant, which is near the Stanley Theatre.)

Stretching over about 10 blocks, South Granville has the highest concentration of fine art galleries in Vancouver.

They feature a diverse range of art, including Canadian and international conceptual, European modernism and old masters, and photography. There are also two galleries devoted to First Nations and Inuit work.

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Hop through 16 galleries at South Granville’s annual ArtWalk

Vancouver Spring Break Family Activities: The Super-Saver Edition

Photo Credit: Jessica Lucia/Flickr

Photo Credit: Jessica Lucia/Flickr

Take a deep breath parents, Spring Break is here which, unless you’ve made plans to head out of town, means you need to conjure up some fun activities to keep your kids entertained. Unfortunately costs can really mount up over the holidays so we’ve tracked down some of the most fun but thrifty things that you and your family can do over the next two weeks.

From blowing off steam in the great outdoors and getting up close with wildlife in our parks and lakes, to exploring their creative side or even learning swordplay or how to crack a tricky case as a junior detective, there is something to suit absolutely everyone. Have fun!  Continue reading:
Vancouver Spring Break Family Activities: The Super-Saver Edition

Vancouver’s West End Amazes With Giant Pocky and World Class Art

Photo Credit: Matthew Presidente

Photo Credit: Matthew Presidente

Think you know all the West End has to offer? Think again. Sure there’s the stunning forest trails and seawall walks around Stanley Park, the aquarium with its cute sea creatures and educational programmes, and on sunny days, the trio of sandy beaches which wrap around the park are unmissable.

However, there are plenty of hidden gems in the West End that even some of the locals don’t know exist. From a dazzling blown glass sculpture by world-class artist Dale Chihuly and Canada’s only outlet of Malaysia’s favourite baked treat, to one of the most photographed crosswalks in Canada it’s all here, you just need to know where to look… Continue reading:
Vancouver’s West End Amazes With Giant Pocky and World Class Art

Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Plan your upcomoing Friday through Monday with festivals, theatre, music, museum exploration, and more!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Family Day weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Family Day Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Don’t miss out on the last few days for this year’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival, plus lots of art and music-related events this Friday through Sunday.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Super Bowl weekend (go Seahawks)!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend