Unique Vancouver Experiences That Are Good for the Soul

The city oasis that is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | Photo: VancouverChineseGarden.com

Travelling anywhere, whether by plane, train, automobile, or boat, can involve a lot of hustle and bustle. When you get to where you’re going, you might want to have a little bit of peace. Vancouver has some incredible and unique ways for you to get some rest and relaxation as the weather gets warmer – perfect for some self and family care!

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Unique Vancouver Experiences That Are Good for the Soul

10 Perfect Places in Vancouver for an Outdoor Yoga Practice

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There are two things I will always recommend to anyone needing a pick-me-up: Yoga and fresh air. One of my favourite things about Vancouver is that it’s filled with parks, green space, and beaches for everyone to enjoy Continue reading:
10 Perfect Places in Vancouver for an Outdoor Yoga Practice

Vancouver’s Love Affair with Coffee – I’ll take mine with a Splash of Nature

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Horseshoe Bay Photo: Rob Weiss

I adore coffee, and like many Vancouverites, my morning cup is a daily ritual and my local Barista a trusted friend.  Fortunately, when in Vancouver, you do not need to look far to find a coffee shop.  From your basic double-double to exclusive gourmet roasters, the city has much to offer.  For many, the simple surge of caffeine is the draw, but in neighbourhoods throughout the city, the local coffee shop reflects the fabric of the community.  These welcoming spaces have become neighbourhood hubs so to speak.  From Gastown to the Drive, it is apparent that we love our Java.

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Vancouver’s Love Affair with Coffee – I’ll take mine with a Splash of Nature

7 Things To Do In Vancouver’s West End Neighbourhood

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populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

Ever heard anyone refer to the West Coast as the “best coast?” Well, the same applies to the West End which we’ve aptly dubbed “West End, best end.” This list of things to do to in this neighborhood backs up our declaration. See for yourself.

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7 Things To Do In Vancouver’s West End Neighbourhood

Beach chair and umbrella rentals may be coming to Vancouver’s English Bay

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Photo credit: Kenny Louie | Wikipedia

On hot, sunny summer days in Vancouver, downtown’s English Bay beach is the place to be. But a bit of shade can be hard to find.

That may be about to change with a new initiative from the Vancouver park board. The board is actively looking for vendors to rent beach chairs and umbrellas to the public at English Bay.

The idea behind the pilot program is to give Vancouver beachgoers access to the same amenities available at beaches around the world.  Currently, sun worshippers need to lug their own chairs to the beach or just spread out in the sand. And the only minimal shade is afforded by the giant washed up logs that line the shore.  Continue reading:
Beach chair and umbrella rentals may be coming to Vancouver’s English Bay

Babes, bathers and bathing suits at Maritime Museum

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It’s summer, it’s Vancouver, and what better way to celebrate than with a history of (drum roll, please)… the swimsuit!

From June 28-Nov. 2, the Maritime Museum presents Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit. This retrospective looks at swimwear design and fashion since the 1890s – even before the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue came into being.

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Babes, bathers and bathing suits at Maritime Museum

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Kicks off this Saturday at Kits Beach

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The Vancouver Aquarium is much more than a beloved local institution and attraction; it’s also a nation-wide leader in environmental and conservation efforts. One of its most influential initiatives—in concert with the WWF—is the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a community-led effort to clean up one of our great natural resources: our beautiful beaches and shores.

Each year, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup coordinates clean-up events at hundreds of beaches across the country. In 2010, the week-long event removed 98,071 kilograms of litter from Canadian shores!

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Kicks off this Saturday at Kits Beach