Explore Vancouver’s Coal Harbour: The 9 Best Attractions

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

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.

A picturesque residential area that boasts a multitude of high-rise condos and seemingly endless stretches of walkway and greenery, Coal Harbour. We may not all be able to afford to live in Coal Harbour, but luckily it doesn’t cost much to walk around and explore this luxury neighborhood where urban development intertwines with the beauty of nature.

Here’s our pick of must-see and do attractions in the area:

Continue reading:
Explore Vancouver’s Coal Harbour: The 9 Best Attractions

The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

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.

If you’re looking to soak up some Vitamin D and relax in the sun, the following spots are perfect for sunbathing and enjoying some time under the sun. Grab some sunscreen, tanning lotion – or coconut oil because we do live in Vancouver after all – and get your tan on!

Continue reading:
The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

21 Spots in Vancouver to Snap That Show-Off Instagram Pic

Vancouver Lookout | photo: @kat_m_palumb

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.

Instagram has become the world’s best digital photo album where you get to show off your wicked photography skills (or ability to use a filter from an app). Thankfully, Vancouver is one of those cities that doesn’t take much to make it look good with it’s beautiful natural colors, mountains tops and hipster brick and modern style. These are the best spots to get a solid show-off pic for your IG account.

Continue reading:
21 Spots in Vancouver to Snap That Show-Off Instagram Pic

New Swimming Pool Project Proposed for Coal Harbour

coal harbour deck swimming pool

Image courtesy of HCMA Architecture + Design

Would you go swimming in Coal Harbour if you had the chance? A Vancouver architecture design firm is proposing the development of a new “Harbour Deck”, which would allow the city to re-engage with the waterfront along the upscale Coal Harbour waterfront neighbourhood.

The design proposal is similar to a the harbour baths in Copenhagen, which are extremely popular for tourists and locals alike, who can go down to the harbour for a quick dip in the ocean. Could that be an option in Vancouver’s near future?

Continue reading:
New Swimming Pool Project Proposed for Coal Harbour

Vancouver International Auto Show Weekend Getaway (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: The world's only 100% electric Bigfoot monster truck

photo: The world’s only 100% electric Bigfoot monster truck / facebook.com/vias

All auto buffs should take note that not only is the Vancouver International Auto Show starting on March 24th in all its gleam and glory, but several hotels in the proximity are offering packages so you can attend the show and make a mini-getaway out of it. Once you check-in to your hotel with the great package price, you get your admission passes for the whole family as part of the experience.

Continue reading:
Vancouver International Auto Show Weekend Getaway (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Vancouverites Name their Best Picnic Spots

Clockwise from top: Kid Carson, Johanna Wagstaff, Taryn Wa, Lisa Giroday

Clockwise from top: DJ Kid Carson, Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe, Chef Taryn Wa, Victory Gardens Co-founder Lisa Giroday

Vancouverites are to sun are like bees to honey. The minute the sun starts shining in this town, people flock to our diverse beaches, promenades and parks.

One of my favourite things to do in the summer is to gather a cooler full of food from local shops (Cardero Bottega, Davie Street Market and JJ Bean), my croquet set and a flock of friends for a picnic. Being a WestEnder I’m a bit predictable: English Bay is my haunt because it’s a two blocks from my house. However, if I’m feeling inspired to venture further afield Deep Cove’s Panorama Park or East Vancouver’s New Brighton park come a close seoncd and third.

I recently asked four Vancouver personalities – a dj, a meteorologist, a chef and a gardener –  where their favourite picnic spots were and what was in their snack basket. Their answers underscore our city’s plentiful picnic spots and access to awesome eats.  Check out their responses below.  Continue reading:
Vancouverites Name their Best Picnic Spots

Support BC Children’s Hospital at the Superhero Ball

Photo credit: xmascarol | Flickr

Can’t wait until Halloween to dress like a superhero? Luckily, the first-ever Superhero Ball is this Friday, where you can dress like your favourite superhero while enjoying drinks and live entertainment in the company of the rest of Vancouver’s finest crusaders. The event is in support of the BC Children’s Hospital and will take place at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.

Continue reading:
Support BC Children’s Hospital at the Superhero Ball