Support BC Children’s Hospital at the Superhero Ball

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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.

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Support BC Children’s Hospital at the Superhero Ball

Bike-Seeing the Vancouver Waterfront

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When it comes to spectacular waterfronts, Vancouver ranks with the world’s great cities. Throughout downtown, busy streets dead-end at beaches and waterside parks, offering postcard-worthy views of the ocean and snowcapped mountains.

Vancouver’s waterfront also happens to be uniquely accessible. A 14-mile seawall – a broad ocean-side promenade dating back to 1917 – extends uninterrupted for nearly its entire length. And one of the best ways to experience the seawall is on two wheels.

Dozens of shops throughout the city rent bicycles by the hour. Meanwhile, a unique bike-sharing program to be unveiled in 2014 means there will always be a set of wheels nearby. It’s possible to bike the entire seawall in one go or to explore different sections one-at-a-time. Here’s a quick preview of what to expect:

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Bike-Seeing the Vancouver Waterfront

Vancouver In a Day: Biking Stanley Park and the Seawall

Vancouver is a bike-friendly destination. From its the city cycle baths and bike paths to its 22-kilometer seawall and world-famous mountain biking trails on the North Shore, there is something in Vancouver for every level of cyclist.

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Vancouver In a Day: Biking Stanley Park and the Seawall

Rainy Day Romance in Vancouver

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The following article was contributed by Lena White, passionate Vancouverite.

As usual, Valentine’s Day this year was a drizzly one for Vancouverites. But for me, rain can be the most romantic weather of all, especially under an umbrella built for two! Let me tell you about some of my favourite places to walk with that special someone on a rainy Saturday…

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Rainy Day Romance in Vancouver

Quick Guide to the Vancouver Seawall

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Vancouver’s waterfront ranks among its greatest charms.  Skyscrapers and sandy beaches, old growth forests and posh restaurants all line the long, winding coast.   And threading its way along the whole glorious shoreline is one of the city’s most loved and unique attractions: the Seawall.

A paved, oceanfront promenade for pedestrians, rollerbladers and cyclists, the Seawall extends for an impressive 14 miles, all the way from the ritzy condo towers of downtown’s Coal Harbour to the trendy sands of Kitsilano Beach.  For visitors, it represents one of the best ways to get to know the city and its distinct neighborhoods (and renting a bike makes it easy to cruise the entire Seawall in one day).  Here’s a quick guide to some of the Seawall’s different sections:

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Quick Guide to the Vancouver Seawall