Under the Boardwalk – Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park Photo: Flickr Ann Hung

Home to the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum and Century Gardens, Deer Lake Park has much to offer. This cultural hub, perhaps best known for the historic village and the C.W. Parker Carousel is a family favourite, especially during the holidays. Of course, my passion for nature and all things green always leads me to the great outdoors, so you can imagine my surprise and delight in discovering a scenic and relatively secluded nature trail around the lake.

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Under the Boardwalk – Deer Lake Park

9 Haunted Areas in Vancouver

photo: Blazing Cat Fur

photo: Blazing Cat Fur

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.

Vancouver may have a reputation for being a world-class city, but it’s also a city with its fair share of otherworldly activity. Here’s a glimpse at a few haunted spots in Vancouver, some well known, while others may come as a surprise. Don’t believe us? Go check them out for yourself. We dare you to.

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9 Haunted Areas in Vancouver

Picnic and a Piccolo: Free VSO Symphony in the Park this Sunday

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For years, composers have admitted to being inspired by nature when writing some of their most famous symphonies. For example, Beethoven once confessed that he often preferred the company of a tree to that of a man, and some of his best ideas came to him on his daily outdoor walks (the “Pastoral” Symphony among them). Mozart composed everywhere from a stage-coach to a workroom but his favorite workspace was an open garden.

So, it is no surprise that the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra likes to take it outside every once and awhile. In fact, they’ve been hosting their free Symphony in the Park events for 27 years (!), delighting local audiences in one of the best outdoor concert venues in the Lower Mainland.

This Sunday, July 10, 2016 the Vancouver Symphony will be returing to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby for their annual free Symphony in the Park concert, which is sure to attract huge crowds of music lovers to Burnaby for an evening of excellent entertainment.

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Picnic and a Piccolo: Free VSO Symphony in the Park this Sunday

Six must-see concerts for August in Vancouver

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It’s August, which for many Vancouverites means a last-ditch effort to make the most out of their summer before nine months of rain begins at the stroke of midnight September 1 (we exaggerate, but only a little). For some, there’s nothing like a day at the beach capped by some live music – especially if it’s outdoors. The Concert in the Park series continues in August, with a number of potentially great shows by proven performers, but we also have a couple of big arena-rock shows to look forward to – in fact, two that almost couldn’t be more different…

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Six must-see concerts for August in Vancouver

Tegan and Sara, Dan Mangan and More Coming to Vancouver for CBCMusic.ca Fest, June 14 (Ticket Giveaway)

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Love home-grown Canadian music? Then this may be the event for you.

The CBCMusic.ca Festival is coming to Metro Vancouver’s Deer Lake Park on June 14. This is the second annual instalment of the festival, which highlights some of the top up-and-coming and established acts from across Canada.  Headliners include none other than Vancouver’s Dan Mangan, as well as Grammy-nominated pop duo Tegan and Sara.

Sound like your idea of a good time? Read on to learn how to win a pair of tickets to the event.

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Tegan and Sara, Dan Mangan and More Coming to Vancouver for CBCMusic.ca Fest, June 14 (Ticket Giveaway)

22nd Annual Symphony in the Park

Don’t miss the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s (VSO) annual free outdoor concert in Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park this weekend on Sunday, July 11th. The VSO, under conductor Evan Mitchell, will perform popular classics from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Come early, bring a blanket and a picnic basket filled with goodies and settle in for a wonderful evening with the VSO. The repertoire for this concert includes pieces from West Side Story Selections, Sleeping Beauty, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and many more.

The performance takes place on the grass behind the Shadbolt Centre. Parking in the area is limited, so consider carpooling or using public transit.