5 lazy things to do on Labour Day weekend 2015 in Vancouver

Photo sourced from Vancouver Brewery Tours on Facebook

Photo sourced from Vancouver Brewery Tours on Facebook

Labour Day weekend is the last hurrah of summer, the final chance to cram in some seasonal fun before the old routine resumes.

Sure, you could huff it up the Grouse Grind or jog around Coal Harbour this long weekend. But in honour of Labour Day, which marks how Canadians fought for better working conditions and shorter hours, why not celebrate the fact that you have a glorious day off (or three) by doing nothing strenuous?

In other words, milk the “lazy” part of the “lazy hazy days of summer”.

Here are 5 laidback ways to celebrate the Labour Day weekend.

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5 lazy things to do on Labour Day weekend 2015 in Vancouver

New Interactive Exhibit Comes to the Museum of Vancouver: Wearable, touchable art

Photo sourced from MuseumofVancouver.ca

Photo sourced from MuseumofVancouver.ca

In most museums, works of art are meant to be respectfully observed from a distance.  Not so in the latest exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver.

Lively Objects, which debuted earlier this month, consists largely of objects that call out to be picked up, held, interacted with and admired. Artworks vibrate – sometimes quite literally – with mechanical, digital and even “magical” forces. The result is an exhibition that turns the traditional museum experience on its head – instead of quietly awaiting our appreciation, the exhibits demand our attention.

Visitors wander through galleries filled with multiple pieces of interactive art in a variety of forms – from special gloves to machines and projected images. Some works hide in plain sight and may only catch the eye of an astute passerby. Others make a ruckus and force interaction.  Continue reading:
New Interactive Exhibit Comes to the Museum of Vancouver: Wearable, touchable art

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show brightens up Museum of Vancouver

Image courtesy of Sagmeister & Walsh

Image courtesy of Sagmeister & Walsh

You may have already pondered it while bopping along to the infectious tune by Pharrell Williams. But what really makes us happy? It’s time to find out.

On April 23, the Museum of Vancouver premieres a new exhibition, one of the largest in its 120-year history. It focuses squarely on happiness–with the understanding that it’s not so easy to just “get happy”.

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Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show brightens up Museum of Vancouver

See local and international design ideas to transform Vancouver’s famous Robson Street

Urban Reef

Last year’s winner, “Urban Reef.”

Urban theorists often say that the health of a city can be measured by its public spaces, or lack of them.

In Vancouver, one of the central gathering spots has long been the 800-block of Robson Street. Steps from some of the city’s best shopping, and extending from Robson Square to the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery, the block is a prime example of the kind of urban space that attracts people from all walks of life. But it could be more fun.

That, at least, is the idea behind the Robson Redux Design-Build Competition. Over the past few summers, the City of Vancouver initiative has resulted in installations of giant bean bags, waves of yellow shag and, last year, a curvy urban reef.

What will it be this summer?

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See local and international design ideas to transform Vancouver’s famous Robson Street

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
  The forecast calls for a weekend of beautiful sunshine!  Get out there and enjoy all our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday to Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend