No such thing as a free lunch? Try free golf at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Pitch & Putt

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This year’s incredible snowfall has Vancouverites flocking to the North Shore Mountains for weekend entertainment, but if snow isn’t your passion you might consider trying your hand at golf. Never held a club before? Not to worry, winter Pitch and Putt at Queen Elizabeth Park is ideal for beginners and experienced golfers alike. This enchanting course features beautiful city views and 18 short par 3 holes, none over 110 yards. The best part of winter Pitch and Putt? It is FREE! The City of Vancouver is offering complimentary access for those willing to brave the elements and visit the course during the winter months.

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No such thing as a free lunch? Try free golf at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Pitch & Putt

Enchanted Nights at Bloedel Conservatory (Free Family Pass!)

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Bring your imagination and explore the whimsical wonders inside the Bloedel Conservatory. Walk through a miniature world of artisan fairy and sprite villages with magical lights, holiday music and live entertainment set amongst the dome’s tropical plants and exotic birds. The fun continues outside on the Queen Elizabeth Park plaza. Grab a treat, take a pony ride and snap a selfie at the highest viewpoint in the city!

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Enchanted Nights at Bloedel Conservatory (Free Family Pass!)

5 Vancouver Parks That Used to be Something Else

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We’re pretty good at recycling and repurposing in Vancouver, so it should come as no surprise that over the years we’ve been able to turn some pretty unique (and some formerly undesirable) spaces into beautiful, lush, blossom-filled parks. Some of the city’s most popular recreation destinations used to be completely different spaces.

Looking back, it really does make you appreciate the new leases on life each of these locations received. Here are 5 Parks That Used to be Something Else:

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5 Vancouver Parks That Used to be Something Else

Zip Line Proposed for Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park

A rendering of the proposed zip line at Queen Elizabeth Park

A rendering of the proposed zip line at Queen Elizabeth Park

Chances are you’ve never seen Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park quite like this.

A proposed zip line will give visitors a chance to soar for a distance of 150 metres over the park’s manicured gardens and tree-lined pathways. If approved by the Vancouver park board, the zip line could open as early as May and remain in operation until September.

Plans for the zip line show it starting near the Bloedel Conservatory (the distinctive geodesic dome at the top of the park), which also happens to be the highest point in the city of Vancouver. Riders will then whoosh down over the park’s Quarry Garden at a brisk 30 kilometres per hour, enjoying panoramic views to the north while getting a unique perspective on the formal gardens below.   Continue reading:
Zip Line Proposed for Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 Dozens of Culture Days events, Word Vancouver, and Slow Fish Mystery Dinner are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend – Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend