It’s a Kitty Cat Picnic at First Caturday in Queen Elizabeth Park

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It’s no secret that Vancouver loves cats (I mean, we have our own Cat Cafe!), so it should come as no surprise that we also have an outdoor cat meetup the first Saturday of each month in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Known as First Caturday, the event was created as “a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for our feline friends. It’s a day for delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing.” It’s the purr-fect event for cat lovers and those with cats that want to spend a little time lounging around outside with friends.

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It’s a Kitty Cat Picnic at First Caturday in Queen Elizabeth Park

I saw Santa Playing Pickleball

Photo: Rob Weiss

Looking for the perfect gift for the athlete in your family?  Maybe, a Pickleball Racquet should be on your gift list.  What’s Pickleball you ask?  Arguably, the fastest growing sport you have never heard of. Imagine a room full of tennis, badminton and ping pong players collaborating to create a game that combines elements from their respective sports.  Throw in a solid wood paddle, wiffleball, mix with a hearty dose of camaraderie and voila; you have Pickleball!

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I saw Santa Playing Pickleball

Kids In Vancouver: Enjoy a Day at Queen Elizabeth Park

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Queen Elizabeth Park | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Vancouver is rich with lush landscapes and gorgeous gardens, offering a range of destinations for visitors who are looking to enjoy the city’s natural surroundings.

Strolling through the picturesque parks is a great way to get fresh air and enjoy the scenery, but Queen Elizabeth Park, located in the heart of the city, offers so much more to see and do than just gaze at flowers and trek past trees. Here’s how to spend a day at Queen Elizabeth Park with kids in Vancouver – rain or shine. Continue reading:
Kids In Vancouver: Enjoy a Day at Queen Elizabeth Park

Searching for Spring in Vancouver

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Spring blossoms at Queen Elizabeth Park Photo: Rob Weiss

They say patience is a virtue.  It may be a virtue, but it is definitely not one of my strong suits.  Like many Vancouverites, I am running out of patience waiting for winter to end.  In anticipation of the clocks “springing forward” this month and the arrival of Daylight Savings Time, it seemed prudent to venture out to Queen Elizabeth Park and search for spring.  Much has been written in the news these past days of an early spring.  Naturally, I thought I would investigate for myself and Vancouver’s iconic Queen Elizabeth Park seemed a logical place to start.

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Searching for Spring in Vancouver

Permanent zip line could be coming to a Vancouver park this spring

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If you weren’t lucky enough to experience the Vancouver zipline that was set up at Queen Elizabeth Park last year, you could be getting another chance to soar high above the trees in one of Vancouver’s popular parks.

Last year’s pilot project in Queen Elizabeth Park gave the people in charge the confidence in permitting a permanent zipline in one of Vancouver’s favourite parks. Which park and what company is still a mystery, but there’s a good chance that it’ll be set up as soon as Spring 2016.

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Permanent zip line could be coming to a Vancouver park this spring

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

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Photo: R. Weiss

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!)