Explore Vancouver’s Coal Harbour: The 9 Best Attractions

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

photo: Jenn Chan Photography

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.

A picturesque residential area that boasts a multitude of high-rise condos and seemingly endless stretches of walkway and greenery, Coal Harbour. We may not all be able to afford to live in Coal Harbour, but luckily it doesn’t cost much to walk around and explore this luxury neighborhood where urban development intertwines with the beauty of nature.

Here’s our pick of must-see and do attractions in the area:

Continue reading:
Explore Vancouver’s Coal Harbour: The 9 Best Attractions

Al Fresco Dining and Bocce in Vancouver!

Flicker: Dion

Flicker: Dion

A recent game of bocce with my boyfriend reminded me why it’s such a lovely way to spend an hour or so in Vancouver’s beautiful outdoors. It’s leisurely, easily learnt by a newbie, and a fun, interactive activity to do together. With August slipping away, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the sun and the summer warmth!

Here are three different ways to enjoy a game of bocce in the city:

Continue reading:
Al Fresco Dining and Bocce in Vancouver!

The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

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.

If you’re looking to soak up some Vitamin D and relax in the sun, the following spots are perfect for sunbathing and enjoying some time under the sun. Grab some sunscreen, tanning lotion – or coconut oil because we do live in Vancouver after all – and get your tan on!

Continue reading:
The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

12 Spots to watch the Celebration of Light in Vancouver

photo: Colin Knowles / Flickr

photo: Colin Knowles / Flickr

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 is never more alive than it is during the summer, and the yearly-anticipated Celebration of Light plays a big part in bringing some of that lively magic to the city! The fireworks show takes place every July in Vancouver over 3 nights and these are some of the best viewing points to experience the fun whether it’s on your own, with your partner, or in the company of family and friends!

Continue reading:
12 Spots to watch the Celebration of Light in Vancouver

Unforgettable dance performances coming with Dancing On the Edge fest!

Frédérick Gravel and Étienne Lepage THUS SPOKE_Stéphane Najman_avec Anne Thériault

Frédérick Gravel and Étienne Lepage’s THUS SPOKE is among the works presented at this year’s Dancing On the Edge festival.

Frederick Gravel created a buzz in Vancouver in 2014, with his show Usually Beauty Fails at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. In July, the Montreal choreographer brings a new piece to town as part of the 28th Annual Dancing on the Edge festival (July 7-16 at various venues).

Gravel’s Thus Spoke…, which premiered in 2013, blends monologues with movement, concert-style lighting and the acid-rock stylings of Jim Hendrix (watch a preview here). Described by the choreographer as “philosophical, with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe,” Thus Spoke… is among the highlights of the festival, which presents both full-scale productions and works-in-progress that push the boundary between performance and contemporary dance. Here are a few more.

Continue reading:
Unforgettable dance performances coming with Dancing On the Edge fest!

#vanaqua60: Celebrating 60 Years of Ocean Conservation

Enter the Celebrate #vanaqua60 photo contest by uploading your favourite Aquarium photos

Enter the Celebrate #vanaqua60 photo contest by uploading your favourite Aquarium photos

On June 15, 1956, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre opened its doors to the community. The local aquarium was an immediate success, welcoming 10,000 visitors in its first weekend alone. The admission price that day? Twenty-five cents.

Continue reading:
#vanaqua60: Celebrating 60 Years of Ocean Conservation

Tennis Anyone? Vancouver’s Best Outdoor Public Tennis Courts

Discover Outdoors Vancouver Tennis Courts

Vancouver’s Public Tennis Courts Photo: Rob Weiss

It has become a rite of passage.  Annually, when the weather warms up and the sun shines I find myself channeling my inner tennis superstar and venturing deep into the dark recesses of my storage cupboard in search of my trusty racquet.  Yes – I am a “Weekend Warrior.”  The nemesis of the hard-core, fit, well trained tennis player.  With visions of Eugenie Bouchard, Maria Sharapova, and the Williams sisters in my head, I boldly stride out onto the court.  Love all!  I joyfully swing, miss, shank and whiff, thrilled to be outside with a racquet in my hand.  Politely, I apologize to my colleagues on adjoining courts.  “I am a beginner,” I sheepishly confess.  Obviously, this is not breaking news to anyone on the court.

Continue reading:
Tennis Anyone? Vancouver’s Best Outdoor Public Tennis Courts