Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour

Imagine if a city could tell you its stories as you strolled through its neighborhoods. As you walk by a mural, you long dismissed on your daily commute, a voice chimes in. “This mural depicts J.W. Horne’s real estate office in a hollow log somewhere around Georgia and Granville St. in 1886. J.W. Horne was originally from Ontario but made his fortune following the westward expansion of the CPR. In 1886 he moved to Vancouver just as the CPR completed its western terminus at Granville.

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Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour

Unearth Stanley Park’s Dark Secrets on Forbidden Vancouver’s New Adventure

Courtesy Forbidden Vancouver/Kyle Pearce

We all know Stanley Park as a lush oasis offering a leafy respite from the urban landscape surrounding it – a thriving rainforest whose sprawling 400 hectares contains scenic trails, sandy beaches, historic landmarks and the world-renowned Vancouver Aquarium. But underneath the beauty and splendor of this national historic site lies a complex, exciting past filled with famous crimes, secret cemeteries and truly bizarre public art – and local walking tour company Forbidden Vancouver is sharing these secrets with the public through a new experience that brings to light the park’s lesser-known stories and attributes.

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Unearth Stanley Park’s Dark Secrets on Forbidden Vancouver’s New Adventure

Lead a Jane’s Walk in Vancouver

photo: Nelson Mouellic

From May 5th to 7th, we’re inviting you to lead a free Jane’s Walk in the area you live, work or play to discuss matters important to you. Come one, come all — anyone can lead a walking tour!

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Lead a Jane’s Walk in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Stroll-Worthy Seawalls In The City

Coal Harbour Seawall | Photo: Alexis Burkill (Flickr)

Coal Harbour Seawall | Photo: Alexis Burkill (Flickr)

Vancouver is rich with walking paths that weave along the city’s waterfront, but many seawall strolls are kilometres long, often too far for little feet to trek. Here are 5 seawall walks that are perfect to tackle with toddlers in tow, and each one has a fun destination at the end of the path, to keep the kids in motion while the adults enjoy the views along the way.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Stroll-Worthy Seawalls In The City

Urban Foraging: Herb Walks and Medicine Talks in Vancouver

Photo: Bronwen Erickson @birchwoodherbals

Photo credit: Bronwen Erickson @birchwoodherbals

By: Jessica Linnay

Between the trees, along the shores, and nestled among foliage throughout Greater Vancouver grow inconspicuously common and incredibly helpful plants: wild growths that not only take root in the soil of our backyards but also in our daily lives in the form of teas, tinctures, ointments, spices, and sustenance. Surely you’ve noticed dandelion greens at the farmer’s market or experienced a powerful cup of nettle tea; but that we pass by these plants in the wild without realizing their value symbolizes a broken connection to nature that local herbalist Bronwen Erickson hopes to renew by hosting Herb Walk & Wild Foraging at Jericho Beach Park on April 2.

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Urban Foraging: Herb Walks and Medicine Talks in Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend!  Take your loved ones out and about everywhere this weekend; there’s something for everyone of all ages!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday…
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend features a great variety for everyone of all ages, including culinary events, comedy, music, and hockey!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend