Cycle City Vancouver’s New Retail and Rental Shop Opens in Central Downtown Vancouver (Free Giveaway!)

Cycle City Bike Shop is open for business!

Just in time to celebrate Bike to Work Week (May 27 to June 2), Cycle City Vancouver is opening the doors to its brand new retail and rental shop. Located in central downtown Vancouver, the 4,000-square-foot Cycle City Bike Shop sits along a major bike lane on Hornby Street, with an expansive rental and retail fleet, extended summer hours and expert servicing.

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Cycle City Vancouver’s New Retail and Rental Shop Opens in Central Downtown Vancouver (Free Giveaway!)

Filming in Vancouver: BH90210, You Me Her, and TV series returning this summer

North Vancouver’s Jason Priestley will star in BH90210.

This week in what’s filming in Vancouver, two TV series get underway.

One is linked to a hit teen drama from the 1990s—but this version quite a different type of show than the one it’s based upon.

As that one gets going, so does another one featuring a three-way couple who are navigating the uncharted territory otherwise known as suburbia.

Plus, there’s a whole bunch of TV series, ranging from fantasy and comedy to ensemble dramas, coming back to shoot this summer.

So with all that in mind, here’s a quick overview of what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene.

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Filming in Vancouver: BH90210, You Me Her, and TV series returning this summer

7 Post-Hike Brunch Spots to Check Out Near and in Vancouver

Photo: Cafe Medina

Hiking season is here! And along with rehydrating during and after, did you know it’s generally recommended to eat within an hour after a hike? So how convenient is is it that we have a plethora of post-morning-hike brunch options near said hikes and in the city? There is no shortage of restaurants and cafes very happy to help you re-fuel after your trek up the Grouse Grind or any other North Shore Mountain hikes.

Whether you’re looking for hearty and/or healthy, patio seating, or that perfect cup of coffee to complement your hike endorphin buzz, you are all set. Vancouver and area melting pot of unique and traditional brunch options. Here are a few local favourites!

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7 Post-Hike Brunch Spots to Check Out Near and in Vancouver

Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 14 brings back favourites Koutei Camera Girl Drei and four more

Koutei Camera Girl Drei

Twice a year, music fans in Vancouver (and Montreal and Toronto) are treated to some of the wildest underground musical talent Japan has to offer. Next Music from Tokyo comes to Canada courtesy Toronto music fan/anaesthesiologist Steven Tanaka, who makes annual scouting pilgrimages to the country and then brings the best of what he sees back home.

This latest edition, Vol. 14, features five acts, one back by popular demand and a few new ones. The showcase comes to the Biltmore May 20. Tickets are only $15 at eventbrite.ca. Find out more about the bands below (click on names to watch a video).

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Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 14 brings back favourites Koutei Camera Girl Drei and four more

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

British cars, Ukrainian-Haida art, international puppetry, a visit from Thomas the Tank Engine, vampire burlesque and anamatronic dinosaurs! All of these things are going on in Vancouver this weekend.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

10 Places to Go Kayaking Near Vancouver

Kayaking in False Creek, Vancouver, BC

Kayaking near Granville Island. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

Want to see Vancouver from a brand-new perspective? Get in a kayak to view the city from the water. It gets you closer to nature and gives you a bit of exercise too. Vancouver is a coastal city with lots of nearby lakes, so there are lots of places to go kayaking. Sign up for a tour or a lesson, or rent a kayak (and safety gear), then explore the water on your own.

Here are 10 beautiful places to go kayaking near Vancouver. They all have kayaks on site so can get on the water right away. 

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10 Places to Go Kayaking Near Vancouver

Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology Launches Global Puppetry Exhibition

String puppets. By unknown makers (Sinhalese). MOA Collection: Eh149, Eh147, Eh164, Eh144, Eh142. Photo by Alina Ilyasova, courtesy of Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

Although puppets seem like simple creations, they have a rich and complex history across a variety of cultural traditions.

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC is presenting a new exhibition that offers a fascinating and comprehensive look at the world of puppetry, including the art and its theatrical experience.

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Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology Launches Global Puppetry Exhibition