8 Day Trips to Take from Vancouver This Spring

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Photo courtesy of Yasmine Hardcastle

A city girl through and through, Vancouver is my place. But I also love to take day trips to play tourist and explore nearby areas and attractions — it’s so easy! Our location is not only ideal for its urban and outdoor scenery and activities, it is also a short drive, seaplane flight, or ferry ride away from the city’s neighbouring municipalities, beautiful outdoors, and relaxing island getaways. Here are eight day trip ideas for you to experience more of our beautiful province!

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8 Day Trips to Take from Vancouver This Spring

Celebrate Women’s Day tomorrow at Vancouver’s premiere talent show!

Nasty Women Comedy. Nolan Sage photo

Celebrated on March 8 every year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.

Celebrated monthly, Paul Anthony’s Talent Time presents a variety show consisting of musical, comedic, and other kinds of talent, mostly from the Lower Mainland.

On March 7, these two forces come together in a nonstop rollercoaster of empowered entertainment: Paul Anthony’s Talent Time: Celebrate Women’s Day! Let’s see what Mr. Anthonly has in store at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway) event.

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Celebrate Women’s Day tomorrow at Vancouver’s premiere talent show!

Vancouver Art Gallery announces new building and a new name

West Georgia Street at night. Rendering © Herzog & de Meuron.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is several steps closer to getting new digs.

Long in the planning, the relocation is one step closer to reality. Yesterday, Jan 23, the gallery announced the design for its new home.

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Vancouver Art Gallery announces new building and a new name

Bronze is Best… Canada ranked as Third Best Country in the World!

Vancouver’s Canada Day Parade. Photo: Stuart Davis, PNG via The Province

On the most part, Canadians are known to be nice, polite, and humble. But, when you’re country is consistently ranked one of the best in the world, it finally feels like something to boast about!

In a recent list published by US News & World Report, Canada ranked in the 3rd position of best countries, just falling behind Japan and Switzerland.

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Bronze is Best… Canada ranked as Third Best Country in the World!

5 Vancouver-Specific New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Want to Keep

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We’ve all got the same ol’ New Year’s resolutions each year that typically fall under losing weight, eating better, exercising, earning money, etc… etc…

Not only are those resolutions not fun they are not easy to keep. So, instead of making the kind of resolutions that will have you swearing off bread or sweating on a treadmill surrounded by hundreds of other people who’ve pledged to shed 10 pounds, here are 5 Vancouver-specific resolutions that will actually be fun to accomplish.

Try one, or try them all! Let us know if you can think of any other good ones in the comment section below.

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5 Vancouver-Specific New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Want to Keep

Spend New Year’s Eve with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (and New Year’s Day in a labyrinth)

Vancity Theatre screens the musical La La Land early New Year’s Eve.

If you’re looking for something novel to do this New Year’s, here are a couple of options. Among them: a screening of the modern-day classic musical La La Land and a waking meditation walk in a labyrinth.

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Spend New Year’s Eve with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling (and New Year’s Day in a labyrinth)

True-crime author Lazarus on the notorious Vancouver ‘murder by milkshake’

Vancouver true-crime author Eve Lazarus. Rebecca Blisset photo.

Earlier this month, Arsenal Pulp Press published Murder by Milkshake: An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer. The book, by bestselling historian-turned-true-crime-investigator Eve Lazarus, details the investigation into the death of Esther Castellani. The Vancouverite died after suffering through months of agonizing pain from arsenic poisoning. The killer was her husband, Rene Castellani, a local radio personality who was carrying on an affair with his station’s twenty-something receptionist.

We emailed Lazarus (whose other books include 2015’s Cold Case Vancouver: The City’s Most Baffling Unsolved Murders, a BC bestseller and 2016 finalist for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award) to ask about the book and the state of true-crime in general.

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True-crime author Lazarus on the notorious Vancouver ‘murder by milkshake’