Mondays are for the girls with Shred for the Cause at Mt Seymour ($15 lift tickets!)

mount seymour ladies night

Photo by Emma Paillex on Unsplash

While the season started out slowly, the local mountains in Vancouver sure are looking spectacular these days! If you need any more reason to head up the mountain to ski or snowboard, Mt Seymour will once again be hosting its weekly Shred for the Cause events on Monday nights.

Starting this Monday, January 20th, those who identify as female can ski and snowboard at Mt Seymour for just $15 with proceeds from every lift ticket going to a local non-profit charity.

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Mondays are for the girls with Shred for the Cause at Mt Seymour ($15 lift tickets!)

5 fun runs and races in Vancouver to sign up for this Winter/Spring

Photo: Vancouver Running Company

If your New Year’s resolution had something to do with trying to run a bit more, you’re in luck – Vancouver has a huge running culture and it seems like there’s always something going on to keep you motivated.

Whether you’re into trail running, road running, or just walking a little quicker than usual, these races are some of the top events happening this Winter/Spring season to get you eased back into the running mode after a few too many turkey/tofurkey dinners.

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5 fun runs and races in Vancouver to sign up for this Winter/Spring

Photos from a century of British Columbia sports collected in new book

Lui Passaglia is lifted onto his teammates’ shoulders at the 1994 Grey Cup. Arlen Redekop/Province [PNG Merlin Archive].

Over the last century, BC has been home to some of Canada’s best Olympic athletes, speed skaters, hockey and football players and more. A newly published book provides, for the first time, a pictorial history of accomplishments by the province’s most prominent athletes.

Written/collated by sports librarian/archivist Kate Bird, Magic Moments features nearly 500 photos spanning 100 years. Find out more below.

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Photos from a century of British Columbia sports collected in new book

[CLOSED] WIN TICKETS to the Ultimate Rugby Test Match: Canada vs USA

Long-time rivalry renewed – CANADA VS USA

International Rugby returns to Vancouver, presented by Rugby Canada & DHL. Canada’s Men’s National Team will host its rivals from south of the border, USA, in an international test match on September 7th at BC Place.  This will be the final warm-up match for both teams before heading to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup!

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[CLOSED] WIN TICKETS to the Ultimate Rugby Test Match: Canada vs USA

Curling Rocks! The unique winter sport that nobody’s talking about…

Curling in Vancouver

Image courtesy of BC Living | Flickr.com

Curling seems to be the sport that everyone remembers only when the winter Olympic Games roll around. For the uninitiated, the sport involves rolling a heavy rock down a long stretch of ice, while people run beside it and furiously sweep. Uh, what?

While hockey and lacrosse may be more commonly known as the national sports of Canada, curling should follow up as a close 3rd on the list. The winter sport is a favourite among those who enjoy low impact sports based on precision…

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Curling Rocks! The unique winter sport that nobody’s talking about…

Best Places to go Ice Skating in Vancouver

skating in vancouver

There’s nothing quite like the giddy joy that comes from zipping around on an ice rink. Especially when you master the ability of actually stopping without having to slam into the side boards or crash into a friend…

Vancouver is lucky to have quite a few options for ice skating that go beyond the usual rinks located in each community centre around town. Better yet, most offer cheap rentals for skates and steaming cups of hot chocolate.

So grab your mittens and a scarf, because these are some of the best places to go ice skating in Vancouver:

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Best Places to go Ice Skating in Vancouver

Scenic Mountain Biking Coming to Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain This Summer!

Written by Carly Whetter

One of the best places to get a spectacular view of the Vancouver’s mountains, rainforest, and sea, is at Grouse Mountain, also known as the Peak of Vancouver. This June Grouse Mountain is set to launch their Scenic Mountain Biking experience, where guests can rent a bike on the top of the mountain and either enjoy a 2-hour guided tour to scenic viewpoints or access two marked trails on a self-guided excursion.
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Scenic Mountain Biking Coming to Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain This Summer!