A Conversation with Carol Lee: Vancouver’s Landmark Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Photo: Tara Lee

For Carol Lee, the new Chinatown Storytelling Centre embodies the narratives of the Chinese Canadians who worked, played, ate, and built strong community ties in the vibrant historical neighbourhood. “Chinatown holds a place in the hearts of so many Vancouverites,” she says. Lee, Chair of the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation, has her own personal connections to the area. Her grandfather opened a dry goods and furnishing store there in 1921, she went to Chinese school in Chinatown as a child, and she and her family celebrated countless family occasions over delicious food at nearby restaurants.

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A Conversation with Carol Lee: Vancouver’s Landmark Chinatown Storytelling Centre

Vancouver New Year’s Resolutions for 2022 You’ll Want to Keep

Biking on the seawall in Vancouver

Biking on the seawall at English Bay. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Cycle City Tours

Make your New Year’s Resolutions fun this year with some #VeryVancouver goals for 2022: Hike every month of the year, eat delicious food, take in a film, and lots more. You won’t have trouble committing to doing the things that make our beautiful city unique.

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Vancouver New Year’s Resolutions for 2022 You’ll Want to Keep

Take a Self-Guided Maple Ridge Brewery Tour

Beers at Maple Meadows Brewing in Maple Ridge

Photo: Maple Meadows Brewing

Did you know Maple Ridge is home to a growing craft beer community? (There’s more to the area than of mountains, farmland, and hiking trails.) This 11-km-long self-guided brewery tour visits four independent breweries in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The first three breweries are close together, making them ideal to visit on foot or by bike. The last stop is a 35-minute bike ride or a 10 minute drive away.

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Take a Self-Guided Maple Ridge Brewery Tour

12 Fun Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver on Winter Break 2021/22

Sledding at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Sledding at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Grouse Mountain

Winter Break is a great time to get outdoors and explore nature in Vancouver. Choose from snowy activities like skiing and snowshoeing, holiday fun, hikes, and lots more. Use our picks for the best things to do outdoors in Vancouver on winter break to plan your adventures.

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12 Fun Things to do Outdoors in Vancouver on Winter Break 2021/22

20 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Christmas Lights Around Vancouver in 2021

Christmas lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge

Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge

Celebrate the season with thousands of twinkling lights. Check out 20 places to enjoy outdoor Christmas lights around Vancouver in 2021.

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20 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Christmas Lights Around Vancouver in 2021

4 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver in Winter 2021/22

Mountain top ice skating on a pond at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Grouse Mountain

Vancouver’s mild winters mean that it doesn’t usually get cold enough to skate on frozen ponds. However, thanks to modern technology, you can still skate outdoors on hand-built rinks. Here are four places to go ice skating outdoors around Vancouver in winter 2021/22.

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4 Places to Ice Skate Outdoors Around Vancouver in Winter 2021/22

Take a Self-Guided Clark Drive Brewery Bike Tour

East Van Brewing exterior

Photo: East Van Brewing

East Vancouver has really embraced the craft beer scene, earning it the nickname “Yeast Van.” This 1.8 km-long self-guided brewery tour visits five independent breweries in the Clark Drive and Venables area. Since much of it is on the Adanac bike route, it’s a great tour to do by bike or on foot.

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Take a Self-Guided Clark Drive Brewery Bike Tour