OH! Change The Lights on Science World this August

Add a little more shine to Vancouver’s skyline by taking control of Science World’s nighttime lights. Tangible Interaction, a Vancouver based company, is teaming up with Science World again this summer to bring OH! back to Olympic Village in August.

This free interactive art installation allows participants to control Vancouver’s night skyline by changing the lights on Science World. The installation opens at 9:30 pm on Friday, August 3rd.

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OH! Change The Lights on Science World this August

Filming in Vancouver: Orlando Bloom, Amanda Seyfried, Freida Pinto, Grace Park, and more

Orlando Bloom, who was here filming Needle in a Timestack, is one of several stars who recently breezed through Vancouver.

As the weather has been heating up, so is film and TV production activity in town.

To say there’s a lot going this week is an understatement. There’s a frenzy of feature films coming and going, plus some TV series starting up.

It’s no wonder that it’s so busy: British Columbia logged a record year for film and TV productions in 2017-2018, with $3.4 billion spent. Not too shabby at all.

So with all that in mind, here’s a quick overview of what’s going on in Vancouver’s ever-hectic screen scene this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Orlando Bloom, Amanda Seyfried, Freida Pinto, Grace Park, and more

Things To Do on Bowen Island, A Charming Island Off The Coast of Vancouver

For a quick trip from Vancouver, consider heading to Bowen Island – a laid-back rural island filled with charming boutiques, casual eateries and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure. Only a 20-minute ferry ride away from West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay, Bowen Island makes for a great day trip or weekend jaunt.

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Things To Do on Bowen Island, A Charming Island Off The Coast of Vancouver

Filming in Vancouver: Iko Uwais in Wu Assassins, Rachel Bilson in Take Two, The Order, and more

Indonesia’s Iko Uwais starred in The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2.

This week’s roundup of what’s shooting in Vancouver is pretty much all about TV series in their first seasons.

Starting up is a new martial-arts series and a babysitter who is assigned a highly unusual charge. Finishing up is a cop comedy and a supernatural drama.

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Filming in Vancouver: Iko Uwais in Wu Assassins, Rachel Bilson in Take Two, The Order, and more

Get Outside and Explore Vancouver with This Epic Bucket List Challenge

How does a perfect summer in Vancouver look like? It involves exploring the great outdoors! Vancouver has plenty of beautiful locations to discover – whether you want to spend your days hiking, biking or swimming, there’s so much experience. For some ultimate summer fun, Yervana and Arc’teryx have put together a Bucket List Challenge to help you make the most out of your Summer.

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Get Outside and Explore Vancouver with This Epic Bucket List Challenge

A Couple of Vancouver LGBTQ2+ Community Trailblazers Part 2: Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson

By Angus Praught

Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson and Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson are a high-profile Vancouver couple, and champions of LGBTQ2+ rights and freedoms. For decades, they have been at the forefront of life-changing legislature and religious reforms that have helped shape Vancouver into the diverse and inclusive city it is today.

In part 2 of this series, we will be speaking with Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson, a senior minister at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church in downtown Vancouver and Continue reading:
A Couple of Vancouver LGBTQ2+ Community Trailblazers Part 2: Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson

Things To Do in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver’s Waterfront Neighbourhood

Situated on North Vancouver’s vibrant waterfront, Lower Lonsdale is one of North Vancouver’s oldest and fastest urban neighborhoods. With a rich shipbuilding history, the Shipyards District in Lower Lonsdale has quickly become a hub of independent shops, restaurants, specialty food stores and more. Only a 12 minute seabus ride away from Downtown Vancouver, there’s plenty of things to see and do while exploring this waterfront neighbourhood.

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Things To Do in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver’s Waterfront Neighbourhood