8 Beginner-Friendly Places to Mountain Bike Near Vancouver

mountain bikers on a trail in North Vancouver, BC

Photo Credit: Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism

The Vancouver area is known around the world as a mountain biking destination. Since the late 80s and 90s, local riders and trail builders have been at the forefront of the mountain bike scene. That means Vancouver has lots of gnarly trails for expert riders. But if you’re just starting out, don’t be intimidated: there are tons of beginner-friendly trails in the Vancouver area too. Here’s run-down on some local riding areas.

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8 Beginner-Friendly Places to Mountain Bike Near Vancouver

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

Historic Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency Located in Vancouver’s False Creek

Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency under construction in a dry dock. Photo by Henri Robideau.

If you spy a small blue cabin bobbing in front of the Plaza of Nations in False Creek, you’ll have come across an exciting new artist initiative.

Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, grunt gallery, and Creative Cultural Collaborations (C3) have recently commenced a unique artist residency program that recognizes creative cultural work, as well as the complex colonial history of this region.

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Historic Blue Cabin Floating Artist Residency Located in Vancouver’s False Creek

Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

canine library vancouver 2019

Are you ready for an afternoon of cuteness in the name of literacy? The Vancouver Public Library is hosting a “Canine Library” this Saturday, September 14th from 1 to 3 pm.

The free event will allow participants to “check out” a dog and read the dog their favourite poem during a 15-minute session – leaving plenty of time for some belly rubs and back scratches as well.

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Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

Filming in Vancouver: Sacred Lies, Virgin River, Godfrey, and more

Juliette Lewis

This week’s round up of what’s going in Vancouver’s screen scene is divided into matters of the heart—and matters of the dark.

On the lighter side of things, there’s a feature romcom that’s wrapping up after spending a month in town.

But while that one leaves, there’s a romantic drama TV series starting work on its second season.

On the murkier side of things, a TV movie is underway about how a community tries to continue on after being shaken by the murder of a teenage girl.

And the second season of an anthology series, that began with a handless teen who escaped from a cult, is embarking upon its second season with a new storyline and cast.

So if that all sounds intriguing, read on below for what’s filming Vancouver this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Sacred Lies, Virgin River, Godfrey, and more

Flow Into Autumn: Yoga Styles and Studios in Vancouver

yoga vancouver

Photo: Semperviva Yoga

Autumn is just around the corner, bringing with it slightly cooler temperatures, and for most, the desire to bring healthy living activities—like yoga—indoors.

Yoga is a fantastic way to unwind after a hectic day of travel and also an ideal way to start or finish your day. And if you’re new to your practice*, want to try a different style, or just want to get on the mat, you might be wondering where you can take a class in Vancouver.

Today, I’m breaking down five popular yoga styles available in Vancouver, what to expect, and where to unroll your mat in the city. Stretch, relax, strengthen and tone your mind and body with yoga in Vancouver!

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Flow Into Autumn: Yoga Styles and Studios in Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Cyclists, this is your weekend. The Gran Fondo is on, allowing an uninterrupted ride up the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. Or, if you prefer neon garb and blinky lights to padded shorts and clip-in shoes, Bike the Night is the place to be in Vancouver. There’s also many events to cycle to; the Fringe Festival, a ballet about social media dating, Marc Maron, Bon Iver, rugby, supercars, and the Facade Festival.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend