Vancouver’s Alleys are More Awesome Now!

Photo: Lenée Son/Inside Vancouver

As part of its More Awesome Now project, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, HCMA Architecture + Design and the City of Vancouver have come together to transform several drab laneways into vibrant, engaging, accessible urban parks. Featuring basketball hoops, a foosball court, and hopscotch, More Awesome Now encourages people to BYOB (bring your own ball), have fun, and make new social connections.

The first Awesome public lane is located south of West Hastings between Seymour and Granville. Check out the photo essay below to see what I’m talking about.

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Vancouver’s Alleys are More Awesome Now!

Kids In Vancouver: Take A Walking Photo Tour Of Olympic Village

Olympic Village Birds | Photo: Elsbro (Flickr)

Olympic Village Birds | Photo: Elsbro (Flickr)

Olympic Village is one of the most picturesque spots in Vancouver, featuring sweeping views of Science World, BC Place, and the downtown Vancouver skyline. While the waterfront community is the perfect spot to grab some lunch, stroll along the seawall, and snap photos of the landscape, it is also a great place to have a little photo walk fun with kids!

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Kids In Vancouver: Take A Walking Photo Tour Of Olympic Village

Photos: Vancouver Mural Festival brings 41 new murals to the city

Murals at the False Creek Flats.

Vancouver is embracing its’ flourishing street art scene with 41 new murals brought to the city by the first ever Vancouver Mural Festival.

The murals, painted by both local and international artists, are located throughout Mount Pleasant and the Downtown Eastside.

For a glimpse of some of the new murals and details of mural locations, check out the photo essay below.

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Photos: Vancouver Mural Festival brings 41 new murals to the city

Evidence of Trail Fairies: An Art Gallery in the Trails of North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour

Alex and Maddy were among the first to discover the trail while walking their dog. This note became a special keepsake for Martin and Penny.

Alex and Maddy were among the first to discover the trail while walking their dog. This note became a special keepsake for Martin and Penny.

The following article was submitted by Euan Forrester, photographer and nature enthusiast.

I spent 9 months photographing 2 trail builders as they built a new mountain bike trail from scratch. Here’s a little bit about my project.

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Evidence of Trail Fairies: An Art Gallery in the Trails of North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour

Summer Happenings at Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Group at Dr Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Gardens

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is not just one of the best known Vancouver’s tourist attractions but a home to many art exhibitions, concerts and interesting workshops. This summer an exciting line-up of events promises to entertain, teach and even get your hands dirty.

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Summer Happenings at Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Vancouver Art Gallery’s Hot New Summer Season

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Photographer Harry Callahan’s exhibit starts June 11

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Got Culture? Visit 440 Artists in 4 Days on the Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov 19-22

A creation from glass and jewellery artist Maria Keating. Sourced from culturecrawl.ca

A creation from glass and jewellery artist Maria Keating. Sourced from culturecrawl.ca

You’ve had your fill of pub crawls, dining crawls and desert crawls. So why not enjoy a heaping helping of culture?

More than 400 Vancouver artists are opening the front doors of their homes and studios for four days this month for the annual Eastside Culture Crawl. The uniquely Vancouver event, which sees art fans canvassing the city’s Eastside in search of bohemian gold, returns for another year, Nov. 19-Nov. 22.

Up to 25,000 people are expected to take to the streets for a fascinating, first-hand glimpse into the city’s creative scene. Once a gritty, blue-collar bastion, East Vancouver has blossomed into one of they city’s cultural hubs. In century-old homes and old warehouse spaces, hundreds of artists turn out everything from jewelry and sculpture to prints, avant-garde photography, furniture and carvings.  Continue reading:
Got Culture? Visit 440 Artists in 4 Days on the Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov 19-22