10 Instagrammable Spring Locations Around Vancouver

VanDusen Garden in spring in Vancouver

VanDusen Botanical Garden Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Sombilon Studios

Vancouver is a colourful place in the spring. Flowers bloom in gardens and parks all over the city. If you want to capture the dreamy landscapes, head to one of these Instagrammable spring locations around Vancouver.

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10 Instagrammable Spring Locations Around Vancouver

Most Instagrammable Fall Locations around Vancouver

A couple enjoys fallen leaves at a Vancouver Park

Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

Fall in Vancouver is spectacular as pumpkin patches open, botanical gardens transition to autumn colours, and trees all over the city light up in hundreds of shades of yellow, orange, and red.  If you want to capture the magic, head to one of these incredibly Instagrammable fall locations around Vancouver.

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Most Instagrammable Fall Locations around Vancouver

Best Places to See Fall Colours around Vancouver

Fall colours at Trout Lake in Vancouver

Fall colours at Trout Lake. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Autumn is a spectacular time in Vancouver as the weather cools down and the leaves change colour. The bold pockets of red, orange and yellow leaves stand out against the blanket of evergreen trees. Here are our picks for the best places to see fall colours around Vancouver.

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Best Places to See Fall Colours around Vancouver

Under the Boardwalk – Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park Photo: Flickr Ann Hung

Home to the Burnaby Art Gallery, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Village Museum and Century Gardens, Deer Lake Park has much to offer. This cultural hub, perhaps best known for the historic village and the C.W. Parker Carousel is a family favourite, especially during the holidays. Of course, my passion for nature and all things green always leads me to the great outdoors, so you can imagine my surprise and delight in discovering a scenic and relatively secluded nature trail around the lake.

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Under the Boardwalk – Deer Lake Park

9 Haunted Areas in Vancouver

photo: Blazing Cat Fur

photo: Blazing Cat Fur

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

Vancouver may have a reputation for being a world-class city, but it’s also a city with its fair share of otherworldly activity. Here’s a glimpse at a few haunted spots in Vancouver, some well known, while others may come as a surprise. Don’t believe us? Go check them out for yourself. We dare you to.

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9 Haunted Areas in Vancouver

Picnic and a Piccolo: Free VSO Symphony in the Park this Sunday

vso symphony in the park

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For years, composers have admitted to being inspired by nature when writing some of their most famous symphonies. For example, Beethoven once confessed that he often preferred the company of a tree to that of a man, and some of his best ideas came to him on his daily outdoor walks (the “Pastoral” Symphony among them). Mozart composed everywhere from a stage-coach to a workroom but his favorite workspace was an open garden.

So, it is no surprise that the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra likes to take it outside every once and awhile. In fact, they’ve been hosting their free Symphony in the Park events for 27 years (!), delighting local audiences in one of the best outdoor concert venues in the Lower Mainland.

This Sunday, July 10, 2016 the Vancouver Symphony will be returing to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby for their annual free Symphony in the Park concert, which is sure to attract huge crowds of music lovers to Burnaby for an evening of excellent entertainment.

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Picnic and a Piccolo: Free VSO Symphony in the Park this Sunday

Six must-see concerts for August in Vancouver

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It’s August, which for many Vancouverites means a last-ditch effort to make the most out of their summer before nine months of rain begins at the stroke of midnight September 1 (we exaggerate, but only a little). For some, there’s nothing like a day at the beach capped by some live music – especially if it’s outdoors. The Concert in the Park series continues in August, with a number of potentially great shows by proven performers, but we also have a couple of big arena-rock shows to look forward to – in fact, two that almost couldn’t be more different…

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Six must-see concerts for August in Vancouver