Chip and Shannon Wilson’s A-Maze-Ing Gift to the People of Vancouver, Laughter Celebration and Freeze Flash Photo, August 11

Palm of Rays
Photo Credit: Eric.Yao / Flickr

 
If you’ve been anywhere near English Bay recently you’ll be familiar with Yue Minjun’s “A-maze-ing Laughter”. Located in Morton Park near the corners of Davie and Denman Streets, the piece was one of the most beloved sculptures of the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale. The unbelieveable response by the people of Vancouver prompted the Vancouver Biennale to find a way to keep it here permanently.
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Chip and Shannon Wilson’s A-Maze-Ing Gift to the People of Vancouver, Laughter Celebration and Freeze Flash Photo, August 11

Exploring Denman Street – From English Bay Beach to Coal Harbour

The northern end of Denman Street

The northern end of Denman Street

When I was writing about the Top 5 Reasons to love English Bay Beach last week, I made Denman Street Reason #3. But Denman is more than just an adjunct to the beach; it’s a destination worth exploring all on its own.

A vital part of Vancouver’s West End, Denman Street is the last major north-south arterial before Stanley Park. Because of its proximity to the park, it’s the place to get skate and bike rentals for use in the park or along the famous Seawall. (You’ll find the bike/skate rental shops at Denman’s north end, near the junction of Denman and W Georgia Street.)

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Exploring Denman Street – From English Bay Beach to Coal Harbour