Best Vancouver Museums for Nature Lovers

A child looks a insects at the Search: Sara Stern Gallery at Science World

A child looks a insects at the Search: Sara Stern Gallery at Science World. Photo: Science World

Surrounded by mountains and ocean, Vancouver is a nature-focused city. This attitude is reflected in the city’s museums too. Crawl inside a replica beaver lodge at a science museum, marvel at a blue whale skeleton at a natural history museum, or enjoy nature-inspired paintings at an art gallery. Soak up some nature in the heart of the city at these Vancouver area museums.

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Best Vancouver Museums for Nature Lovers

The Legendary Student Art Sale at Emily Carr will motivate you to buy more art!

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Image sourced from Emily Carr University of Art & Design

We’ve had quite a month full of fantastic local art! Earlier this month we were treated to the always excellent Eastside Culture Crawl and now, the Emily Carr Student Art Sale is on the horizon.

Now in its 46th year (wow!), the Emily Carr Student Art Sale is a fun way of seeing some of the amazing talent coming out of the local art school. Last year was the most successful student art sale yet, so let’s make this year’s even better – shall we?

Hosted at the Emily Carr campus in Vancouver from Friday, November 29th until Sunday, December 1st, the art sale features hundreds of original artwork that is affordable.

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The Legendary Student Art Sale at Emily Carr will motivate you to buy more art!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
  The forecast calls for a weekend of beautiful sunshine!  Get out there and enjoy all our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday to Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 Dozens of Culture Days events, Word Vancouver, and Slow Fish Mystery Dinner are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend – Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Brew Pub, Urban Winery and Other Big Changes Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island?

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Photo credit: Wikipedia

Granville Island – Vancouver’s food and craft hub and the home of the Granville Island Public Market – may be getting a major facelift in the near future.

A new report has just been released outlining possible changes coming to the island in 2016.  That’s when Emily Carr University of Arts + Design – the island’s biggest tenant – leaves for its new home on nearby Great Northern Way.

Emily Carr’s departure leaves vacant two massive buildings in the heart of Granville Island along Johnston Street, totalling nearly 200,000 square feet of space, according to a detailed article in the Vancouver Sun by Daphne Bramham.

The new consultant’s report, commissioned by the island’s management group, proposes some sweeping changes for the existing space.

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Brew Pub, Urban Winery and Other Big Changes Coming to Vancouver’s Granville Island?

Free Vegan Food Tasting and Cooking Demo in Vancouver

Photo credit: SweetOnVeg | Flickr

Photo credit: SweetOnVeg | Flickr

So you’ve heard that a vegan diet is supposed to be great for your body and the environment, but you still don’t know what it’s really all about?

A special free food tasting event at Emily Carr University, Wednesday, Jan. 22, aims to explain the vegan experience and offer some tasty samples and recipes.  According to organizers, the goal is to demystify veganism, which is defined as abstaining from consuming or using products derived from animals.

The event is highlighted by a cooking demo from chef Preet Marwaha, who served as a VIP chef at the United Nations and also started Vancouver’s own OrganicLives, a line of raw organic food products.  Marwaha, who suffered from a life-threatening illness before embracing a vegan lifestyle, will touch on the benefits of having a plant-based diet, then illustrate how to prepare vegan dishes, including quick, wholesome smoothies.

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Free Vegan Food Tasting and Cooking Demo in Vancouver

40 Rare Emily Carr Paintings on Display at the Vancouver Art Gallery

full_image_emily_carr_projection_image1The biggest name in B.C. art is back for a blockbuster show at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

More than 40 paintings from celebrated landscape painter Emily Carr will be on display at the gallery starting Dec. 21.  The show, called Deep Forest, focuses on pieces Carr painted in the 1930s, most depicting scenes around her Victoria home.

Carr’s paintings are widely regarded as the most important representation of B.C.’s landscape in the early part of the 20th century. Her works show B.C.’s forests and coasts not as still, quiet places but as active, threatening and powerful environments. Native symbols and artifacts are present throughout Carr’s paintings, adding an additional layer of meaning and history.

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40 Rare Emily Carr Paintings on Display at the Vancouver Art Gallery