ComeBack to Attractions this Summer

There’s something about getting a new perspective on a place you thought you knew well. Now that many of Vancouver’s beloved attractions are reopening their gates, bridges, and gondolas, it’s an excellent chance to look at the city with fresh eyes. Put yourself in the shoes of a tourist and explore one of the world’s top city gardens, marvel at local and international art, embark on a water adventure and basically have an answer when out of town friends ask you about fun things to do around here. Use this list as a jumping-off point to start from this summer! Continue reading:
ComeBack to Attractions this Summer

Spring is Coming – Vancouver Gardens to Wander and Explore

Photo: Yasmine Hardcastle

Spring is in the air, and not only are the cherry blossoms coming out to play, all the flowers are starting to show off their petals and colours. Which means that Vancouver is about to get even more beautiful and the warmer temperatures will allow for some peaceful wandering and picnics in the city’s attractive garden spaces. Pull up a bench or get your step on at Vancouver’s gorgeous gardens!

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Spring is Coming – Vancouver Gardens to Wander and Explore

Unique Vancouver Experiences That Are Good for the Soul

The city oasis that is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | Photo: VancouverChineseGarden.com

Travelling anywhere, whether by plane, train, automobile, or boat, can involve a lot of hustle and bustle. When you get to where you’re going, you might want to have a little bit of peace. Vancouver has some incredible and unique ways for you to get some rest and relaxation as the weather gets warmer – perfect for some self and family care!

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Unique Vancouver Experiences That Are Good for the Soul

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

Gettin’ busy with the bees on Main Street!

Millross Gardens. Photo courtesy Heth PR.

Millross Gardens. Photo courtesy Heth PR.

Want to get close to a bee without getting stung? Curious about the incredible world of bees?

Beginning Monday, July 14, Millross Gardens on Main Street is starting a FREE Beekeeping Mentorship Program. Beekeepers from Hives from Humanity will host, and everyone is welcome to come by to learn more about beekeeping.

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Gettin’ busy with the bees on Main Street!

Signs of Summer at Queen Elizabeth Park

Running through the fountains atop Queen Elizabeth Park. Photo: Dana Lynch

Summer is coming! If the approaching long May weekend isn’t enough to convince you, then how about these pictures from Queen Elizabeth Park—You know summer is coming when the weather is warm enough for kids to run through Queen E’s dancing fountains!*

My family and I headed to Queen Elizabeth Park for part of Mother’s Day yesterday, and the scene there was just idyllic! Barefoot babies in the fountain, flowers in bloom throughout the free quarry gardens, clear skies making it easy to see all of downtown Vancouver from atop the park (the highest point in the city)—It was one of those days that made me feel lucky to live in Vancouver, one of the most gorgeous cities on earth!

Check out the photos for a peak at early summer at Queen Elizabeth Park:

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Signs of Summer at Queen Elizabeth Park

Yaletown’s Secret Garden: Emery Barnes Park Opens

Vancouver has plenty of big, eye-popping, mind-blowing parks, from the primordial forests of 1,000-acre Stanley Park to the manicured flower beds of VanDusen Garden.

But it’s the little parks – the unexpected green spaces in the midst of all the urban sprawl – that really set the city apart for me.  I’m talking about all those tiny, one block parks and gardens cherished by neighbourhood residents but pretty much unknown to everyone else.

In Yaletown, that secret green oasis is .39-hectare Emery Barnes Park.  Dwarfed by 20-, 30- and soon-to-be 40-storey condo towers, Emery Barnes officially opened last week: an unlikely island of green in a concrete jungle.  Continue reading:
Yaletown’s Secret Garden: Emery Barnes Park Opens