PC Financial Open Swings into Vancouver, May 25-31 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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The 2015 PC Financial Open will take place from May 25th to May 31st at the prestigious Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. This event will kick-off the PGA TOUR Canada season, bringing professional golf back again to one of Canada’s greatest sporting cities.

PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn highly placed status on the Web.com Tour for the following season. PGA TOUR Canada’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for members, fans, volunteers and partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf and enrich the communities visited.

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PC Financial Open Swings into Vancouver, May 25-31 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

New Urban Golf Club (with 24 Simulated Courses) Opens in Downtown Vancouver

Photo sourced from One Under

Photo sourced from One Under

Ready to tee off in downtown Vancouver?

A unique new club and restaurant, located at 476 Granville St. in the city’s financial district, is giving golfers a chance to do just that.

The city’s first urban golf club, 5,000-square-foot One Under offers duffers an opportunity to hit the links in six state-of-the-art golf simulators. The simulators use high-speed cameras to measure critical club and ball data and create a precise reproduction of each stroke. Golfers can choose to play one of two dozen dream courses from around the world: from Pebble Beach and St. Andrews to Pinehurst and Banff Springs.

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New Urban Golf Club (with 24 Simulated Courses) Opens in Downtown Vancouver

Free Pitch-and-Putt Golf Starting at Vancouver Courses

Photo credit: Yai&JR | Flickr

Photo credit: Yai&JR | Flickr

Golfers on a tight budget know that one of the prettiest places in Vancouver to play a round or two is the Stanley Park Pitch and Putt.  The 18-hole, par-3 course, set amidst the rolling hills and manicured gardens of the park, is usually just $13.60 per round.

But this fall and winter the price of a round is dropping even further: to $0.  A new park board pilot project is offering up free golf at the city’s three pitch-and-putt golf courses from Oct. 15 through mid March.

Golfers can tee up at Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth and Rupert Park pitch and putts at no charge.  There is a slight catch, however. Continue reading:
Free Pitch-and-Putt Golf Starting at Vancouver Courses

Summer in Sun Peaks: Mountain Biking, Golf, Canoeing & More

Mountain biking in Sun Peaks, B.C. Photo: Adam Stein / Sun Peaks Resort

When I told my friends I was spending a weekend in Sun Peaks, everyone responded with “Ooh, I can’t wait to hear all about it.” Though many Vancouverites have been to Sun Peaks Resort in winter for its famous skiing and snow sports (unlike Whistler, Sun Peaks boasts no wait times for lifts), fewer have been there in the summer. So everyone was wondering—myself included—just what is there to do in Sun Peaks without the snow?

The answer, I found, is practically every outdoor summer sport we love: golfing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding. Add to all that a charming alpine village that’s packed with delicious restaurants, safe for kids and dogs, and a super-short walk from all the sports amenities, and you have the ideal getaway to the B.C. interior.

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Summer in Sun Peaks: Mountain Biking, Golf, Canoeing & More

Top 5: Top 5 Reasons to Love Queen Elizabeth Park

View of Bloedel Floral Conservatory from main Quarry Garden at Queen Elizabeth Park

View of Bloedel Floral Conservatory from main Quarry Garden at Queen Elizabeth Park

Last week, in his interview with our Style Spy, local blogger Raul Pacheco said that Queen Elizabeth Park is one of his favourite (free) places in Vancouver. I totally agree.

Positioned atop the city’s highest point, Queen Elizabeth Park is everything a world-class park should be: beautifully landscaped, easy to navigate, and boasting some of the prettiest gardens and scenic views in all of Vancouver.

I took my Brazilian in-laws there last summer—it was their first trip to Vancouver—and they loved it even more than our trip to Stanley Park. Bonus: When my father-in-law got tired of walking around the gardens (he has bad knees), we parked him at the Seasons in the Park restaurant so he could drink beer while we carried on—Everybody wins!

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Top 5: Top 5 Reasons to Love Queen Elizabeth Park