October’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Norvan Falls

Norvan Falls in North Vancouver

Norvan Falls in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver. Photo credit: Taryn Eyton, happiestoutdoors.ca

The hike to Norvan Falls in North Vancouver is a great choice for October. The entire trail is in the Lynn Creek Valley, making it an ideal trip for cloudy days. Your objective is 30-metre-tall Norvan Falls, which is often gushing at this time of year thanks to fall rains. While this hike is not short, it’s fairly flat so it is only moderately difficult.

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October’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Norvan Falls

Outdoor Adventure in Vancouver

Grouse Mountain

It’s no secret that one of the best things about living in Vancouver is our access to some of the most spectacular wilderness that you’ll find anywhere in the world. TransLink has made getting far away from the hustle even faster and easier, and will get you there and back to the city safely with new COVID protocols in place.

So grab your mask and good pair of hiking shoes and set out on this day of high mountain adventure, with a few tasty pit stops thrown in to keep you going. Continue reading:
Outdoor Adventure in Vancouver

Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week returns next week with 8 days of awesome

Image courtesy of Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week

North Vancouver has quietly become a mecca for craft beer in the Lower Mainland.

To celebrate this ever-expanding lineup of world-class breweries, Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week returns for its third year all week long from October 4 – 11. Take a cruise across the harbour on the legendary SeaBus to come and toast the North Shore’s evolving beer scene with a week full of celebrations.

The event takes place across 10 unique and funky breweries with special casks, fun events, and a chance to learn more about North Shore beers!

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Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week returns next week with 8 days of awesome

Calling all adventure babes: She Summits festival will inspire through movies, meditation & more

she summits festival vancouver 2019

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It’s no secret that Vancouver and its surrounding areas are home to some of the best venues for action sports in the country (or even the world); whether it’s mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, surfing, climbing, or more.

This October, the She Summits festival will be taking place in various locations around North Vancouver to celebrate the community of female-identifying athletes who exist in the sometimes male-dominated world of action sports.

Through movie screenings, workshops, panel events, and a group joyride, the She Summits festival focuses on the contributions to important social and environmental conversations.

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Calling all adventure babes: She Summits festival will inspire through movies, meditation & more

Last week’s to see Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Christian Marclay, The Clock, 2010 (installation view), single channel video, duration: 24 hours © the artist. Courtesy White Cube, London and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

The Clock is in its last weeks at The Polygon Gallery.

Christian Marclay’s cinematic tour-de-force is a 24-hour film montage with clips from decades of movies and TV shows synchronized with actual time on a 24-hour clock.

This means that those wishing to see The Clock are restricted to viewing the portion of the 24-hour film during the hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m.—gallery hours. However, the Polygon has scheduled two more 24-hour screenings, so you can see, say, midnight or 6 a.m. (or both, if you’ve had enough coffee). The remaining 24-hour screenings are Sept 6 and 13; The Clock is scheduled to close Sept. 15. Find out more about Marclay’s piece below.

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Last week’s to see Christian Marclay’s The Clock

BC’s biggest Caribbean Celebration is back this weekend in its stunning, waterfront location

caribbean days vancouver 2019

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This weekend BC’s biggest Carribean Festival and one of Metro Vancouver’s largest summertime events, is returning to the waterfront of North Vancouver this weekend.

The free event draws crowds of exuberant fun-lovers to the North Shore for a weekend of parading, dining, socializing (liming) and dancing in the sunshine.

Just a short seabus ride away from Downtown Vancouver, Caribbean Days will be taking place on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 for a weekend of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer.

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Shipyards Grand Opening marks a unique new space on Vancouver’s North Shore

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Although we were devastated to hear that the 2019 Fun City Festival and its giant waterslide down Lonsdale Avenue was cancelled for the year, spirits were raised after hearing about the Shipyards Grand Opening on July 20 in North Vancouver.

The Shipyards is a unique, interactive, and activity-driven place in the heart of North Vancouver, just a quick Seabus ride from Downtown.

There will be activity and entertainment throughout the waterfront for all ages and you’ll get a first look into the exciting new spaces that will be opening with the Shipyards.

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Shipyards Grand Opening marks a unique new space on Vancouver’s North Shore