March Into Wellness – Your Guide to March 2020 Events in Vancouver

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It’s a leap year, which means you’ve got an extra day to keep your 2020 wellness goals on track! Leap into March 2020 at these fitness and wellness events in Vancouver.

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March Into Wellness – Your Guide to March 2020 Events in Vancouver

Top 5 amazing outdoor pools in Vancouver to help beat the heat this summer

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Chill out at the local outdoor pool…

It’s (almost) summertime and the living is easy! With reports that the 2019 summer in Vancouver could be the hottest on record, it’s time to take note of all the places to beat the heat.

Vancouver is lucky to be surrounded by a giant natural outdoor pool (the ocean), but – let’s be honest, not everyone likes to swim in it. Sometimes, lounging on the deck of a man-made pool is a little more relaxing.

So, if you’re looking to cool down this summer in Vancouver, make sure you check out one (or all!) of these fabulous outdoor pools. One of them has even been named one of the “sexiest pools in the world” by RedBull!

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Top 5 amazing outdoor pools in Vancouver to help beat the heat this summer

No Snow, No Problem: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Vancouver Mountains, Without Snow

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Photo credit: iwona_kellie | Flickr

Take one glance at Vancouver’s North Shore mountains and you’ll probably notice something amiss: snow.  By mid December, the mountains are usually blanketed in white, fluffy snow and full of skiers and snowboarders swooshing down the slopes. This year, however, is a different story.

Never fear.  Not only are two of Vancouver’s three ski resorts actually open for business, but there are plenty of other ways to experience the mountains.  Here are 5 ways to enjoy the Vancouver mountains, with or without the white stuff:

Take a winter hike: Cypress and Seymour Mountains both boast great winter hiking along a network of trails.  Normally, snowshoes would be required but dry conditions this year mean you may be OK with a good set of hiking boots and some crampons if conditions are icy.  Popular, intermediate-level trails include Dog Mountain on Mount Seymour and Cabin Lake on Cypress Mountain. Both of these hikes can be completed in a few hours and offer fantastic views. (Be aware that all winter hiking is challenging and extra precautions are required.) Free Continue reading:
No Snow, No Problem: 5 Ways to Enjoy the Vancouver Mountains, Without Snow

Tegan and Sara, Dan Mangan and More Coming to Vancouver for CBCMusic.ca Fest, June 14 (Ticket Giveaway)

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Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Love home-grown Canadian music? Then this may be the event for you.

The CBCMusic.ca Festival is coming to Metro Vancouver’s Deer Lake Park on June 14. This is the second annual instalment of the festival, which highlights some of the top up-and-coming and established acts from across Canada.  Headliners include none other than Vancouver’s Dan Mangan, as well as Grammy-nominated pop duo Tegan and Sara.

Sound like your idea of a good time? Read on to learn how to win a pair of tickets to the event.

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Tegan and Sara, Dan Mangan and More Coming to Vancouver for CBCMusic.ca Fest, June 14 (Ticket Giveaway)

Giant Outdoor Sculptures Coming to Vancouver: Vancouver Biennale 2014

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Photo credit: tofuart | Flickr

Get your cameras ready: Another round of giant, outdoor art is coming to Vancouver.

The third instalment of the Vancouver Biennale begins later his month.  Every other year, the celebration brings massive works of public art to locations throughout Vancouver and surrounding communities. As part of the 2014 Biennale, some 20 sculptures will be installed in Vancouver and an additional 10 will go in New Westminster, North Vancouver and Squamish.

The big news this year is that one sculpture has been crafted by none other that China’s most famous dissident, Ai Weiwei.  No word yet on what the piece is or where it will be placed, but it’s bound to turn heads.

Oftentimes, the sculptures go on to become permanent icons on the Vancouver landscape. Past examples include A-maze-ing Laughter (the giant bronze men near English Bay), Engagement (the huge engagement rings above Sunset Beach) and 217.5 Arc X 13 (those weird rusting metal ribs at Sunset Beach).

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PLAYLAND AT THE PNE INTRODUCES TWO NEW FAMILY RIDES (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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A sure sign that spring is here and summer is right around the corner, Playland at the PNE will open its gates for another season of family-friendly entertainment in less than two weeks. This year Playland is introducing two new rides that will send guests spinning and soaring: the Teacups and the Balloon Explorers.

Get the whole family together and go for a spin in the Teacups! Parents will remember this classic ride from their childhood and kids will have a blast whirling and twirling as they spin their teacup as fast as they can go!

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Ahoy! Tall Ships Sail Back into Richmond

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A trio of classic tall ships, including a vessel conducting critical environmental research in the North Pacific, will be showcased when Ships to Shore Steveston 2012 returns to Richmond on the Canada Day weekend. From Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1 visitors can relive the days when Richmond’s Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world with free boarding and viewing of a flotilla of unique and historic ships.

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