Public Art in the Great Outdoors – Downtown Vancouver’s Best Walking Tours

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Lying on top of a building the clouds looked no nearer than when I was lying on the street – Liam Gillick

Passionate about art? Love being outside?

Grab your umbrella and lace up your walking shoes! With Vancouver’s self-guided Public Art Walking Tours you can have the best of both worlds.  Great art isn’t just in our museums and galleries and fall is the perfect time to get outside and discover public art throughout the City. As the leaves change the splashes of red, orange and yellow create a natural backdrop to the many public art installations located in the downtown core.

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Public Art in the Great Outdoors – Downtown Vancouver’s Best Walking Tours

Waterfront Sightseeing Adventures with Sea Vancouver (Free Tour Giveaway!)

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Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

Whether you’re a first-time zodiac adventurer or a seasoned veteran, we guarantee you’ll have a blast!

Launching from the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Sea Vancouver’s fleet of open-air, purpose-built, zodiac-style vessels are Vancouver’s fastest and safest way to view the city from the sea.

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Waterfront Sightseeing Adventures with Sea Vancouver (Free Tour Giveaway!)

Explore Vancouver and Take Postcard-Worthy Photos on this Unique Tour

Vancouver Convention Centre | photo: Vancouver Photowalks

Vancouver Convention Centre | photo: Vancouver Photowalks

Vancouver is one of North America’s most photogenic cities, with snow-capped mountains, white-sand beaches and gleaming, modern buildings. But even with the latest digital cameras, it’s not always easy to capture that perfect picture.

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Explore Vancouver and Take Postcard-Worthy Photos on this Unique Tour

Paddle Boarding Takes Off in Vancouver

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Imagine a surf board but no surf and you get an idea of paddle boarding. Boarders stand upright, using a single paddle to glide through calm waters. It’s a great workout and a fantastic way for almost anyone to get out on the water.

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Paddle Boarding Takes Off in Vancouver

Musical Theatre in Vancouver’s Great Outdoors: Theatre Under the Stars

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Vancouver’s Stanley Park is famous for its old-growth forests, Pacific beaches and incredible views. But during the summer months it adds another, unexpected attraction: Theatre Under the Stars.

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Musical Theatre in Vancouver’s Great Outdoors: Theatre Under the Stars

Kungfu Events for May 2013 at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

photo: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Master Zhang | photo: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden opens its spring season with a big emphasis on promoting health and wellness. In May, the Garden presents two workshops and a talk & demonstration session by renowned Chinese kungfu master Zhang Yuxuan. On May 9 and May 11, Master Zhang will introduce two forms of Chinese Kungfu – Five Elements Qigong and Daoist Taichi.

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Kungfu Events for May 2013 at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Birders of a Feather Flock together for Vancouver Bird Week May 4-11

Stellers Jay. Photo credit: Chris Dale/Bird Studies Canada

Stellers Jay. Photo credit: Chris Dale/Bird Studies Canada

Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Jack Black – stars of the British Columbia/Yukon-filmed comedy The Big Year – introduced me to the world of bird watching.  In the comedy, Wilson, Martin and Black’s characters travel across North America to see or hear the most bird species in a calendar year during the American Birdwatching Association’s annual “Big Year” contest.

The next day my partner and I played our own version of a ‘Big Morning’, trying to spot as many birds as we could on sunrise walk through Vancouver’s West End. We spotted seven different bird species including gulls, herons, widgeons and mallards. Suddenly we were hooked. The allure of walking around with binoculars to differentiate grebes from cormorants was no longer an activity reserved for our parents or our scientist friends.

It turns out birding, bird watching or ‘twitching’ as it’s called in the United Kingdom, is a pretty popular activity: according to 2006 survey done by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service there are about 48 million birdwatchers in the United States. In Canada, more than 550,000 Canadian adults take part in birdwatching activities annually according to a 2006 study on wildlife viewing activities.
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Birders of a Feather Flock together for Vancouver Bird Week May 4-11