Stanley Park Brewing Celebrates 1 Year of Brewing in the Park with 5 Awesome Events

Image: Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub

In 2019, Stanley Park Brewing opened their new Restaurant and Brewpub (8901 Stanley Park Drive) on the cusp of the park and just steps away from some of the best beaches and sunset views in the city. Now the company are celebrating one year of park beer with a line-up of exciting events, from SunSetter Yoga to Drag Brunch in partnership with Vancouver Pride. You’ll also get a chance to try their Anniversary Brew – Park Drive Pilsner. Continue reading:
Stanley Park Brewing Celebrates 1 Year of Brewing in the Park with 5 Awesome Events

Vancouver’s Gun Will Now Salute at 7pm for Health Care Workers

Photo Credit: Mark Teasdale

 

Park Board salutes health care workers with 12-pound cannon boom at 7pm, altering schedule of iconic Nine O’clock Gun.

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Vancouver’s Gun Will Now Salute at 7pm for Health Care Workers

Celebrate the Longest Night of the Year in Vancouver

longest night winter solstice

Photo: Secret Lantern Society

December 21st marks the longest night of the year and Winter Solstice. Whether you’re celebrating the dance of the sun and the Earth, or simply the fact that it’s the longest night of the year, there’s a way for everyone to experience this winter celebration in Vancouver.

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Celebrate the Longest Night of the Year in Vancouver

5 Places to Get a Quick Nature Fix in Vancouver

Exploring nature in Vancouver, BC

Photo: Destination BC/Jordan Manley

By now you’ve probably seen countless news stories about how exposure to nature is good for us. It makes us happier, reduces stress and boosts creativity. According to scientists, just listening to birdsong and running water or smelling trees can help us chill out.

In Vancouver, you don’t even have to leave the city limits to spend some time in the woods. Here are five Vancouver parks with a wilderness feel, perfect for a quick nature fix in the city.

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5 Places to Get a Quick Nature Fix in Vancouver

Two Phenomenal Ways to Tour Vancouver’s Stanley Park This Fall

Flickr: Anthony Maw

The world-renowned Stanley Park, the city’s urban forest escape, is particularly lovely at this time of year with the changing leaves and crisp autumn air.

While strolling and biking on the seawall are always lovely options, if you’d rather sit back and relax while you take in the scenery and views, there are two excellent alternatives available:

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Two Phenomenal Ways to Tour Vancouver’s Stanley Park This Fall

6 Places to Try Trail Running in Vancouver

A runner at the Run Ridge Run trail running race at Buntzen Lake. Photo via Coast Mountain Trail Series/Brian McCurdy Photography

Vancouverites are pretty active, and we live in a city surrounded by nature. So it shouldn’t be surprising that many combine the two by trail running. If you’ve never tried it, trail running can seem a little intimidating. Unlike smooth sidewalks, uneven trails have lots of obstacles. And in Vancouver’s mountains, the trails are often really hilly! However, your first ever trail run doesn’t have to be straight up a mountain. Here are six mellow places to try trail running in Vancouver. 

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6 Places to Try Trail Running in Vancouver

10 Places Near Vancouver to Picnic in Nature

A group having a picnic at Third Beach in Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC

Sunset picnic at Third Beach in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

On hot summer days, there’s nothing better than a picnic. In a city like Vancouver surrounded by mountains and ocean, you can go beyond neighbourhood parks and enjoy your picnic in nature. So pack your blankets and picnic baskets, then head out to one of these 10 great picnic destinations near Vancouver.

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10 Places Near Vancouver to Picnic in Nature