How to Get Off the Beaten Path in Vancouver

Whale skeleton at Beaty Biodiversity Museum in Vancouver

Photo: Beaty Biodiversity Museum

If you want to see a side of Vancouver that locals know, skip the crowds at popular attractions. Get off the beaten path at foodie destinations, hikes, parks, and more.

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How to Get Off the Beaten Path in Vancouver

8 Ways to Get Outdoors at UBC

People walk on an elevated bridge at the Greenheart Treewalk at the UBC Botanical Garden in Vancouver

Greenheart Treewalk, UBC Botanical Garden. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Destination Canada (CTC) / Asymetric/Jason Van Bruggen

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has a gorgeous campus, surrounded by forest and ocean. You don’t have to be a student to enjoy fun outdoor activities like biking and hiking. You can also explore historical sites, gardens, and more.

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8 Ways to Get Outdoors at UBC

UBC is hosting a blueberry festival this week

UBC Blueberry Festival

Photo by Yakynina Anastasia on Unsplash

The University of British Columbia is one of the top universities in Canada for good reason. It’s Vancouver campus has a stunning setting next to the ocean, there are a host of famous and well-known alumni (like our Prime Minister, for one), must-see attractions, and a president that loves taking selfies.

If you’ve never visited the campus, located in Point Grey, now you’ve got even more reason to go. From July 18 – 20, UBC Food Services will be hosting their 2018 Blueberry Festival on campus to celebrate arguably BC’s most delicious fruit – the blueberry!

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UBC is hosting a blueberry festival this week

Storm the Wall at UBC Hosts Community Event on March 25

storm the wall UBC 2018

Photo Cred: Bronwyn Davies | Image from UBC REC Facebook

From Sunday, March 25 to Wednesday, March 28, the campus at the University of British Columbia will be holding its iconic “Storm the Wall” event that has UBC students, faculty, staff, and the community racing to get over a huge 12-foot wall.

To kick off the competition, UBC Recreation will be hosting a community event on Sunday, March 25th for an afternoon of family fun. The free festival will include food, games, and prizes to celebrate the longstanding tradition that is Storm the Wall.

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Storm the Wall at UBC Hosts Community Event on March 25

Out On The Shelves, Vancouver’s Only LGBTQ2IA+ Library, Is Re-Opening

By Casey Stepaniuk

Queer book lovers in Vancouver have ample reason to rejoice this holiday season because Out On The Shelves, the city’s only library devoted to LGBTQ2IA+ books (and DVDs) is re-opening! The entirely volunteer-run library, where anyone can get a library card for free, has found a new home on UBC’s West Point Grey campus in the student Nest Building after being in transition for the last year and a half having lost their downtown space.

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Out On The Shelves, Vancouver’s Only LGBTQ2IA+ Library, Is Re-Opening

Vancouver’s MOA Showcases Rare Early Salish Weavings Gathered from Around the World

Credit: Collection of the National Museum of Finland, VK-1. Photographer: Markku Haverinen;  weaver’s name unrecorded, location unrecorded
collected prior to 1828

When I walk into the space of the Museum of Anthropology’s newest exhibition, I feel the sacred nature of what has been assembled within it.

The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving is an unforgettable and moving gathering of Salish blankets and weavings, many that have come from far off museums in Europe and the United States.

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Vancouver’s MOA Showcases Rare Early Salish Weavings Gathered from Around the World

Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour

Imagine if a city could tell you its stories as you strolled through its neighborhoods. As you walk by a mural, you long dismissed on your daily commute, a voice chimes in. “This mural depicts J.W. Horne’s real estate office in a hollow log somewhere around Georgia and Granville St. in 1886. J.W. Horne was originally from Ontario but made his fortune following the westward expansion of the CPR. In 1886 he moved to Vancouver just as the CPR completed its western terminus at Granville.

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Immerse Yourself in Vancouver’s History With A Free Interactive Walking Tour