Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish officially re-opening on February 14, 2020

Sea to Sky gondola re-opening

Image courtesy of Sea to Sky Gondolas | Photo by Paul Bride

Just in time for a romantic date night on Valentine’s Day or for a fun day trip for the Family Day long weekend, the Sea to Sky Gondola has just announced that it will be officially re-opening on Friday, February 14, 2020.

The re-opening date comes after months of being shut down because of a confirmed act of vandalism that forced the closure of the incredibly popular tourist attraction on the Sea to Sky highway.

In the coming weeks, thirty brand new cabins will be re-installed on the main cable that recently arrived from Switzerland.

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Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish officially re-opening on February 14, 2020

The Lions – Hear us Roar! Hike Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver

Discover the Outdoors the Lions

View of the Lions Photo: Rob Weiss

The Lions.  Proud, majestic, strong. These famous peaks are iconic Vancouver landmarks and define our ever changing skyline. They serve as beacons and silently remind us of Mother Nature’s strength and beauty.  I am forever drawn to them.  A key and vital component of my morning ritual includes a check-in with The Lions.  I miss them on grey days when they disappear into the clouds.  Conversely, on bright, sunny days they fill me with positive energy and an urge to get outside and play!

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The Lions – Hear us Roar! Hike Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver

5 Day Trips for the Labour Day Long Weekend

U-Pick blueberries. Photo credit: BC Blueberry Council

Sticking around this weekend? You can still have a mini adventure and make it home in time for dinner. From hiking and swimming to berry picking, museums and Labour Day festivities, there’s no shortage of outdoorsy, end-of summer day trips for the intrepid Vancouver family.

Here are five day trip ideas all within a 90 minute (or less) drive from downtown. Have one to add? Help out by commenting. Continue reading:
5 Day Trips for the Labour Day Long Weekend

PRIDE: Want some small town to go along with your extravaganza?

Kayaking out of Sargeant Bay, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast

Here it comes for 2011: another huge helping of one of North America’s most popular queer festivals, Vancouver Pride. Over 600,000 spectators will line up to view the signature parade on Sunday July 31, but both before and after, queer and GLBT-friendly fans will be looking for activities to fill out the 10 day stretch bracketing the festival.

If you’re looking for a counterpoint to the fabulous big city oomph and non-stop events, why not make a day trip or short getaway to the Sunshine Coast on either side of Pride Week?

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PRIDE: Want some small town to go along with your extravaganza?

15 Day Trips & Great Escapes for the Victoria Day Long Weekend

Bungee jumping in Whistler. Photo: Whistler Bungee Inc

Victoria Day is May 23, making the upcoming weekend a long one. While there are loads of things to do in the city—just check out this list compiled by our readers of 125 Things to Do in Vancouver—the long weekend is the perfect chance to explore outside the city limits with one of these great day trips!

15 Day Trips & Great Escapes for the Victoria Day Weekend

1. Relax in the warm mineral waters at the Harrison Hot Springs.

2. Spend the day in Steveston, strolling the waterfront and visiting the Gulf of Georgia Cannery salmon museum.

3. Explore the artists’ colonies, beaches, and coves of the famous Sunshine Coast.

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15 Day Trips & Great Escapes for the Victoria Day Long Weekend

Further Afield: Lund Shellfish Festival

The Annual Lund Shellfish Festival Sunshine Coast

If you haven’t tasted the bounty of BC’s oysters, same-day harvested and served up raw on a government dock in a quiet harbour away from it all, you haven’t lived.

Forget all you know about oysters, clams, prawns and fish, and plan a weekend getaway to scenic Lund, on the upper Sunshine Coast (Powell River) this May 27-29.

Foodies from as far away as Colorado, Texas, Montreal and even overseas come for this unique opportunity to rub elbows with the locals and dine on some of the freshest seafood you will ever taste, in one of BC’s tiniest and most scenic harbours only a few hours from Vancouver.

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Further Afield: Lund Shellfish Festival