Go Green in Vancouver this Holiday Season

Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver

Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge | Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

It’s easy to be green in Vancouver over the holidays—and all year round. Here are some ways to do your part for sustainability in the city this festive season.

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Go Green in Vancouver this Holiday Season

Indigenous family histories in comics form will take over city bus shelters this October

Comics in Transit is an ongoing project that takes one-page comic stories, enlarges them, and installs them in bus shelters for people to read on their daily commute.

Each series features artwork based around a theme, often leaning towards education and social issues. In 2017, Comics in Transit featured stories told by refugees about their journeys to Canada. This year, the project focusses on Indigenous family histories. Throughout October, bus shelters will display the comics. But those who are interested can get a sneak peek on Sept. 26 at an exhibition of the work at Red Gate Arts Society (1965 Main St.). Find out more below.

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Indigenous family histories in comics form will take over city bus shelters this October

Next Stop: Wilderness! With new Parkbus Vancouver Transit Pilot

garibaldi lake transit

Image courtesy of Parkbus | Facebook.com

When it comes to close proximity to nature, Vancouver shines as one of the best cities in the world that offers hiking opportunities that are accessible without needing a car. From Grouse Mountain to Deep Cove’s Quarry Rock and a few other options in between, it’s easy to escape into nature with just the price of a bus ticket.

However, despite being so close to Vancouver, most provincial parks in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor have no transit options available. If you want to access the jaw-dropping beauty of Garibaldi, you’re going to have to rely on a car to get you there – until now!

Parkbus Vancouver will be piloting a new direct connection to Gaibaldi, Alice Lake, Shannon Falls, and Stawamus Chief Provincial Parks from Vancouver for two days only on August 20 and September 10. This is your chance to escape to the wild for a day of adventure, just a short bus ride from Vancouver!

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Next Stop: Wilderness! With new Parkbus Vancouver Transit Pilot

Ride Translink free – and take in some art!

MadeIn Company's Physique of Consciousness, 2013 Installation at Lyon Biennale, 2013 performance and 35 display cases. Photo: Biennale de Lyon 2013.

MadeIn Company’s Physique of Consciousness, 2013 Installation at Lyon Biennale, 2013 performance and 35 display cases. Photo: Biennale de Lyon 2013.

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Ride Translink free – and take in some art!