Take a stroll in vanishing (East) Vancouver

On Sept. 29, urban explorers are invited to take a self-guided photo walk in one of Vancouver’s changing areas.

Clark Drive in East Van has long been an industrial zone and truck route. But the neighbourhood, which is also central to the annual Vancouver East Cultural Crawl, is gradually shifting into a more walkable area, with small artist-run spaces and craft breweries popping up. ClarkWalk will feature photo-documentation and new music to accompany participants. Read more below.

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Take a stroll in vanishing (East) Vancouver

6 Ways to Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver This Summer

Reflections at Rosewood Hotel Georgia | Image via OpenTable

If you’re reading this, you either know what hygge is, or you’re possibly wondering what it is, and how on Earth to say it. So here you go: hygge is the Danish concept of living well and being cozy, and it’s pronounced ‘hue-guh’. And while cozy tends to be associated with autumn and winter, I’ve got some fantastic summer ways for you to get your hygge on in Vancouver!

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6 Ways to Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver This Summer

Six Ways to Celebrate Global Wellness Day in Vancouver

Image via Global Wellness Day Facebook Page

There seems to be a special day for almost everything these days, but if you’re going to celebrate something, it should be taking care of yourself, right? Hence, Global Wellness Day, celebrated annually on the second Saturday in May! Luckily, Vancouver is a city that is all about keeping well and happy as a visitor or local. Even luckier is that there are some fantastic ways to celebrate Global Wellness Day while you’re here! Here are our six picks for wellness in the city on June 9, 2018:

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Six Ways to Celebrate Global Wellness Day in Vancouver

Reflections

Photo: Rob Weiss

Widely recognized as an Instagrammable Hotspot, Vancouver is a photographer’s dream! How can we go wrong with spectacular beaches, a growing modern cosmopolitan skyline and a dramatic snowcapped mountain backdrop? In solidarity with my fellow “grammers,” I am constantly on the hunt for that “perfect” shot. Recently, I found myself in the heart of downtown on a beautiful, bright and sunny west coast day. As I casually strolled the city streets, I found myself captivated by a series of fascinating reflections. Voila, immediately in front of me lay a whole new way to envision our magnificent city.

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Reflections

Feeling a little bit Country in Campbell Valley

Photo: Birgitt Findler-Sanders

Rich in history, steeped in nature with a sprawling network of well-maintained trails make Campbell Valley Regional Park a favourite in the South Langley area. An ideal spot for birdwatching, picnics, and stretching your legs, the 535-hectare park features a variety of landscapes including lush forests, grassland vistas and wetlands. With over 29 km of trails to choose from, it’s often difficult to pick the perfect path. However, for a quick and easy family -friendly outing I always enjoy a jaunt along the Little River Loop Trail.

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Feeling a little bit Country in Campbell Valley

People Amongst the People in Stanley Park

Photo: Flickr G.S. Matthews

Standing in silence, gazing up at the magnificent Totem Poles located in the heart of Stanley Park, I was thankful for the chilly, misty day. The moody weather served to keep the crowds away, and I found myself alone amongst the poles at Brockton Point. Easily one of our city’s most frequented tourist attractions, it is extremely unusual to be standing solo amongst these magnificent, historical pieces. Masterfully crafted, each intricate pole tells a unique and compelling story. Captivated, I took my time and carefully studied the poles.

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People Amongst the People in Stanley Park

If These Stumps Could Talk – Exploring Stanley Park’s Rain Forest

Photo: Flickr, Colin Knowles

Exploring the path less travelled usually brings unexpected delights, and this certainly holds true in Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park. Granted, on a warm, sunny, day nothing compares to a cycle or stroll along the sensational seawall. However, on a chilly, winter day I often find myself seeking refuge from the elements by setting my sights on one of the many inner trails. With over 27 kilometres of well-maintained paths to choose from, Stanley Park offers much for those willing to tour this incredible, lush West Coast rain forest.

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If These Stumps Could Talk – Exploring Stanley Park’s Rain Forest