West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival’s Exciting New Line-Up

13-DWV-BoW-SJP_0045From July 29 to August 7, West Vancouver becomes a mecca for anyone interested in the arts. Attracting over 400 established and emerging visual artists and 150 performing artists, the 26th annual Harmony Arts Festival, is a celebration of music, performance, literary works, cinema and art. Continue reading:
West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival’s Exciting New Line-Up

Scuba Dive in Vancouver’s Backyard

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Diving in British Columbia is fun, stunningly beautiful, and like skiing, if you wear the right gear – warm and cosy!

Check out these videos that highlight a few spots that you can go for a dive:

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Scuba Dive in Vancouver’s Backyard

Where Local Families Love To Play Outside: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots on Vancouver’s North Shore

Cates Park | Dollarton

Photo: Bianca Bujan | Cates Park | Dollarton, North Vancouver

Offering a bountiful selection of beachside splash spots and arborous adventures, BC’s North Shore is the perfect destination for families looking to trek and tumble with tots in tow. From Deep Cove to Dundarave, the options for family outdoor adventure are endless. Unplug, and connect with your kids while exploring these 5 favourite North Shore spots, where locals love to play outside.

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Where Local Families Love To Play Outside: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots on Vancouver’s North Shore

Hungry? Halibut Fest Returns to Vancouver This Weekend

Photo credit: Mack Male | Flickr

Photo credit: Mack Male | Flickr

Do you love halibut? Then this is the festival for you.

This weekend, the Halibut Festival returns to Metro Vancouver.  The star of the show: 20,000 pounds of freshly caught Haida Gwaii halibut, brought in especially for the occasion.

The festival takes place over two days at two separate locations.   Continue reading:
Hungry? Halibut Fest Returns to Vancouver This Weekend

5 Fantastic (and Easy) Fall Hikes in Vancouver

Lighthouse Park | 'James Wheeler / Flickr

Lighthouse Park | ‘James Wheeler / Flickr

Vancouver’s brief, glorious autumn is the perfect time to explore the city’s natural charms. Long days, mild temperatures and clear skies make ideal conditions for a walk in a park, along the rugged coastline or into the mountains.

These five, easy hikes are all within a 45-minute radius of downtown. They can be completed in three hours or less and reward with breathtaking views and access to wild scenery.

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5 Fantastic (and Easy) Fall Hikes in Vancouver

The Wilderness Next Door: West Vancouver’s Top Parks

Lighthouse Park

 
Just across the Lion’s Gate Bridge from downtown Vancouver is the seaside city of West Vancouver. Wedged between the glittering Pacific Ocean and the snowcapped North Shore Mountains, West Van is an oasis of waterfront boardwalks, boutiques and lavish homes.
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The Wilderness Next Door: West Vancouver’s Top Parks

Pit Stop: Park Royal Shopping Centre

Urban Tea Merchant at Park Royal Shopping Centre is our best treat

Many of us Vancouverites have since grown up and moved into neighbouring communities and regions, and we’re frequently on the move in and out of Vancouver proper.

If you’re like me and have ferry trips and set times to depart from any of the Lower Mainland BC Ferry Terminals AND young kids or teenagers, sometimes a little bit of strategic planning can mean a much smoother drive for the parental unit and a lot less stress waiting for the boat.

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Pit Stop: Park Royal Shopping Centre