Archive for the category "BC"

August Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre

August 1st, 2014 @ 7:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Rio Theatre has a nice selection for their late night movies series this August including a marathon of Indiana Jones. These 19+ screenings can be complimented with a beverage from the theatre’s full service bar as you enjoy a night out with friends. Tickets are available online in advance or at the door for […]

August Events in Metro Vancouver

July 31st, 2014 @ 4:42pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

There is no slowing down this month as August is packed with events, from the Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival to the Harmony Arts Festival, the Honda Celebration of Light, Pride Festivals (in New Westminster and Vancouver) and Vancouver TheatreSports League: TripImproviser if you’re looking for something indoors. This event list is updated frequently so […]

August in Vancouver History

July 31st, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver was incorporated in April of 1886 and the months that followed were full of growth, development, and unfortunately a giant setback in the form of the Great Vancouver Fire. By the time August rolled around, the city was rebuilding and as Chuck Davis notes in his History of Metropolitan Vancouver, it was usually a […]

Downtown Squamish Getaway for Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival

July 31st, 2014 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Squamish Days are here! July 31st through August 4th the community will celebrate 100 Years of Squamish and the 57th annual Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival. The weekend will be packed with fun for the whole family, from participation in a 10km run to sitting back and enjoying a wacky parade and live music, showcasing […]

France Vancouver Fireworks Photos

July 31st, 2014 @ 8:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Honda Celebration of Light fireworks continued in Vancouver last night as hundreds of thousands people packed English Bay and the surrounding shores to watch France’s display. Beaches are getting full and boats are jockeying for position. No reported issues & great crowds. #Air1 photo pic.twitter.com/g2E3ZUYJnI — Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) July 31, 2014 Thanks to […]

Vancouver Sunset Sailboat Cruise with Simplicity Sailing Charters

July 30th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

We walked down to Coal Harbour from our place in the West End on a simmering, sunny afternoon and reached Harbour Green Park just as the Blue Heron pulled up to the dock. Cody from Simplicity Sailing Charters had reached out to me about coming for a sunset sail and I couldn’t possibly turn down […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Cordova Street

July 29th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Cordova Street, which runs through the most history-laden part of Vancouver, was once called Willow Street and Oppenheimer Street, before eventually being named after Don Antonio Maria Villaces y Cordova, Spanish Viceroy of Mexico thanks to L.A. Hamilton. 1886: View of Granville [Townsite] looking west from Westminster Ave (Main Street) and Oppenheimer (Cordova) Street. Archives# […]

Public Tours of BC Place

July 29th, 2014 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

BC Place is one of the easiest landmarks to spot on a map of Vancouver aside from Stanley Park. It’s an icon of our fair city, opening in June of 1983 and again in 2011 following $150 million in major renovations, it has hosted everything from the CFL, MLS, and the NHL Heritage Classic to […]