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Polar Bear Swim: Vancouver English Bay

December 27th, 2014 @ 1:54pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 95th year on January 1, 2015. New Year’s Day 1939 + 2011. Archives# CVA 371-836 + Photo credit: Michael Kalus – Michael Kalus Print It was in 1920 that Peter Pantages created the club and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s […]

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

December 26th, 2014 @ 1:42pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you couldn’t get to one of Vancouver’s many holiday attractions before Christmas, fear not! Many are open this weekend and through to early January. Here’s a list of events and activities that you can enjoy over the next few days: Photo credit: on Flickr Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend Friday, December 26, […]

Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver

December 22nd, 2014 @ 9:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s always fun to ring in the New Year with the ones you love, and if your nearest and dearest are too young to head to the hottest club party or themed ballroom bash, here are a few family-friendly options for saying goodbye to 2014 and welcoming 2015 all together: Family Friendly New Year’s Eve […]

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

December 18th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s the very last weekend before Christmas and the city is alive with events, activities, and plenty of neighbourhoods showing off their very best light displays. The weekend event list is bigger than usual, packed with fun ways to get the most out of the city this holiday season. Photo credit: TOTORORO.RORO on Flickr Last […]

Winter Solstice Lantern Festival

December 17th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Celebrate the 21st annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival on December 21st in three Vancouver communities. Presented by the Secret Lantern Society and Artistic Director Naomi Singer, this free family event (with some ticketed attractions) will illuminate the longest night of the year. Photo credit: Rikki / Julius Reque on Flickr These are festive celebrations of […]

Christmas Lights in Vancouver

December 16th, 2014 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Growing up in Surrey, one of my favourite Christmas memories was when our whole family would bundle up and pile into our van for a night of Christmas light hunting. First things first, we’d stop somewhere to pick up hot chocolate that would warm our mittened hands, and then we’d always head to New Westminster […]

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

December 11th, 2014 @ 4:12pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

During the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and errands, be sure to take some time for family, friends, and to connect with your city with some of these seasonal events and activities this weekend: Photo credit: Karen Lee Colangelo on Flickr Friday, December 12, 2014 Kyle Bottom’s Comedy Bucket A Holiday Affair “Eat, Drink […]