Archive for the category "north vancouver"

Watershed Snowshoe Tours on Mount Seymour

February 3rd, 2016 @ 10:07am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Enjoy a different kind of Vancouver walking tour as you step into some snowshoes and discover the connection between the pristine North Shore mountain snow and our drinking water. Metro Vancouver is hosting a dozen watershed snowshoe tours on Mount Seymour this winter where you can learn about your local water supply in a fun […]

Things to do on Family Day in Metro Vancouver

February 1st, 2016 @ 1:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Things to do on Family Day in Metro Vancouver. BC Family Day is Monday, February 8, 2016. Check out events and activities in Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Langley, and beyond.

Photos of The Lions from Vancouver

January 26th, 2016 @ 6:06am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Lions are to Vancouver what the Matterhorn is to Switzerland. They are the two most iconic peaks in the Vancouver area, sitting atop the North Shore mountains at 5,400 ft (West Lion) and 5,269 ft (East Lion). The Lions are also known as Ch’ich’iyúy Elxwíkn by the Squamish First Nation, which translates to Twin […]

Where to Snowshoe on the North Shore: Seymour, Grouse, Cypress

January 6th, 2016 @ 10:22am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last weekend, John and I noticed a trend as we observed fellow shoppers on West Broadway: Every second person was holding a brand new pair of snowshoes. Fun for the whole family and for all skill levels, snowshoeing is quickly becoming the hottest snow activity around. Whether you bought your own pair of snowshoes last […]

Polar Bear Swim New Year’s Day Vancouver, White Rock, North Vancouver

December 29th, 2015 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was in 1920 that Peter Pantages created the Polar Bear Swim Club in Vancouver and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s Day tradition for the last 96 years. Peter Pantages on a snowy Vancouver beach in 1927. Archives# CVA 99-1786. Polar Bear Swim Vancouver The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim takes place […]