Archive for the category "vancouver"

Vancouver History: Lumberman’s Arch

August 29th, 2011 @ 10:05am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Lumberman’s Arch is a popular meeting place and landmark on the North side of Stanley Park, West of Brockton Point. The single log propped up by two others is a monument to the major industry that built up our province and was installed by the Park Board and the BC Lumber Manufacturers Association almost 60 […]

The Teahouse in Stanley Park Shuttle

August 26th, 2011 @ 1:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Located above the sea wall at Ferguson Point and nestled between our urban forest and the setting sun of the Salish Sea, The Teahouse in Stanley Park is a true gem. Recently, they’ve made the restaurant more accessible by adding a free courtesy shuttle (in collaboration with Harbour Air Seaplanes) between the Teahouse, major Vancouver […]

HST Referendum Results

August 26th, 2011 @ 11:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The HST referendum results were released this morning and just over 54% voted “YES” to extinguish the combined tax in BC. BC Gov Photos On July 1st, 2010, the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) came into play in BC. It combined our GST (5%) with the PST (7%) into one single 12% tax. A few months […]

Vancouver Waterfight 2011

August 25th, 2011 @ 2:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Waterfight is happening this weekend in Stanley Park. It was originally supposed to take place weeks ago but since our summer was so soggy (pretty much defeating the purpose of the event) it’s been pushed back. Photo credit: Nick Devenish on Flickr The waterfight is more of a “friendly soaking” with rules to […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Bikes

August 25th, 2011 @ 11:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Whether you take to the trails, the sea wall, or the specified road lanes, there’s no denying that Vancouver is a bicycle town. From heavy duty shock absorbers to fixies and colourful cruisers, bikes pepper our urban landscape and are a large part of life in this city. As such, this week’s theme from the […]

The Owl & The Pussycat

August 25th, 2011 @ 10:22am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow night The Owl & The Pussycat opens at the PAL Studio Theatre in Coal Harbour. Set in San Francisco, it was written by Bill Manhoff and originally starred Alan Alda and Diana Sands when it opened on Broadway in 1964. It was also made into a film and starred George Segal with Barbra Streisand. […]

Pink Salmon Festival 2011

August 24th, 2011 @ 2:32pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo courtesy of the PSF The Pacific Salmon Foundation will be showing off pink salmon this Sunday in Kitsilano with free samples all afternoon. It will be cooked up by a team led by Chef Robert Clark of C Restaurant and barbecued by Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk. The event will also include live music, activities for […]

Rosewood Hotel Georgia: Win a Night’s Stay

August 24th, 2011 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia re-opened this summer, combining dazzling modern luxury with decadent decor from throughout its 84-year history. I was able to visit the hotel recently, for the first time since my hard-hat tour in May to see the final results. Boasting one of the largest collections of Canadian artwork in the country, the […]