Archive for the category "west vancouver"

Lions Gate Bridge at Night: Gracie’s Necklace

February 11th, 2014 @ 9:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you are familiar with Lions Gate Bridge history then you’ll know that its construction was made possible by the Guinness family (yes, that Guinness) but did you know that its iconic string of lights was nicknamed Gracie’s Necklace? Photo credit: Shannon Leigh Photography on Flickr The Guinness family, of Irish beer fame, was convinced […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Biplanes

January 15th, 2014 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver is spectacular from almost any angle but I really love getting above it all when I’m taking a seaplane flight, helicopter ride, or am fortunate to do a ride-along with a traffic plane. There’s quite a bit of aviation history here in BC, as you can find in the Canadian Museum of Flight and […]

December Events in Metro Vancouver

November 29th, 2013 @ 6:29am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver shines during the holidays and this month’s event list will help you and your family enjoy the best lights, sights, sounds, and activities in communities across the region. The list below will be updated daily so be sure to bookmark it and check back often for ideas. Photo credit: qasic on Flickr Jump to: […]

Remembrance Day Ceremonies Around Vancouver

November 5th, 2013 @ 3:59pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Click here for 2014 ceremonies Remembrance Day is coming up and around the region there will be special events to commemorate and remember those who represented our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Affairs Canada has provided an interactive map of events across the country and I have researched a few ceremonies, concerts, and […]

Neighbourhood Toy Store Day 2013

November 4th, 2013 @ 11:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Neighbourhood Toy Store Day is once again being celebrated at local, independent toy retailers across Canada on Saturday, November 9, 2013. This one-day celebration encourages you to shop local and enjoy family fun with in-store specials, activities, discounts, deals, giveaways, and more. Participating retailers in the Vancouver area include: Granville Island Toy Company Location: 3298 […]