Archive for the category "west vancouver"

Vancouver Icons: Point Atkinson Lighthouse

March 8th, 2013 @ 11:19am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Point Atkinson Lighthouse and Lighthouse Park are located in West Vancouver however they’re so frequently photographed, from above, below, the rocks, and the water, that they’re the perfect fit for the Vancouver Icon photo feature series: Charted and named by Captain George Vancouver in 1792, Point Atkinson was an ideal geographic aid to shipping […]

Snowy Mountain Photos from the Miss604 Flickr Pool

December 31st, 2012 @ 9:22am by Rebecca Bollwitt

We’ve been away in Iowa for the last part of the month where temperatures have been working their way down to -20C. It’s the type of cold that impedes you from going outside and enjoying the snow — feet of snow that fell weeks ago but remains on the ground due to the chill. When […]

Remembrance Day Ceremonies 2012 in Metro Vancouver

November 9th, 2012 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This Sunday, November 11th, is Remembrance Day in Canada. Communities across the country are taking time to gather, reflect, and remember the sacrifices made by our soldiers in honour of this country which we all call home. The following events are all taking place on November 11th around Metro Vancouver and the information has been […]

Neighbourhood Toy Store Day 2012

November 8th, 2012 @ 8:21pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Promoting local businesses for the second year, Neighbourhood Toy Store Day will be celebrated across Canada this Saturday, November 10th. Over 50 independent toy stores from Charlottetown to Courtenay will open their doors for demos, games, crafts, giveaways and more along with a full day of shopping. The following stores are in the Vancouver area […]

November Events in Metro Vancouver 2012

November 1st, 2012 @ 11:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Halloween has passed and the countdown to the holiday season is on. Here are some events around Metro Vancouver that have been sent my way this month: Photo credit: どこでもいっしょ on Flickr Thursday, November 1, 2012 Penny Drive For Our Kids [PDF] Day of the Dead: Dia de Muertos A Good Book Drive (until Nov […]

Metro Vancouver Parks: West Vancouver

September 12th, 2012 @ 11:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been 69 years since the West Vancouver Parks Board was established. The 100-year old district municipality set up a parks board on September 13th, 1943 according to Chuck Davis’ Vancouver History and in honor of this milestone, my park series this week features all of West Vancouver’s major parks: Ambleside Park Features: Dog off-leash […]

August Events in Metro Vancouver 2012

July 31st, 2012 @ 9:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

They say you can’t have a rainbow without rain and thanks to our soggy start to summer, we’re being rewarded with a scorching August. Free events, festivals, family fun, and much more are in store this month as it kicks off with a holiday weekend, filled with pride: Photo credit: Mark Faviell Photos on Flickr […]

Fraiche Wednesday Wine Series

May 9th, 2012 @ 4:08pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Fraîche Restaurant in West Vancouver presents a Wednesday Wine Series and their next event will feature a 5-course meal and the wines of the Okanagan’s own Okanagan Crush Pad. Winemaker Michael Bartier Photo credit: Trudel Photo. Fraîche recently won gold at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards and Chef Alvarez is known for using local ingredients […]