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Archive of posts tagged "downtown"

Vancouver Icons Christ Church Cathedral

April 13th, 2015 @ 11:48am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Christ Church Cathedral, standing strong on the corner of West Georgia and Burrard in Downtown Vancouver, is almost as old as the city itself. A fixture in the community for 125 years, the Cathedral has been working on a revitalization over the last few decades with the last phase of the project including a new […]

St Paul’s Hospital to Close, New False Creek Facility to be Built

April 13th, 2015 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

St Paul’s Hospital has stood on Burrard Street in Downtown Vancouver for the last 100 years and Providence Health Care announced this morning that it is set to close, with a new facility and health care campus being built in the vicinity of Main and Terminal in False Creek. Photo credit: Swire on Flickr St […]

Dare to Leap Rappelling Fundraiser in Downtown Vancouver

April 10th, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you rappel 19 storeys down the side of Vancouver’s third tallest building, the Shaw Tower, all for a good local cause. Dare to Leap‘s inaugural fundraiser in support of Outward Bound Canada’s new Urban Youth Program takes place April 16th and there’s still time to sign up, fundraise, […]

Vancouver Icons: Waterfront Station

March 31st, 2015 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Waterfront Station is a transportation hub in Downtown Vancouver that connects the West Coast Express, Canada Line SkyTrain, Expo Line SkyTrain, SeaBus, and buses outside on Cordova that run all over the city. The current station building was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1914 and is the third station to stand at that […]

Vote for Robson Redux 2015

March 12th, 2015 @ 7:52am by Rebecca Bollwitt

VIVA Vancouver’s summer campaign that creates vibrant pedestrian spaces around the downtown core is currently hosting their 2015 Robson Redux design competition. Last summer we ate our food truck fare on the Urban Reef, before that we had the Pop Rocks loungers, PICNURBIA, and a cedar plank patio along the 800 block of Robson. Photo […]

Vancouver Icons: Randall Building Mural

January 27th, 2015 @ 1:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I wrote about some of Vancouver’s murals and there was one I purposely left off the list so that I could feature it today in its own post. The image on the side of the Randall Building, at 535 West Georgia, was installed in 1993 and is one of the city’s most photographed. Photo […]

5 Iconic Vancouver Murals

January 26th, 2015 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

When I land at YVR, step out the automatic doors from the arrivals area and sniff the cedar-coated Sea Island air, I know I’m home. I hop in a cab at the airport cruise up Granville from one end to the other, and just over the crest of the Granville Street Bridge I get a […]