Archive of posts tagged "museum"

Winter Wander at Vanier Park

February 3rd, 2015 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vanier Park hosts the fourth annual Winter Wander on Saturday, February 7, 2015 as six cultural institutions open their doors for a self-guided family-friendly tour for visitors and locals alike. Winter Wander at Vanier Park Presented by Port Metro Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Bard on the Beach […]

Vancouver Icons: Vancouver Maritime Museum

January 15th, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Maritime Museum was built around the RCMP vessel the St. Roch, a National Historic Site in Canada, in 1959. The building’s shape, reflecting the boats that surround it in the nearby marina and waters of the Salish Sea, tell of what treasures can be found within and make it a fitting subject for […]

SpongeBob SquarePants at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

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

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is hosting a special event for families to meet a popular character who lives in a pineapple under the sea. SpongeBob SquarePants will be in Vancouver for the first time ever on Saturday, January 17th to promote the new 3D movie, “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out of Water”, which hits […]

The City Before The City

January 5th, 2015 @ 7:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the City of Vancouver a few years ago was very fun but for anyone who is truly into local history and the roots of the place which we call home, we know that our town sits on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. With […]

Old School Vancouver Summer Fashion

June 26th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This weekend, the exhibit Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit opens at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. “As a city surrounded by water, going to the beach and owning a swimsuit is an essential part of both our wardrobe and our Vancouver identity. Drawing primarily on the collections of fashion historian Ivan Sayers, the Maritime […]

Neon Museum Las Vegas

May 6th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

“If you wanna get rich, make little people feel like big people… good food cheap, good whiskey cheap, and a good gamble. That’s all there is to it, son.” Our guide repeated part of this Benny Binion quote as we stood on a dirt path in front of precarious light bulbs clinging to a Binion’s […]

Museum of Anthropology Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art

April 14th, 2014 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) at UBC quickly became one of my favourite places in Metro Vancouver after school field trip visits when I was younger. The history and artwork, the in-depth look at Northwest Coast culture, and the various galleries make the MOA an enchanting place for a visitor of any age. Without Masks […]

Winter Wander 2014

January 30th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Not only does Vanier Park offer one of the best views of downtown Vancouver and the local mountains, it’s also home to some incredibly valuable attractions and cultural institutions. This Saturday, February 1st you can explore the best of this Kitsilano corner during Winter Wander 2014. Winter Wander 2014 The six cultural institutions of Vanier […]