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Archive of posts tagged "north shore"

Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas

December 9th, 2013 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Grouse Mountain is the Peak of Christmas in Vancouver with mountain-top ice skating, skiing, Santa’s reindeer and other snowy adventures with sweeping views high above the city. Photo credit: mountainhiker on Flickr A fire crackling in the outdoor pit, the scraping of skate blades on the ice, fresh powder falling from the sky, and the […]

Archive Photos of Skiing at Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour

November 25th, 2013 @ 3:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

For decades the North Shore mountains have been a playground for locals and visitors, especially during ski season. Grouse Mountain had one of the first double chairlifts in the world when it was constructed in 1949, Mount Seymour has been enjoyed since 1938, and Mount Strachan & Black Mountain make up the popular Cypress Mountain […]

ClearlyContacts.ca Grouse Grind Mountain Run

September 6th, 2013 @ 2:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Registration is now open for the ClearlyContacts.ca Grouse Grind Mountain Run, now in its 23rd year, happening on Sunday, September 15th with two run categories. Considered to be the annual showcase event of the Grouse Grind season, the ClearlyContacts.ca Grouse Grind Challenge draws hundreds of participants each year and has become the ultimate fitness bragging […]

Metro Vancouver Trails: Quarry Rock

August 1st, 2013 @ 10:32am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are a few photo themes you’ll come across pretty much every day when you join the popular mobile photo sharing site Instagram. Images of food, cats, feet (running shoes, heels, barefoot at the beach), airplane wings, and sunsets. In Vancouver, you can probably add Quarry Rock to that list. The main attraction of this […]

North Vancouver Penguin Plunge 2013

December 28th, 2012 @ 10:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

An alternative to the 93rd annual Vancouver Polar Bear Swim is the Penguin Plunge in North Vancouver. Presented by Deep Cove Outdoor and Deep Cove Kayak & Canoe, this frosty affair takes place at Panorama Park in Deep Cove on New Year’s Day. To participate, register at Panorama Park on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 starting […]

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 […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Grouse Mountain

May 15th, 2012 @ 1:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Grouse Mountain is as much a summer playground as it is a snowy winter destination. The Grouse Grind tests endurance, performances at the peak entertain, ziplines thrill, the resident grizzly bears awake from their cold season slumber, and the views of the South Coast mesmerize. For today’s roundup of photos from the Vancouver Archives, I […]

Park Royal Starry Nights 2011

November 9th, 2011 @ 11:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Decorations are up, the local slopes are ready for ski season, and Santa’s parade route is set. The holidays are here already. Before the long check-out lines, arms full of bags, and jockeying for parking spaces run you down, there is relief in sight. Park Royal is once again hosting Starry Nights. On November 22nd […]