Archive of posts tagged "vancouver icons"

WOW Westminster: The W at Westminster Pier Park


Friday, April 21st, 2017 — 9:05am PDT
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You may have passed the giant “W” in New Westminster’s Pier Park every day, twice a day, looking down from the SkyTrain, or you may be like me and have only seen it in Instagram photos until now. This week I met up with some friends in the Royal City, who showed me the park […]

Playground of the Gods on Burnaby Mountain


Monday, April 10th, 2017 — 4:13pm PDT
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Burnaby Mountain Park is home to one of the best panoramic views of Vancouver, and mixes of natural, recreational and cultural elements including the Playground of the Gods. Playground of the Gods on Burnaby Mountain Poised at the top of the mountain, overlooking the region, is “Kamui Mintara” or “The Playground of the Gods”, built […]

Vancouver Icons: Photo Session Statues in Queen Elizabeth Park


Thursday, April 21st, 2016 — 11:04am PDT
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There are photo opportunities scattered throughout the Vancouver’s 52-hectare Queen Elizabeth Park. At 152 metres above sea level, it’s the highest point in Vancouver and makes for spectacular views of the park, city, and mountains on the North Shore. Photos abound of its gorgeously landscaped quarry garden, the arboretum with its collection of exotic and […]

Vancouver Icons: Vancouver City Hall History


Thursday, March 10th, 2016 — 9:43am PDT
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Vancouver has had a few city hall buildings; the first was a draped tent at the old Granville Townsite (1886) at the foot of Carrall St after the Great Fire. The first real structure was a building on Powell St, followed by a building on Main St just south of the Carnegie Library. The Holden […]

Vancouver Icons: BC Sugar


Thursday, August 6th, 2015 — 10:14am PDT
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The BC Sugar Refinery, a behemoth of a complex that you can’t avoid if you’ve ever driven down Powell Street, is Vancouver’s oldest industrial site. Dating back to 1890, the refinery is just four years older than the City of Vancouver itself. It’s frequently used in movie and television production and is often photographed, making […]

Vancouver Icons: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden


Thursday, May 28th, 2015 — 10:14am PDT
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The mission of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society, incorporated in 1981, is to maintain and enhance the bridge of understanding between the Chinese and Western cultures, to promote Chinese culture generally, and to be an integral part of the local community. Since Vancouver’s Chinese Garden was built between 1985-1986, it has served as a […]