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Things to do on Grouse, Cypress and Seymour This Winter


Monday, November 28th, 2016 — 11:01am PST
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We are so fortunate to have three amazing alpine destinations so close to Vancouver, with each coming alive in the winter time. The beauty of having these mountains in our own backyard is that we can easily drive up for some fun, but even if it’s not snowing on the roads, it’s important to be […]

Testing Tires in Winter Conditions with Kal Tire


Thursday, November 24th, 2016 — 9:49am PST
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Have you seen the meme that’s going around showing several cars spun out in a ditch off a snowy highway with the caption “annual meeting of the summer tires club”? It’s rather funny, until you check the tires on your own car or, heaven forbid, you end up in a skid on a patch of […]

Get Warm Project


Sunday, October 30th, 2011 — 12:56pm PST
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Back in 2008 locals organized themselves through Twitter, emptied their closets, and formed an impromptu warm clothing drive called “Tweetup Heatup“. Many saw the snow and frost around them and instantly thought of those on our streets, out in the cold. The forecast is calling for our coldest winter in 20 years and once again […]

Canadian Snowmobile in Whistler


Sunday, November 28th, 2010 — 10:46am PST
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Having spent more time in Whistler during the spring and summer months, I’m familiar with its many activities outside of carving up the snow-covered slopes. Even when the mountain opens up for its world-famous winter season you can still find plenty to do if you’re not a skiier or snowboarder. From ziplining to snowshoeing, the […]

The Red Sock Project in Vancouver


Monday, November 22nd, 2010 — 2:00pm PST
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As temperatures dip below freezing and beyond, thoughts turn to those on Vancouver’s streets and their need to keep warm this winter. Nood in Gastown has launched a campaign along with the Salvation Army that will supply Vancouver’s less fortunate with at the very least, a warm pair of socks. Photo credit: Nood Canada on […]

Local Mountain Season Openings 2008


Friday, December 12th, 2008 — 8:07pm PST
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Cypress, Grouse, and Seymour are the beloved local mountains of our region that provide us with a natural playground, hiking trails, drinking water, and in the winter time a source of much joy and fun as we play and carve through their snowy wonderlands. Opening dates for the locals had been moved back due to […]