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UrbaCity Challenge

The UrbaCity Challenge is Victoria’s own urban adventure race! Teams compete in a free-form course, deciding their own route and completing unique challenges as they go. Heritage buildings and boutique shops are the backdrop for amazing feats of physical prowess and mental agility.

No one knows just what the challenges will be, and time is limited, so racers have to be quick on their feet in more ways than one.

All fundraising pledges go directly to Victoria’s own Island Prostate Centre.

Event Dates: Sunday, September 24, 2017



By | March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on UrbaCity Challenge

Heart of Vancity from Joel Schat


Originally published on Vimeo and YouTube, March 19, 2013 by Joel Schat.

The Heart of Vancity is a portrait of downtown Vancouver by Joel Schat. He is always inspired by the city lights at night and tried to find new ways to show off the city’s beauty. This entire film was shot during the winter months which made it very difficult to shoot because of all the rain! Joel is hoping to explore more of this fantastic city in the future as there are many locations left that he […]

By | April 14th, 2013|Vancouver|0 Comments

Queen Charlotte City

Premier Listings for Queen Charlotte City

The first registered town site on the Queen Charlotte Islands, as they were known then, the laid-back fishing village of Queen Charlotte City began as a land grant of 703 acres of fine waterfront property to three men in 1891. Sprawled along the shores of Bearskin Bay, Queen Charlotte City looks out over the islands of Skidegate Inlet, with Sleeping Beauty Mountain rising up in the background.

known by the locals as Queen Charlotte, or simply Charlotte, Queen Charlotte City was incorporated in 2005 with the official name of the Village of Queen Charlotte.

The […]

By | December 17th, 2012|0 Comments

Jade City

Named for the jade deposits found to the east of the high community, Jade city is located on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway 37 in northwest British Columbia.

Jade City boasts a Jade Store, post office, a 40-site RV campground, a small playground and a highway maintenance camp. Gas is available just a few kilometres up the road in Good Hope Lake.

The huge jade boulders that visitors can see being cut here are from the Princess Jade Mine, one of the largest jade claims in the world.

Nature, it seems, conspires to keep this region a secret, but for those who are prepared, the […]

By | December 17th, 2012|0 Comments

Canadian Heritage in Miniature

Small Endeavours Miniature Club is displaying our Canadian heritage in 1:12 scale to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary at various locations throughout the City. These displays depict our rich heritage and everyday life of yesteryear. Educational, entertaining and fascinating for all ages. Different displays in each location … take a miniature tour!

Event Dates and Times: July 1st to July 31st, 2017, times varying with each venue.

Event Website:

Event Contact: Anne Saunders 250-858-1489, email

Event Locations: Craigdarroch Castle, Point Ellice House, Emily Carr House, Abkhazi Garden, and the Maritime Museum

By | June 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Canadian Heritage in Miniature

Get Some Island Time: Quadra Island and Cortes Island

Get Some Island Time: Quadra Island and Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada

How time flies. Almost 20 years past, I spent numerous days bike touring on Quadra Island and Cortes Island, located east of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. I returned on my loaded touring bike for 3 days and 2 nights in January this year. I wanted to explore a little further, to see how things might have changed, to camp again at Smelt Bay Provincial Park, and to test some fond memories of the […]

Red Bull 400

Warm up your leg muscles for the steepest 400 metre race in the world as Red Bull 400 returns to conquer the ski jumps of Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley. Testing both speed and endurance, this race challenges runners to 400 metres from the bottom of the ski jump, straight up to the top. Don’t let the simplicity of the concept fool you, runners will push themselves to the limit with this punishing climb up.

Event Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017


Event Location: Whistler Olympic Park, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

By | April 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Red Bull 400

Okanagan Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields is a three-hour wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, guests stroll across a farmers field, traveling from tent to tent (sometimes through the barn, past the tractor or around the chicken coup) listening to live music, and tasting gourmet creations from BC top chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers.

Tickets available on EventBrite, Kelowna Tickets at Orchard Park Mall, or Choices Market Kelowna.

Event Date: Sunday, […]

By | March 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Okanagan Feast of Fields

Kitimat Rail Jam

The Kitimat Rail Jam event allows youth and young adults to show off their snowboarding and/or skiing skills. The family event includes food vendors, music and more!

Event Date: Friday, January 26, 2018



Event Location: Lower City Centre Parking Lot, Lahakas Boulevard, Kitimat, BC V8C 1T6

By | March 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Kitimat Rail Jam

Stay Funky in Kelowna British Columbia

Hotel Zed, Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia

The city of Kelowna in the Okanagan is now home to the second super-funky Hotel Zed in British Columbia, following the outrageous splash of vibrant colours and designs providing comfortable and ‘unordinary’ hotel accommodation in Victoria, BC.

Hotel Zed, Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia Aerial view of Hotel Zed, Kelowna, BC

Hotel Zed Kelowna is perfectly situated across the street from Okanagan Lake, City Park, the lakes beaches, the boardwalk and waterpark, and endless watersport […]

By | August 11th, 2016|Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, Top Stories|0 Comments