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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 […]

By |2019-01-15T16:19:54-08:00April 14th, 2013|Blog 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 […]

By |2019-12-15T17:15:15-08:00December 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 […]

By |2019-12-15T17:32:31-08:00December 17th, 2012|0 Comments

Firemaker 2020


In our fast-paced modern lifestyle, we often forget to take time for the simple things that nurture our being. Dappled sunlight through the forest canopy. The sound of the river pooling over its rocky bed. Sun soaked days and singing, community, nature, connection, and re-wilding. Re-learning ancient ways of being or simply sitting by the fire under a starry summer sky.

At Firemaker, life alters for a moment. Or, more accurately, a week. Celebrating its twentieth year, Firemaker occurs every summer and is an intentional experience that focuses […]

By |2020-03-11T17:46:16-07:00March 10th, 2020|Top Stories, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Union of BC Municipalities Votes to Reject Open Net-pen Salmon Farms

Union of BC Municipalities Vote to Reject Open Net-pen Salmon Farms

Conservationists applaud mayors, councillors, and regional directors for defending B.C.’s wild salmon

Today at the annual meeting of the Union of B.C. Municipalities in Whistler, representatives of communities across British Columbia voted against open-net fish farms.

Resolution A2, brought by the City of Victoria and endorsed in April by the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities, urges the province to begin the consultation process for a transition from open net-pen salmon farming to […]

By |2019-01-15T14:25:54-08:00September 12th, 2018|Conservation, Sustainability, Top Stories|0 Comments

Passenger Ferry: Victoria – Vancouver

Note: This service was indefinitely cancelled in January, 2020.

V2V is a daily luxury cruise service linking downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria in British Columbia. V2V Vacations offers a uniquely comfortable and convenient passenger-only service for the traveller.

Travel aboard the V2V Empress includes a personalised onboard concierge service, 3 luxurious onboard seating classes, luxury leather seating complete with the convenience of USB ports and power outlets for every seat, onboard Wifi, a selection of BC cuisine, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage service.

The 3.5-hour daily service on the wheelchair-accessible V2V Empress (capacity 254 passengers) departs […]

By |2020-01-08T11:52:37-08:00February 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Passenger Ferry: Victoria – Vancouver

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 […]

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 […]

By |2019-01-15T14:26:08-08:00August 11th, 2016|Top Stories|0 Comments

Saskatchewan sends their Homeless to British Columbia

Saskatchewan sends their Homeless to British Columbia

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Social Services has a unique way of taking care of their homeless population, including those who may have a history of addiction or mental health. Their quick fix is to pay to bus them to Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia. Problem solved. For them. Not so for BC, and not so for those who are shipped away to neither home nor job, and no health care until they qualify.

Two young First Nations men […]

By |2019-01-15T14:26:09-08:00March 10th, 2016|Top Stories|1 Comment

Government House

Government House is the office and official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. Government House is located in the heart of the Rockland neighbourhood in Victoria, on the traditional territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.

The Lieutenant Governor also offers accommodation to distinguished visitors, including members of the Royal Family, international royalty, heads of state, and other honoured guests of British Columbia.

There have been three Government Houses on this site since 1865. The first official residence, known as Cary Castle, was built in 1859. […]

By |2019-12-16T13:03:09-08:00March 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Government House