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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 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

Wee Tipple Party

The 14th Annual Wee Tipple Party; Nanaimo’s Whisky Festival with The Grand Hotel. This long-standing Crimson Coast Dance Society fundraising event is enjoying its 5th year of partnership with the Grand Hotel and their chef, Ian Ver Teer. A perfect pairing in every way, the evening offers elegance, fine samplings, delicious hors d’oeuvres, live music by Steve Jones and David Baird and additional fundraising activities for this important Nanaimo professional dance arts organization. According to Director of Operations, Susie Sirri, “This event is another example of how we are standing out in the eyes of whisky aficionados.” The hotel currently […]

By | February 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Wee Tipple Party

LEGO Exhibit at Sidney Museum

The LEGO exhibit at Sidney Museum is bigger and better than ever, with more showcases and more new LEGO models. This year’s exhibit includes the street scene with all the buildings including the theatre, detectives office, Parisian restaurant, city hall and fire hall and many more.

‘Friends’ are joined by ‘Elves’, and Disney’s ‘Fantasy Castle’ is magnificent. In addition there is a spectacular Star Wars diorama depicting the Hoth Planet, with the Imperial forces attacking the rebels. The giant bucket wheel is joined by the Porsche 911 GT3 and many more new models. This exhibit is a must for the […]

By | February 10th, 2017|Comments Off on LEGO Exhibit at Sidney Museum

Sam Steele Days

An annual community festival where you’ll find exceptional artists, artisans, musical entertainers, heritage theatre performers, unique activities, sports tournaments, friendly competitions and amazing demonstrations! Plus daily community breakfasts, BBQs and banquets with the most sensational selection of food. Our community spirit is showcased from one end of the city to the other!

Event Dates: Daily from June 15 to June 18, 2017


Event Location: Downtown Core, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H6

By | October 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Sam Steele Days

Quesnel’s Little People Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of the 23 painted fire hydrants in downtown Quesnel and learn about the history and folklore of this charming town. This self-guided tour begins at City Hall on the corner of Kinchant Street and St. Laurent Avenue. Pick up your brochure at the Quesnel Visitor Centre at 703 Carson Avenue.

Event Dates: Daily from May 13, 2016 to May 13, 2017


Event Location: Downtown Quesnel, Quesnel, BC V2J 2B6

By | October 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Quesnel’s Little People Walking Tour

Movies in the Morgue

The Vancouver Police Museum is proud to present Movies in the Morgue, a somewhat random series of film screenings held right here at the old Vancouver city morgue. Come join us for a gritty drama, a classic comedy or a heart-pounding action film, all while surrounded by the ghosts and gadgets of Vancouver’s past.

Folding chairs are provided but we encourage you to bring your comfortable pillows and blankets! Make yourself at home in our Morgue!

Tickets are $10. Book in advance before seats sell out!

Event Dates and Times: Daily from November 10, 2016 to May 11, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 […]

By | October 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Movies in the Morgue

Vancouver in the Seventies

Museum of Vancouver presents Vancouver in the Seventies, which zooms in on key themes and moments from Vancouver’s coming of age: a time of protest, political upheaval, economic prosperity, and cultural blossoming. The exhibition will feature photographic gems from the Vancouver Sun collection and will include complementary objects from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition is based on the book Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from a Decade that Changed the City (Greystone Books, to be released in October 2016), authored by retired Vancouver Sun research librarian Kate Bird and columnist Shelley Fralic. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum of […]

By | October 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Vancouver in the Seventies

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