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Hotel Zed Expands into Kelowna, British Columbia

Hotel Zed Expands into Kelowna, British Columbia

The phenomenally successful Hotel Zed brand will be adding its cool factor to downtown Kelowna next summer, announces Accent Inns/Hotel Zed CEO Mandy Farmer.

Since the first Hotel Zed launched two years ago on a busy street across from a Victoria suburban shopping mall, the new hospitality brand has exceeded all of Farmer and Tourism Victoria’s expectations. Hotel Zed is a completely unordinary, interactive, lively, and unique space that brings guests together to share the fun. A full transformation of a […]

By | September 14th, 2015|Kelowna, Okanagan, Top Stories|1 Comment

Spring in the Great Bear Rainforest

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The Raincoast bear research crew gets ready for another field season.

Spring is a special time for the research crews at Raincoast. Across the lands and waters of the Great Bear Rainforest, bears are emerging from dens, returning to familiar landscapes with eyes squinting against the bright light of a new season. Soon, Raincoasters too will return to these landscapes, many with eyes squinting after a winter in labs and staring at computer screens. In the meantime, we’re […]

Happy 129th Birthday ‪Vancouver‬

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Today, April 6th, 2015 marks the 129th birthday of the City of Vancouver. It was incorporated on April 6th, 1886, the same year that William Van Horne established a terminal for the CPR and gave the city its name in honour of Captain George Vancouver.

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This photograph taken in September 1886 by Louis Denison Taylor, (1857-1946), shows Vancouver’s 1st Council in front of a tent with the sign City Hall. The portrait captures a look […]

By | April 6th, 2015|History, Top Stories, Vancouver|0 Comments

Walking Tours in Victoria

Take a self-guided heritage walk through some of the oldest parts of Victoria to discover the wonderful and mysterious secrets that are part of the city’s hidden history. Choose from four heritage walking maps and experience a journey into Mysterious Chinatown, Rollicking Boomtown, Haunted Victoria, and Victoria’s Law and Order. An active and free way to spend time learning more about our city.

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By | March 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Consulate-General of Japan and Hitomi Harama host traditional and innovative Japanese Noh and jazz piano performance in Victoria

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In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver, the Consulate and Hitomi Harama of the Toho Network presented a unique concert of traditional and innovative Japanese Noh dance and music on February 27, 2015 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Performing to a full house at the Gérald-Henriette Moreau Theatre in the École Victor-Brodeur, internationally acclaimed Noh actor YAMAI Tsunao and renowned jazz pianist KIHARA Kentaro shared a passionate performance with their audience.

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Also featuring other professional […]

By | February 27th, 2015|Arts & Culture, News, Victoria|0 Comments

Dine Out: It’s the tastiest time to visit Vancouver!

West Restaurant + Bar, South Granville, Vancouver, British Columbia

From January 16th to February 1st, 2015, Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival, Canada’s largest annual dining celebration, dishes up unlimited ways to enjoy the flavours of the city. Choose from a 17-day calendar of culinary events and experiences, hundreds of restaurants throughout the city and dozens of hotel options to create delicious dining experiences.

Now in its 13th year, the festival gives diners the opportunity to select from over 250 restaurants each offering unique three (or […]

By | January 12th, 2015|Dining, Events|0 Comments

A Crisp Winter Morning around Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall

Vancouver Stanley Park Seawall, Laurie McLean, British Columbia

If you wake up one winter morning and find yourself in Vancouver, British Columbia, then jump out of your jammies and onto the Stanley Park seawall. It is a jewel in the heart of the city and there is a little something for everyone.

Vancouver Stanley Park Seawall, Laurie McLean, British Columbia

This morning, after bundling up for a brisk bike ride, I headed straight for the seawall to take in the sights. And it’s […]

By | December 14th, 2014|Cycling, Parks & Trails, Running, Top Stories, Vancouver, Walking|0 Comments

Vancouver to Whistler and Blackcomb, BC, Heinl Aerial Photography and Video

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This video has archived the spectacular city of Vancouver and surrounding areas of Whistler and Blackcomb in British Columbia between 2004 and 2005. You’ll notice that some things have changed since then, but the beauty of the city is so well captured in Heinl’s aerial footage that the images stand the test of time.

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These videos also showcase Russ Heinl’s amazing aerial photography and video footage that he uses to customize promotional videos for BC businesses and organizations. […]

By | October 5th, 2014|Featured Videos, Vancouver, Videos, Whistler|0 Comments

Victoria and Vancouver Island, BC, Heinl Aerial Photography and Video

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This video has archived the beautiful city of Victoria and surrounding areas on Vancouver Island in British Columbia between 2004 and 2005. You’ll notice that some things have changed since then, but the beauty of the city is so well captured in Heinl’s aerial footage that the images stand the test of time.

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These videos also showcase Russ Heinl’s amazing aerial photography and video footage that he uses to customize promotional videos for BC businesses and organizations.

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By | October 4th, 2014|Featured Videos, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Videos|0 Comments

CycleTreks: Questions we get asked about cycling in Victoria, BC

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I have had the pleasure of working for CycleTreks over the last few months, and have realized there are quite few common questions we get from our lovely customers. This post was created to address some of these questions and provide some insight from the point of view of a staff member.

Should I be worried about being a cyclist on the road in Victoria?

Not at all! Victoria is the cycling capital of Canada, and drivers here are very accommodating and aware of cyclists. Most of the city […]

By | August 2nd, 2014|Cycling, Vancouver Island, Victoria|0 Comments