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Urban Grind at the Harbour Centre

Urban Grind

Harbour Centre and the Vancouver Lookout is inviting Vancouverites to get their heart rates up by climbing the Urban Grind – the stairs to the iconic Lookout.

Christened The Urban Grind, this good-for-your-heart workout is a fantastic way to kickstart the upcoming hiking season or simply have fun with friends and colleagues.

As a payoff for your effort, you’ll be


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In a Different Light – Photographs of Vancouver

Rik Morel is a Canadian photographer who has lived and travelled around various parts of Canada from Quebec to Vancouver. Having grown up in northern Ontario and seeing the frost on the completely frozen over trees to the beautiful prairie sunsets he’s been training his eye to capture that very esoteric quality of light that can be ever so


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Harvest Haus Oktoberfest

Harvest Haus Oktoberfest

With autumn just around the corner, do you find yourself wishing that you were in Munich indulging in too much beer and heaps of hearty food? If the answer is yes, then the Harvest Haus Oktoberfest is for you!

Returning for its third year, Harvest Haus is bringing an authentic European-style Volksfest right to downtown Vancouver from September 29th to


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5 Things To Do This Fall In Vancouver

The beginning of October in Vancouver brings with it the start of cooler weather, earlier nights and thoughts of Halloween. Summer has officially ended, but that doesn’t mean that Vancouver’s activities have ended with it. If you are looking to have a little fun this October, consider the following events!

Hit the Screen

Take a seat and watch some locally


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Fall Basics: Best Spots to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte in Vancouver

The leaves have changed colour, Halloween is just around the corner and the rain has set in; fall has arrived in Vancouver! It’s the season for sweaters, cute scarves and everyone’s favorite seasonal drink: Pumpkin Spice Lattes. If you’re getting tired of Starbucks or you want to try a PSL with a twist, check out any of the below locations


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Vancouver Love Locks

Calling all you lovers out there, our city’s new art installation is for you!

A sculpture dedicated to eternal love opened in Queen Elizabeth Park recently. Couples can attach locks to the structure, located near the park’s Bloedel Conservatory. Designed by local artist Bruce Voyce, it features a set of four sculptures huddled together under umbrellas.

“This art project celebrates


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Best Ice Cream in Vancouver

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it while it’s still here. And any excuse for ice cream is always a good one. Good thing Vancouver has some amazing options for delicious ice cream. Here are the Lookout’s top recommended ice cream parlours in the city.

 

 

Earnest Ice Cream

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Patio Season in Vancouver

The sun is out and the sunglasses are on, which means that patio season has finally begun in Downtown Vancouver! What is patio season, you might ask? When the weather is cooperative with the sunshine, restaurants open up their outdoor seating. From there, you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city while having a meal with your friends


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Best Vancouver Wildlife Viewing Spots

We Vancouverites consider ourselves some of the luckiest people in the world. We get to enjoy a bustling cosmopolitan city and live remarkably close to nature. The sea, mountains, and temperate rainforest are right at our doorstep, making Vancouver an extremely livable city that attracts millions of tourists every year. For many visitors from abroad, no trip is complete without


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The view looking North West from the peak of Hollyburn Mountain in Cypress Bowl, 5,577 ft. above sea level. I did my Vancouver Is Awesome UNPLUGGED hike here today with my pup Kira.

Best Spring Hikes Near Vancouver

Spring is coming, which means that the days are stretching longer and the weather is slowly getting warmer. This season provides the perfect time to spend weekends outdoor, exploring the beautiful natural landscapes of Vancouver through hiking.

Here are a few hikes and trails that we recommend as the most suitable for this time of year!

Hollyburn Mountain

Difficulty: Intermediate
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Vancouver Lookout: Day View vs Night View

The Vancouver Lookout opened in August of 1977, and since then, the tower has seen many visitors come and go, as well as countless days and nights. The view from 553 feet (or 168 meters) above the ground is spectacular and breathtaking no matter the time of day or season, but there are some wonderful points of interest worth noting.


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Drench Yourself with Knowledge – Best Indoor Activities for a Rainy Day in Vancouver

If Vancouver winters are known for one thing, it must be the rain. Sure, we’ve got mountains that offer great skiing and winter hiking trails amid lush greenery, but for most, the winters in Vancouver can seem wet, foggy and interminable. While it’s easy to stay in on those rainy days, Vancouver offers many great indoor attractions that will keep


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