23 Jun 2017

It’s Hard Being The Bard

Summer is here – let’s hope the sun has been notified – and the Bard is back on the Beach. Now in its 28th season, the Vanier Park Waterfront festival is still under the guidance of Artistic Director and Founder Christopher Gaze. From June through September, the talented Cast and Crew

16 Jun 2017

South Granville Art Walk

Tomorrow, on June 17th, South Granville will be holding its 6th annual Art Walk. It’s a chance to wander up and down Granville Street, pop into multiple galleries, listen to artist talks and nibble your way through different, local snacks. You can start south, at the Bau-Xi Gallery between 14th and

13 Jun 2017

Pictures From Here

There are not just pictures from here. These are pictures from artists who established our city’s reputation as a leader in photoconceptualism. This is the ‘Vancouver School’ that includes Roy Arden, Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace and extends to Christos Dikeakos, Fred Herzog, Sandra Semchuk, Cornelia Wyngaarden. These

11 Jun 2017

Corner Market Peonies

“Roses as big as cabbages.” So said Marco Polo when he first saw peonies. These glorious flowers – the 12th anniversary flower, seen to represent good fortune and a happy marriage – are now beautifully in Vancouver season. If you’re looking for some perfect peonies – nestled with other blooms or

06 Jun 2017

Secret Selfie Garden Maze With Strings

If you visit Oakridge, you might be surprised to see a flower garden maze, smack dab in the middle. Kids are winding through, seniors are resting on the vortex benches and selfies are happening all around. The Secret Garden will be up until June 26th. If you would like to see a little mall-garden entertainment,

02 Jun 2017

4th Avenue Peacock

Proud as a peacock. Aristotle, Chaucer, Shakespeare, your judgy Grade Six teacher. Peacocks are rarely invoked in honour. ‘Why, he stalks up and down like a peacock – a stride and a stand.’ But, aren’t we just jealous of these feather-eyed creatures and their human-shaming courtship displays? Photographer Waldo Nell created quite a

21 May 2017

Sunny Island Markets

The sun is out, the people of BC are on the move and island artisans, chefs and potion-makers are greeting them at markets all over the province. Saturday of the May Long Weekend was opening day for the Gabriola Island Market. 2017 brings an enthusiastic group with lots of Gabriola favourites along

19 May 2017

Vintage British Car Show

Name the best car ever created. Ask that question of car enthusiasts, then don your protective headwear and stand well back. The Discovery Channel asked 2,000 British drivers for their greatest car picks, and their survey said: i. Jaguar E-Type ii. The Mini iii. Porsche 911 iv. Volkswagen Beetle v. Aston Martin

16 May 2017

Popping The Question In Vancouver

Vancouver ranks #11 in most popular cities for Instagrammers to propose. This according to the UK’s Ingle & Rhode analysis of proposal hashtags and 250,000 photos. #Best Cities For Proposals 1.New York 2. L.A. 3. Seattle 4. Miami 5. Chicago 6. Toronto 7. London 8. San Diego 9. Orlando 10. Sydney

12 May 2017

The Show @ Emily Carr

If you are interested in getting an early look at the next generation of young artists in Vancouver, start with the end of year show at Emily Carr University. On until May 21st at the Granville Island campus, you can see works from Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates. It’s a great