Category: Lifestyle

Backyard Makeovers on a Budget

Backyard Makeovers on a Budget

If you’ll be enjoying a ‘staycation’ this summer, why not transform your backyard into a four-star resort with these fast, inexpensive and easy-to-do projects to create your own outdoor retreat.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Considered one of the top ten public gardens in North America, VanDusen Botanical Garden is a scenic 55-acre botanical garden – a living museum of plants collected from around the world and artistically displayed amidst rolling lawns, woodlands and five tranquil lakes.

George Wainborn Park

George Wainborn Park

Vancouver’s newest jewel of a waterfront park is open! George Wainborn Park is located downtown off Pacific Boulevard at the foot of Richards Street.

The Bank of Nova Scotia expects Canadians to concentrate on saving more of their incomes while governments focus on climbing out of deficits

Consumer spending will continue to cool

While Canadian households may be setting new highs in debt-to-income ratios, the country’s corporations, governments and citizens are in a much stronger position to handle that risk, a new report from the Bank of Nova Scotia said Thursday.

West Vancouver Local Market

West Vancouver Local Market

Located between the North Shore mountains and the Pacific Ocean, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is a short drive across the Lion’s Gate Bridge from downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver Local Market

Vancouver Local Market

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is the largest city in the province of British Columbia and the third largest city in Canada with a population of over 600,000, but Vancouver’s Greater Area totals more than 2 million people today.

Grouse Grind - Grind For Kids

Grouse Grind: Grind For Kids

Grind For Kids is a new event that leverages the enthusiasm of the thousands of people in the Lower Mainland that do the Grouse Grind™ on a regular basis. People sign up and ask friends, family and co-workers pledge $1 or more for every Grouse Grind they do between June and October. At the end of the season participants will share their success with the people who have pledged them and request they fulfill their pledges.

Grouse Grind

Grouse Grind – Grouse Mountain

The Grouse Grind is Vancouver’s most used trail and is renowned for its challenge in requiring physical strength and endurance in order to make it to the top. In less than 3km, the trail climbs more than 850m. Due to the large number of people that use this trail, primarily for exercise, maintenance workers have had to build wooden stairs on much of the path in order to prevent further erosion from overuse.