It's Victoria Day weekend! The beginning of summer season! Here are 10 things to do this weekend:
Hey Vancouver! Are you ready for summer yet?
Kitsilano's Pool at the beach is opening this weekend. Kits Pool is an outdoor swimming pool right next to the ocean, and the only saltwater pool in Vancouver.
Nothing screams summer like a walk at the beach. Today, was a perfect day for it, and knowing that those Vancouver rains are always around the corner, I was going to take advantage of the warmer weather and jump out there. With a quick check of the tide tables, I was able to time it just right to get out to Locarno beach in time to catch the tide at it's lowest and enjoy a muddy walk out onto the sandy flats.
Since this Sunday is Mother's Day, how about ten things to do with Mom?
Situated at the top of Vancouver's Little Mountain, Queen Elizabeth Park started out as a pit where rocks were quarried for Vancouver's first roadways. In 1930, it was suggested that the land be transformed into sunken gardens, and a few years later the Vancouver Park Board took over the land and transformed it into Canada's first civic arboretum. The gardens were named when they were dedicated in 1939 by King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth (the mother of Queen Elizabeth II) on the occasion of their visit to Vancouver as King and Queen of Canada.
Smack in the heart of the UBC campus, less than a block from Thunderbird Ice Rink, is a new attraction: UBC Skatepark.
Touted as the first on-campus skatepark in North America, the UBC skatepark has been open for less than a month but is already attracting a good number of skaters, freestyle cyclists, and children on scooters.