What to Do in Vancouver – sports edition

There is definitely more than hiking and ice-hockey in Vancouver 🙂

Let’s have a look at a variety of different kind of sports you can try when you’re in Vancouver. But where is the best place to do your favourite sport or try something new? Of course you can easily grab your running shoes and go for a run through the city or Stanley Park. This is also an amazing place for inline skating (rollerblading) or riding a bike. But for now back to the best place to start… A good possibility are the community centers which are located all over the city – also a great way to connect with other people while getting fit and active. Additionally you can use local fitness centres.

Outdoor (water) sports: I can highly recommend trying to stand up paddle at Sunset Beach. It looks harder than it actually is. However, it is definitely advantageous if you have a good sense of balance. In Addition, Vancouver offers many opportunities for water sports such as canoeing, kayaking or sailing. It’s so much fun trying water sports with amazing views of the skyline and the mountains.

Ball sports: There are also many opportunities to play or just watch soccer in Vancouver.
Since this sport has one of the longest playing season it’s a great way for people looking for an “all year sport”.
For those interested in tennis there is also the possibility to try racquetball and squash.
Raquetball is a raquet sport played with a hollow rubber ball. You can play on an indoor or outdoor court.
Side fact: It burns a lot of calories 😉

Hockey: Yes, Canada definitely has a thing for ice hockey; but have you ever tried ball-, broom- floor- or field hockey? Join a hockey club and find out how much fun playing in a team can be. Of course there are possibilities where you can ice skate as well. Some indoor ice rinks are even available all year.

Ultimate frisbee: Have you ever played frisbee in a professional team? Give it a try and join the Vancouver Ultimate frisbee team for playing something that might not be that well known and common in Europe. There are plenty of options finding a team suitable for all ages and levels and to play in every season.
Also another popular activity is disk golf; just like golf except with specially weighted frisbees; amazing fun!

Of course there are many other sport activities waiting for you to try them out…have fun 😉

Cheers,

– Tatjana

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What to do on the weekend?

OK New Year’s Eve is long gone – you thought! But why don’t seize the opportunity and celebrate it a second time? 2014 is the Year of the Horse! For the Chinese culture 🙂

Since Vancouver is home to the biggest Asian community in North America, there are usually multiple Chinese events throughout the year but the Chinese New Year Parade through historic Chinatown is a definite highlight. It has attracted over 50,000 spectators in the past and was host to over 3,000 performers.

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 12pm – 2pm

The 1.5km Chinese New Year Parade route starts at the Millennium Gate at Pender St. and heads east, turning south onto Gore St., then west onto Keefer St.

It’s a great place to be so don’t miss out on this colorful celebration.

 

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What to do for dinner…

Who doesn’t love a good dinner once in a while? And if you can just enjoy it without cooking it up yourself – even better, right? So this year’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival is exactly right for you.

Dine Out Vancouver 2014 runs from January 17 – February 2, 2014.

The whole thing is a promotion idea for Vancouver restaurants which want to launch new menus and new dinner ideas. And the customers get to do the test driving!

The participating restaurants offer three-course menus from $18 to $38 per person and since this festival takes part throughout the city, it is the perfect chance for you to dine out in a different neighborhood than usual. And it’s really easy to make a reservation. Just visit their website, look up the menus and make your choice online (starting January 5).

Have fun imagining the endless creative yummy possibilities 🙂

 

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What to do on the Weekend

Another week is almost over and the weekend is practically around the corner. Any idea yet what you want to do in your spare time? Well, since the weather has not been that good, and the typical Vancouver rain has been as present as if it was never away – we decided to go somewhere this weekend where we can soak up some warmth and some nice atmosphere.

This Sunday we will go to the Bloedel Floral Conservatory. Wonder what that is? The Bloedel Conservatory is ‘an exotic blend of colors, sight, and sounds’. An exotic garden with colorful birds and fish, tropical flowers and trees – for me that sounds like a little piece of paradise in this rainy season. The birds are not in cages but fly around freely and some even talk, so don’t be surprised by a tiny voice saying ‘hello’ to you. Three different climate zones, the tropical rainforest, the subtropical rainforest, and the desert zone, are all under one roof in the Bloedel Conservatory.

Personally, I look very much forward to this visit, enjoying some nice warmth for once. We will meet on Sunday at 3 pm at the bus stop SB Cambie St FS w 33 Av (Stop ID: 50422). People under 19 pay $4.50 everyone else pays $6.50 for admission.

See you on Sunday guys,

Annika

 

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