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The laughing statues located by English Bay at Morton Park are part of the Vancouver Biennale.. Titled “A-maze-ing Laughter” by artist Yue Minjun they have brought exactly that to the visitors they attract on a daily basis. Unlike the other pieces of art in this city, this piece has been very well received and on any given day you will often see people hanging from them or laughing with them (at them?) while posing for a photo or two...More
Centennial way is a waterfront walkway that runs from 1st Street to 13th Street along Beach Avenue in downtown Peachland. It was a keystone project for Peachland's 100 year anniversary in 2009 and has become a cherished amenity for residents and tourists to the area...More
It is an outdoor space in Port Coquitlam B.C. It's at the top of the hill and was developed about 20 years ago...More
Emery Barnes Park, located in Downtown South and just a few blocks from North False Creek, is a pocket neighbourhood park amidst the number of mixed-use and residential towers of the Downtown Peninsula...More
English Bay Beach is located in Vancouver's beautiful West End near the intersection of Davie and Denman St. The beach sidewalk is part of over 20km of the seawall path in the city. Part of its charm is the numerous windmill palms which line the sidewalks and bicycle paths, giving it a tropical feel (even in the rain), and there are lots of shady spaces for those who prefer not to sit in the sun. There is also a beachside restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, and even in the rainy winter, the view of the ocean and the beach is breathtaking with the mountains, especially at sunset...More
Fraser River Heritage Park is located in Mission B.C. on the former grounds of St. Mary's Mission and Residential School, which was established back in 1861, and ultimately gave our town its name. In 1974 the Mission property was sold back to the Government of BC and sat vacant for years while many uses were debated. High density housing was decided upon in the 1980's, which was quickly opposed by the Mission Heritage Association and eventually culminated in the establishment of a heritage park in 1985...More
Nestled in the centre of Vancouver, Granville Island is a gathering spot for both locals and tourists that draws 10 million visits each year...More
Located in the Okanagan wine country of central British Columbia, Kalamalka Lake is a cool reprieve from the arid, semi-desert terrain surrounding the communities of Lake Country, Vernon, and Coldstream. Lovingly known by locals and visitors alike as “Kal Lake,” her distinctive rocky edge, aqua blue colour, and orchard lined shores uniquely set it apart from anything else in Canada. Named after a Polynesian prince who once visited the region, Kal Lake is sensitively flanked by natural areas, fishing spots, cottages and resorts, as well as popular beaches – while her crystal clean waters continue to provide a lifeline for thirsty residents in the area. Congregating at Kalamalka Lake to water ski, cliff jump, enjoy the bountiful local produce, or simply bronze oneself in the warm Okanagan sunshine, has long been a rite of passage for young and old alike. As Kal Lake’s distinct mineral rich waters change from cyan to indigo, her many bays and coves continue to provide opportunities to quietly converge, or actively recreate in various trail running, biking, or stand up paddleboard activities...More
Kootenay Lake is a 100km water system which is home to many quaint and charming communities including Nelson, Balfour, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kaslo and Meadow Creek. These communities have earned a solid reputation for their spectacular waterfront views and delicious mountain scenery. Kootenay Lake, meanwhile, draws thousands of tourists each year for its spectacular landscapes and vast array of water sports and recreational activities.
Kootenay Lake is part of the traditional territory of the native Sinixt and Ktunaxa people who used it as part of their seasonal migration and trading routes. However, mining landed the surrounding communities on the map in the late 1800s and the area has maintained its historic charm with hundreds of heritage buildings standing as a major attraction for tourists today.
The region's eclectic culture and arts scene also draws visitors from near and far, not to mention a vast array of outdoor activities, shopping and dining options to suit all tastes...More
This lake is a manmade lake that fills every year. The water is crisp and clean. It is a river that is dammed in the States that creates this amazing lake for us to enjoy every year. It got its name from being in the Kooteneys (or part of the Kooteney river), being partially in Canada and the United States. KOO CAN US...More
The Nanaimo Harbour was created in 1871 and is located alongthe ocean front. It is U shaped and very large...More
Pacific Rim National Park, Long Beach unit, is located on Vancouver Island in BC, between Ucluelet and Tofino. The park was established in 1970. The walkways and trails of the park allow visitors to enjoy bog, rainforest, forest fringe, as well as the ten miles of sandy beach. The Wickaninnish Centre is a museum and a restaurant that is a must see if you are visiting the park...More
The Penticton Downtown Market is located along Main Street and Front Street in Downtown Penticton, BC. The market is held from 8am until 1pm each Saturday from May until October and is an open air market containing a range of vendors from local produce, artisan crafts, retailers and food vendors. Musicians are staged throughout the market to enhance the ambience of the event space. Local businesses in the downtown are also encouraged to bring their wares into the market setting. The market has been in existence since 1991. Originally held in a downtown park, the market has grown over the years to encompass the five amazing blocks of public event space that exists today...More
Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, British Columbia.
There is a recreational pier, outdoor pool, children's water park, paths for cycling and walking, boat launch, Old Mill Boathouse meeting place for groups and clubs, wildlife viewing. It recently had a big renovation, including the addition of a bandshell...More
The Rotary Beach Seawalk is a 6 km paved walkway that follows the shoreline of Discovery Passage...More
The Seawall is a walkway along the waterfront in downtown Nanaimo...More
The South Dyke trail is in Steveston, near Steveston Village (Richmond, BC). As you can see from the picture it is peaceful and provides beautiful scenery...More
The International Summer Night Market (iSNM) is a multicultural outdoor market and festival. It's voted Top 4 in the world by BBC Travel & Travel & Leisure Magazine as well as Top 10 Hidden Gems of BC by Huffington Post...More
The White Rock pier, I believe, is the longest public pier in Canada. It is certainly the longest on the West Coast of North America...More
The Victoria Harbour, gateway to British Columbia and Canada, is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The harbour has had a long history, starting with its use by First Nations.
Ever since Captain James Cook first explored Vancouver Island in 1778, Victoria Harbour has been a majestic and breath-taking backdrop for ships and boats to moor. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is home to one of the world’s few natural harbours and is now a popular for visitors who love the lively ambience and authenticity of the West Coast...More