It’s ready to roll. The first video hits the Net on October 14, 2021 @9:00pm. YouTube has this whole premiere video countdown. But if you are looking for the actual video, here it is. Tune in, like, subscribe, share, and hit the bell for notifications. Continue reading Premiere Video – October 14, 2021 @ 9:00pm PDT
South of the Main Street SkyTrain Station and Terminal Avenue, one can find a collection of the newest murals in Vancouver. If you don’t mind walking off the beaten path into the industrial False Creek Flats, you will be duly rewarded with artful surprises. Look for the Fontile Kitchen & Bath & Store and the Tim Horton’s. Those two business mark the southern corners of Station Street and Terminal Avenue. Head south until you find the giant red/peach mural on a warehouse wall on the west side of the street. Stand there and get to “Knot Yourself.”
Here’s another video. This time I had a little time on a sunny Thursday morning. It was pretty quiet in the park, but still some activity going on. I’m still trying to get used to filming with my Nokia Lumia 1020, though. It’s a little odd since the camera lens is actually left of centre when I hold the phone in landscape/horizontal orientation. Anyway, I … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth Park on a sunny morning
The Governor’s Promenade in Quebec City was opened by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker back in 1960. It’s basically an elevated boardwalk that’s built into the side of the citadel fortifications of Quebec City. It offers great views of the St. Lawrence River below. It’s also one of the main connectors between the Chateau Frontenac, where all tourists seem to congregate, and the Plains of Abraham. … Continue reading Quebec City – The Governors’ Promenade
This is the last part of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation‘s walk along Burrard Street. We went south down Burrard Street past Nelson Street. Maurice pointed the two hotels near Nelson and Burrard. There was the older Century Plaza Hotel on the west side of the street and then the Sheraton Wall Centre, which stands on the tallest point on the Downtown Peninsula. He retold the … Continue reading VHF Burrard Street Walk – Nelson to Davie
After the Christ Church Cathedral, we headed south to Burrard and Robson. Burrard and Robson is the busiest retail intersection in the city. It’s the start of the Robson Street shopping area with all the big name retail chains. It’s also where playoff hockey celebrations tend to happen as cars with crazy Canuck fans honk their way up and down the road (but not this … Continue reading VHF Burrard Street Walk – Robson to Nelson
The Christ Church Cathedral was the highlight of my walking tour along Burrard Street organized by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. This tiny unassuming church has been on the corner of Burrard and Georgia Streets since 1889. It may look like an old English countryside church on the outside, but the inside is magnificent. We were very fortunate to have one of the pastors, Peter Elliot, … Continue reading VHF Burrard Street Walk – Christ Church Cathedral
Burrard Street is home to our current Central Business District. It is where Vancouver does business. The stretch from Hastings south to Georgia is home to most of the corporate headquarters in British Columbia. We walked south along Burrard from the Marine Building while Maurice, our guide extraordinaire once again, introduced some of the buildings to us. One of the first buildings we came across … Continue reading VHF Burrard Street Walk – the Central Business District
After walking from Dunlevy and Hastings to MacLean Park, then onto Hawkes and Prior, we crossed busy Prior Street to the Strathcona Community Gardens. These gardens are very well used. On a sunny day like this day, it was full of community gardeners tending to their tiny little plots. It seems like the local gardeners knew each other and were sharing tips and stories of how their plants were growing.
Even before I went off to Boston for my conference, I spent a oddly warm, but very welcome, Saturday afternoon with the Rain City Social group for an exploration of Strathcona.
Strathcona is often referred to as Vancouver’s first neighbourhood. It is not the birthplace of Vancouver. That honour belongs to Gastown. However, it is probably the first neighbourhood dedicated to residential homes.
Our walk on a sunny March 25th started at the Dunlevy Cafe. The cafe is on Dunlevy just a few doors down from the infamous East Hastings of the Downtown Eastside. It’s a very trendy and hip cafe to be found just off a rougher stretch in Canada’s postal code. I already had lunch before coming, but apparently there wasn’t much on the menu. The setting is definitely trendy, though.
Strathcona is a unique mix of buildings. There are a few churches in the neighbourhood and one of Vancouver’s oldest schools, Strathcona Elementary. Even the houses are more varied than most Vancouver neighbourhoods. Normally, you just find single-detached homes all over the city, but Strathcona has single-detached and attached homes alike. I don’t think there is another neighbourhood with so many row houses. The lots are different sizes compared to the rest of the city. There is a very different feel to homes because of these unique lot sizes.