Outdoors

Let's follow Norway to become the greenest city in the world

The City of Vancouver recently launched the website Talk Green to Us and set out 10 ambitious goals to make itself the greenest city in the world. One goal (number four) specifically focuses on green...

Vancouver highlights location of new water fountains, ways to keep cool in summer

With summer in full swing, the City of Vancouver is putting in additional water fountains and rolling out an education campaign on ways to beat the heat and help seniors and vulnerable citizens. The...

Vancouver launches consultation on downtown bike lane and ridership on Dunsmuir sets new record

The City of Vancouver invites public input on the development of a separated bike lane in the Downtown core to connect existing lanes and provide greater separation between cyclists and vehicles....

Pacific Salmon as an official BC symbol? Call for public comment

The Pacific Salmon Foundation, Fraser Basin Council and Living Rivers - Georgia Basin/Vancouver Island are inviting people from across British Columbia to express their views on a proposal to designat

A great day in Pemberton, B.C.

Wondering where to go and what to do in Pemberton, BC? Follow me to The Pony, Lake Lillooet, Nairn Falls, the Black Squirrel Restaurant...and the video store.

An athletic subculture overcomes walls and rails in urban Vancouver

The sport called parkour is growing by leaps and bounds.

Let's make Vancouver the Bike Capital of the world

The main setback that bicycle commuters in Vancouver face is the lack of well-maintained and safe roads. Most bike routes in the city are just wider roads that are designed to accomodate both cars...

The Vancouver Observer photo pool on Flickr

Summer-themed pictures that will get you out of the house, from our newly created Vancouver Observer Flickr Pool.

Visiting Parksville/Qualicum Beach: the Seven Wonders of Oceanside in one weekend

The challenge: Check out each of the Seven Wonders of Oceanside as explained by the Island tourism website. You have one weekend.

Author lives for a year without car and finds a world of beauty on foot and bike

Kurt Hoelting, a fisherman, wilderness guide and meditation teacher from Puget Sound, abandoned his car and foreswore jet travel for a year. Concerned about his carbon footprint, he confined his...