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English Bay

Polar Bear Swim and street soccer: Sarah Blyth's rocking new year

Sarah Blyth of the Vancouver parks board is once again braving the cold waters to ring in the new year.

Spain dazzles crowd at Celebration of Light fireworks festival

Spain captivated the audience in Vancouver's English Bay during the second night of three in the city's annual Celebration of Light international fireworks competition. Its show, titled "...

Police plan heavier presence at fireworks show following Stanley Cup riot

Not expecting trouble, but extra officers are being pulled in from across Metro Vancouver.

Police tips for enjoying the fireworks tonight

Tomorrow night marks the second night of the 2010 Celebration of Light fireworks display. The VPD will again have a very visible presence at this event and be ‘meeting and greeting’ people as they...

Fireworks, Kooza, Forest Symphony and Caribbean Days

 From fireworks to Cirque du Soleil, this weekend in Vancouver promises to be an exciting one, with an array of fabulous choices for what to do and where to go.  Soak up the summer with...

VPD to launch ATV summer beach patrols

Thanks to a grant provided by the Vancouver Police Foundation, Vancouver Police will be patrolling the beaches on ATVs again this summer.  VPD Acting Inpsector Barry Kross...

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.

90th Annual Polar Bear Swim at English Bay

Kick start 2010 and wash the 2009 cobwebs off by taking a dip in English Bay on New Year’s Day. The 90th annual Polar Bear Swim takes place at 2:30pm on January 1. Registration begins at 12:30, swim...

Get Your Blackout Curtains: Robotic Searchlights Create Canopy of Light During the Olympics

Vectorial Elevation to light up Vancouver nights during 2010 Winter Games. Worldwide online audience invited to create spectacular patterns of light in sky...