🎄🎪It's beginning to look at lot like Circus Festivus!
On Saturday, December 21st 2019 the Social Circus Foundation, in collaboration with the Vancouver Circus School and River Market, will be hosting CIRCUS FESTIVUS 2019! This is a fantastic holiday event for all ages!
From 11:00AM – 2:00PM, join us for circus performances happening every half hour, face painters, magicians, a visit from Santa, balloon animal artists, juggling and aerial silk workshops, and lots of fun!
we are obsessed with the new @botanistdining brunch! 🥂🍳 the holidays are a great time to treat yourself, and you’ll feel super spoiled at this full brunch experience. 🥰 you get a glass of bubbly, multiple courses (so you can have sweet 🥞 *and* savoury 🥓 ) and a seriously strong punch cocktail🍹 for $62 - plus you’re surrounded by plants. 🌱🍃 this is definitely a new holiday tradition for us in #Vancouver ! #heynowvancouver#veryvancouver#explorebc
A rare moment. Dawn at 8am. In the sunshine. In December, north of the 49th parallel, resulting light is low on the horizon. Illuminating the glass of downtown. Could’ve been a photo. But the magic of the moment feels somehow better captured by this time lapse. Heck, it even includes an aquabus for good measure [as a visual nod to those who’ve added this colour to Vancouver by skippering such vessels].
We've rounded up a list of shops on the Island that carry the essentials of a great charcuterie board.
Find the link in our profile.
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Number 15! Perfect evening to post this with all the rain coming down! I've found that I'm really really picky about my city images. I've gone out many times and come back with nothing because nothing caught my eye or the light just wasn't there. It is kinda frustrating, but I don't like to force anything to happen because the result won't be as good. Overall I've also just become less interested in the city, which definitely makes it harder for me to be creative with it!
Anyway, this is my favourite city image of 2019, and possibly my favourite city image so far. It makes me feel like I'm peering into the set of an old film-noir. How does it make you feel?
My ex boyfriend just suggested I read Jordan Peterson... No.
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A seabird of the northern Pacific, the Pigeon Guillemot is found along rocky coasts from Alaska to California. It spends more time close to shore than other members of the puffin family #fishLIL#exploreLIL
Heyyooo second half of the week, let's do this 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
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Waterfall Wednesday. I took this shot just after the federal election at a spot in Sooke where the bears were being uncooperative. A tourist couple walked down the trail as I sat waiting for a mum and two cubs to show. They were from Alberta, and with all the tensions of the time, I was curious where the conversations would go. They were wondering if I could point them in the direction of the Potholes and if I knew what potholes were. We got to chatting about the geology of Vancouver Island, the general area, and the conversation eventually moved to salmon. I mentioned the species present in the river, their life cycles, how many there are and how many there used to be. How they feed the forest, animals, and people of the coast. Salmon and bears were of particular interest so I did my best to explain what I know and do in regards to black bears on the island. It was a pleasant conversation and I hope they took something of value. More importantly, it was a reminder that I know more about our corner of the planet than I give myself credit for. I’m not boasting - and mean this as an encouragement to anyone reading. I know that I often avoid writing long pieces because I assume the average reader is more knowledgable on the subject than myself. I imagine doctorate students trolling instagram to pounce on the smallest of biological or ecological errors. This is of course stupid. This not an excuse to avoid facts, but your first concern shouldn’t be a citation style. It is a reminder that you are most likely more knowledgable than the average person in your area of interest. Don’t discount your unique voice and storytelling ability. Sharing what you know might be enough to make someone care which is a far better outcome than having your caption peer reviewed. #vancouverisland#westmakesyouwilder#talltreescoldseas#beyondtheusual#explorebc#westcoastbestcoast#getoutside#surf#surfphotography#canon#ecology#vanisle#bears#landscapephotography#sooke#wildlifephotography
Get cozy amongst our outdoor, floating living space. Grab your book, enjoy a hot drink or cocktail, and relax. #nimmobay 📷: @trevormorrow
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Slip into snowshoes and explore former railway trestles near Kelowna. Originally opened as a railway in 1915, the Kettle Valley Rail Trail provides almost 650 km (400 mi) of connected pathways from Hope to Castlegar. There are plenty of winter adventures in the @thompson_okanagan, check out our IG story for more trip ideas.
Photo by @stirlandraemediahaus. #exploreBC
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Tucked among soaring peaks in the Rocky Mountains, @kickinghorsemtn in Golden is home to five alpine bowls and chutes that keep skiers exploring for days. With an impressive ski-in/ski-out village, Kicking Horse rocks the après scene too, from cozy pubs to fine dining. Case in point: The Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is Canada’s most elevated dining experience, thanks to its lofty 2,346-metre (7,700-foot) perch.
Photo by @rockymountainscrambler. #exploreBC
Hot chocolate views don’t get much better than this!
Crooked Lake, located in the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia, is a fantastic area for a variety of winter activities from sledding to snowshoeing. Stay at @crookedlakeresort for the ultimate off-the-grid, wild experience - featuring cosy cabins, home cooked meals and the warmest Canadian welcome! Who will you explore the winter wilderness with? #ExploreCanada
Please note: campfires are permitted at designated campsites and campfire rings are provided at this location at Crooked Lake, BC. We encourage you to check the website of any park you visit (@yourbcparks) to review any restrictions and ensure best safety practices are followed.
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Rossland, located high up in the Monashee Mountains, is best known for @REDResort. Refreshingly old-style with no traffic lights or malls, the town has an impressive number of cute, idiosyncratic indie boutiques. While you're here, be sure to sample the local craft brew and stick around for the Rossland Winter Carnival.
Photo by @ashvoykin from the KC Trail. #exploreBC#exploreCanada#KootRocks