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Doors Open Vancouver

Doors Open Vancouver (DOV) is a free and behind-the-scenes look at many of Vancouver's sites, buildings and services. It's a great opportunity to learn about how the City of Vancouver is run and experience some of the city's unique architecture, sustainable design, and cultural heritage. As a social media and photography volunteer, I spent a… Continue reading Doors Open Vancouver

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West End Farmers Market

I've always loved spending time at local markets, particularly farmers markets full of fresh and local produce. The markets are always a great opportunity to observe locals in a foreign city, and when visiting a market in my own city it is nice to interact with other members of the community. They help to shape and develop… Continue reading West End Farmers Market

Photo by Caitlin Rowe
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Springtime in the West End

Ever since I moved to Vancouver in 2010, I have been happy to call the West End home. This community is vibrant and lively, with a diverse mix of people from all different backgrounds. Not only is the West End home to the Davie Village, which has been the heart of the city's LGBT community for many… Continue reading Springtime in the West End

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midsummer thoughts

This summer has been a busy one. If I'm not working at Tourism Vancouver, I'm volunteering at the David Suzuki Foundation. If I'm not volunteering, I'm keeping the apartment clean, running, catching up on sleep, watching movies with friends, making salad, completing assignments and scholarship applications, and so on and so forth. It's nice to… Continue reading midsummer thoughts

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international buddhist temple

This past week, as part of my Visitor Information Counsellor training with Tourism Vancouver, I had the chance to visit one of the Vancouver region's lesser known attractions. The International Buddhist Temple (or Guan-Yin Temple) is located just outside of Vancouver, in Richmond, and is a beautiful temple located on farmland off the Steveston Highway.… Continue reading international buddhist temple