Social distancing has been reclassified as physical distancing, and we couldn’t be happier about it. We humans are social creatures. We thrive on collaboration and shared experiences with our communities. In Vancouver and all over the world, people are coming together, in spirit, and connecting digitally. Here are some more resources to help bring social closeness back into your life this weekend.
U kin B the Sun, Frazey Ford‘s new album, is officially released today (March 27). It marks the third solo release from the East Vancouver-based singer/songwriter, who first came to international attention as one-third of the local folk trio Be Good Tanyas, and her first since 2014’s Indian Ocean.
We talked to Ford about finding comfort in creativity and solace in Aretha Franklin.
It’s understandable if anxiety is running higher than normal, if cabin-fever is kicking in, and those nature cravings are taking their toll. Meditation can help to relax our nervous system, so here is our gift to you – a 5 minute, Vancouver-focused meditation, where you can indulge and relax in the very essence of Vancouver’s nature.
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup - an initiative by Ocean Wise and WWF - have understandably cancelled their Vancouver beach cleans, along with those across Canada.
If you love our oceans and Canadian shorelines, you can sign-up to watch their webinar on April 2. It will highlight some current challenges, like ocean acidification and plastic pollution, provide some practical advice on how to...
These days, we all have to practice responsible social distancing. So, while Vancouver Foodie Tours have paused their live experience, they have introduced the Granville Island Foodie Delivery to bring the tastes, scents and magic of Vancouver’s world-famous Public Market right into your home.
Last fall, local imprint Arsenal Pulp Press published Vancouver After Dark. The fifth book by Vancouver historian Aaron Chapman, VAD explores the bygone days of local nightclubs, bars, and drunken reckonings. Through interviews with participants and a trove of never-before-seen images, Chapman evokes exactly the sort of thing we used to take for granted—going out for a drink with friends, new...
If you’re stuck indoors, watching an outdoor film can help scratch your adventure itch. The Vancouver area is an outdoor paradise, so there are plenty of local movies to choose from that cover trail running, skiing, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, road biking, and rock climbing. Here are our picks for the best Vancouver outdoor films you can stream at home.
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar launches a new product line to take home, BLVD Provisions, which presents an array of thoughtfully prepared items that are affordable, convenient and of the highest quality.