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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2013. The VSO returns to the theatre with an Oct. 24 concert featuring Vancouver-based pianist Robert Silverman. (File photo)

Surrey theatres reopen with cautious optimism for live events this fall

Church services, concerts and other bookings return to Bell Performing Arts Centre

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre in 2013. The VSO returns to the theatre with an Oct. 24 concert featuring Vancouver-based pianist Robert Silverman. (File photo)
A view of the touring “Imagine Picasso” art exhibit coming to Vancouver Convention Centre in October. (submitted photo: Jean Sebastien Baciu)

‘Imagine Picasso’ to project paintings onto ‘Origami-style structures’ in Vancouver this fall

Touring show ‘a unique and novel perspective on the work of Pablo Picasso’

A view of the touring “Imagine Picasso” art exhibit coming to Vancouver Convention Centre in October. (submitted photo: Jean Sebastien Baciu)
Photo posted to facebook.com/cougarcreekhouseofhorrors.

Surrey’s ‘House of Horrors’ to reopen with new name this Halloween after Potter’s sale

The ‘haunted’ houses in Newton were closed last year due to the pandemic

Photo posted to facebook.com/cougarcreekhouseofhorrors.
A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell

PHOTOS: Humpbacks put on a show for visitors to Vancouver Island

Whale watching tour leaves participants in awe

A humpback spotted just off Cortes Island breaches. This humpback breached several times, as it played by itself for nearly half an hour. Photo by Terry Farrell
Cloverdale-area farmer Mike Bose at his family-operated corn maze in 2016. The annual attraction won’t open this summer for the first time in 22 years. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s Bose Corn Maze won’t open this summer due to COVID uncertainties

The family’s 25-acre cornfield labyrinth first opened in 1999

Cloverdale-area farmer Mike Bose at his family-operated corn maze in 2016. The annual attraction won’t open this summer for the first time in 22 years. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Visitors tour the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale at the 2018 Surrey Doors Open. (Samantha Anderson)

Cloverdale’s truck museum to reopen

B.C. Vintage Truck Museum set to open its doors June 19

Visitors tour the BC Vintage Truck Museum in Cloverdale at the 2018 Surrey Doors Open. (Samantha Anderson)
(Metro Creative photo)

Youth summer fishing challenge: Go fishing, take a photo, then enter to win!

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s contest returns this summer

(Metro Creative photo)
B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend returns June 18 to 20

Get ready with a free Family Fishing Webinar Series June 12

B.C.’s Family Fishing Weekend is coming up June 18 to 20.
A sea lion swims past the window of an empty viewing area Vancouver Aquarium in September 2020. Photo: Canadian Press

U.S.-based theme park company buys Vancouver Aquarium

Aquarium had to shut its doors in September due to COVID pandemic

A sea lion swims past the window of an empty viewing area Vancouver Aquarium in September 2020. Photo: Canadian Press
Nick Warmerdam and his dog Diesel are inviting locals to check out the Lakeland Farm U-pick Flower Farm this spring. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

WATCH: Abbotsford’s Lakeland Flowers opens for spring

Tulip farm attraction opened on April 14, open to the public daily seven days a week

Nick Warmerdam and his dog Diesel are inviting locals to check out the Lakeland Farm U-pick Flower Farm this spring. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk are among the many Vancouver Attractions welcoming guests this spring. Save 35 per cent when you purchase tickets for three or more attractions until April 30! John Lehmann photo.

Stay + play locally this spring – and save big while you do!

Amazing memories await with Vancouver Attractions spring savings program

  • Mar 15, 2021
The UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk are among the many Vancouver Attractions welcoming guests this spring. Save 35 per cent when you purchase tickets for three or more attractions until April 30! John Lehmann photo.
Singletree Winery in Abbotsford has opened two domes where customers can enjoy wine tastings and local goodies. Photo by Megan Ashley Creative

Wine tasting goes under the dome in Abbotsford

Singletree Winery offers two themed transparent enclosures

  • Jan 18, 2021
Singletree Winery in Abbotsford has opened two domes where customers can enjoy wine tastings and local goodies. Photo by Megan Ashley Creative
Panorama Ridge Hike

5 Best Hikes Around Vancouver to Add to Your Bucket List

From North Shore to Whistler, find incredible spots to lace up your boots

  • Nov 24, 2020
Panorama Ridge Hike
Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.

The magic of Christmas returns to the Butchart Gardens

Annual display opens Nov. 27; timed ticket reservations available now

Can you spot all 12 Days of Christmas displays at the Butchart Gardens? Jen Blyth photo.
The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon

Northern Lights return to dance across the Yukon sky

If the Northern Lights have captured your imagination, here are a few tips to plan your adventure

The Northern Lights have long captured our imaginations. Here’s how to experience the magic. Stefan Wackerhagen photo/Travel Yukon
Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
Black Press Media’s Baneet Braich and Leaha Hammond take a staycation to Tofino, B.C.

Road trip! West Coast Travellers show you the ultimate Tofino experience in 72 hours.

Beaches, helicopters, good eats as Black Press Media’s Baneet Braich and Leaha Hammond explore Tofino.

Black Press Media’s Baneet Braich and Leaha Hammond take a staycation to Tofino, B.C.
Golf courses are open across Surrey as residents of the city look to keep busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

EXPLORE SURREY: Tee up some adventures in the city

Also: A walk through Surrey’s public art collection

Golf courses are open across Surrey as residents of the city look to keep busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

3 New Ways to Explore Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky

See familiar places with fresh eyes

  • Jul 13, 2020
Explore one of BC’s best-known regions along the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)

Many B.C. parks to re-open, but visitors must adhere to the ‘golden rules’

Residents urged to practise COVID-19 protocols as some outdoor recreation restrictions are relaxed

  • May 14, 2020
BC Parks are slated to begin gradually re-open as of Thursday, May 14, 2020, with some restrictions. (Black Press Media file photo)