With the clocks ‘springing ahead’ earlier this week, that gives us Vancouverites even more time (technically) to get outdoors and experience all the fun and vibrant activities taking place in our fair city.
1. Begin with a brisk walk around your town…
Get the weekend started with an architectural tour of Vancouver. This is best done with a gaggle of friends that you can impress with zippy anecdotes about the development of our city’s various building styles. Allow your inner critic to come to the fore as you quote from Kalman and Ward’s lament on the loss of Gastown’s characteristic brick and mortar in favour of colossal glass and concrete condos.
Exploring Vancouver: The Architectural Guide by Harold Kalman
2. Then head east for a trip to a winter farmer’s market at Ontario and East 31st…
Farmers’ markets are bustling throughout the winter. A particular favourite is conveniently located next to Nat Bailey Stadium and our very own Terry Salman branch. While you sample locally grown produce you should have a freshly borrowed copy of Alisa Dawn Smith’s seminal 100 Mile Diet. This is one of the books that started it all, emphasising the importance of locally grown produce and supporting our own communities of farmers. With this in hand, you can speak as a near knowledge equal with the vendors themselves about the importance sustainable local agriculture.
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