Posts Tagged ‘Richmond BC’

South of Vancouver, BC’s Lulu Series Celebrates Art in the City

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
Richmond, British Columbia - The Lulu Series: Art in the City logo

Public Spaces Art The 2013 Lulu Speaker Series on Art in the City concludes with a presentation on the art of public spaces and urban living by Andrew Pask.

Richmond, British Columbia in the South of Vancouver region continues to spotlight art in the city with it’s Lulu Speaker Series.  March 28 will feature Vancouver Public Space Network founder Andrew Pask delivering a presentation on the art of public spaces and its place in the city experience at Richmond City Hall.

Early spring is a great time to discover Richmond, BC and all that the South of Vancouver region of British Columbia has to offer.  Add this engaging exhibition and the unique South Vancouver lodging of our member bed & breakfast inns to your travel plans.

The City on Display: Urban Living and the Art of Public Space

Richmond City Hall Council Chambers
7:00 PM
Seating is limited

From beaches to civic architecture, parks, plazas, public squares and even the streets themselves, cities are evaluated by the quality of their public spaces.

Vancouver Library

Public spaces have the potential to inspire whole populations.

Mr. Pask, an anthropologist and urban planner who studied in Toronto and Amsterdam, will present the history of public spaces and reveal how theories of their design has evolved to the theories used in the present day.  Recent public space debates, issues and their solutions through design around the world will be explored, including:

  • New park & plaza projects
  • Social (and contested) nature of public places
  • Recent artistic interventions to enliven existing public spaces

Andrew Pask, a neighbourhood planner with the City of Vancouver, founded and directs the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), a nonprofit organization run by volunteers since 2005.  It uses a blend of creative research, design and intervention to advocate for the importance of quality public spaces.  Mr. Pask has contributed to a wide variety of community developments with non-profits and local governments in both British Columbia and Ontario.

More information available from the City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada website.

Choose South of Vancouver, BC Lodging That Provides Custom-designed Private Spaces

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The bed and breakfast inns of South Vancouver invite you to choose a personalized stay experience.

Our South of Vancouver bed and breakfast inns offer unique lodging for your family vacation to help you get the most out of your spring getaway to the South of Vancouver region of British Columbia.

Wake to a delectable variety of breakfast option after a night’s stay in a cozy guest room.  Enjoy the pampering service and area expertise of the innkeepers at locations all across the South of Vancouver area.

What’s Your South of Vancouver Public Spaces Expectation or Experience?

The South Vancouver region of British Columbia is a center of multicultural and multimedia public art and spaces.

Please share your plans for and memories of the public spaces of South Vancouver.

South Vancouver Fall Celebrates Japanese Art and Culture

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

South Vancouver in autumn 2012 brings a variety of fall events and activities well worth visiting. October event highlights in South Vancouver, British Columbia include a strong influence on the region: Japanese culture.

Now’s the time to select South Vancouver lodging that will add a personalized touch to your experience with the Japanese culture of the region.

“Japanese Autumn 2012” Exhibition

Autumn in Japan

Autumn in Japan is the inspiration of this fall art exhibition in Richmond, British Columbia.

Rufus Lin Gallery of Japanese Art (Richmond BC)
Daily through October 30th, 2012

The Japanese culture has a deep history in the greater Vancouver BC area that stretches back to the mid-1800s.  In honour of the influence that Japanese people have had on this region, and in the spirit of promoting “borderless” art, the Rufus Lin Gallery of Japanese Art presents the works of artists from Japan.  The “Japanese Autumn 2012” exhibit displays 15 autumn-inspired works of a dozen contemporary artists from locations across Japan.  These artworks at this exhibit range from watercolor & oil paintings to pen & ink, paper cutout & torn paper, and computer graphics.

These autumn-influenced works are in addition to the over 50 Japanese artworks of the 2012 annual display in the gallery.  More information, including  is available on the Rufus Lin Gallery of Japanese Art website.

To complement this exhibition, you will want to take advantage of the many other Japanese and Asian-influenced attractions of the region, including:

Japanese & Asian-Inspired South Vancouver Shopping

Aberdeen CentreAberdeen Centre Fountains

Aberdeen Centre is the premier Japanese-influenced shopping mall in Richmond featuring many Japan-oriented stores, an arcade with Japanese & Chinese video games, a unique dancing musical fountain, a wide variety of Asian cuisines in the food court and much more. Daiso, one of the stores, sells Japanese CDs, food items, housewares, toys and cute novelties – everything’s priced at $2 and you’ll get more than your money’s worth!

Parker PlaceNo.1 Shanghai Cuisine at Parker Place

Parker Place in Richmond is a quintessential Asian shopping centre.  This labyrinth of narrow halls and 150 small stores offers mainly Chinese, but also some Japanese products & cuisine as well.

Yaohan Centrewindow display of a candy store in Yaohan Centre

Yaohan Centre in Richmond is one of the first Asian shopping malls in South Vancouver and features some Japanese-centered stores.

Japanese Dining in South Vancouversukiyaki

The South Vancouver area offers a plethora of Japanese restaurants, over 30 dining establishments in Richmond BC alone, to complement your experience with Japanese arts and culture.

Restaurants catering to every taste and budget offer up world class Japanese dishes ranging from traditional to contemporary and cutting edge, including sashimi, sushi, maki, charcoal/BBQ, donburi, tempura, robata, teriyaki, sukiyaki and much, much more.

Choose South Vancouver Lodging That’s as Distinct as the Culture of Japan

South Vancouver Bed & Breakfast Inns

The bed and breakfast inns of South Vancouver ensure that your sleep and morning refreshment will be as memorable as the rest of your visit.

Our member South Vancouver Bed and Breakfast inns provide individualized lodging services to accompany your exploration of the Japanese culture in this region of British Columbia.

Enjoy a variety of breakfast options, comfortable guest rooms, and the personalized hospitality & area expertise of the innkeepers at locations all across South Vancouver, British Columbia.

What’s Your South Vancouver Japanese Cultural Expectation or Experience?

The South Vancouver region of British Columbia is a premier destination for Japanese culture in BC, Canada and North America.  Please share your plans for and memories of Japanese cultural experiences in South Vancouver.

Autumn in Vancouver Coast & Mountains Offers a World of Fall Colours and Many Celebrations

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Mount Seymour

Mount Seymour in North Vancouver is a geographical highlight of the Vancouver Coast and Mountains region of British Columbia during the autumn months.

Fall is upon us and the Vancouver Coast and Mountains region of British Columbia is getting into the swing of the autumn season.

Kids are back in school, the leaves are not far from their turning, and all of the seasonal activities, ranging from autumn harvests & dining to golf, are warming up as the temperatures cool.

While here, why not pair memorable Vacouver Coast and Mountains lodging with your favorite fall recreation and entertainment all across this BC region?

Vancouver Coast & Mountains Is Home to Fun Fall Festivals & Fairs

All across the Vancouver Coast and Mountains region, seasonal fairs and festivals are celebrating all the best that autumn has to offer.  Highlights include:

Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration

Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, BC

Moon Cakes

Tasty Moon Cakes

Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration is a historic Chinese holiday that encourages families and friends to gather and enjoy the full harvest moon. Activities include storytelling, games, and delectable moon cakes! Admission is by donation.

Gibsons Fall Fair

Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7 at Quality Farm & Garden Greenhouse in Gibsons, BC

Enjoy seeing entries in contests for quilting, baking, biggest pumpkin and more at the 12th Annual Gibson’s Fall Fair. Browse and buy from the craft fair.

Hell’s Gate Pumpkin Drop

Hell's Gate AirtramMonday, October 8, 2012 at Hell’s Gate Airtram in Hope, BC

A unique experience in the Fraser Canyon awaits aboard the Hell’s Gate Airtram.  Bring a pumpkin and get a chance to win prizes as you drop it 500 feet toward a target on the canyon floor.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the filming of Sylvester Stallone’s film “First Blood,” which was filmed in Hope. Show up dressed as Rambo, the main character, and enter to win movie gift packs.

Kilby Harvest Market & Harrison Mills Quilt Show

Kilby Historic Site (Harrison Mills, BC)Saturday, October 13, 2012 & Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills, BC

Be transported back to the 1920’s at Kilby Historic Site in Harrison Mills and explore the Harvest Market, which offers local and First Nations arts, crafts and foodstuffs.  Just up the road from the market is the Harrison Mills Quilt Show, which also features local music and much more.


ApplepaloozaSunday, October 14, 2012 at Sharing Farm Orchard in Richmond

The 3rd Annual Applepalooza celebrates everything apple with apple tastings, apple sales, apple pie, a farm market, kids activities, orchard tours and workshops.  Admission is free and the apple pie goes fast, so show up early in the day to ensure you get a bite.

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Breakfast at Vancouver B&B Inns

Start your days of fall festival-going with a scrumptious breakfast at our member Vancouver Coast and Mountains B&B Inns.

Our Vancouver Coast and Mountains Bed and Breakfast inns provide a singular lodging experience as you enjoy the many autumn activities and fall festivals & fairs of this scenic British Columbia region.

Take advantage of the many breakfast options, guest rooms personalized for your comfort, and the signature hospitality & area expertise of the innkeepers at locations all across British Columbia’s Vancouver Coast and Mountains region.

What’s Your Vancouver Coast and Mountains Autumn Activities and Fall Festivals Expectation or Experience?

The Vancouver Coast and Mountains region of British Columbia is a world class destination for autumn recreation and fall fairs.  Please share your plans for and memories of fall in this beautiful area.