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W.J. VanDusen at August 30, 1975 opening of VanDusen Botanical Garden

Archived - Aug 13Celebrate VanDusen Botanical Garden’s 40th anniversary

On Sunday, August 16, enjoy historical and horticultural displays, talks and tours, live music and a magic show, an heirloom veggie harvest and gin tasting, the climbing wall and putting green, and more, for only $2.00.

Railroad crossing

Archived - Aug 12City applies to Canadian Transportation Agency for orders to respect the Arbutus Corridor

We asked the CTA to order CPR to discontinue the railway and make an offer for its 2004 value. CPR's plan is to store rail cars on the line has safety risks and we asked CPR to better protect public safety and minimize disruption.

Public swim schedules

Archived - Aug 10Park Board swim lesson and pool program registration system

The registration system for swim lessons and pool programs will now re-open at 12pm today.‎ To reassure our customers, the vast majority of spots remain open.

Smart thermostats can help your household save energy and money.

Archived - Aug 07City tests smart thermostats for their potential to save money and energy

This Thursday, the City of Vancouver, in partnership with Vancity, launched a pilot program to learn what energy and cost savings can be achieved in single family, duplex, and townhomes by using a smart thermostat.

Road barricades around a construction site

Archived - Aug 05Keeping traffic flowing during busy street-use season

We're halfway through the peak season for roadwork and special events. Find out how we manage traffic congestion and how to stay informed on traffic.

Pride flag

Archived - Jul 30Celebrate with Pride this weekend in Vancouver

The Vancouver Pride Parade takes place in the West End on Sunday, August 2 at noon. Learn about this year's parade theme, Gender Superheroes, and get hot weather safety tips.

City Hall in summer, behind the trees on the north lawn

Archived - Jul 26General Manager of Planning and Development Announces Retirement

After 35 years of experience planning in the public and private sector, the City of Vancouver General Manager of Planning and Development, Brian Jackson has announced his plans to retire at the end of 2015.

Fireworks

Archived - Jul 24Honda Celebration of Light kicks off on Saturday

View the 2015 Honda Celebration of Lights fireworks competition on July 26, July 30, and August 1, to watch China, Brazil, and Canada compete.

People cycling on the protected bike lane near Point Grey Road at Macdonald Street

Archived - Jul 23June sees record bike ridership throughout Vancouver

We saw record volumes at seven of our protected bike routes, and a big jump in bike volumes along Point Grey after completing the Seaside Greenway last summer.

View of Burrard Bridge looking east toward False Creek and Granville Bridge at sunrise

Archived - Jul 23Council approves Burrard Bridge upgrades and Pacific-Burrard intersection redesign

With the project approved, staff will develop a final design with input from the heritage sector and other stakeholder groups in August. Construction work will begin early 2016.

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