A stream and a short bridge separate Burnaby Village Museum from the outside world. Crossing over is like stepping into a time machine, one that transports visitors back to a tram-stop community in the early 20th century. In fact, an original electric tram is still there, as is an entire town of living, breathing historical characters.
The non-profit Burnaby Canoe and Kayak's nationally certified coaches impart paddling techniques to all ages and skill levels on peaceful Burnaby Lake. The lake is nestled in a wildlife sanctuary where birdwatchers often glimpse great blue herons, belted kingfishers, and airplanes and the scenic North Shore Mountains peer over its waters.
The organization's fleet—one of the largest in Canada—even encompasses the War Canoe, a uniquely Canadian boat that holds 15 paddlers. Students can hone their skills during drop-in sessions or during more structured summer camps and sprint programs, where members develop strength, endurance, and technique.
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Takaya Tours takes patrons gliding across the waters of the Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm on trips accentuated by the cultural heritage of the Coast Salish Nation, the indigenous inhabitants of the area. Guests plumb the open-water majesty astride a replica of a 25-foot Salish canoe or in a single or tandem kayak as the guide imparts nuggets of cultural lore and sings ancient songs that echo off of the rock faces surrounding the placid waters. Guides expose tourists to the area?s native flora and fauna and the sites of original Coast Salish villages while implicitly affirming the principles of buoyancy. Takaya Tours also rents out kayaks to let individuals or duos explore the scenic waterways and start splash fights with pelicans on their own time.
LEGO sets always come with instructions for constructing everything from town halls to entire kingdoms. For the My Own Creation competition at Vancouver Lego Games, however, the instructions must come from within. At the annual event, competitors showcase their original designs, which vie for top-three prizes and the equally coveted Viewer's Choice Award.
Geared toward kids and adults alike, Vancouver Lego Games isn't just a place to show off pre-made pieces. During the Ready, Set, Build! competition, participants respond to a theme with their own LEGO model in just one hour, completely ignoring the normal procedure of applying for a LEGO zoning permit. Besides crowning competition winners, Vancouver Lego Games awards the biggest prize—the event's proceeds—to a different charity every year.