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#2901 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:37 PM

A new “elevated tree walk experience” is being pitched by operators of Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish.

The “accessible, architecturally stunning” attraction would “wind 34 metres into the sky, offering soaring 360° views and access for guests of all ages and abilities,” according to a release Wednesday (Feb. 6).

The “elevated trail experience” would start at the Summit Lodge and lead guests on a 2.5-kilometre return trip through the trees and over wetlands along Panorama Ridge.

 

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#2902 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:07 AM

Here's something similar being pitched for the Malahat :  https://www.timescol...ahat-1.23654933



#2903 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:10 AM

go for it.  i think the free highway pull-out gives you just as good a look though.


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#2904 Danma

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:43 AM

The Goldstream Gazette stated this as being 650 meters HIGH instead of 650 meters LONG. By comparison the Freedom Tower in NYC is only 540 meters high...


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#2905 Mike K.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:56 AM

It's nearly identical to the one planned for Squamish.


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#2906 aastra

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:02 PM

The Freedom Tower in NYC is nearly identical to the one planned for Squamish?


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#2907 Mike K.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:04 PM

The lookout, silly.


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#2908 AllseeingEye

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:30 PM

Have done the elevated forest trail at the Capilano Suspension bridge site and it was admittedly pretty cool; this might be an interesting option on this side of the pond too depending on the route, view scapes offered and of course the cost...



#2909 spanky123

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:37 PM

It's nearly identical to the one planned for Squamish.

 

They must get a quantity discount.


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#2910 DustMagnet

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 06:16 PM

String a suspension bridge between them?  (The first thing to be suspended is disbelief.)



#2911 aastra

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:41 AM

Why is the museum so obsessed with history?

 

 

1970s still

Yes, the First Nations portion of this museum is beautiful. But I walked through the new Indigenous Languages section, which is very good, only to then find myself entering the 'colonial history' portion. It feels like a big celebration of what life was like for white people in that time period - and it's been the same exhibit for decades!

Did nothing of significance happen in BC's history in the last 100 years??

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#2912 RFS

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:52 AM

Why is the museum so obsessed with history?


Its funny cuz that indigenous language thing is easily the most boring part of the museum, whereas old town and the ship and such are by far the most fun. For proof, just observe which areas little kids are most interested and in

#2913 Nparker

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 11:07 AM

Why is the museum so obsessed with history?

I bet that tacky old Louvre is still displaying the Mona Lisa too.


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#2914 Nparker

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 02:55 PM

Well done CoV parking enforcement.  :whyme:

...Frank and Gail Wilms of Comox, came to Victoria for their 21st wedding anniversary, and were well prepared with clothes and identification at the ready when the fire alarm sounded — but Gail forgot her glasses. Wilms said he and his wife — and other guests — were led by firefighters back into their vacation rental to retrieve their belongings at about 1 p.m., more than seven hours after the fire [at the Plaza Hotel] broke out. Wilms said he parked the couple’s car on Pandora Avenue and returned to a $44 parking ticket. “I just wanted to get out of there”, he said, of driving straight home to Comox...

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Hopefully, the City can see its way to cancelling this "infraction".



#2915 vortoozo

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 03:05 PM

Well done CoV parking enforcement.  :whyme:

Hopefully, the City can see its way to cancelling this "infraction".

 

Why is the snark justified? How on earth would parking enforcement know the situation?



#2916 Nparker

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 03:16 PM

You'd have thought that for one day CoV parking enforcement might have been able to offer amnesty to those parked on Pandora within a few blocks of the fire.



#2917 Rob Randall

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 03:45 PM

That ticket will get cancelled immediately if asked. They won't quibble that.


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#2918 Mike K.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 03:50 PM

For sure. It’ll be dealt with.

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#2919 Nparker

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:22 PM

That ticket will get cancelled immediately if asked. They won't quibble that.

For sure. It’ll be dealt with.

I am relatively confident of that myself, but that's not how these tourists will remember the way the CoV initially treated them after the fire.


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#2920 Midnightly

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 05:06 PM

they did say the tickets will be cancelled BUT you have to go down to city hall and speak them them and ask to get it cancelled... a tourist isn't so likely to do that



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