Just Desserts

Vancouver has an amazing array of restaurants featuring local ingredients and ethnic cuisine. Once you’ve enjoyed poutine, smoked salmon, sushi, or pho, you might want to indulge your sweet tooth. Here are some dessert places to check out in downtown Vancouver. Nero Belgian Waffle Bar Nero Belgian Waffle Bar specializes in dessert-style waffles, usually topped…

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Vancouver Bookstores

No doubt when you’ve told someone you work in a library the other person has exclaimed, “You must love books!” As librarians we know that our jobs involve more than just books, but reading continues to be an enjoyable pastime for many of us. As a dedicated bibliophile myself,  I have visited many of Vancouver’s…

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The Central Branch of the VPL

The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) has over twenty libraries across Vancouver, each with their own unique history and character. However, if you are going to visit one library, make sure it is the 9-story Central Branch at 350 West Georgia Street in the heart of downtown Vancouver. With a structure reminiscent of the Roman Colosseum,…

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Museums, Galleries, and More!

When not learning about theological librarianship at Atla Annual, you may want to visit some of the museums, galleries, and other attractions in Vancouver. Below are some recommended sites to visit. Bloedel Conservatory Opened in 1969, the Bloedel Conservatory is a “domed lush paradise” at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver. The conservatory…

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Stanley Park

Stanley Park is a favoured destination for both tourists and locals alike. The park is named after Lord Frederick Stanley, who served as the sixth governor-general of Canada from 1888-1893 (the NHL’s Stanley Cup is also named after him). Stanley Park has traditionally been home to the Burrard, Musqueam, and Squamish First Nations. During the…

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Streets and Neighborhoods

There are some trendy streets and neighbourhoods in Vancouver that you may want to amble down when you’re not attending Atla Annual. Many of these are within walking distance of the conference hotel, though you may want to take public transit to visit Commercial Drive and Granville Island. Robson Street Robson Street is one of…

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Super, Natural British Columbia

  One of the tourism slogans for our province is “super, natural British Columbia.” This sly Hopkinsian nod to “the world…charged with the grandeur of God” highlights BC’s reputation as a wilderness wonderland; it only takes a few minutes to travel from Vancouver to the backcountry. Hiking While attending the ATLA Conference, you may consider…

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Countdown to ATLA 2019 in Vancouver

  Hello from Vancouver! We are excited for ATLA members to visit us on the West Coast of Canada from June 12-15, 2019. There are many things to do in British Columbia during the summer, including outdoor adventures, delicious multiethnic cuisine, and interesting sights and attractions in Vancouver and beyond. Make sure you keep visiting…

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