Archive for February, 2010

Raincity’s New Marine Centre work featured on ChekTV and A Channel News

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney, BC opened in June 2009 to rave reviews. Raincity designed and built all of the aquarium tank rockwork, including the much-lauded octopus tank, as well as the outdoor tidal pool, which is home to BC’s coastal aquatic life. See the creation of the Marine Centre at:

See us on ChekTV and A Channel News.

Mark carves the outdoor tidal pool

Raincity builds spa for major motion picture: Percy Jackson

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The summer filming season in Vancouver saw two big budget movies around town: A-Team and Percy Jackson. Set to be released February 12, 2010, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lighting Thief stars, among others, Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman. Raincity was asked to carve the natural rock spa that is set into the shore of the lake near Camp Half-Blood. In reality, the spa occupied the banks of the narrows on Alouette Lake in Greater Vancouver’s own Golden Ears park. Here are some shots of the spa being constructed. For the final product, you’ll have to check out the movie!

Raincity puts stamp on new Robert Lee YMCA downtown

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The much-anticipated Robert Lee YMCA buiding at 955 Burrard Street in Vancouver ( is scheduled to open May 2010. Raincity was contracted to build the outdoor play area for the sixth floor roof-top day care. The sandboxes are framed by a ridge of west coast gulf island sandstone similar to the type seen at Malaspina Galleries on Gabriola Island. The Raincity crew was there in January putting our own unique west coast stamp on a Vancouver institution and new community gathering place. These photos show the crew hard at work carving the concrete being pumped up to the rooftop play area.