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Posts Tagged ‘vancouver’

10 Things People in Vancouver Need to Explain to Visitors

January 26th, 2016

Every city has its share of unique quirks and Vancouver is certainly no exception. There is plenty to love about this city, just as there is lots to hate too. For those of us who call Vancouver home, we’ve come to accept many of these things as a matter of fact (even if we never […]

Sticky’s Candy Hastings Street, Vancouver

January 8th, 2016

What if you were to take the saying “like a kid in a candy store” in a completely literal way? You’d end up at a shop like Sticky’s Candy, the newest location of which just opened up at 3609 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, a few doors down from Just Waffles and across the street […]

Vancouver Winter Wonderland: Indoor Christmas Festival

December 17th, 2015

The people of Vancouver have no shortage of opportunities to get into the holiday spirit. Even dismissing the hustle and bustle of shoppers rushing home with their treasures, we can ride the carousel at Burnaby Village Museum, ride the Christmas train at Bright Nights in Stanley Park, or be surrounded by the Canyon Lights at […]

Local Tourist: Pumpkin Patch at Southlands Heritage Farm

October 22nd, 2015

It’s really not much of a surprise to anyone that having a kid means you have the opportunity to relive your own childhood… or give your own childhood a do-over in a vicarious kind of way. When I was little, we never went to a pumpkin patch. I think we may have carved a jack-o’-lantern […]

Fun Free Things to Do in Vancouver

August 14th, 2015

Vancouver has a reputation for being a somewhat expensive city, particularly when it comes to the booming housing market. The economy of the city is also heavily reliant on the tourism industry with no shortage of opportunities for visitors to spend their money. Don’t get me wrong. Visits to the Vancouver Aquarium or Science World […]

Local Tourist: ATV Tour with X-Motor Rentals

July 7th, 2015

You don’t have to travel halfway around the world and spend thousands of dollars in order to have a good time. You can be a local tourist in your own city, especially if you’re willing to venture an hour or two outside of town. Here in Vancouver, you can visit the zoo or go horseback […]

Giveaway: Win Tickets to Of Heaven and Earth at Vancouver Art Gallery

June 5th, 2015

Italian culture and heritage make up a significant portion of Vancouver’s cultural scene and there are few neighborhoods where this is more pronounced than along Commercial Drive. That’s why it only makes sense that Italian Day is set to take over the Drive next Sunday, June 14. The theme of this year’s celebration is Italian […]

Marvel Universe LIVE! Costume Contest

May 25th, 2015

It pains me to say that I have yet to watch Age of Ultron. I know. I know. There are probably some strings on me. If you have had the chance to watch the latest Avengers movie and you’re itching for some more superhero action, you’re in luck. Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to Vancouver […]