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Make It Vancouver: A Revolution of Unique Handmade Items

April 26th, 2016

Perhaps your dear grandmother used to crochet mittens and scarves for you and your siblings. Maybe your Uncle Jack labored for weeks in his woodworking shop to build a special toy chest, just for you. Tapping into that same sense of meticulous care and attention to detail, Make It Vancouver filled the PNE Forum this […]

Getting Schooled: My #VanScienceSocial Field Trip

February 25th, 2016

The public perception of people who are good at or — gasp! perish the thought — actually enjoy studying science used to be quite negative. You’re a dweeb. You’re a nerd. You’re a socially inept dork who cannot function around normal people. Thankfully, attitudes are definitely shifting and public interest in science, even if you […]

Weekend Brunch at Merchant’s Oyster Bar

February 19th, 2016

If breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day and if everyone really is working for the weekend, then it follows reason that the most important meal of the week is the traditional Sunday brunch. There’s something special about relaxing over a cup of coffee and some extra runny eggs in the later […]

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 […]