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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 […]

Healthy Family Expo 2015 (Photos)

March 30th, 2015

All parents would generally agree that they want what is best for their children. This starts from the time of birth (or even prenatally) all the way through their school-aged years and beyond. Of course, it’s difficult to know exactly what is “best” and what is available in the marketplace. That’s why parents are encouraged […]

The Telltale Sign that Spring Has Sprung in Vancouver

March 13th, 2015

When you live in the frozen part of the country, you can declare that spring has arrived when the snow starts to melt. Here in Vancouver, where it rains most months out of the year, we can’t rely on melting snow as our indicator. Instead, we have the good fortune of seeing so many of […]

Got Craft? Celebrating the Handmade, Local and Cute

December 15th, 2014

…because MALL is a four letter word. That’s one of the first things you’ll see on the homepage for Got Craft?, a semi-annual event in Vancouver that “aims to bring together a community of handmade and DIY culture.” When I went to the Maritime Labour Centre over the weekend for the Holiday Edition of Got […]

A Walk Through Vancouver’s Chinatown

June 24th, 2014

As a kid, I spent a fair bit of time in Vancouver’s Chinatown, both with my parents and my grandparents. We’d go down there to grab some lunch and to do our grocery shopping. Unlike the more “supermarket” approach that we have today, shopping for groceries back then was much more about piecing together just […]