Thanksgiving Dinner on Table

Give thanks this Thanksgiving Weekend

Why Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend is Different Than The U.S. Have you ever wondered why the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday isn't synced with our southern neighbors'?  Well, its thanks to an earlier harvest that we Canadians stuff and truss the big bird a month sooner than our US counterparts.  Though Canadian Thanksgiving only became a public holiday in 1957, its origins and traditions are much older. In addition to celebrating the harvest like traditional European ...

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Cuchillo Restaurant Vancouver

Uno Más por Favor – Taco & Tequila Tour of Vancouver

The perfect marriage - tacos and tequila - are the inspiration for exploring Vancouver by bike.  Hop on your pedal-powered steed and relish the best tacos Vancouver has to offer washed down by everyone's favorite agave product. Try your tequila neat or in a craft Margarita or Paloma.  In order to successfully complete the tour in a reasonable state of mind and belly, we are going to focus on 5 ...

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Best Pourover Coffee Shops in Vancouver

Pouring Over the Best Pourover Coffee in Vancouver

The pourover trend continues unabated begging the question, when does a trend stop being a trend and instead a welcome and permanent addition to  Vancouver's coffee culture?  Given the recent explosion of pour over options in copious cafes, all indicators are, that time is now. As significant as the introduction of good espresso-based coffee has been to Vancouver, I believe Canadians, and North Americans in general, still pine for a 'longer' ...

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What makes good ramen? For the uninitiated, a bowl of noodles is a bowl of noodles. To the connoisseur, however, truly good ramen noodles are made with love, made daily (even hourly), with simple ingredients - wheat flour, salt, water, and ‘kansui’ (alkaline water).  They are then immersed in a rich and tasty broth, carefully prepared and simmered for at least a day, and topped with a soft-boiled egg, pork ...

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Places to Eat Around UBC Vancouver

  As back to school nerves set in, Ikea Allen keys are misplaced and you are still on the waiting list for a required UBC course, preparing your own meals is the last thing on your mind.    Let us help you find nearby eats on campus. Virtuous Pie Located in Wesbrook Village,  Virtuous Pie (01) is a light and airy pizza place offering only 100% plant-based fare. This meat-eater was suspicious of the “BBQ ...

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Vancouver's Best Ice Cream

Living in Vancouver, you can't help but notice that ice cream is having a moment.  Never before has it been so easy to keep your cool with an icy treat. Check out our best ice cream picks below. We are not quite Italy with gelato on every corner, but we are moving in that beautiful direction. Though Mario's Gelato and La Casa Gelato have been scooping up the best for decades, ...

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Best Summer Patio Restaurants Vancouver BC

Nothing says summer like al fresco eating and drinking. Despite endless coastline and inimitable views, Vancouver has shockingly few patios due to strict restaurant and liquor licensing laws. We wish we had more but as September looms, we figured we'd better make the most of the options we do have. We encourage you to do the same and enjoy a drink and a nibble at any one of our top ...

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Vancouver Chinatown City Guide

Neighbourhood Guide – Chinatown

LOWDOWN For the designer or tech worker looking for a historic neighbourhood with an artistic edge, Chinatown blends colorful Vancouver history with new, mid- and high-rise developments that appeal to dedicated urbanites seeking unique spaces.  Established in the late 1800s when CP Rail brought in thousands of workers from China to complete the railroad, this settlement flourished from a rough neighbourhood of (predominantly) male workers to a prosperous corner of the ...

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Vintage Barber Illustration

The West End is home to some of the city’s most vibrant thoroughfares, best beaches and the biggest city park this side of NYC.  The western reaches of Robson Street, Denman Street and Davie Street offer gentleman visitors abundant choices for food, drink, personal grooming and nightlife. Sleeping Soundly   Sylvia Hotel If visiting, consider staying at the oceanside, oft-overlooked, Sylvia Hotel. Ivy-covered and exuding a faded elegance, this 1912 landmark boasts reasonable rates ...

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Vancouver Pride Rainbow Banner

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Vancouver’s Pride Festival. Running August 3-5th , this fabulous celebration of love, tolerance and the LGBTQ2+ community culminates in a glorious Sunday parade that snakes through the West End – Robson to Davie to Beach Avenue. Yes, it's time for Pride weekend 2018! Leading up to this are countless events organized by Pride Vancouver. We’ve distilled it down to a few unique experiences we think are ...

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