Hit the Snowshoe Trail…Best Winter Hikes near Vancouver

In the summer, we are spoiled by our selection of hiking trails and now that many are covered by snow, what is your average Vancouver outdoor enthusiast to do? Well, duh, strap on a pair of snowshoes and hit the mountains. For the uninitiated, let’s be clear, you too can snow shoe. All you need is a good pair of waterproof winter boots (rubber boots will even suffice in a pinch).  ...

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FRESH from Brazil – A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and sushi, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here.  Today, we feature Paula from Brazil. Newcomer Profile Paula is a student and professional who came to Vancouver to ...

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So You Want to Study (& Work) in Canada?

There is no disputing that the best way to learn a language or understand a culture is full immersion.  Canada has become the destination of choice for thousands around the world trying to do just that  - improve their English and/or gain insight into North American culture.  However, it is a little more involved than simply booking flight tickets. There are a number of steps you need to follow before ...

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FRESH from Australia – A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and abundant weed, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here. Today, we feature Amy from Australia. Newcomer Profile Amy is a young, Australian professional who was seeking travel, ...

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Neighborhood Guide: Yaletown

LOWDOWN For all the party people in the house - well, at least those with well-paying jobs -  Yaletown should be high on your list for living your best life.  Railway loading docks, that hearken back to the 19th century, have been transformed into some of the cities top restaurants, bars and nightclubs, not to mention ground zero for all your waxing and cosmetic dentistry needs. Former warehouses along Nelson and ...

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LOWDOWN   A relatively new neighborhood, Coal Harbour’s high rises sprung up in the ‘90s and offer luxury accommodations with grand, waterfront views.  Easy access to Stanley Park and Harbour Green Park make up for the forest of concrete towers.  Tourist presence is high as Coal Harbour is bookended by 2 luxury Fairmont Properties (Pacific Rim and Waterfront) as well as the Pan Pacific to the East and the iconic Westin Bayshore ...

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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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