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Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival March 31, 2012 | free, Things to Do | Read More
Photo Credit: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Every year in April, Vancouver’s streets and gardens are filled with the most lovely pink blooms that flower from Cherry Blossoms, making the city feel even more magical. This year, the celebrations take place from April 5 – 28th, but you can...

Fun Free Things To Do in Vancouver

Fun Free Things To Do in Vancouver August 4, 2011 | free, Things to Do | Read More
Summer is finally here, kids are out of school and you may be scratching your head, while clinging to your wallet, thinking of fun things to do in Vancouver. Actually, let me rephrase that, fun free things to do. You don’t have to stretch your imagination paper thin to conjure up lofty ideas that...

Free Summer Concerts

Free Summer Concerts June 22, 2011 | free | Read More
Photo Credit: 2sirius (Flickr) Vancouver is a city that loves music, especially the many free summer concerts that grace the many stages, beach, streets and parks around Vancouver. The Coastal Jazz & Blues Society puts together the Vancouver International Jazz Festival each year and it attracts acts...

Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week May 29, 2011 | Events, free | Read More
Vancouver has long been a city where people ride their bikes around the Seawall and in recent years we are seeing more people skip driving and use their bike to get from a to b. Vancouver has been working hard on building separated bicycle lanes to make it more safe and a little easier for cyclists to...

Free Parking in Vancouver!

Free Parking in Vancouver! March 31, 2011 | free | Read More
Those of you that drive in downtown Vancouver understand the trials and tribulations when it comes to parking. Finding change the the parking meter is a challenge in itself, though there are a few meters around town that you can now swipe your credit card with – genius! And, then there are those...

Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival March 29, 2011 | Events, free | Read More
The quintessential sign of spring in Vancouver has to be the abundant blooms of cherry blossoms in and around the city. The West End is particularly blessed to have so many of these lovely pink pretties lining the streets, making that morning walk to work a real treat. Since 2005, Vancouver has been...

Gastown Blues and Chili Fest

September 17, 2010 | Events, free, Things to Do | Read More
Last year there was one day that stuck out quite strongly in my mind, the Gastown Blues and Chili Fest. A group of friends and I had planned to go and check out some chili and some music, but time escaped us and they were packing up by the time we got there. Apparently, it was so popular, they ran...

Domain de Chaberton: Langely’s gem of a winery

Domain de Chaberton: Langely’s gem of a winery September 10, 2010 | free, off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
When you think of BC wineries, the Okanagan springs to mind for most and perhaps the Gulf Islands, but there are some fantastic wineries in the Lower Mainland that are just a short drive from Vancouver. Last Sunday, some friends and I went to Domaine de Chaberton for a wine tour, tasting and high hopes...

A guide to Vancouver’s beaches

A guide to Vancouver’s beaches September 2, 2010 | Five Star, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Vancouver is spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches and if you’re new to the city, how do you know which beach is right for you? Labour Day weekend is only a day away and you can be sure that the beaches will be filled with eager sun lovers and picnic specialists. English Bay is downtown Vancouver’s...

A Day at Granville Island

A Day at Granville Island August 16, 2010 | free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
This weekend was one of the hottest Vancouver has had yet. On days like these, you can be sure that places like English Bay, Kits Beach and Granville Island are packed with people looking to beat the heat. If you’re heading to Granville Island, here’s the best way to spend the day. The sun...