Top 10 Cafes in Vancouver

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The battle for coffee supremacy in Vancouver continues between big names such as Tim Hortons, Starbucks, and even McDonalds but there is now more competition than ever. Coffee lovers in Vancouver are immigrating to new, independent cafes such as JJ Bean, Cafe Medina, and Revolver Cafe, to name a fewWithout much further ado, here is our list of:
 

The Top 10 Cafes in Vancouver.

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1. 49th Parallel

What makes this cafe so special? Just take a look at their Tiffany blue cups and try to resist the temptation to hold one in your hands. At this cafe’s Main Street location, their wonderful staff serves you top-notch coffee and patisseries. Their flaky butter croissants are out-of-this-world. This cafe attracts the most unique coffee-lovers in Vancouver so you will likely find yourself sitting there for hours, just people-watching.

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Robson Square Ice Rink Opens Friday, November 15th!

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A downtown Vancouver tradition is on the verge of opening for the season! The Robson Square Ice Rink is set to open on Friday, November 15th at 1pm.

Found right in the heart of Vancouver, the ice rink provides a classic winter downtown experience. Bring your own skates and it’s free!
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Halloween Happenings in Vancouver

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Looking for something to do in Vancouver on Halloween?
Here are some famous events that Vancouver is known for!

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1. Fright Nights at Playland
This is a classic Halloween event in Vancouver.
Prepare for a spooky night of touring 6 haunted houses, 12 rides and so much more .
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3 Travel Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

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Calling all seasoned travellers! If you’re frequently on the road for business or pleasure, you probably find yourself pining for the comforts and conveniences of home. It’s the little things that can really add to the quality of your trip and with the help of technology, travelling has never been so easy.

If you want to take the edge off of your next trip, arm yourself with the following gadgets and be the talk of the airport!

1. Pebble Watch

This is quite possibly the coolest new gadget to hit the market. According to Pebble Watch, it puts critical apps and notifications on your wrist, giving you immediate access to what’s most important.

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Thanksgiving in Vancouver

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If you find yourself in Vancouver over the Thanksgiving weekend, there are lots of great events to choose from to make this a long weekend to remember. From gourmet turkey dinners to square dancing parties, Vancouver is set to host a great Thanksgiving weekend!

1. RIPE 2013 is the Vancouver Farmers Market 4th Annual Dinner Fundraiser. They will be serving up a casual, family style Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings, all prepared by local chefs. To compliment the meal, cocktails, BC wine and local micro brews will be featured. Team this up with a silent auction and live entertainment and you’ve got yourself an exciting Thanksgiving!

Ripe 2013 by Armstrong

Photography by Joey Armstrong

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New At Vancouver Extended Stay

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Making your home away from home even more inviting, a selection of Vancouver Extended Stay’s stunning suites have received beautiful new couches and armchairs. These furnishings, by Van Gogh Designs, bring a punch of colour and luxurious comfort to your apartment. Relax at the end of a long day, enjoy the view and relish in the comfort that awaits you.

In addition, Vancouver Extended Stay is rolling out a line of sleek new client information binders. Throughout the next few weeks look forward to seeing a full package of everything you could want to know about your suite, the building, and Vancouver Extended Stay. Continue reading

Frugalbits Calls Us “A Suite Deal”

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Vancouver Extended Stay is featured today on Frugalbits.com—Vancouver’s online guide to spending smart. Frugabits places an emphasis on quality and value for you money. We are pleased to be considered as among Vancouver’s best accommodations for visitors by them.

A Suite Deal

Put your visitors in a beautiful high-rise apartment in downtown Vancouver for less than the price of a hotel.

TRAVEL ADVISORY | When guests are coming to town and a pullout couch won’t do, Vancouver Extended Stay offers fully equipped apartments that feel like home—but better! These suites give you far greater value for your money than a traditional hotel without compromising on quality. Read more…

For all the reasons that Frugalbits.com mentions (and more!) consider Vancouver Extended Stay for accommodation next time you are in Vancouver.

Home Insurance Claims and Temporary Housing

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Have you been displaced from your home due to fire, smoke, flooding or other damages? Vancouver Extended Stay would like to invite you to stay with us while you are going through such a difficult time of transition. If you are looking for temporary housing in Vancouver, or you are a claims adjuster assisting your clients in finding temporary housing in Vancouver, you have come to the right place!

Vancouver Extended Stay is an extended stay hotel that is centrally located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. We provide accommodations for insurance claims and offer fully furnished, tastefully decorated suites at competitive nightly rates. There are one, two and three bedroom suites available so that you and your family can stay together comfortably and economically. At Vancouver Extended Stay we know that refurbishing or finding a new home can be a lengthy process, so we are happy to provide even greater savings for long-term stays. Continue reading

Car2Go Gets You Behind the Wheel in Vancouver

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Whether you are in Vancouver for business or pleasure, sometimes it’s just nice to have wheels. Car2Go is a car share program that is a simple, flexible and affordable option for visitors and residents who love driving — some of the time.

Car2Go allows you to pay by the day, the hour or the minute without committing to a specific length of time or drop off location. This free floating concept gives you the greatest flexibility at the best price while saving you the added worries of gas, insurance and parking. Whether you are sightseeing or grocery shopping, making a delivery or picking up a client, Car2Go has you covered.
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Nannies On Call

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Travelling with kids can be an adventure and sometimes it is necessary to have someone keep an eye on them while you are busy — just like you would at home. Your little bundles of joy are special and you need someone extraordinary that you can trust to care for them while you are out.

You’re in luck! Nannies On Call promises extraordinary nannies 24-hours a day. If you are looking for a talented caregiver who is energetic, knows great activities for kids of all ages in Vancouver and who has an army of tricks up their sleeve — Nannies On Call are the caregivers you need. Continue reading