Spring officially arrives each year in Vancouver with an explosion of delicate pink petals as the cherry trees show their blossoms. Though the air may still have a chilly bite the sweet scent of the trees annually heralds warmer weather and sunnier days to come. The city will be celebrating spring with The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival which begins today. Continue reading
The Network Hub is a place to work, a place meet clients and a place to network. It is a shared office space downtown Vancouver that follows a coworking model which is increasing in popularity around the world. Business travellers, freelancers, web based businesses and start-ups can have access to a well equipped and professional work environment without absorbing all the costs.
Vancouver has a vibrant epicurean culture that attracts foodies from around the world. From street vendors to fine dining — and everything in between — there are so many fantastic places to eat in this city. This makes deciding where to eat a challenge; especially if you’re hungry! Here are three great apps for choosing where to eat Vancouver. They are all free and they come with maps.
An extended stay in a new city really gives you the chance to get to know it intimately. This Valentine’s Day show love for your love, and love for Vancouver, with unique treats that are locally made, ethically sourced and totally inspired. Here are a few traditional Valentine’s Day ideas have a little extra love — love for Vancouver — in them.
Bordering on Gastown and the Downtown Eastside in a beautiful heritage building Olla Urban Flower Project is more than just a flower shop. It is a socially conscious enterprise that is inspired to create beautiful arrangements and positive change in their community. From job creation to urban farming Olla’s impressive mandate matches their stunning arrangements. Find them online or seek them out: you’ll know you are getting close when flower petals on the sidewalk draw you into the shop. Continue reading
Now that Vancouver is your new home away from home it is time to get acquainted with the city and the surrounding area. City tours can be a great way to do this, but if the thought of hopping on a big red bus makes you cringe you may want to consider taking a private tour in high style.
A limousine company’s services can give you the freedom to visit all the sights in Vancouver that are at the top of your lists without the hassle of studying bus schedules and maps or the worry haggling over a cab fare. An experienced and knowledgeable driver could easily show you Point Grey, Kits Beach and Stanley Park in the morning and then take you up to Grouse Mountain for lunch.
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The ocean and mountains that make Vancouver such a desirable destination can unexpectedly contribute to weather systems that cause extreme conditions. Here is a list of resources that will help you be prepared for travelling in all the weather beautiful British Columbia brings. You can use these links to check your departure status and to choose the mode of transportation that will get you where you need to be safely.
With New Year’s Eve just around the corner people have already started to ask the question, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” According to numerous polls a few of the most popular things people resolve to do are to get fit, learn a new skill, and spend more time with family.
If these resolutions are on your list, why not combine them and consider one of these exciting options in and around Vancouver. Whether you try it once or commit to it for the year, you are sure to have an adventure.
Not only does rock climbing increase agility, coordination, flexibility and muscle strength, it also burns a tremendous amount of calories. There are a few climbing gyms in the area that offer great introductory packages for all levels of skill and fitness. Cliffhanger Climbing Gyms have a branch that is easily accessible from downtown. Start reaching your fitness and outdoor adventure goals now and in the summer take you new skill to great heights in the mountains that surround beautiful Vancouver.
So you just finished your visit to the beautiful city of Vancouver, and now it’s time to pack up and head home. The toughest part, figuring out the labyrinth of networks and procedures that is the Vancouver International Airport. Never fear, we have prepared a quick and dirty online guide to help you manage the process.
#1 How to Get There
Simple. Take the train. Now I know this may not sit well with you non-transit lovers, but in Vancouver it really is the easiest. most affordable, and of course… “greenest” option. Visit this link and find your nearest station. Even from the Waterfront Station, the journey wont take more than 30 minutes, and the Canada Line drops off right next the the check-in area of the airport. Plus, by taking an extra car off the road, we help support polution control in this beautiful city. Continue reading
Looking for something fun to do this August? How about dinner and a movie… outside! The Summer Screen event takes place at the Village at False Creek, located right near the Science Centre, and across the harbour from Yaletown.
Summer Screen food vendors will offer popcorn, pulled pork sandwiches and beverages. Admission is free for the general public area (non-seated area) where guests can bring a picnic, blankets or cushions. Visitors aged 19 and over (strictly enforced) can also reserve a bistro table on the plaza for up to four (4) people at a cost of $20 per table.
To reserve a bistro table, visit the Creekside Community Centre website’s Programs & Registration page and click on “Events” to make a reservation online. Reserved seating and the general public area will open at 8:00 pm each evening. Films will begin showing at sunset.
Every year, thousands of people pack up their lives and move to the wonderful city of Vancouver. It is exciting, it is emotional, it is a grand adventure, and unfortunately, it is also a lot of work! Moving all of your belongings from one location to another is a big undertaking, especially if you try to do it on your own.
Luckily, there are a lot of companies willing to take that burden off of your shoulders. We have the full list of companies from local to international.
If you do decide use one of them, please take a moment to add a note about your experience in our comments section below.
But before you decide on using a moving company, there are a few qualifying questions you should ask. These questions will help you find the right moving company, and avoid any costly mistakes.