Honda Celebration of Light


Celebration of Lights Vancouver

Vancouver’s biggest event of the summer kicks off this weekend with the start of the Honda Celebration of Light festival. With 400,000 spectators flocking to English Bay every night, this 23rd annual celebration features spectacular light shows from the United Kingdom, Canada and Thailand, a daring Red Bull Air Show, and over a dozen incredible musical acts at the free SHOREfest concert series. Continue reading

New At Vancouver Extended Stay


White condo suite living room

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

Why to Choose a Vacation Rental



By Dariusz Ciskal

At Vancouver Extended Stay we get so many first time vacation renters that are over the moon about the added benefits of choosing residential accommodations instead of a traditional hotel.  Vacation rentals have the benefits of a hotel, but they feel more like home.  At Vancouver Extended Stay we offer vacation accommodations for three nights to weeks, months and even years at time. Recently, we came across this blog post by Dwellable that highlights why vacation rentals beat out hotels nearly every time.

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Vancouver’s Favourite Holiday Traditions


Falling Snow

Vancouver truly lights up during December for the holidays and our city has a few festive traditions that are so spectacular you will not want to miss out. These holiday favourites can be great romantic outings or fun for the whole family.

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

During this event, two million twinkling lights illuminate the park.

Enjoy a train ride through the magical forest including animated holiday scenes. This is a favourite holiday spot and tickets sell out early. Buy tickets in advance or at the event itself. Bright Lights in Stanley Park is on now, until January 1 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Continue reading

Car2Go Gets You Behind the Wheel in Vancouver



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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Pink Elephant Thai


Pink Print Screen

With its modern décor, delicious food and affordable pricing, Pink Elephant Thai is like the little black dress of Vancouver restaurants—it’s always appropriate.

Pink Elephant’s décor has an immediate impact. The restaurant’s signature pink jumps out on a background of white and grey giving an invigorating and ultra-chic feel. At night, this fabulous little lunch spot becomes a sleek and sophisticated place to meet for dinner and drinks.
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Things to do in Vancouver when in Rains



Vancouver consistently hits the top of the charts for best place in the world to visit and to live. It is a Mecca for people who love the great outdoors. However, our beautiful city does have a few well earned nick names that garner groans from residents and visitors alike: Raincouver and Raincity. If you are relocating to Vancouver, or staying long-term, it can be difficult to get used to the grey days.

Some residents barely even notice the drizzle; they just pack an umbrella and carry on. Others prefer to hole up with a good book until a beautiful sunny day draws them outdoors again. If you are the latter and the rain really does makes you melt, then there are still many things to do in Vancouver indoors. Continue reading

Be Mine: A Vancouver Valentine


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.

valentine flowers

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