PNE playland haunted mansion What to do for Halloween in Vancouver?

October is a great month to visit Vancouver – the leaves are changing colors, it’s not too hot or too cold, pumpkin spice lattes are back, and you get to dress up for Halloween! Here at Vancouver Extended Stay we love Halloween and have made a list of fun activities– other than eating ridiculous amounts of candy and chocolate. Ghostly Vancouver Tours These guys offer…

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beach and the sunset Top 10 Free Summer Activities in Vancouver

Vancouver has lots of fun events and activities going on for the summer months. The best part is that many of them can be enjoyed free of charge. Take advantage of the sunny days with our list of the top 10 free activities: Celebration of Lights Fireworks Vancouver holds a yearly competition where top firework manufacturers around the world battle it out for the best…

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Capilano Suspension Bridge Nearby Hiking Trails

From the high-end shops at Robson Street, the various ethnic restaurants, to the beautiful mountains and ocean, Vancouver has a bit of everything for everyone. For those looking for a little nature, there are plenty of nearby trails to escape the city buzz. The following hiking spots are not only free, but also accessible by transit, so no excuses to grab your sneakers and head…

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orange banner with a yellow fire monkey Year of the Red Fire Monkey Events

As the Canadian city with the largest percentage of its population who recognizes themselves as Chinese-Canadian (Statistics Canada, 2015), Vancouver welcomes the year of the Red Fire Monkey with lots of fun-filled and festive activities. Here are this year’s line-up of events for the upcoming Chinese New Year. Countdown to the Year of the Monkey Sunday, February 7 – 8:30 p.m. to 12:10 a.m. Abderdeen…

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Local flavors from Vancouver's farmer market Vancouver’s Winters Farmers Market 2014

Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Market: Prepare to meet your maker. Every Saturday from 10am – 2pm November 2, 2013 – April 26, 2014 Why do we love farmers markets? It’s fun, it’s fresh, and it’s interactive. Get your ingredients for your next dish directly from the hands of the people who grow them! The prices of the farmers’ produces are also unbeatable. Paying one a visit…

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pink heart made with little papers 5 Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

February 14th is coming up and love is in the air! Vancouver is such a beautiful and romantic city and there are about a million things you could do to create a wonderful Valentine’s Day experience for your significant other. Do you want to be creative this year? Here are some ideas to get you started. Chocolate Enjoy some artisanal desserts at Le Bel Café….

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Image of Vancouver Art Gallery Free Activities in Vancouver: The Vancouver Art Gallery

Cetology, (2002) Brian Jungen Travelling can be stressful sometimes, especially when you are on a budget but would like to get the most out of experiencing a new city. What would be a better way to see Vancouver than to explore the city’s most popular gathering place for festivities, flash mobs, and lunches? The steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery is known to be the…

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davis-cup-team-2 Book with Vancouver Extended Stay for Davis Cup Tickets

Thank you to all who booked with us and received the tickets. Enjoy the match! Please Note: This offer is no longer valid, but stay tuned for more special offers coming soon.   Canada will be facing off against Spain in the first round of the Davis Cup, February 1-3 at the Thunderbird Sports Centre, UBC.  Spain has been a dominating force at the Davis Cup…

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