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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VES Staff Picks – Vancouver Eats

Many guests choose Vancouver Extended Stay because of our fully equipped kitchen, but from time to time it is great to take a break from cooking and treat yourself and your loved ones to a nice meal. Vancouver has so many restaurant options that it might get a bit difficult to choose; so let us make it easier by providing our staff favourites and must-try’s…

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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: 1. Celebration of Lights Fireworks Vancouver holds a yearly competition where top firework manufacturers around the world battle it out for the…

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Feed Your Sweet Tooth While in Vancouver

While our apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, sometimes you need to treat yourself to some dessert and sweets. Vancouver Extended Stay has a great location with many nearby bakeries and chocolate stores to satisfy your sweet tooth. Here are a few of our favourite spots: –Breka Bakery & Café 818 Bute St Vancouver, BC V6E 1Y4 Open 24/7 and only a 5 minutes’ walk…

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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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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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Tipping in Canada

Visiting a foreign country, or even a new city can be fun and adventurous. However, we want to make sure that we represent ourselves (and our hometowns) well by being polite and by following the standard etiquette in certain places. In this case, it is important to have an idea on when and how much we should tip someone for their service. Tipping is a…

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Vancouver Checklist for Travelers!

Places to eat, things to do, places to see. If you are travelling to Vancouver, you should take this to-do list with you if you want to avoid tourist traps and really experience the city like a local Vancouverite!

Vancouver’s Winters Farmers Market 2014

Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Market: Prepare to meet your maker. Every Saturday from 10am – 2pmNovember 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 is…

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Travel Quotes

We loved these quotes so much, we paired them with some beautiful photos. Enjoy!

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