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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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. 1. Chocolate Enjoy some artisanal desserts at Le Bel Café. We…

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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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10 Things You Should Know About Travelling with Pets

With the world becoming a more and more pet friendly place, it’s now easier than ever to travel with your pets. All it takes is some prep work on your part and you can be frolicking on the beach with Fido in no time! The following documents may be required: