Canadian dollars in cash on the table 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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man holding a world globe 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!

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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kitty cat typing on keyboard 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:

Coffee cellphone and pen on the table 3 Travel Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

Calling all seasoned travelers! If you’re frequently on the road for business or pleasure, you probably find yourself pining for the comforts and conveniences of home. It’s the little things that can really add to the quality of your trip and with the help of technology, travelling has never been so easy. If you want to take the edge off of your next trip, arm…

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Vancouver Extended Stay New At Vancouver Extended Stay

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…

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welcome carpet in the door How To Make Your Hotel Room Feel Like Home

Though you may be far from home, it doesn’t have to feel that way! Many of you stay with us for week or months (even years) at a time and we do our best to make these furnished suites feel more like a home than a hotel room. However, here are just a few ideas that you might want to consider to really make the…

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white and bright lines in the cozy bedroom Why to Choose a Vacation Rental

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 extended stay guests staying for a minimum of 30 days. There are a few…

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