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Vancouver Mural Festival

2018 Vancouver Mural Festival – In case you missed it…

The 2018 Mural Festival kicked off last weekend, August 6-11, and showcased some extraordinary work ranging from the detailed work by Kyle Scott to some seriously badass graffiti by the likes of VERS and DEF3.  From Science World up to 16th Ave., Main Street area buildings and walls have been transformed. Over 20 artists were given the unique opportunity to make the city their canvas. The scale and visibility of the murals ...

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Step into the Wild – Hikes near Vancouver

You’d be challenged to find another similar-sized city that offers true back country hiking experiences 30 minutes from its urban doorstep. Vancouver has well deserved bragging rights in this department with elaborate trail systems lining the North Shore mountains, Tri-cities’ slopes and pastoral suburbs to the south and east. There is something for everyone from the steep and challenging options on Cypress and Grouse Mountains to the easy winding trails ...

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Wired Pets – Best Tech Gadgets for Pet Owners

The latest in pet tech can revolutionize your life and your dog’s. Here are a few of our favourites: The WAGGIT collar was designed to improve the quality of your dog’s life and arm you with information to better care for your four-legged companion. Developed with vets and nutritionists, Waggit learns your pup’s baseline and then keeps track of changes in vitals (i.e. temperature, heart rate), body position and sleep quality. Any ...

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Gentleman’s Guide: West End Vancouver

The West End is home to some of the city’s most vibrant thoroughfares, best beaches and the biggest city park this side of NYC.  The western reaches of Robson Street, Denman Street and Davie Street offer gentleman visitors abundant choices for food, drink, personal grooming and nightlife. Sleeping Soundly   Sylvia Hotel If visiting, consider staying at the oceanside, oft-overlooked, Sylvia Hotel. Ivy-covered and exuding a faded elegance, this 1912 landmark boasts reasonable rates ...

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Pride Prep – Unfurl Your Freak Flag

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Vancouver’s Pride Festival. Running August 3-5th , this fabulous celebration of love, tolerance and the LGBTQ2+ community culminates in a glorious Sunday parade that snakes through the West End – Robson to Davie to Beach Avenue. Yes, it's time for Pride weekend 2018! Leading up to this are countless events organized by Pride Vancouver. We’ve distilled it down to a few unique experiences we think are ...

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Celebration of Light Fireworks in Vancouver

Boom! Best Spots to Watch the Fireworks

Best Places to Watch the Celebration of Light Fireworks in Vancouver Nothing like Vancouver’s Annual Honda Celebration of Light fireworks to punctuate your summer! On July 28th, August 1st and August 4th , 2018 the skies will light up as South Africa, Sweden, and South Korea show off their fireworks flare. And this year, Vancouver’s most spectacular beachside experience can be made even better simply by downloading the free mobile app (Honda Celebration ...

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