Vancouver

Get Spooked This Halloween

The leaves are falling, the days are shortening, Halloween is fast approaching and thoughts of ghouls and goblins creep into our consciousness. The season has exploded in recent years.  No longer the sole domain of wee trick-or-treaters, Halloween has been fully embraced by adults, neighborhoods and even cities. As a result, creative entrepreneurs have devised fabulously creepy ways to feed our hunger for spine tingling thrills at this time of year. ...

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6 Insta-worthy Spots in Vancouver that Don’t Involve a Hike

As a city, we are enviously photogenic - spots for good shots are endless.  Of course, the mountains of the North Shore will always top most lists but for this selection, we've limited ourselves to the lower altitudes of  Vancouver. We have played location scout and come up with a few that will most definitely enhance your IG feed. We've tried to stay away from the more obvious locations and give ...

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Apple Picking Vancouver

It’s the Pomme!

Despite the fact that pumpkins have hijacked the autumn flavour scene, apples still reign supreme in our mind as one of fall’s best bounties. The latest crops should have already appeared in grocery stores but there are still more to come! Here's a list of apple related fall fun for you: Apple Picking Head out to the Taves Family Farms in Abbotsford and pick your own basket of goodness!  U-Pick prices range from $.90/lb ...

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Main Street Vancouver Illustrated Map

Neighborhood Guide – Main Street

LOWDOWN As Vancouver’s answer to Brooklyn, Main Street deliver on so many fronts. From a plethora of independent boutiques, coffee roasters, donuteries to a mind-boggling number of local breweries and restaurants, this place can’t be beat. And, even though this ‘hood could make any self-respecting hipster’s head spin with options, it is still very family friendly. Leafy neighborhoods of single-family homes, multiplexes and townhomes can be found on either side of Main ...

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Downtown Vancouver at Sunset

Tips for Finding an Apartment in Vancouver

Finding an apartment to rent in Vancouver is always a challenge. It requires hours of research, communication with landlords and property managers, securing of references and, obviously, searching and actually finding a place you want to call home. Below we’ve provided a number of tips designed to help make your search more effective and hopefully, less stressful.   PREPARE A RENTAL PROFILE Prepare for your apartment hunt like you would for a dream ...

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Thanksgiving Dinner on Table

Give thanks this Thanksgiving Weekend

Why Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend is Different Than The U.S. Have you ever wondered why the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday isn't synced with our southern neighbors'?  Well, its thanks to an earlier harvest that we Canadians stuff and truss the big bird a month sooner than our US counterparts.  Though Canadian Thanksgiving only became a public holiday in 1957, its origins and traditions are much older. In addition to celebrating the harvest like traditional European ...

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View From The Chief Hike Near Vancouver

FRESH from Australia – A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and abundant weed, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here. Today, we feature Amy from Australia. Newcomer Profile Amy is a young, Australian professional who was seeking travel, ...

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Liv Rent App Mockups

WIN $400 Toward Your Next Rent Payment

All you need to do is download liv.rent to your phone! Available for both iPhone and Android, this new, all-in-one mobile application re-imagines renting in Vancouver – making it simple, safe and convenient. Liv Rent securely digitizes every step of the process, including rent payment, alleviating all of the hassles and headaches associated with finding a home. Just let Liv Rent change the way you find your next rental and you can ...

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Cuchillo Restaurant Vancouver

Uno Más por Favor – Taco & Tequila Tour of Vancouver

The perfect marriage - tacos and tequila - are the inspiration for exploring Vancouver by bike.  Hop on your pedal-powered steed and relish the best tacos Vancouver has to offer washed down by everyone's favorite agave product. Try your tequila neat or in a craft Margarita or Paloma.  In order to successfully complete the tour in a reasonable state of mind and belly, we are going to focus on 5 ...

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Ellen in Vancouver Contest

WIN! Two Tickets to “A Conversation with Ellen Degeneres”

The simple premise – to improve the rental process - inspired the creation of liv.rent – an end-to-end mobile app that makes renting simple and safe for renters and landlords.  By securely digitizing every step of the process, including rent payment, liv.rent alleviates all of the typical hassles and headaches associated with finding a home or renting out a property in Vancouver. DAILY HIVE CONTEST To celebrate the launch of liv.rent - The Daily ...

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