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FRESH from Argentina (via UK) – A Newcomer’s Guide to Canada

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 Candelaria from Argentina (via UK).   Newcomer Profile Candelaria is a talented designer and illustrator with ...

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Best Donuts in Vancouver

Best Donuts in Vancouver

You name it, they’ve created it. Or so it seems. Donuts are no longer the cheap, go-to coffee treat scarfed down to mask the bitter taste of cheap coffee. Just as coffee has gone upscale, so have donuts. The days of choosing between a simple plain or glazed donut have now been replaced by choosing a salted caramel old fashioned or apple bacon fritter.  The downside?  You are also no ...

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Best Pasta in Vancouver BC

Fatta in Casa – 5 Pasta Dishes to Warm your Heart

We are spoiled in Vancouver with some of the finest Italian fare this side of the Via Tevere. And pasta offerings, particularly, have been perfected. This is the best time of year to indulge in an innovative plate of homemade pasta.  We've picked 5 of our favourites which proved difficult. Anything on any of these restaurant menus is worth a try but we wanted to provide you the perfect pasta ...

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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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