Get Your Early Bird Tickets for BC Distilled Festival in Vancouver

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With the close of this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival, you can now anticipate the upcoming BC Distilled Festival, which takes place April 8, 2017, and also features exciting lead-up events the week before the big night. Recently, British Columbia has seen an explosion of artisan and micro-distilleries, making 2017’s Festival particularly exciting.

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Get Your Early Bird Tickets for BC Distilled Festival in Vancouver

Last days of the 2017 Vancouver Int’l Wine Festival – tickets still available!

The Vancouver International Wine Festival tasting room at the Vancouver Convention Centre

The Vancouver International Wine Festival tasting room at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Feb. 16 2017. Robyn Hanson photo.

The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival ends this weekend. But if you haven’t experienced the nine-day festival this year – or even if you have, and you want more – tickets are still available for some events.

While the seminars and many of the tastings are sold-out, oenophiles can still indulge in some fine Canadian wines at the Celebrating Canada’s 150th lunch on Saturday, Feb. 18. All 76 participating Canadian wineries will be there, with wines to accompany a menu featuring coast-to-coast delicacies, including West Coast king crab and Nova Scotia-style pan-fried oysters.

For the more casual wine drinker, tickets are still left for two sessions of one of the wine fest’s most popular events.

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Last days of the 2017 Vancouver Int’l Wine Festival – tickets still available!

Where to Feast in Vancouver for Mardi Gras

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Festivities have already begun in the lead-up to Mardi Gras Day (February 28, 2017)! As I’ve witnessed first hand, celebrations in a city like New Orleans can be raucous fun, with plenty of good eating and drinking.

For those wanting to enjoy the lively spirit and food of Mardi Gras here in Vancouver, there are a number of establishments that specialize in Cajun and Creole cuisine. The food is high octane in flavour and meant to be shared, so grab a loved one or a group of friends and family and prepare to eat Mardi Gras-style!

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Where to Feast in Vancouver for Mardi Gras

Rooms with Views: Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

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Whenever I return to Vancouver from a trip, I’m always struck by the phenomenal scenery and views of the city that I often take for granted during my day-to-day life here. It takes being away, as well as special occasions, like dinner out, that make me see and appreciate Vancouver anew.

Luckily, there are many excellent restaurants with locations that make them perfect for admiring what the city has to offer, whether it’s a waterfront view or sightlines of the mountains. Twinkly lights, blue gray mountains, and shimmery water – paired with great food and drink – make for an unforgettably romantic evening, especially with someone special.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, here are five recommendations for restaurants with views for the 14th, or for your next date night:

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Rooms with Views: Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

FIVE NEW MUST-DO CULINARY EXPERIENCES IN VANCOUVER

Vancouver chefs, culinary operators and restaurateurs are always cookin’ up something new. Here’s the latest batch of food adventures, fresh out of the oven.

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FIVE NEW MUST-DO CULINARY EXPERIENCES IN VANCOUVER

Dinner in the Sky takes your dining experience to a whole new level

dinner in the sky vancouver 2017

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Are you getting bored of eating your meals in a standard, old restaurant? A new experience is coming to Vancouver that will help bring the excitement back to a night out… for the price of $300 – $1,000. How could a dinner cost that much, you may be asking? Well, you’ll be paying extra for the view – and what a view!

Dinner in the Sky is a worldwide phenomenon that first began in Belgium. Since the first event, there have been over 5,000 such events hosted in over 40 countries worldwide. This will be the first opportunity that Vancouver has had to host Dinner in the Sky between July 1 and July 31, 2017.

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Dinner in the Sky takes your dining experience to a whole new level

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations

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As a family of five, dining out usually means an early dinner at one of our local go-to kid-friendly dinner spots. We rarely stray from our standbys, because we never know if a new restaurant will have a suitable setting and the necessary supplies to host under-12 guests.

Each year, when the Dine Out Vancouver Festival list of participating restaurants is released, I browse longingly through the lineup, wishing I could enjoy some of the delectable dishes that are featured. I had always assumed that the festival was focused on an adults-only audience – until this year, when I recognized some familiar family-friendly food destinations. Here are 5 places where families can comfortably enjoy the ‘Dine Out’ experience with kids in tow.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations