YVR Airport Launches Dog Therapy Program to Help Make Travel a Little Less… Ruff

YVR Airport Therapy Dogs

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Feeling anxious about your next flight? Perhaps spending a few minutes gushing over a dog would do you good? To the delight of everyone with aviophobiaYVR Airport has just announced a new dog therapy program!

The program, aptly named “LASI” (Less Airport Stress Initiative) brings Ambassador Dogs from St. John Ambulance’s Therapy Dog Program into the YVR terminal to help manage anxiety associated with travelling, work and general stress.

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YVR Airport Launches Dog Therapy Program to Help Make Travel a Little Less… Ruff

‘Hilariously bad dates are rampant in Vancouver’—and Tinder Tales proves it

Swipe right! Performers share their tales from the world of online dating at the Fox Cabaret Aug. 4.

As any jaded single urbanite will be the first to tell you, it’s a jungle out there. In fact, a number of people will take the stage at the Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St.) Aug. 4 to tell us just that in the latest instalment of Tinder Tales.

We talked to organizer Suzy Rawsome about the event, and how she finds people who want to share their stories of dates gone horribly awry in this modern age of hookups.

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‘Hilariously bad dates are rampant in Vancouver’—and Tinder Tales proves it

Explore Vancouver with Tips from these Locals

There’s nothing like a local’s perspective for exploring a new city. A few of  Tourism Vancouver’s volunteers have shared with us their insider tips for experiencing the city they love. Continue reading:
Explore Vancouver with Tips from these Locals

Legends of Vancouver rock – three must-see shows in May!

Art Bergmann plays a show to mark the re-release of his 1991 self-titled album at the Rickshaw Theatre May 19. Lisa Macintosh photo.

Want a crash course in the Vancouver music scene? You could do worse than check out some shows this May. In what is probably a coincidence but may be a cosmic alignment, this month’s concerts include a long-awaited reunion by one of the city’s most popular live bands, a tribute to a rockabilly legend, and what may be the “last electric” show by a songwriter many consider to be one of the best Vancouver has produced.

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Legends of Vancouver rock – three must-see shows in May!

Vancouver Bike Rave 2017 Returns to Illuminate the Night on April 29

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Picture this: a nighttime parade of cyclists lit by glow-sticks, bike lights, and neon tubes. This gives you a a small glimpse into the excitement that is a Vancouver Bike Rave.

Each year, this unsanctioned event pops up May or April to get everyone geared up for a summer of long nights spent cycling around deserted streets free of cars. The Vancouver Bike Rave has had a few different hosts leading the charge each year and 2017 is no different.

This year, the first bike rave of the season is scheduled for April 29, 2017. It is sure to be a fun, friendly time (if weather permits). So, if you’ve ever wanted to see what all the fuss is about, get a few glow-sticks to join in on the party!

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Vancouver Bike Rave 2017 Returns to Illuminate the Night on April 29

Meet Nathan Fielder and get a new winter jacket this Sunday in Vancouver!

Nathan Fielder is coming to Vancouver for the opening of the first retail pop-up store of Summit Ice.

Fielder, originally from Vancouver, is the host of Comedy Central’s Nathan for You. On the show Fielder, who studied business at the University of British Columbia, seeks to help small businesses with (usually) outlandish schemes. In one of his most infamous pieces, he improved the fortunes of a Los Angeles coffee shop by renaming it “Dumb Starbucks.” It worked for awhile, until Starbucks’ lawyers intervened.

Summit Ice dates back to 2015. He founded the company after learning that his favourite outerwear company, Taiga, featured Holocaust denier Doug Collins in one of its winter catalogues. As part of the pop-up store’s opening, owners of Taiga apparel will be able to trade in their old winter jackets for a free Summit Ice soft-shell jacket and “Deny Nothing” pin.

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Meet Nathan Fielder and get a new winter jacket this Sunday in Vancouver!

YVR named best airport in North America, for the 8th year in a row!

Photo credit: YVR Vancouver International Airport

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the YVR Vancouver International Airport is known as being one of the best airports in the world. In fact, YVR was named ‘Best Airport in North America’ in a vote by 13.8 million airline passengers worldwide!

Officially, Vancouver has been ranked the #13 top airport in the world, listed closely behind airports in Singapore, Tokyo, Zurich, and England. But, YVR easily tops the list of North American airports – it isn’t until #26 (Cincinnati/Kentucky) that we see another North American airport listed in the awards.

Best of all, YVR has made the remarkable distinction of receiving this top accolade for eight consecutive years! An amazing feat when you consider the competition.

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YVR named best airport in North America, for the 8th year in a row!