Updated Vancouver Music Video – Now with More Rain!

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We got a lot of great feedback when we first launched the It’s You – Vancouver music video. One recurring comment was the lack of rainy scenes contained in the video. This wasn’t us trying to pretend it doesn’t rain in Vancouver – we simply had nothing but sunshine on the days we filmed!

We’ve since gone out and filmed some rainy scenes and re-released the video. Hope you enjoy it!

Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas Video – Free Ticket Giveaway!

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Grouse Mountain’s annual Peak of Christmas festivities take holiday revelers 3,700 meters above downtown. It offers some of the best views of the city, an incredible ride up on Grouse’s Skyride gondola, and a guaranteed ‘white Christmas’ during Vancouver’s otherwise mild winter.

Centered around the Peak Chalet, there are a number of family-friendly attractions to visit, including: a Gingerbread Village, outdoor ice-skating, sleigh rides, and fireside carols. Santa Clause and his right-hand reindeer Prancer are also on-hand for visiting and photos.

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Grouse Mountain’s Peak of Christmas Video – Free Ticket Giveaway!

Vancouver Christmas Market – Free Ticket Giveaway!

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Inside Vancouver visits the Vancouver Christmas Market: a holiday shopping, eating, and family experience modeled after the traditional German Christmas markets in Europe.

Located right in the heart of downtown, the market is one of the first seasonal attractions to open in Vancouver.

Make sure to bring a healthy appetite. From traditional fare like pretzels and schnitzel to more specialized regional dishes like the fire-oven Flammkuchen flatbread and sweet bratapfel, you won’t leave the market hungry. Although Vancouver’s winters are quite mild, the spiced wine (gluhwein) and flaming whiskey are perfect for anyone looking for a quick warm-up.

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Vancouver Christmas Market – Free Ticket Giveaway!

Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

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Founded by a saloon owner and entrepreneur named ‘Gassy’ Jack Deighton in the 1860s long before there even was a Vancouver, Gastown is the city’s original neighbourhood.

A statue of Gassy Jack marks the spot where the city was founded and along with the Gastown Steam Clock, is a favourite spot for visitors to grab a photo. Gassy Jack’s legacy lives on today as Gastown is now one of the hippest and trendiest dining and nightlife destinations in Vancouver.

It’s hard to imagine today, but in the 1970s, the city was planning on demolishing the neighbourhood to make room for a 12-lane freeway along the waterfront. Unlike the waterfront in Toronto, Chicago and New York, Vancouver decided to preserve the neighbourhood. It’s now a National Historic Site of Canada.

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Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive

Commercial Drive is home to an exciting mix of independent cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. After all, “The Drive” is arguably the most diverse and colourful neighbourhood in Vancouver. It’s also ground zero for many of Vancouver’s largest festivals, including Illuminares, the Dyke March, Italian Day, the Vancouver Poetry Festival, the Parade of Lost Souls, East Side Pride and Car-Free Day.

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Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive