Vancouver’s Gastown Boutique Örling & Wu Opens 2nd Location

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Shopping for Vancouver-made treasures to return home from your travels with doesn’t have to mean your choices are limited to touristy junk. Örling & Wu, a contemporary household goods boutique in Gastown has also just opened a shop in the hip new Armoury District, on 6th Avenue and Fir Street, just up the hill from Granville Island. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Gastown Boutique Örling & Wu Opens 2nd Location

The Book of Mormon – Back in Vancouver by Popular Demand

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If you missed seeing the sold out show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre last year, fret not. A limited engagement August 23- September 4 has the show returning to the same venue, and single tickets will go on sale Monday, June 20 at 10am. Continue reading:
The Book of Mormon – Back in Vancouver by Popular Demand

Enjoy a Taste of Latin American Culture on the Beautiful Waters of Vancouver with Salsa Cruises (Free Giveaway!)

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For nearly a decade, Vancouverites and International guests have been touring the gorgeous waters of False Creek with the Summer Salsa Cruises Series located in Coal Harbour, near Stanley Park. Vancouver’s largest privately-owned cruising vessel, the MV Britannia, holding just under 450 people makes this three level floating party one of Vancouver’s most sought after summer events.

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Enjoy a Taste of Latin American Culture on the Beautiful Waters of Vancouver with Salsa Cruises (Free Giveaway!)

‘Cat stuck in a vase’ and other cinematic classics at Just for Cats Festival 2016

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Just some of the cat action at this year’s fest.

“You love them. You mock them. But one thing you can’t do is stop watching them. Yes, we’re talking about Internet cat videos. Which either represent the pinnacle of human creative achievement, or a sign that the apocalypse is nigh. Or both.” —Los Angeles Times

Since 2012, the Walker Arts Center has been compiling its Internet Cat Video reel. While not on the scale of the Manhattan Project, it is an 80-minute compilation of cat hilarity in videos ranging from six-second Vine videos to short films and everything in between.

For the second year in a row, Vancity Theatre, in conjunction with the BC SPCA, is bringing the Just for Cats Festival to Vancouver on June 26.

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‘Cat stuck in a vase’ and other cinematic classics at Just for Cats Festival 2016

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Best Indoor Pools Fit For Little Splashers

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Whether it’s splashing in rain puddles, wading in rivers, or cannon-balling in lakes, kids can be absolute aquaphiles in the presence of water. And while Vancouver boasts a bounty of beaches and outdoor pools that are perfect for toe-dipping and water play, the city also offers a range of indoor pools that are perfect for cooling off on scorching Summer days, or warming up when there’s a chill in the air.

Here are 5 indoor pools in and around the Metro Vancouver Area that are perfect for little splashers and their parents, who keep them afloat when they’re desperate to go for a swim.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Best Indoor Pools Fit For Little Splashers

Car Free Day Festivals take over Vancouver’s Busiest Streets

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If you’re struggling with an idea for what to this Father’s Day in Vancouver other than getting dear old dad another tie for his collection, why not treat him to a unique experience instead? This Father’s Day weekend in Vancouver also coincides with the Car Free Day Festival taking over major streets on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.

Four neighbourhoods will be hosting epic parties to take back the streets with food, fun, family-friendly activities, and music. Main Street, Commercial Drive, Denman Street, and Kitsilano will be the place to be this weekend, and your dad might just enjoy the entertainment over another round of golf.

Here’s what’s going on at the different neighbourhoods for Car Free Day 2016:

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Car Free Day Festivals take over Vancouver’s Busiest Streets

Vancouver Date Idea: Chowing Down Together at a Seafood Boil

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My boyfriend grew up in Nova Scotia where his family throws community parties for their small town. We attended one last winter and I loved how everyone was in the kitchen, feasting on home-cooked rustic food, chatting, and having an overall great time together.

Inspired by this East coast tradition, a few restaurants in the city are hosting seafood boils that would make for a fun and tasty night out (as long as you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with good food).

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Vancouver Date Idea: Chowing Down Together at a Seafood Boil