Introducing the King of Cognacs: Now Available in Vancouver at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Grant Sceney | credit: Fairmont Pacific Rim

Grant Sceney | credit: Fairmont Pacific Rim

The following article was written by Tourism Vancouver’s in-house cocktail enthusiast, Sonu Purhar.

With a grand title like “Louis XIII Remy Martin Champagne Cognac”, it’s no wonder this rare variety of brandy is referred to as the King of Cognacs. There are a finite number of venues in the world granted the honour of carrying the magic elixir, each designated a “Louis XIII Fortress” – and recently, the Fairmont Pacific Rim became the first hotel in Canada to achieve the esteemed designation (the only other venue in Vancouver carrying Louis XIII is Hawksworth Restaurant).

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Introducing the King of Cognacs: Now Available in Vancouver at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy Equinox! This Autumn weekend you can cozy up with a new book you find at the writers festival, get hypnotized by some steampunks, listen to a symphony play Legend of Zelda tunes, take the family to a square dance, learn about birding, go see a show or spend the day at a county fair.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Etsy Market Kicks off Craft Market Season in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Etsy Vancouver

The Etsy Market will be returning to Vancouver for its third year this weekend to provide you with a great opportunity to browse arts, crafts, and food by local artisans. If you’re REALLY organized, perhaps this could be a first kick-off at Holiday gift shopping… Or, you could just be out to buy a nice, new little present for yourself.

This year’s market will be held in a new location at the North Vancouver Pipe Shop building near Lonsdale to provide more space for browsing. It will also be held over two days, so you’ll be able to have lots of time to check it out.

Etsy itself is sort of an online version of a giant craft fair. The market they put together is uniquely and carefully curated, and getting to see the goods in real life rather than online is a great opportunity.

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Etsy Market Kicks off Craft Market Season in Vancouver

Vancouver TheatreSports League Launches Their New Trump Improv Show

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Sourced from VTSL

With 46 days left to go until US Election Day, speculations about the next American President are growing exponentially. Tensions are high given the implications of voters’ choice for the American, as well as the global populace.

My boyfriend and I have different political views and usually try to adhere to the general rule of leaving politics out of our date nights. However, Vancouver TheatreSports League’s new show offers a lighthearted way to address US (and world) politics with an improvised election game that’s bound to have everyone collapsed in laughter.

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Vancouver TheatreSports League Launches Their New Trump Improv Show

11 Outdoor Fall Activities To Try in Vancouver

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populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

Sun is in the forecast this week (fingers crossed it sticks around for the remainder of the month) and best believe we are going to be taking FULL advantage of it! Get out and into the city with our list of the best outdoor fall activities!

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11 Outdoor Fall Activities To Try in Vancouver

Ultimate Urban Kayak Escape – Spanish Banks to False Creek

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View of Science World Photo: Rob Weiss

Sitting in our kayaks, with bows pointed towards the North Shore Mountains, we were faced with a difficult decision.  To our left, open ocean, the call of Wreck Beach and the natural splendour of Pacific Spirit Regional Park and to the right the urban oasis known as Vancouver.  This is the thrill of launching from the expansive beaches of Spanish Banks.  After much discussion, we decided to head to town.  The glistening towers lining English Bay and Yaletown were like beacons guiding us towards the protected waters of False Creek.

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Ultimate Urban Kayak Escape – Spanish Banks to False Creek

Walk, Race, Volunteer or Play Bingo with Drag Performers to Support People Living with HIV in Vancouver

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By Kendell Yan

Over the past three decades much has changed for the HIV+ members of our communities. Life expectancy has increased with greater access to anti-HIV treatments and community support resources; however, the challenges that HIV+ people face remain as palpable as ever, and there are many ways to help in Vancouver that bring people together in ways that are both meaningful and fun.

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Walk, Race, Volunteer or Play Bingo with Drag Performers to Support People Living with HIV in Vancouver