Celebrate Valentine’s Day among the Trees: Sea to Sky Gondola’s Lovers’ Lane Stroll & Supper

Sourced from the Sea to Sky Gondola website

Sourced from the Sea to Sky Gondola website

A couple days ago, I saw a look of distress in my boyfriend’s eyes as he suddenly realized that Valentine’s Day was less than two weeks away. “S” is sweet and kind but since he can’t translate romance into a mathematical equation, he finds it hard to grasp the concept. However, he’s made a resolution to up his boyfriend game this year, and assured me he will come up with something impressive (we’ll see).

Fortunately, if you’re like S and romantic creativity is not your strong suit, a Valentine’s Day package offered by Sea to Sky Gondola might just be the thing.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day among the Trees: Sea to Sky Gondola’s Lovers’ Lane Stroll & Supper

Jumpin’ Jazz Time With Vancouver Civic Theatres and VSO (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Jazz makes everything cooler. Get your boogie-woogie babes buddle up for a Friday of frolicking and fun at the Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Playhouse.

The Vancouver Symphony’s Orchestra presents the first Tiny Tots concert of 2016 – proudly proclaiming “It’s Jumpin’ Jazz Time!” Children’s entertainers Lisa and Linda of Let your Music Shine create a move-along, sing-along, fun-filled morning on the A-Train, accompanied by a jazz trio.

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Jumpin’ Jazz Time With Vancouver Civic Theatres and VSO (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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It’s here, it’s here – the first long weekend of the year! (I’m not counting New Years day, mostly because that seemed like forever ago.) The lead up to Family Day and Chinese & Lunar New Year is here, and 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey.  In Chinese astrology, the Monkey is an intelligent, witty, and inventive animal, and this year involves the fire of ambition, adventure, with a bit of irritability. So, enjoy these last few days of being in a sturdy Year of The Goat. It might get crazy up in here. Gear up with some heart-thumping Japanese drumming, a snowshoe grind, or with eating some unusual seafood.


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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

34,100 people voted on Metro Vancouver’s best Chinese food: Here are the results

Photography by Sherman's Food Adventures

Photography by Sherman’s Food Adventures

Metro Vancouver is known for having some of the most authentic Chinese food this side of Beijing. But with literally hundreds of restaurants serving countless variation on regional cuisine, how do you know where to start?

Well, this list is a good place. The results of the 2016 Chinese Restaurant Diners’ Choice Awards are in. More than 34,100 people cast their votes as part of the annual awards competition. They voted on 21 different restaurant categories, everything from best Cantonese restaurant and best food court stall to best barbecue shop and bakery.

In addition, this year a special “Iconic Dishes” division was added to the awards. Diners were tasked with identifying the top spots to order five regional dishes considered iconic to particular parts of China: braised pork rice from Taiwan, roast duck from Hong Kong, drunken chicken from Shanghai, mango sago from South China and water-boiled fish from Sichuan.

In one popular category – best barbecue shop – the results were pretty much a forgone conclusion. Richmond’s H.K. BBQ Master again took home top honours, as it has done every year in recent memory.

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34,100 people voted on Metro Vancouver’s best Chinese food: Here are the results

Ski from Sunrise to Sundown at 24 Hours of Winter on Grouse Mountain

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Image courtesy of oh_my_gerbils | Inside Vancouver Flickr pool

If you’ve always wanted to ski or snowboarding at three in the morning, now’s your chance during this weekend’s 24 Hours of Winter event at Grouse Mountain. Starting at 8:30am on February 6, 2016 the resort will be remaining open until 10pm the next day!

That’s a whole 24 hours of snowboarding that you can cram into your Family Day weekend! The celebration is held as a sort of “remembrance” of the 2010 Winter Olympics games held in Vancouver. And what better way to remember those awesome times than with a full day, night, and another day filled with snowy, winter activities!

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Ski from Sunrise to Sundown at 24 Hours of Winter on Grouse Mountain