Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Thanks Rachael for guest posting on my behalf for the last few weeks… Back in town in time for another round of awesome things to do in Vancouver this weekend Friday to Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

A-Maize-ing Corn Mazes in Greater Vancouver for 2014

Corn maze vancouver 2014

Image courtesy of University of the Fraser Valley | Flickr.com

If you’re looking for a fun day trip close to home, it’s time to hop into the car and head out to the outskirts of town for an afternoon of getting lost and having fun.

Corn mazes are a great, Fall tradition that have been around for years — confusing and scaring children and adults alike. And no, you can’t eat your way out! These mazes are amazing works of art, and while you can’t appreciate the full design from the ground, these complex mazes can challenge your navigational skills as you make your way through kilometres of corn.

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A-Maize-ing Corn Mazes in Greater Vancouver for 2014

First Impressions, Part 5: Vancouver’s Mountains

High View Lookout Morning Photo Credit: Anders Falk via Flickr

High View Lookout Morning Photo Credit: Anders Falk via Flickr

Hello again, Vancouver.

In case you missed the last installment of this series, my name is Tom. I’m new in Town.

I just moved here from my hometown of Ottawa. It was a bit of leap of faith because I’d never been to BC before, but it’s all paid off. You see, I’ve already fallen in love with your city.

Vancouver has a lot going for it: great sports teams, delicious restaurants, beautiful parks, and more. But as I clumsily learn my way through its neighbourhoods—all unfamiliar to me—I’m learning that there is so much more to this city than the obvious. As a Vancouver newbie, I’m finding that even the city’s ordinary is excellent. Even the mundane is thrilling. Yes, Vancouver, with my fresh set of eyes, I’m here to remind you to appreciate the little things—the lovely little things—because your city is full of them.

A perfect example? Vancouver’s mountains.

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First Impressions, Part 5: Vancouver’s Mountains

Vancouver’s Best Pumpkin Patch? You Make the Call!

untitled-7For the next two weeks or so, you’re going to be seeing a lot of pumpkins for sale.

They’re in every grocery store, usually not far from the check-out counter so you can make an impulse buy on the way out.  They come in all shapes and sizes – from 20-pound monsters to petite little gourds meant for centrepieces.

But true Halloween fans know there’s only one real way to pick out a pumpkin: by wandering through an honest-to-goodness pumpkin patch.

Now, you’re unlikely to find many pumpkin patches in downtown Vancouver.  In fact, you have to expand your search radius quite a bit before you get to pumpkin country. Head east to Pitt Meadows, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, even Surrey – These are all prime pumpkin towns, with plenty of farmland and open spaces.  To the south, Richmond, Delta and Ladner aren’t slouches either in the pumpkin department.  (This handy list of corn mazes is a good indication of where the pumpkin hotspots are.)

In fact, when you get down to it, the Lower Mainland offers a veritable cornucopia of pumpkin patch options, which is why I need your help: Do you have a favourite pumpkin patch in or around Vancouver? If so, let us know by leaving a comment below. 

I’ll get things started with my personal favourite, the Westham Island Herb Farm, in Delta. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Best Pumpkin Patch? You Make the Call!

Halloween comes early to Vancouver this weekend

Halloween Parade Vancouver 2014

Image courtesy of PatLoika | Flickr.com

Halloween is starting a few weeks early this year in Vancouver with the inaugural Halloween Parade and Expo taking place on October 18th and 19th, 2014.

Ever wanted to be someone else? Cosplay (costume play) allows just that — giving you the freedom to dress up as your favourite movie, video game or anime character. The Halloween Expo and Parade focuses heavily on cosplay, along with offering a convention for fandom, films, comics, anime, game, makeup, arts and performances. It also concludes with a free parade on Sunday with costumed characters and Vancouver residents taking part in the festivities.

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Halloween comes early to Vancouver this weekend