All-you-can-eat pancakes? Yes, and art – this Thursday!

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show features art, pancakes, and bodypainting.

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show features art, pancakes, and bodypainting.

Since its founding in 2009, the Pancakes and Booze art show has visited more than 20 cities across North America, including Vancouver. Now, the underground pop-up is returning this Thursday, July 14, with more art, bodypainting and pancakes at Fortune Sound Club (147 E. Pender St).

As the title implies, the show is a chance to see some art while eating pancakes (and drinking booze, if you’re so inclined). Typically, the events also include a live art battle, audio and visual performances, and an an all-you-can-eat pancake bar. The idea is for local artists to “showcase their talent without the politics & stuffiness that is commonly found in traditional galleries,” say organizers.

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Vancouver Pride Festival’s Exciting Line-Up Dazzles

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Celebrating the city’s diverse LGBTQ2+ community is a given each summer during Pride Festival, and this year is better than ever. Here’s a few new highlights. Continue reading:
Vancouver Pride Festival’s Exciting Line-Up Dazzles

Best Spots With Wi-Fi 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.

You’re in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  You snap that amazing photo of English Bay, but your data plan ran out and now you can’t show your friends how amazing Vancouver is.  Don’t worry – we got you. When you’re out and about and need to connect, here’s where you’ll find solid Wi-Fi signals – free and accessible to all.

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Best Spots With Wi-Fi in Vancouver

A giant taco pinata, a taco-eating contest and 20 bands this Saturday at the 2016 Taco Fest!

La Chinga is one of 20 local bands playing the 2016 Taco Fest this Saturday at Swangard Stadium.

La Chinga is one of 20 local bands playing the 2016 Taco Fest this Saturday at Swangard Stadium.

Twenty local bands are part of the action this Saturday (July 16) as the second annual Taco Fest takes over Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium (3883 Imperial Street).

As you might have guessed from the name, there is also food – multiple taco and and other sorts of food vendors will be selling their wares. Special events at the 10-hour festival, which starts at noon, include the Ring of Fire Taco-Eating Contest (scheduled for 6 p.m) and the Gigantic Taco Pinata (which you’ll be able to take a thwack at beginning at 8:25, according to this interview with organizer Johnny Matter), filled with swag and prizes.

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A giant taco pinata, a taco-eating contest and 20 bands this Saturday at the 2016 Taco Fest!

This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

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Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos!

The photographers who have snapped these gorgeous shots have either tagged us, or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

Follow us on Instagram, tag us in your next snap, and you may just see your picture featured here.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver

Next Stop: Wilderness! With new Parkbus Vancouver Transit Pilot

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When it comes to close proximity to nature, Vancouver shines as one of the best cities in the world that offers hiking opportunities that are accessible without needing a car. From Grouse Mountain to Deep Cove’s Quarry Rock and a few other options in between, it’s easy to escape into nature with just the price of a bus ticket.

However, despite being so close to Vancouver, most provincial parks in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor have no transit options available. If you want to access the jaw-dropping beauty of Garibaldi, you’re going to have to rely on a car to get you there – until now!

Parkbus Vancouver will be piloting a new direct connection to Gaibaldi, Alice Lake, Shannon Falls, and Stawamus Chief Provincial Parks from Vancouver for two days only on August 20 and September 10. This is your chance to escape to the wild for a day of adventure, just a short bus ride from Vancouver!

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Next Stop: Wilderness! With new Parkbus Vancouver Transit Pilot

Learn to Cook from Vancouver’s Hottest Ocean Wise Chefs at Fin to Tail

Chef Ned Bell’s signature Dungeness crab tacos.

Chef Ned Bell’s Signature Dungeness Crab Tacos

On August 11, inspired chefs and at-home cooks can feast their eyes at Fin to Tail, a new event from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre featuring cooking demonstrations from the city’s hottest Ocean Wise chefs.

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Learn to Cook from Vancouver’s Hottest Ocean Wise Chefs at Fin to Tail

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