Ready to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Holiday?

Fifty Shades Freed is in theatres February 9.

It’s another day of love activities, and another chance to win a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver!

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in theatres on February 9, and Tourism Vancouver is celebrating the film’s Vancouver presence with a sizzling sweepstakes that’s sure to spice up your Love Day. Part Two of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 16 more activities that will surprise and delight your Valentine’s date. Continue reading:
Ready to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Holiday?

Six of Vancouver’s Best Summer Brunches

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Summer’s intoxicating blend of long, sultry days has us chasing every outdoor experience Vancouver has to offer – after all, these days our #lifegoal is to maximize every moment in the sun. And there’s no better place to start than brunch. A favourite pastime among Vancouverites, brunch is even sweeter in summer thanks to lazy days that encourage lingering over lighter dishes, indulging in easy-sipping cocktails and enjoying al fresco entertainment. Don your shades, grab a few friends and make tracks for one of our picks below.

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Six of Vancouver’s Best Summer Brunches

Inside Vancouver’s Sixth Annual Christmas Cocktail Crawl Goes Global

Photos edited by Nicole Havers

Manhattan. The Toronto. French 75. The Vancouver (natch). Wherever your imbibing pleasures take you, we guarantee you’ve bumped into a global cocktail.

But the world is a big place. And that’s why, for this year’s Christmas Cocktail Crawl, we’ve travelled from Vancouver to Peru, London, Paris, New York and Toronto – all without leaving our glasses. From newly crafted originals to lesser-known standbys, here are five global cocktails guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust.

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Inside Vancouver’s Sixth Annual Christmas Cocktail Crawl Goes Global

Celebrate the Royal Visit with Vancouver Activities Fit for a King (and Queen)

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This week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – better known as Will and Kate – will visit British Columbia and the Yukon upon invitation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Not since the Royal Wedding in April 2011 has such a regal frenzy fallen on the nation in the days leading up to the couple’s exclusive, yet-to-be-released itinerary.

Can’t make it to dinner with the Duke and Duchess? You can still tour our city like royalty with our handy Royals’ Guide to Vancouver – no curtsying required.

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Celebrate the Royal Visit with Vancouver Activities Fit for a King (and Queen)

Surreal: A Roaming Theatre Experience in Vancouver’s Gastown

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

During Surreal, I felt like I was deliciously eavesdropping on a conversation as it unfolded. This new play explores romance and twenty-something dilemmas, all in the winding streets and alleys of Gastown. The interactive theatre experience would make for a great date, perhaps preceded or followed by a meal or drink in the area.

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Surreal: A Roaming Theatre Experience in Vancouver’s Gastown

Negronis All Around! Next Week, Give Back By Drinking Up

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The following article was submitted by Tourism Vancouver Staffer Sonu Purhar, Manager, Communications.

Ah, Negroni Week – a blissful seven days when your cocktail addiction benefits humanity. Starting June 6 and running ‘til the 12th, proceeds from Negronis sold at more than 30 bars and restaurants around Vancouver will go towards charities selected by each venue.

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Negronis All Around! Next Week, Give Back By Drinking Up

Christmas Cocktail Crawl V: Reviving the ‘20s

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Bartender: Micky Valens | Bar: Hello Goodbye

Photographed by Nicole Havers.

It’s a special year for Inside Vancouver’s annual Christmas Cocktail Crawl. This December, we commemorate half a decade of refined revelry, carefully curated cocktails… and the exquisite beauty that is drinking.

If these sentiments sound up your alley, go now and re-familiarize yourself with The Roaring ‘20s – an era that axed legalized liquor; increased liquid indulgence via speakeasies and private bars; and inspired an upsurge of curiosity towards spirits, bitters and other alcoholic delights with bartenders exploring how these elements come together in flawless harmony to create a delightfully balanced cocktail.

So – you’ve read up on the ‘20s? Good. Now don your fedoras and fascinators, strap on your suspenders and step with us back in time. We’ll show you seven ‘20s-era cocktails, each with a contemporary twist and all guaranteed to bring out your inner Gatsby. These are damn good drinks – and mighty stiff, to boot – so pace yourself and don’t get zozzled. Let’s get to it.

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Christmas Cocktail Crawl V: Reviving the ‘20s