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?

Eight New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver to Fit Any Style of Celebration

Spectacular fireworks over Coal Harbour usher in the new year with a bang.

Whether you’re ringing in 2018 with your sweetie or a group of friends, craving a wild costume party or intimate dinner, or seeking a celebration that suits even the youngest revelers, Vancouver has a New Year’s event to suit. Read on for eight soirées in and around Vancouver that will guarantee a December 31 to remember.

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Eight New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver to Fit Any Style of Celebration

Elegant and Intoxicating: An Ode to Classic Cocktails in Vancouver

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The following article was submitted by Tourism Vancouver staffer, Sonu Purhar.

Fancy infusions, liquid nitrogen and inventive ice… these days, it’s par for the course to find your coupe filled with a (damn delicious) work of art – but let’s not forget from whence they came. Yes, I’m talking about The Classic Cocktail.

As with any historical certainty, no one is certain when and where the cocktail originated. What we can agree on is that these stimulating brews traditionally consisted of spirits, sugar and bitters. By the mid-1800s, liqueur had joined as the fourth horseman. And shortly thereafter, the first genuine “cocktails” were born, including our friends the Sazerac, Old Fashioned and Manhattan. If it weren’t for these forerunners, you’d be sipping on bitter bathtub gin.

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Elegant and Intoxicating: An Ode to Classic Cocktails in Vancouver

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

Vancouver’s Ultimate Gentleman’s Experience

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Sometimes a guy can really get behind some TLC, especially if that involves a close shave, a massage, premium cocktails and a great steak. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Ultimate Gentleman’s Experience

New Prohibition bar opens at Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver

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Head mixologist Robyn Gray hard at work at Prohibition’s Feb. 10 preview. Robyn Hanson photo.

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is already known to foodies for Hawksworth Restaurant, and to tipplers for its 1927 Lobby Lounge. With its Feb. 12 launch date, the downtown Vancouver hotel is on its way to becoming known for another destination – Prohibition.

With its name, elegant decor and subterranean location, the new locale is meant to evoke an era of early-twentieth-century decadence. The 3,000-square-foot space also promises to deliver a shot in the arm to the city’s cocktail scene with lively creations both new and vintage.

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New Prohibition bar opens at Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver