Hungry? Halibut Fest Returns to Vancouver This Weekend

Photo credit: Mack Male | Flickr

Photo credit: Mack Male | Flickr

Do you love halibut? Then this is the festival for you.

This weekend, the Halibut Festival returns to Metro Vancouver.  The star of the show: 20,000 pounds of freshly caught Haida Gwaii halibut, brought in especially for the occasion.

The festival takes place over two days at two separate locations.   Continue reading:
Hungry? Halibut Fest Returns to Vancouver This Weekend

New “Little India” Neighbourhood Coming to Metro Vancouver

Women wearing saris in India. Photo credit: Adam Jones, Ph.D. - Global Photo Archive | Flickr

Women wearing saris in India. Photo credit: Adam Jones, Ph.D. – Global Photo Archive | Flickr

Vancouver already has a Chinatown, a Little Saigon, a historic Japantown and a Little India.

Now it’s about to get a Little India . . . er, well, another one.

Plans are in the works to transform a portion of the Newton neighbourhood in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey into a dedicated South Asian-themed shopping district.  The commercial precinct would feature an outdoor mall set amid tree-lined boulevards, with shops selling everything from saris and bangles to chai and traditional Indian foods, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun by Kelly Sinoski.

If this sounds an awful lot like the existing Little India on Main Street, technically called the Punjabi Market, there’s a reason.   Continue reading:
New “Little India” Neighbourhood Coming to Metro Vancouver

Black Friday Shopping in Vancouver

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The holidays are upon us and as our neighbours to the south prepare for their own Thanksgiving, there’s one special day for any shopper out there that’s circled and marked on the calendar: Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving in America is called Black Friday because, similar to our Boxing Day, retailers offer deep discounts to move massive amounts of stock hoping to jump “in the black” in their books after operating at a financial loss throughout the year.

Black Friday is November 29, 2013 and Canadian retailers are taking advantage of the trend including several shopping hot spots around Vancouver. Here’s a quick guide to help you navigate all of the deals, discounts, and specials in your local shopping district or shopping centre: Continue reading:
Black Friday Shopping in Vancouver

Metro Vancouver Corn Mazes

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While September is heating up with record temperatures around the region, fall is just around the corner and with it comes a bounty of outdoor activities at our local farms. Corn mazes are a big attraction for both young and old as they not only provide hours of entertainment, they are usually coupled with other agricultural activities, farm-gate shopping, and delicious treats. The following is a roundup of corn mazes throughout the region that are open in September and October.

MetroVancouverCornMazes

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Metro Vancouver Corn Mazes

New Vancouver Attraction Lets you go zombie hunting

Photo credit: Zombies by IcedCoffee

Halloween may be more than a month away, but it’s never too early to go zombie hunting.

A new, 57-acre attraction in South Surrey is billing itself as an immersive, zombie-fighting experience.  Dressed up in tactical gear and armed with paint guns, you and your platoon must fend off wave after wave of the undead under the cover of thick forest.

And, judging from the photos, these aren’t your garden-variety, dress-up zombies.  The production is the work of local special effects master Ron McCall, who has worked in big-time horror and thriller flicks, according to a recent article in the Vancouver Sun. Continue reading:
New Vancouver Attraction Lets you go zombie hunting