5 Craft-Beer Themed Events Coming to Vancouver for Dine Out 2016

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Photo credit: traveljunction | Flickr

Craft beer for breakfast?

A unique boozy breakfast and host of other craft-beer themed events are headed for Vancouver this January. It’s all part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, the annual celebration of all things delicious and indulgent in the city, Jan. 15-Jan. 31.

Hundreds of restaurants across Vancouver will be offering special prix-fix menus at $20, $30 and $40 price points, while dozens of special events highlight the city’s unique culinary and cultural offerings.

New this year are a series of events about one of Vancouver’s latest obsessions: craft beer. Dozens of breweries have popped up in the city in recent years, and they’re eager to share their stories – and their beer – with the world.

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5 Craft-Beer Themed Events Coming to Vancouver for Dine Out 2016

Caitlyn Jenner Coming to Vancouver

Photo credit: Disney | ABC Television Group | Flickr

Photo credit: Disney | ABC Television Group | Flickr

The Caitlyn Jenner world tour is pulling into Vancouver this winter.

Jenner captured the global spotlight this summer when she revealed that she is a transgender woman. Before that, of course, the world had known her as Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete and Playgirl cover model who earned fame and notoriety later in life as reality show dad on TV’s Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Jenner will take the stage at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre on Feb. 23 as part of the Unique Lives speakers series. Billed as “North America’s Foremost Women’s Lecture Series,” Unique Lives has brought a host of preeminent women to Vancouver over the years, including Jane Goodall, Shirley MacLaine, Maya Angelou and Laura Bush.   Continue reading:
Caitlyn Jenner Coming to Vancouver

Flightseeing with Harbour Air – Win an Extended Panorama Tour for Two!

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Harbour Air was founded in B.C. in 1982 and today has more than 40 aircrafts, servicing 350,000 passengers throughout coastal British Columbia. The Harbour Air Group, consisting of Harbour Air Seaplanes, Westcoast Air and Whistler Air is one of the largest seaplane companies in the world. Harbour Air also has Tantalus Air, a land-based charter airline.

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Flightseeing with Harbour Air – Win an Extended Panorama Tour for Two!

Crabbing 101: New Vancouver Tour Shows How to Catch and Cook Crab

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Photo credit: Joanne Wan | Flickr

The king of crabs – at least around Vancouver – goes by the scientific name metacarcinus magister. Better known as the Dungeness crab, this tasty crustacean can grow up to 20 centimetres across its shell and is known for its sweet, tender meat.  Locally, Dungeness crab turns up in everything from crab cakes and fancy Eggs Benedict to California rolls packed with the succulent meat.

Now, a brand new tour is offering local crab lovers a chance to catch and cook a Dungeness crab of their own. Offered by Swallow Tail – the Vancouver company known for its wild foraging tours – the Catch and Cook Crabbing Tour takes aspiring crabbers to the docks at a local hotspot to try their luck.  The goal: catch your own dinner and learn how to cook it up like the pros.  Continue reading:
Crabbing 101: New Vancouver Tour Shows How to Catch and Cook Crab

Solve a Murder Mystery on the Streets of Vancouver on a New Tour

Image sourced from Vancouver Mysteries

Image sourced from Vancouver Mysteries

Ready to solve a murder mystery on the streets of downtown Vancouver?

A  newly updated tour is offering guests a chance to collect clues, track down suspects, decode secret messages and track down a fictional killer – all while getting to know one of the city’s iconic neighbourhoods.

Dubbed Crime in Downtown, the tour is the first offering from the revamped Vancouver Mysteries, now run by Forbidden Vancouver (the company that specializes in “scandalous” historical tours of the city’s dark side). It’s a bit like the board game Clue, but played out on a real-life scale. Tour goers assemble into squads of two-five “detectives” and rendezvous in a secret downtown location for a debriefing.

The premise: Local journalist Jimmy Capello has been found murdered. He had plenty of enemies. Now it’s your job to find out who did it and why. And the clock is ticking.  Continue reading:
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 Dozens of Culture Days events, Word Vancouver, and Slow Fish Mystery Dinner are our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend – Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend