Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations

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As a family of five, dining out usually means an early dinner at one of our local go-to kid-friendly dinner spots. We rarely stray from our standbys, because we never know if a new restaurant will have a suitable setting and the necessary supplies to host under-12 guests.

Each year, when the Dine Out Vancouver Festival list of participating restaurants is released, I browse longingly through the lineup, wishing I could enjoy some of the delectable dishes that are featured. I had always assumed that the festival was focused on an adults-only audience – until this year, when I recognized some familiar family-friendly food destinations. Here are 5 places where families can comfortably enjoy the ‘Dine Out’ experience with kids in tow.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Family-Friendly ‘Dine Out’ Destinations

Vancouverite Spotlight: Taylor Burk, Adventure Photographer

From New Zealand and Australia to the Dominican Republic and Vietnam, freelance adventure photographer, Taylor Burk has travelled all over the world. In 2013, Burk began documenting his travels on Instagram where he quickly gained a following. With over 370,000 followers and a stunning portfolio to boot, Burk is one of Canada’s top travel Instagrammers. When he’s not traversing the globe, Burk keeps busy exploring his new hometown. Read on for details about Burk’s dream-worthy career and his Vancouver must-do’s.

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Vancouverite Spotlight: Taylor Burk, Adventure Photographer

The Upcoming Gluten Free Expo is 100% GF Friendly

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Gluten has become the butt of many jokes in the past few years. As the gluten free diet continues to rise in popularity, so do the pop culture references. Most recently, one of Vancouver’s most famous hometown heroes Ryan Reynolds even tweeted: “People in LA are deathly afraid of gluten. I swear to god, you could rob a liquor store in this city with a bagel“.

So, it may be a relief for you gluten avoiders and Celiac sufferers that there’s an event happening in Vancouver this weekend that lets you be with your brethren. Those who understand the pains of paying $10 for a tiny pizza or having to order another damn salad with no croutons at a restaurant.

The Gluten Free Expo in Vancouver is Canada’s largest gluten free event and it’s happening on Saturday, Jan 14 – Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Canada Place East.

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The Upcoming Gluten Free Expo is 100% GF Friendly

10 Wellness-Related Resolutions for Vancouverites in 2017

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Welcome 2017! I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to this fresh, new year. Nothing feels better than a clean slate, so let’s take advantage of it! Vancouver is an incredible city to pursue health and wellness, and there’s no one in this world that couldn’t benefit from a little self-care. From the ocean air Continue reading:
10 Wellness-Related Resolutions for Vancouverites in 2017

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Family-Friendly NYE Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Fireworks | Photo: CKNW

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors on New Year’s Eve, and it also doesn’t mean that you have to force your kids to stay up until midnight if you want to partake in the year-end festivities – at least not anymore!

Vancouver hasn’t forgotten about the families this New Year’s Eve, with a range of family-friendly activities fit for all ages. If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the celebrations happening in and around the city.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Family-Friendly NYE Celebrations

Vancouver Juice Bars Every Juice Lover Needs in Their Life

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Photo: https://www.thechihuo.com

Everyone, December is officially here, and winter is in full tilt (according to mother nature)! If there’s something we can always expect from the holiday season, it’s to fall completely out of routine Continue reading:
Vancouver Juice Bars Every Juice Lover Needs in Their Life

Why Vancouver is a Runner’s Heaven

Photo: TrekEarth

Photo: TrekEarth

Running is something that many people swear by; it’s an incredible way to get exercise, no expensive membership is required, all you need is a good pair of shoes, and you can literally do it whenever you want! Now, for every person that’s crazy about running there’s someone else that just doesn’t get it. Here’s the thing, I was one of those people right up until recently when I came to call Vancouver home. I’ve spent countless hours in gyms and fitness studios, and though I really enjoy getting exercise as much as possible, it always felt like more of a chore. I had tried running in the past, but it never clicked for me, and I’m now beginning to think it had everything to do with location.
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Why Vancouver is a Runner’s Heaven