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

Vancouver Wellness Made Easy

Photo: District Local

Photo: District Local

Something I’ve grown deeply passionate about the the last few years is wellness. For many, the word means something incredibly specific, and for others, it’s so broad the word is almost meaningless. When I use the word I’m referring to Continue reading:
Vancouver Wellness Made Easy

A Newcomer’s Observations Vol 8: A World of its Own

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For the most part, cities can be described in a handful of words. Their specific vibe, what the locals are like, the food and beverage scene, the scenery, and so on. From a quick run-down of a city you can normally get a good grasp on what it’s all about, and what you can expect when visiting. Prior to moving to Vancouver I thought I had a solid idea of what it would be like Continue reading:
A Newcomer’s Observations Vol 8: A World of its Own

7 Instagram worthy locations in Vancouver to take your coffee break

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There’s a lot to love about Vancouver — the lush rainforest, fresh mountain air, endless ocean, and cosmopolitan cool make it one of the world’s most liveable cities. But besides our picturesque landscape, the city is building a reputation for our coffee culture and top-notch brews. Condé Nast Traveler, Matador Network, and Smarter Traveler have all named Vancouver as one of the world’s best cities for coffee aficionados.

Blossoming throughout this natural wonderland metropolis are a number of independently owned coffee houses and restaurants with unique brews, sophisticated decor, ethical and sustainable sourcing, and quality eats. While you’re certainly welcome to grab a coffee to go, these stunning spaces are so lovely you’ll want to take your time to savour and ‘gram your skillfully served java.

Whether you’re looking for a personalized pour-over or the perfect coffee photo-op for your curated social media gallery, you’ll find it here.
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7 Instagram worthy locations in Vancouver to take your coffee break

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 7: Oyster Loyalty

Photo: Narcity

Photo: Narcity

Hey Vancouver! I’m Britanny, and I’ve been calling Vancouver home for a just couple of short months. After what I’ve been told was one of the gloomier Vancouver Octobers, I can confidently say I’m here to stay. It was absolutely tolerable. In fact, I loved every fresh, rain-smelling minute. I’ve come to realize a whole lot of things about this city since arriving, many of them seafood related, of course!

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A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 7: Oyster Loyalty

Kids In Vancouver: Visit The New Otter Pups At The Aquarium

New Sea Otter Pup | Photo: Daniela Ruiz (Alaska Sea Life Center)

New Sea Otter Pup | Photo: Daniela Ruiz (Alaska SeaLife Center)

Vancouver visitors love to ogle the Vancouver Aquarium’s resident sea otters as they splash and dive in their centrally-located outdoor habitat. People just can’t seem to resist their adorably fluffy faces and perky demeanour. Over the years, visitors have gotten to know the personalities of each of the four sea otters who currently reside at the Vancouver Aquarium – one of North America’s leading facilities in sea otter care.

On November 1, 2016, the Vancouver Aquarium welcomed two new sea otter pups to their friendly brood of rescues, and the new residents have had quite the journey from their birthplace in Alaska. Learn more about why they’ve made the move, and chime in with your ideas on what the aquarium should name their new friends!

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Kids In Vancouver: Visit The New Otter Pups At The Aquarium

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 6: Consignment Goldmine

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Hello again, Vancouver! My name is Britanny and as you may or may not know, I’m new to Vancouver. As I’m sure you can predict, I’m feeling pretty content already. I love Vancouver. I love the scenery, people, food and beverage scene, art, everything. Being new, I’ve done my fair share of observing. If there’s one thing I noticed almost immediately it’s this: This city is BEYOND well dressed. The styles range from person to person but somehow they are all fashionable beyond belief with a unique take on the seasonal fashions. Don’t even get me started on the footwear, because this city might have the best dressed feet I’ve ever come across.

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A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 6: Consignment Goldmine