Attention Dog Lovers: Feel-Good Canine News in Vancouver

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Three-pound Vancouver Pomeranian Charleton, star of a crowdfunding campaign on Go Fund Me

Vancouver has a reputation as a dog-friendly city. Dozens of off-leash areas are scattered throughout downtown and more than a half-dozen beaches allow pooches to roam free. The number of doggie daycares within city limits has skyrocketed, and it’s now common to see professional dog walkers trolling Vancouver streets with a half-a-dozen hounds in tow.

But in the past few weeks, Vancouver has taken its canine-friendly reputation up a notch. Earlier this month an estimated 10,000 mutts converged on downtown’s Mainland Street for Pet-a-Palooza. The non-profit event featured acrobatic dog demos, pet health exhibits and even a unique “running of the bulls” (a bulldog race).  Continue reading:
Attention Dog Lovers: Feel-Good Canine News in Vancouver

The Undead are Coming: Zombiewalk 2015 Hits Vancouver, Sept 5

Photo credit: Kenneth Yeung | Flickr

Photo credit: Kenneth Yeung | Flickr

Zombies are getting ready to descend on the streets of downtown Vancouver, again.

The undead are set to take over Vancouver for Zombiewalk 2015, Saturday, Sept. 5. The annual rite sees thousands of people – dressed in gory costumes, complete with gruesome makeup – parade through downtown, terrifying passersby and little children, all in the name of good fun.

The procession of ghouls is set to kick off at 4 p.m. sharp. Zombies are asked to kindly assemble at 3 p.m., though – in a mysterious twist – the starting point and parade route have yet to be revealed. Anyone is invited to participate, in what organizers are calling the city’s largest public flash mob.  Continue reading:
The Undead are Coming: Zombiewalk 2015 Hits Vancouver, Sept 5

4-Hour-Long Moveable Feast Coming to Vancouver-Area Farm: Feast of Fields, Sept 13

Photo sourced from FarmFolk CityFolk Facebook Page

Photo sourced from FarmFolk CityFolk Facebook Page

Ready to take farm-to-table dining to a whole other level?

The 21st annual Feast of Fields returns to Vancouver, Sept. 13, giving local gourmands a chance to wine and dine on a local farm.  The setting for this year’s festivities is none other than the UBC Farm at the University of British Columbia, a 59-acre farm complete with heritage orchard, barns and livestock.  Continue reading:
4-Hour-Long Moveable Feast Coming to Vancouver-Area Farm: Feast of Fields, Sept 13

Big Smoke Burger Opens Its First Location in Vancouver

Big Smoke Burger

Image courtesy of Lesley Mirza

Calling all burger lovers: Toronto’s Big Smoke Burger has arrived in Vancouver. And it’s good. It’s really good. Continue reading:
Big Smoke Burger Opens Its First Location in Vancouver

Vote Now to Pick Vancouver’s Official Love Lock Site

Photo credit: Disdero | Wikipedia

Photo credit: Disdero | Wikipedia

Love locks are officially coming to Vancouver.

Around the world, it’s common for couples to profess their love by attaching a lock to a bridge, gate or other public object and then literally throw away the key. Paris is famous for its love locks – in fact, so many couples have professed their love by securing locks to the city’s Pont des Arts that one of the bridge’s railings collapsed under the weight.

If you look carefully, you can already spot love locks around Vancouver. The Burrard Bridge, in fact, has become a popular destination for love lockers. And that’s part of the problem. Many people consider the locks unsightly or say they amount to a form of vandalism. Meanwhile, too many locks can threaten the stability of railings or other structures, posing a serious safety hazard. Continue reading:
Vote Now to Pick Vancouver’s Official Love Lock Site