Pre-Work Dance Party Coming to Vancouver – Wake n Shake, Jan 29

Image from Wake n Shake

Image from Wake n Shake

Having trouble getting out of bed during these dark January mornings? This may be the event for you.

Start your day by shaking your thing with 200 other Vancouverites at a unique pre-work dance party near downtown’s Olympic Village neighbourhood. Groove to a live DJ, stretch with trained yoga instructors and even get a free mini-massage  … before you ever step foot in the office.

It’s all part of Wake n Shake, Jan. 29 at the Beaumont Studios, a collective of artists studios just blocks from the Olympic Village SkyTrain Station. This is the second instalment of the event, which debuted over the summer and attracted more than 100 participants.   Continue reading:
Pre-Work Dance Party Coming to Vancouver – Wake n Shake, Jan 29

Ladies ski for $10 at Mount Seymour in Vancouver, every Monday night

Photo credit: Colin Knowles | Flickr

Photo credit: Colin Knowles | Flickr

The 2016 ski season is shaping up to be one to remember in Vancouver, with great snowfall on the local mountains. Now, there’s a way to enjoy all the snow on the cheap, and support a great cause.

Every Monday night from Jan. 25-March 28, ladies can ski for a donation of just $10 at Mount Seymour in North Vancouver as part of the Shred for a Cause event. The yearly tradition, now in its ninth year, has raised more than $150,000 for charity … and contributed to countless memorable nights on the slopes.

This year, Mount Seymour has upped the price of admission for ladies ever so slightly, from a minimum donation of $5 to $10, half of which goes to charity. Still, that’s an absolute steal considering that guys have to pay the full evening lift ticket price of $31. Just pay at guest services (no special vouchers needed this year) and enjoy unlimited night skiing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Continue reading:
Ladies ski for $10 at Mount Seymour in Vancouver, every Monday night

11 Vancouver Restaurants Make List of Canada’s Top 100 (including a few surprises)

Photo credit: Philip Lai | flickr

Photo credit: Philip Lai | flickr

The diners of Canada have spoken. And they’ve got good things to say about Vancouver.

A total of 11 Vancouver restaurants are featured in a new list of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada. Compiled by restaurant reservation site OpenTable, the list is unique in that it’s 100-percent crowdsourced. Instead of getting professional reviewers to rank restaurants, OpenTable based the list purely on actual reviews from diners. A total of 275,000 reviews of approximately 1,600 restaurants from coast to coast – all left by verified diners – were analyzed to come up with the new list.

So which Vancouver restaurants made the cut? The list – which is unranked – includes some old favourites, some up-and-comers and a few surprises:  Continue reading:
11 Vancouver Restaurants Make List of Canada’s Top 100 (including a few surprises)

Uber may be coming to Vancouver, after all

Photo credit: Mark Warner | Flickr

Photo credit: Mark Warner | Flickr

It looks like there’s a glimmer of hope for Uber in Vancouver.

The ride-sharing company, which has been forcefully rebuffed in its previous attempts to operate in Vancouver, may be getting a reprieve. In a dramatic about-face, provincial Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced this week that ride-sharing in B.C. may soon be a reality, according to reports in the Vancouver Sun.

“… it’s a matter of when, not if, ridesharing will be prevalent in B.C.,” Stone said. “I think there’s a growing recognition (of) the issues of convenience, of choice, of competition, which British Columbians are increasingly expecting.”

While no official timeline has been set, Uber’s prospects in Vancouver have never looked better.  Continue reading:
Uber may be coming to Vancouver, after all

Top 10 Most Instagrammed Locations in Vancouver

top 10 instagrammed locations vancouver

Image courtesy of Doug Farmer | Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

On grey days like today, it’s always a good idea to remind ourselves that Vancouver is an amazingly beautiful city even when it’s cloudy! With its epic sunsets, snow-capped mountains, and sky-scraping trees, this place is pretty easy on the eye.

Whether you’re already an Instagram aficionado or you’ve never heard of it, these 10 places are great to check out as a guaranteed spot to take some great photos. A picture is worth a thousand words, so we’ll let this list do the talking. Can you guess #1?

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Top 10 Most Instagrammed Locations in Vancouver