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

Kids In Vancouver: 5 Perfect Spots To Snap Fall Photos Of Your Family

Falling Leaves | Photo: Sonika Arora 604 (Flickr)

Falling Leaves | Photo: Sonika Arora 604 (Flickr)

A family visit to Vancouver in the Fall isn’t complete without a colourful photo of your children tossing leaves into the air, grinning from ear to ear as they gaze at the floating foliage that falls to the ground in reds, oranges, greens and yellows. Fortunately, Vancouver is chock-full of photo-perfect spots to capture those special autumn moments. Here are just 5 of the best places to snap Fall photos of your family in and around Vancouver.

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10 Tattoo Artists Worth Travelling to Vancouver for

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Pack your bags, book your tickets, and make your way to Vancouver for a permanent souvenir. Vancouver is home to some of the most talented tattoo artists in the industry, who are definitely worth travelling to the city for. From traditional American to contemporary tattoo styles, you’ll find an artist who will blow you away with their one-of-a-kind work. Your body is a canvas so, why not invest in an original piece of artwork from Vancity’s best?

Whether you’re adding to your existing collection of ink or getting your first piece, we promise these 10 artists are worth the trip.
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10 Tattoo Artists Worth Travelling to Vancouver for

A Newcomer’s Observations Vol 5: Local Pride

Photo: Vancouver Sun

Photo: Vancouver Sun

Hello Vancouver! I’m Britanny. As you may or may not know, I’m new to this city! Here’s a bit of my perspective on the city I’ve come to know and love:

You know when you arrive in a new city and you feel like a total alien? You’re constantly lost, a new public transit system could not be more daunting, you don’t know the “places” yet (your closest coffee shop, grocery store, gym, wine store, you know, the basics), and everything just feels a bit strange. This is my third metropolitan city since 2014 and I was fully prepared to embrace full alien mode. Here’s the thing, I woke up every morning, walked new streets, sipped new coffee in new coffee shops, wandered the aisles of a new grocery store, and went about my day-to-day life feeling entirely at ease and all with an unexpected feeling of belonging. Because it was a wonderful feeling I was experiencing, I really didn’t put much thought into it, until I came to a second realization: Vancouverites are more prideful of their city than I’ve ever experienced elsewhere, and as a result (I believe) they are astonishingly welcoming and excited to share their home’s wonder. Continue reading:
A Newcomer’s Observations Vol 5: Local Pride

Kids in Vancouver: See Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience | Photo: Science World

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience | Photo: Science World

“The past. The present. The future. Experience the unfolding of time…”

Watch the history of the universe unfold before your eyes as you embark on a journey through the life cycle of the universe – from the Big Bang, to present day, to what the future may hold for our planet and its spatial surroundings.

Written and directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), and narrated by the mesmerizing voice of Brad Pitt, this documentary film breaks new ground by exploring the intricate details of the cosmos in a condensed and concise way.

Here’s what you can expect from this newly-released, can’t-miss documentary film.

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Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Halloween With A Ride On The Stanley Park Ghost Train

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Stanley Park Ghost Train | Photo: Instagram @ghost_trainyvr

Since 1964, the miniature passenger train in Stanley Park has been tooting over trestles, through tunnels, and over bridges, taking passengers on a two-kilometer journey through the natural surroundings of Vancouver’s most famed park.

During the Halloween season, the landscape comes alive as the train is transformed into a Halloween-themed railway adventure. This year’s theme is “Day of the Dead”, a non-spooky, colourful celebration of All Hallows’ Eve. The delightful festival of life decorates the train tour, and the party doesn’t stop when the train returns to the station. Offering a range of attractions and activities in the surrounding area, Stanley Park’s Day of the Dead Halloween celebration is the perfect way to spend a cool Fall evening with family and friends.

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Kids In Vancouver: Celebrate Halloween With A Ride On The Stanley Park Ghost Train

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 4: Falling Forever

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Photo: http://stylebykimxo.com

Hello Vancouver! I’m Britanny, and I am new to the city. Join me as I uncover new reasons to fall in love with Vancouver each week!

In lieu of Thanksgiving having just passed, I’d like to start by saying that I cannot express how thankful I am to call this wonderful city home. As we speak I am currently experiencing my first fall in Vancouver, so as you can expect my mind is being blown daily. Fall has always been my favourite Continue reading:
A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 4: Falling Forever