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From Eggs Benny to Afternoon Tea: Food for Celebrating Mom in Vancouver

Photo: Minami’s Mother’s Day Bento, Credit: Cody Chan

Especially this year, Moms deserve an additional round of applause for the amazing support and love they provide their families. Restaurants around the city are featuring all sorts of exciting and diverse menus for paying tribute this weekend to Mom. Whether you want to dine on a lovely patio or pre-order a takeout package, there’s sure to be an option that will make your Mother’s Day celebration joyous and delectable.

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From Eggs Benny to Afternoon Tea: Food for Celebrating Mom in Vancouver

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Victoria Day Long Weekend

A runner on the seawall in Stanley Park

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Since we will all be staying close to home this Victoria Day weekend, it’s the perfect time to play outside. Use our picks for the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to plan your long weekend adventures.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Victoria Day Long Weekend

#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: East Village & West Broadway

Continuing our exploration of YVR districts with #LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods, we come to our next two stops. One is a community on the way out of town, that’s built a new identity with a rebrand, while the other is the bustling heart of a bigger district, Kitsilano. Just another couple examples of how this city is an intersection of tastes, cultures, and experiences.

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#LoveVancouver Neighbourhoods: East Village & West Broadway

May’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Diez Vistas

Vew of Sasamat Lake and Burrard Inlet from the Diez Vistas Trail

View from the first viewpoint. Photo: Taryn Eyton/HappiestOutdoors.ca

May can be a tough month for hikers. It’s nice and warm in the city, but the mountains are still covered in snow. That’s where great mid-elevation hikes like Diez Vistas come in. This trail near Buntzen Lake lets you get up high enough to enjoy some views but is low enough that you don’t have to worry about snow.

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May’s Vancouver Hike of the Month: Diez Vistas

Grouse Mountain Grizzlies Grinder and Coola Emerge from Hibernation

Photo: grousemountain.com

Today marks the end of the longest hibernation period yet at Grouse Mountain for the two resident Grizzly Bears – Grinder and Coola. They went into their den and sleeping chamber on November 10th, 2020 and emerged today on April 29th, 2021. This is a period of 170 days and beats the previous record of 153 days set in 2017.

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Grouse Mountain Grizzlies Grinder and Coola Emerge from Hibernation

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Kicking off with International Dance Day, Vancouver offers some creative inspiration this weekend. Enjoy new outdoor public presentation REBO(U)ND, explore Crafted Vancouver, check out the addition of two new artworks at Bill Reid Art Gallery and appreciate the variety of virtual events from the comfort of your home. Here are some things you can do this weekend to make it more exciting.

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

BMO Vancouver Marathon 2021

Photo: bmomarathon.ca

BMO Vancouver Marathon Virtual Race runs May 1-31, 2021

The event offers Races for Everyone with a Marathon, Half Marathon, 8KM, 5KM race, Relay and Kids Run. New this year, you may also try for the Run Happy Combo or go for the Dynasty by running four race distances in May to earn a bonus Brooks Running singlet and medal!

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BMO Vancouver Marathon 2021