Celebrate the Season with Festive Cocktails at the Westin Bayshore

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Photo Credit: Westin Bayshore

Holiday Happy Hour, anyone? With its prime location on the shores of Coal Harbour and next to Stanley Park, not only is the Westin Bayshore a luxury city hotel featuring the signature Westin Heavenly Bed and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors providing breathtaking views; it’s also the home of some of Vancouver’s best Christmas cocktails. The hotel’s H Tasting Lounge and H2 Rotisserie & Bar are serving up specially curated festive libations for the holiday season.

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Celebrate the Season with Festive Cocktails at the Westin Bayshore

Make your own gingerbread house, break out the denim and sample some barley wines: what’s happening this month at Vancouver’s craft breweries

Nothing says holiday spirit like craft beer. Well, office parties and mistletoe might be a close second.

If you’re wondering what’s happening at Vancouver breweries, here are a few special events this month.

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Make your own gingerbread house, break out the denim and sample some barley wines: what’s happening this month at Vancouver’s craft breweries

Get Cozy this Winter at Vancouver’s Heated (and Covered!) Patios

Vancouver rooftop patio

Photo Credit: Glowbal Restaurant Group

Baby, it’s cold outside! But thanks to awnings, heaters and cozy blankets, patio season is still alive and well at many restaurants Vancouver. So cozy up – here’s a list of eateries and bars with outdoor where you can enjoy Happy Hour or eat a hearty meal without catching a chill!

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Get Cozy this Winter at Vancouver’s Heated (and Covered!) Patios

Vancouver’s Rob Feenie Twice Defends and Holds His Iron Chef Title

Sourced from Cactus Club Cafe

In the frenzy of Iron Chef Canada’s Kitchen Stadium, Rob Feenie remained calm and focused on the five dishes that he and his team had to prepare with the just revealed “secret ingredient.” They had a mere 60 minutes to do so.

The inaugural season of Iron Chef Canada sees ten chefs from across the country compete against Canadian Iron Chefs, such as Vancouver’s Feenie, who oversees the food program and test kitchen of Cactus Club Cafe (various locations). Feenie has plans to feature some of the Iron Chef items on Cactus Club Cafe menus in the future so that diners can taste the winning creations.

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Vancouver’s Rob Feenie Twice Defends and Holds His Iron Chef Title

Get your chopsticks ready and experience the Dumpling Trail in Richmond

For a taste of the most delectable dumplings from this side of the Pacific, follow Richmond’s delicious Dumpling Trail! 

20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver by skytrain, the city of Richmond offers over 800 dining options. To assist visitors in choosing where to dine, Tourism Richmond has developed an updated version of the Dumpling Trail, – a website filled with itineraries featuring hand-selected restaurants representing Richmond’s Asian culinary scene.

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Get your chopsticks ready and experience the Dumpling Trail in Richmond

10 Items to Eat and Drink at the 2018 Vancouver Christmas Market

Candied apples at Das Apfelhaus; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

The Vancouver Christmas Market has launched, returning as one of the city’s must-do holiday outings.

Now in its 9th year, the German-inspired Market (open until December 24, 2018 at Jack Poole Plaza) has expanded its offerings even more, with 80 huts that will be offering all sorts of goodies to feast on, as well as purchase. All the delicious food items and drinks can be hard to choose between! Here are 10 to get you started:

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10 Items to Eat and Drink at the 2018 Vancouver Christmas Market

Navigating a Foodie Holiday with Ease

Written by Vancouver Foodie Tours

Have you experienced Granville Island during the holidays? The entire Island is alive with lights, music, and heartwarming decorations. The Public Market bubbles with energy as chefs and locals stock up on limited-edition festive ingredients for holiday feasts!

As Granville Island is one of Vancouver’s favourite holiday spots, knowing a few savvy tips can make all the difference. From the experts at Vancouver Foodie Tours, here are 11 pro tips to navigate the holiday season with ease!

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Navigating a Foodie Holiday with Ease