Shop Local Holiday Gifts & Support Granville Island this Holiday Season

Sure, we’ve all heard it. Shop local! But what does buying local really mean to your community? If you’re gifting with Granville Island Delivery Co, our boxes are all full of local holiday delights, benefiting multiple local companies. Let’s take a look inside our Charcuterie, Cheese & Wine Gift Box. Continue reading:
Shop Local Holiday Gifts & Support Granville Island this Holiday Season

Breathtaking Holiday Store Facades of South Granville

Photo: South Granville BIA

This winter season, the South Granville Business Improvement Association (SGBIA) is excited to present a festive holiday experience through breathtaking holiday store facades. The collection of 10 stops within the shopping district make a jolly neighbourhood tour filled with Christmas spirit and festive cheer. Continue reading:
Breathtaking Holiday Store Facades of South Granville

Celebrate LOCO BC’s 10th Year of BC Buy Local Week from November 29th to December 5th

From November 29th to December 5th, participate in LOCO BC’s 10th Year of BC Buy Local Week in celebration of the unique contributions local, independent businesses make to our communities!

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Celebrate LOCO BC’s 10th Year of BC Buy Local Week from November 29th to December 5th

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport Presents the Return of ‘Sparkle Brighter’ on November 12

Over 275,000 twinkling LED lights, a 52-foot Christmas tree, and more will kick off the festive season at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport on Friday, November 12th. The event will take place from 4pm-8pm. Now in its seventh year, the annual Sparkle Brighter event will feature an abundance of holiday-themed performances and characters to light up the night.

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McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport Presents the Return of ‘Sparkle Brighter’ on November 12

13 Happening Holiday Markets and Artisan Fairs in and around Vancouver

The Eastside Flea returns with three weekend-long holiday market this December. PHOTO CREDIT: Eastside Flea.

Boring Christmas gifts are easy to find. But if you want to add some sparkling originality to your pressie-giving this year, check out some of the brilliant holiday crafts fairs and artisan markets in and around the city.

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13 Happening Holiday Markets and Artisan Fairs in and around Vancouver

8 Ways to Support Vancouver Businesses During the Holiday Season

VanDusen Botanical Garden with Christmas lights; support local this holiday season

Photo: VanDusen Botanical Garden

Did you know that buying a gift card from your favourite coffee shop means more to them than you could ever know? As we switch into festive mode, it’s more important than ever to support our local businesses.

There are so many ways to show Vancouver businesses some love this holiday season — even the smallest purchase or a just a share on social media makes a difference.

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8 Ways to Support Vancouver Businesses During the Holiday Season

Everyday Essentials for Autumn in Vancouver

Woman taking photo on iPhone autumn in Vancouver

Vancouver is especially Instagram-worthy in the fall. Photo: Jana Josue-McLaren

Autumn is here, which means we’ve switched from iced to pumpkin spiced lattes and fiery-coloured trees are filling your Instagram. The air feels a little crisper, and if you’re new-ish to the city, you might have caught on that it rains a fair amount here.

As a Vancouverite, it’s important to have the essentials as you go about your day-to-day and explorations in the city. Here’s a list of seasonal must-haves for fall as you play tourist in our town.

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Everyday Essentials for Autumn in Vancouver