9 Essential Things to Pack for Spring in Vancouver

Photo credit: Michael Ó Raifeartaigh / Flickr

The weather is warmer, the blossoms are out. But there’s always a chance of rain — Vancouver is, after all, in a rainforest. Every Vancouverite knows it’s important to have the essentials and we want you to be prepared, too! Here’s what you need to pack for a spring visit to Vancouver:

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9 Essential Things to Pack for Spring in Vancouver

Celebrate the Bride-to-be with these Very Vancouver Bachelorette Party Ideas

Wedding season is upon us and it’s time to plan the ultimate VIP bachelorette party for your bestie. This is the bride’s opportunity to let her hair down and have some fun (or just relax!) after however long of wedding planning. So whatever your bride-to-be is into, we’ve got you covered from glam to chill. Celebrate the bride in #VeryVancouver style!

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Celebrate the Bride-to-be with these Very Vancouver Bachelorette Party Ideas

Picture Perfect: Vancouver’s Derek Desierto Illustrates His Way onto the NYT Best Sellers List

By Rachel Rosenberg

It isn’t every day that your debut makes it onto the New York Times Best Sellers List, but that is exactly what happened to Derek Desierto. In the Vancouver-based illustrator’s first picture book, Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, he collaborated with Eva Chen, head of fashion partnerships at Instagram and former editor-in-chief of Lucky. That would be a big deal for any debut illustrator, and Desierto’s collage art is a fitting embodiment for Chen’s popular heroine Juno. The pairs’ follow up, A is for Awesome, is a board book filled with feminist icons, and the simple text really showcases Derek’s unique, vibrant style.

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Picture Perfect: Vancouver’s Derek Desierto Illustrates His Way onto the NYT Best Sellers List

Filming in Vancouver: Jason Momoa, John Cena, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and more

Jason Momoa

This week’s roundup of what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene is full of comings and goings.

A WWE star and a Hawaiian star who made a major splash this past year (see above) will be calling it a wrap while a hit teen romance starts filming its sequel.

There’s a whole slew of TV series and TV pilots to tell you about so instead of summarizing it all, let’s just get to it, shall we?

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Filming in Vancouver: Jason Momoa, John Cena, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and more

Get Outside: 5 Blossoming Ways to Celebrate Spring in Vancouver

Bike the Blossoms | Image via the Vancouver Cherry Blossom festival website

Spring is HERE — and we are all about in Vancouver. The weather has gotten warmer, the cherry blossoms are out, and there’s no excuse for not getting outside. (Not even the possibility of rain!) Here are some ways to get outside and celebrate spring in the city!

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Get Outside: 5 Blossoming Ways to Celebrate Spring in Vancouver

Filming in Vancouver: Harry and Meghan, Frankenstein, Motherland, and The Turning

Hey, is that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? No, it’s Tiffany Marie Smith and Charlie Field in Harry and Meghan: Becoming Royal.

While last week was full of comings and goings, and although this week is a little calmer, there’s still plenty going on to chat about–with quite the cast of characters.

Although the Charmed reboot has been filming here, there’s a very different kind of witch-based TV series that’ll be coming to shoot in town.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle—or rather, the TV movie about them—will call it a wrap.

Elsewhere in the city, Frankenstein becomes a detective in a new adaptation of the classic tale.

And a horror feature will be zipping in to shoot only for a few days.

So if you want to know more about all of these shows, here’s the rundown of what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Harry and Meghan, Frankenstein, Motherland, and The Turning

Filming in Vancouver: Jessica Biel, Seth Rogen, Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms, and more

Jessica Biel headlines the new TV series Limetown.

Okay, kids, so we’ve got a ton of stuff to tell you about in this week’s roundup of what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene.

So much so, in fact, that we’re going to try and do it as efficiently as possible, otherwise you’ll be sitting here reading this column forever.

In this mix, there are two feature films, a number of TV series calling it a wrap, and a whole slew of TV pilots getting underway.

With that said, let’s get to it, shall we?

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Filming in Vancouver: Jessica Biel, Seth Rogen, Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms, and more