Vancouver Neighbourhoods: South Granville

Welcome to South Granville! (courtesy South Granville BIA)

The area between Granville Bridge and West 16th Avenue is known as South Granville, a stylish multiblock district boasting excellent restaurants, vintage and high-end shopping, and plenty of spa and beauty services. South Granville also encompasses Vancouver’s ritzy Shaughnessy neighbourhood, home to some of the city’s oldest and most elegant mansions.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: South Granville

10 Years, 10 Questions, 1 Grand Prize: Convention Quest

Vancouver Convention Centre awarding a 10-out-of-10 Vancouver Experience with 10th Anniversary Contest ‘Convention Quest’

How would you like to spend a day treated to a VIP Vancouver experience, starting with travel from wherever you are in the province of BC to a day filled with locally-flavoured excitement, fine dining and one of the biggest sporting matches hitting the city this summer?

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10 Years, 10 Questions, 1 Grand Prize: Convention Quest

Princess Bride, Star Wars & Marvel Universe stars coming to Fan Expo Vancouver

Katie Cassidy plays the DC Comics heroine Black Canary on the CW series Arrow. She’s at this year’s Fan Expo Vancouver.

Katie Cassidy, who plays DC Comics superhero Black Canary on the CW TV series Arrow, is one of the many celebrity guests coming to this year’s Fan Expo Vancouver.

The annual celebration of all things nerdy comes to the Vancouver Convention Centre March 1-3. Along with celebrity guests, the expo features panels, exhibitors, and more. See below for some highlights from this year’s event.

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Princess Bride, Star Wars & Marvel Universe stars coming to Fan Expo Vancouver

Simpsons writer Mike Reiss among guests at this year’s Jewish Book Festival

Cartoon Mike Reiss and the real thing. The Simpsons writer closes this year’s Jewish Book Festival.

This year’s Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival (Feb. 9-14) features an author named one of Granta’s Best American Novelists, a former writer for The Simpsons, and the winner of the 2018 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Fiction. Scroll below to find out more about these authors and more, and to see what else is happening at the six-day literary festival.

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Simpsons writer Mike Reiss among guests at this year’s Jewish Book Festival

Naturally Wanton Pleasure and other new Canadian films at Cinematheque

A scene from Les Salopes or the Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin.

What’s new in Canadian cinema? Find out this week as the Cinematheque (1181 Howe St.) presents New (Canadian) Cinema, including two Vancouver premieres.

From Jan. 9-15, the downtown Vancouver arthouse theatre presents four movies released last year. They range from a film about a Quebec teenager to a woman trying to reconnect with her father to a wife and mother with a secret life. Find out more below.

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Naturally Wanton Pleasure and other new Canadian films at Cinematheque

Story Story Lie gets ‘hot and heavy’ this Wednesday

Tristan Risk (pictured here in Frankenstein Created Bikers) is one of the storytellers at Story Story Lie Jan 9.

What better way to kick of the New Year than some outlandish sex stories?

This Wednesday, local performers take part in the storytelling game show Story Story Lie. In the show, storytellers share tales—one of which is a lie. It’s up to the audience to spot the deceiver. For this edition, the stories are naughty in nature.

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Story Story Lie gets ‘hot and heavy’ this Wednesday

40th Vancouver International Wine Festival serves up 82,000 wine glasses; 43,000 bottles of wine

Vancouver’s annual wine lovers’ delight, but dishwashers’ nightmare, is well underway. The 40th Vancouver International Wine Festival, which, according to keynote speaker Paul Wagner of California, is “the largest wine festival in the Western Hemisphere”, is in full swing around town. It’s a great week for wine and food lovers, but not so much for those who have to deal with 82,000 wine glasses by the time the festival wraps up on Sunday. To say nothing of countless plates, cups and cutlery.

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40th Vancouver International Wine Festival serves up 82,000 wine glasses; 43,000 bottles of wine