Vancouver Voted Friendliest City in the World!

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

Thanks to Vancouver’s open and progressive culture, the city is no stranger to topping out in polls, having won spots in lists such as; Best Cities for Students, World’s Most Bike-Friendly Cities, and Best Cities in the World.

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Vancouver Voted Friendliest City in the World!

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

Vancouver, He Loves You. Meet Local Musician, Devours

 

By Rachel Rosenberg

Devours, aka Jeff Cancade, is originally from Nanaimo, but has lived in Vancouver since 2010. His star is rising quickly as a local indie musician, prolifically popping up at shows all over – 50 in the last 3 years, performing at venues such as The Toast Collective, The Biltmore Cabaret, and the no-longer-with-us Cobalt. This past spring, he toured Vancouver Island and Eastern Canada with fellow local performer Kellarissa. We spoke to Devours about the indie music scene in Vancouver.

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Vancouver, He Loves You. Meet Local Musician, Devours

Mina Shum’s Vancouver Favourites

With five award-winning feature films under her belt – as well as several shorts, documentaries, TV shows, art installations and essays – Mina Shum has become known for crafting intensely raw stories that dive deep into the relationships people have with each other, the world and themselves.

 

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Mina Shum’s Vancouver Favourites

Jason James’ Vancouver Favourites

Award-winning producer and director Jason James was born and raised in Vancouver, and continues to call the city home as he travels the globe for a multitude of projects. “I love that Vancouver feels like a big city, but is really just a small town,” says Jason. “You can’t walk down the street without running into an old friend and talking about real estate, or the rain.”

 

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Jason James’ Vancouver Favourites

Terri Tatchell’s Vancouver Favourites

Award-winning screenwriter of such impactful films as District 9, Terri Tatchell balances out her intense, often gory sci-fi scripts as co-owner of whimsical Neverland Tea Salon. Situated in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, fairytale-inspired Neverland pays homage to classic stories like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland while serving up decadent tea service, delicious brunch and “tipsy” tea-inspired cocktails.

 

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Terri Tatchell’s Vancouver Favourites

National Volunteer Week – Tourism Vancouver’s Volunteer Spotlight

Written by Justine LeRose

Volunteering, or “giving of yourself” as she calls it, has always been a part of Ivy Blacquiere’s life. Growing up as one of 10 children in a small, community-oriented town in Newfoundland, she learned early on from her grandmother that she was given two hands for a reason: one for herself and one for others. Throughout her childhood, following the lead of her grandmother and mother, Ivy and her siblings volunteered to assist those less fortunate or less able within their town.

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National Volunteer Week – Tourism Vancouver’s Volunteer Spotlight