From Oysters to Sturgeon: Celebrating A Variety of Ocean Wise Seafood on Vancouver Menus

Source: The Vancouver Fish Company

Browsing the seafood items on a restaurant menu can be a daunting choice. You want to make the right, sustainable choice but as an everyday consumer, you probably don’t have the time and expertise to wade through all the complex and ever evolving research.

Fortunately, you may have noticed a circular symbol with a stylized fish and the words “a sustainable choice” on it. “Our logo is a go-to guide that this is a good choice for the ocean. It gives consumers that peace of mind so they don’t have to dig through all the science themselves,” says Nathalie Graham, Senior Accounts Specialist (Western Canada) at Ocean Wise.

The sustainable seafood program, which launched in 2005 in Vancouver with just a handful of restaurant partners, has grown to over 700 partners in 1300 location nation-wide, now also encompassing food trucks, grocery stores, and suppliers.

But how exactly does a particular dish receive the Ocean Wise symbol? And how have notions of sustainability progressed in a city known for its delicious, abundant seafood?

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From Oysters to Sturgeon: Celebrating A Variety of Ocean Wise Seafood on Vancouver Menus

Celebrate Go By Bike Week September 27 to October 3

Fall 2021 Go By Bike Week Promo

Vancouver has a reputation as a leader in sustainability and locals love to cycle. Each fall we celebrate two-wheeled transportation with Go By Bike Week. The event encourages everyone to bike to work, school, or shopping and includes community knowledge stations and lots of fun prizes.

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Celebrate Go By Bike Week September 27 to October 3

Vancouver Takes 2nd Place for Top Cities in Canada

Photo; Destination Vancouver / Albert Normandin

According to a new survey conducted by Travel + Leisure, readers have voted Vancouver as the second best city to visit in Canada.

Every year for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.

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Vancouver Takes 2nd Place for Top Cities in Canada

6 Corn Mazes Near Vancouver You Can Visit in Fall 2021

A child in a corn maze

Photo: Chilliwack Corn Maze

Finding your way through a corn maze is a fun fall activity for all ages. In 2021, six Vancouver-area farms have corn mazes you can explore. There’s something for everyone including mini-mazes for kids, scary haunted mazes for brave adults, and mystery mazes full of clues. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting a corn maze near Vancouver this fall.

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6 Corn Mazes Near Vancouver You Can Visit in Fall 2021

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Announces 40th Edition Festival Lineup

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) celebrates its 40th edition with a vibrant festival program that includes more than 110 feature films, 77 shorts, and 20 events. All films will be presented in-cinema, in strict compliance with provincial COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and select titles will be available for streaming across the province and Canada-wide on the festival’s online streaming platform, VIFF Connect.

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Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Announces 40th Edition Festival Lineup

Vancouver Goes Electric: An Energetic Step Toward a Sustainable Future

Photo: Destination Vancouver / Albert Normandin

Vancouver, surrounded by mountains and water, is a city where nature influences our way of life, and we embrace it wholeheartedly. Vancouver is a recognized leader in green building and sustainable planning and was rated second in the US and Canada in the Green City Index. Part of what makes our city green is our commitment to make sustainability a priority for our residents and visitors by offering electric modes of transportation to explore the city.

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Vancouver Goes Electric: An Energetic Step Toward a Sustainable Future

Vancouver’s Rainforest Canyons

Cypress Creek / Photo: Tristan Todd

The following photo essay was contributed by Vancouver photographer, Tristan Todd (www.tristantodd.photography).

Vancouver and its surrounding areas are home to some of the most spectacular temperate rainforests in the Pacific Northwest. Did you know that 25% of the world’s temperate rainforests are in British Columbia? Our coastal rainforest is home to a diverse collection of wildlife, plants, old-growth trees, and our breathtaking canyons.

All of these locations below are accessible by local transit.

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Vancouver’s Rainforest Canyons