Win a stay in Yaletown, a Boutique Vancouver Neighbourhood for Shopping

Image by Jade Stone Photography

Between the waters of False Creek and the centre of downtown lies Yaletown, a laid-back neighbourhood whose boutique shops, and street-side patios beg to be explored on a crisp  day with your favourite hot beverage in-hand.

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Win a stay in Yaletown, a Boutique Vancouver Neighbourhood for Shopping

Hit musical based on songwriter’s life will make you feel like a natural woman

Sarah Bockel (2nd from right) portrays Carole King in Beautiful.

Beautiful—The Carole King Musical will premiere in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Nov. 13-18.

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit covers the early life and career of the singer/songwriter behind such hits as “It’s Too Late,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “The Loco-Motion.” Find out more below.

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Hit musical based on songwriter’s life will make you feel like a natural woman

Cannabis is now legal in Canada, here’s what that means for you…

legalized weed in vancouver

Photo by Roberto Valdivia on Unsplash

It’s official! After years of protests, false promises, thousands of illegal pot shops, and the notorious 420 festival, cannabis is officially legal today – October 17, 2018.

Whether you plan on smoking up or not, this will have a pretty major impact on life in Canada as we know it.  If you have questions about what legalization may mean for you, whether you’re a local, visitor, or just curious, read on to discover some quick facts for legal weed in Vancouver.

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Cannabis is now legal in Canada, here’s what that means for you…

Lumiere, an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, returns this November

Kicking off on Friday, November 2nd, Lumiere will light up three iconic Vancouver sites with a series of interactive art installations. In the span of three nights, English bay, Jim Deva Plaza and šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, formerly known as the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, will feature 17 public artworks showcasing music and light art.

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Lumiere, an annual event inspired by light and artistic expression, returns this November

The most unique Halloween event in Vancouver is back again for 2018

parade of lost souls 2018

Image courtesy of Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret

Let the reverie and the revelry begin, it’s almost time for the Parade of Lost Souls! For over twenty five years, the parade has been rocking the Commercial Drive area with costumed revellers, live bands, art installations, delicious food trucks, clowns (ugh), and much, much, much, more from the minds and hearts of local artists!

On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 7 – 10pm, the parade will take to the streets in its usual community-driven fashion. As for its exact location… the final parade route is kept a closely guarded secret – revealed only at midnight the night before.

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The most unique Halloween event in Vancouver is back again for 2018

Ticket Giveaway – Chor Leoni’s When There is Peace

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Chor Leoni’s When There is Peace on November 10th at 8pm. Using Great War-era poetry and the found letters of infantrymen, Canadian-American composer Zachary Wadsworth contrasts the grim earthbound reality of trench warfare with the freedom of birds soaring and singing overhead.

To be eligible, simply post a comment below and be automatically entered to win. We’ll select a lucky winner on November 5th and will notify the winner by email.

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Ticket Giveaway – Chor Leoni’s When There is Peace

Back by popular demand—Vancouver International Film Fest highlights this week

Susanne Wolff plays a doctor who sets out on a solo ocean voyage and encounters a boatful of refugees in Styx.

Did you miss this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, or not see nearly as much as you would have liked?

Well, the fest is officially over for another year. But organizers have brought back some of the most popular films, with screenings on now until this Thursday, Oct. 18. Here is a list, along with some highlights. All films are screening at the Vancouver International Film Centre (1181 Seymour St.). Click on title to watch trailers.

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Back by popular demand—Vancouver International Film Fest highlights this week