Local Vancouver Mountains Now Open for 2018/19 Ski and Snowboard Season!

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Grouse Mountain

After a very long wait, the snow is … slowly… arriving in Vancouver! The local mountains have been making snow like mad and have officially opened for the 2018/19 season.

With snow in the forecast, it’s officially time to dust off your skis or boards and dig out your goggles and gloves! Here is what’s open so far:

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Local Vancouver Mountains Now Open for 2018/19 Ski and Snowboard Season!

5 Diverse Reads by Vancouver Authors

Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson

Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson

By Rachel Rosenberg

The air is cold, the mountains are snow-capped, and Christmas markets are popping up all over the place. If you are like me, this is the best time of year to find new reads to cuddle up by the fake Netflix fire with (or a real one, sure), so I want to offer you 5 suggestions for brilliant books by Vancouver authors, all of whom tell their incredible stories from marginalized perspectives. These all came out in the last year, so you should have no problem finding yourself a copy at any local Vancouver bookstore.

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5 Diverse Reads by Vancouver Authors

East Van Panto Delights in a Satirical Holiday Laughathon

Photo Credit: Emily Cooper

Have you ever seen a play that left you giggling for days after, to the extent that family and friends think that you must be possessed by the devil of silliness? Has a production ever made such an impression on you that you burst out laughing every time Rachel Notley’s face is on the news?

If not, you’re in luck because the East Van Panto’s latest production, Wizard of Oz, is sheer ludicrous, satirical merriment.

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East Van Panto Delights in a Satirical Holiday Laughathon

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend we have a flamenco production of Pinocchio, The Winnipeg Ballet’s Canadian Nutcracker, an adult-only puppetry version of A Christmas Carol, figure skating, a gem show and more things to keep you busy all through the next few days.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Charlie Brown, East Van Scrooge, and worst kids in the world: Vancouver theatre in December

Hello troops! Wondering what’s happening in theatre in Vancouver? Thinking that tickets to a festive theatrical treat might be a great stocking stuffer? Look no further than Inside Vancouver’s hand guide to holiday theatre in Vancouver.

We have some holdovers from last month but also some additional shows, including SFU Woodward’s annual production Bah Humbug! See below for highlights.

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Charlie Brown, East Van Scrooge, and worst kids in the world: Vancouver theatre in December

Get Cozy this Winter at Vancouver’s Heated (and Covered!) Patios

Vancouver rooftop patio

Photo Credit: Glowbal Restaurant Group

Baby, it’s cold outside! But thanks to awnings, heaters and cozy blankets, patio season is still alive and well at many restaurants Vancouver. So cozy up – here’s a list of eateries and bars with outdoor where you can enjoy Happy Hour or eat a hearty meal without catching a chill!

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Get Cozy this Winter at Vancouver’s Heated (and Covered!) Patios

Win a Stay at the Georgian Court Hotel Near Unique Vancouver Shopping and Entertainment

Image by Rishad Daroowala

The Georgian Court Hotel’s softly decorated rooms offer a calm and cozy space between where three of Vancouver’s most unique boutique shopping and dining areas meet – Gastown, Chinatown, and Yaletown. These laid-back Vancouver neighbourhoods are local hotspots for days of leisurely shopping for the right holiday gifts, while treating yourself along the way.

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Win a Stay at the Georgian Court Hotel Near Unique Vancouver Shopping and Entertainment