ENTER TO WIN Four Tickets to National Geographic Live’s “Birds of Paradise”!

A red bird of paradise adult male performing a practice display.

In a few short weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to dive deep into the lush wilderness of New Guinea to meet 39 species of birds of paradise – one of the world’s most astonishing avian creatures, whose secret lives, bizarre displays and sultry courtship antics are explored at National Geographic Live’s “Birds of Paradise”, presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres. Continue reading:
ENTER TO WIN Four Tickets to National Geographic Live’s “Birds of Paradise”!

What to See and Do in Vancouver on Your Way to Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2020

Image courtesy of GayVan.com

By Angus Praught

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, January 26th-February 2nd,  attracts thousands of people from around the world to southern British Columbia each year, as one of the most popular LGBTQ2+ winter Pride festivals anywhere on the planet. With a full week of exciting activities that include guided ski and snowboard groups, a comedy night, a charity ski race, daily après ski events, cabaret nights, spa night, pool parties, a pride parade, the massive “Snowball” and more, people arrive continually throughout the week.

Vancouver is high on the list of many as a pre or post ski festival destination. As some are traveling long distances from as far away as Asia, Europe, the USA, Mexico and the southern hemisphere, it’s the perfect chance to take in some of the fabulous LGBTQ2+ events in the city to enhance the overall experience, and for a chance to meet some of the locals.

Here is a selection of events on various nights of the week that will be taking place in downtown Vancouver around Whistler Pride:

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What to See and Do in Vancouver on Your Way to Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2020

Get back on the wellness track in Vancouver for January 2020

January wellness events

With 2020 on the horizon, you’ve possibly had wellness goals or resolutions on your mind. Especially after the holiday season. Well, bookmark this post—because January in Vancouver is full 0f wellness events that can help you get back on track for the New Year. Whether it’s eating healthier or getting back to your fitness routine, Vancouver is the place to be. And, should you feel ambitious, there are two events on January 1st!

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Get back on the wellness track in Vancouver for January 2020

Artist Nomi Chi Shares their Inspiration for Vancouver Opera’s La Traviata Poster

By Nomi Chi

If you’ve ever asked around about talented tattoo artists in Vancouver, Nomi Chi is almost certain to have come up. The other-worldly storybook creature meets organic yet alien style of their work brings an endearing gentleness to sometimes grotesque forms. A tattoo by Nomi, to say it simply, is distinct. It’s no surprise that the Vancouver Opera, who has chosen boldly non-traditional art for the past several years, contacted Nomi to design posters for their 2019/20 season, which opens on Thursday October 17th.

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Artist Nomi Chi Shares their Inspiration for Vancouver Opera’s La Traviata Poster

Your October Guide to Wellness Events in Vancouver

Vancouver running

Photo: Fall Classic Run Facebook page

As the leaves turn to fiery shades of red, orange and gold, Vancouver’s crisp autumn air is that perfect temperature that makes it perfect for going to and from wherever it is you’re exploring in the city. Inside or outside, the month of October has some #VeryVancouver activities and events to help keep you active, healthy and cozy!

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Your October Guide to Wellness Events in Vancouver

LGBTQ2IA+ Representation at the Vancouver International Film Festival

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Girl meets boy; boy meets girl; girl rejects boy; girl finds herself thriving without a man and then falls for one anyway; boy becomes successful in life and gains the trust of girl; star-crossed man and woman beat all odds to be together… We can all think of at least ten films immediately for each of these plotlines. They’re popular because they’re real, so many of us see ourselves in these moments. But many of us can also see ourselves in these moments when the genders aren’t strictly binary, and when the relationships are same-sex.

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LGBTQ2IA+ Representation at the Vancouver International Film Festival

10 Essentials to Pack for Summer in Vancouver

Vancouver family beach

Photo: Hubert Kang

Every Vancouverite knows what to carry around for summer in the city; and we want to make sure you do, too! Aside from the ultimate summer accessory — sunscreen (wear it, reapply, repeat) — here’s a list of essentials you need for your time in Vancouver!

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10 Essentials to Pack for Summer in Vancouver