Indigenous-Led Tours in Vancouver Share Knowledge on Culture and Ecology

A family enjoying a guided canoe experience with Takaya Tours at Deep Cove; Destination BC/Hubert Kang

With the arrival of spring, James Healy is excited to lead tours again in a 35-foot canoe along the spectacular coastlines of Burrard Inlet. Healy, manager at Takaya Tours, is especially excited about one aspect of the tours.

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Indigenous-Led Tours in Vancouver Share Knowledge on Culture and Ecology

Two Vancouver Hotels Exemplify an Inspiring Commitment to Sustainability

Chef Michael Pagnacco – Fairmont Waterfront Rooftop Garden; Sourced from Fairmont Waterfront

On the rooftop of the Fairmont Waterfront (900 Pacific Place), you’ll find the loveliest of rooftop gardens, complete with a vegetable and herb garden, apple trees, and bee hives that produce hundreds of pounds of honey each year. Designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat in 2016 by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the expansive organic garden embodies the Fairmont Waterfront’s evolving ethos related to sustainability and community.

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Two Vancouver Hotels Exemplify an Inspiring Commitment to Sustainability

New Restaurant Forage Wins the Vancouver Aquarium Chowder Chowdown

Photo credit: Tallulah Photography

Chef Chris Whittaker of the brand new Forage Restaurant on Robson Street won big at Vancouver Aquarium’s Chowder Chowdown. The Chowdown, which took place the evening of Nov. 21, is among the most noteworthy events on Vancouver’s culinary calendar. Chef Whittaker took home the Best Chowder Award from the judges, while also winning over the bellies of some 560 diners and going home with the People’s Choice Award.

Chowder is a versatile soup that’s been reinterpreted so many ways. It can be super creamy, or mild and milky. You can enhance it with just about anything you can dream up, from root veg to herbs and miso.

Chef Whittaker’s winning Creamy Spot Prawn Chowder with Poached Egg and Smokey Chicharon (a dish made of fried pork rinds), featured white wine, leeks and bacon. Apparently you can never go wrong with bacon. Or zombies. But the latter typically isn’t used for cooking. Continue reading:
New Restaurant Forage Wins the Vancouver Aquarium Chowder Chowdown

FAIRMONT LEADS THE CHARGE WITH GE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

Photo: Fairmont Hotels

Three Fairmont hotels in British Columbia have announced the installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, in partnership with GE Energy Industrial Solutions. The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver led the hotel group in early adoption of these stations, with The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and The Fairmont Empress in Victoria announcing their participation soon after. The hotels will make the charging stations available both to guests and other travellers in the area. Drivers can simply swipe a card, plug in and charge their vehicles at the stations.

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FAIRMONT LEADS THE CHARGE WITH GE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

A Vancouver Experience

photo credit: flickr/bkang83

The following article was submitted by Charles Duncombe, Director of UK holiday company Holidaysplease. Having heard so much about Vancouver he was determined to try and experience as much of it as possible…

I hate missing out on things. Whether it’s a party, a wedding…anything. You could probably trick me into doing the washing up just by saying that lots of other people have great fun doing it.

I was therefore determined not to miss out on anything that Vancouver had to offer.

I planned my trip with military precision. I chose to stay at the Fairmont Waterfront so I was near attractions in the North of the city such as Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium, Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. I even planned the direction of our driving to be against the flow of rush hour traffic!

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A Vancouver Experience