Where to Enjoy Ice Cream in Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Treat-Cycle; Photo: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Vancouverites take their ice cream and gelato very seriously, leading to exceptional high quality and inventive flavours. There are plenty of establishments around town for a treat that will cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Where to Enjoy Ice Cream in Vancouver

Uno Gelato resumes their popular Gelato 101 workshops

Uno Gelato is safely restarting their sell-out Gelato 101 classes this autumn.  The fun and tasty classes are seasonally themed, use local fruits and dairy, and are designed for “cone-noisseurs” and beginners alike, no experience needed! Continue reading:
Uno Gelato resumes their popular Gelato 101 workshops

Inside Scoop: 5 Vancouver Ice Cream Spots to Try this Summer

Vancouver’s got an incredible ice cream scene! From creamy soft serve to exotic gelato flavours, Vancouverites and visitors alike can’t get enough of this delicious treat. Continue reading:
Inside Scoop: 5 Vancouver Ice Cream Spots to Try this Summer

Date Idea: Trying the New Buffalo Milk Gelato at Bella Gelateria

PHOTO CREDIT: TARA LEE

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

I measure my happiness by the number of times I go for ice cream during a given year. I’m also a huge fan of the ice cream date, which is a fun alternate to going for coffee or a drink on an early date. It’s also a good litmus test for compatibility with me. If a guy doesn’t like ice cream, he’s most definitely not my type. Fortunately, my boyfriend (“S”) adores ice cream as well.

The other day I was in an ice cream sort of mood: carefree, cheery, and with a raging chocolate craving. Plus, I had heard that Bella Gelateria had recently released new buffalo milk gelato and I was dying to try it. S has learned not to deny me when I’m on a food mission, so he gamely said, “Sure, let’s go!”

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Date Idea: Trying the New Buffalo Milk Gelato at Bella Gelateria

10 “Must Do” Vancouver Summer Activities

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Have you done everything on your summer bucket list? It’s slightly past the mid-way point of August – the time to get in touch with your inner hedonist and make sure you max out summer fun.

I’ve made a summer activity checklist for adventurers, loungers, epicureans and culture buffs.

From water parks and swimming pools, to kayaking, outdoor theatre, fairs, night markets, patio drinking/dining, picnics and gelato, here’s a handy guide to help you make the most of the final days of summer.

10 “Must Do” Vancouver Summer Activities

1) Patio Sipping and Dining. Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger were recently spotted in Vancouver enjoying the view from Boathouse Restaurant. Spend the evening with a drink and a view at one of these breezy bars. Or use this list of Hotel Patios to Sip Away Summer.

2) Visit the Fair at the PNE. A riotous good time for the entire family, enriched with mini doughnuts, corndogs, concerts, Star Trek – The Exhibition, and 55 rides.

3) Consume Gelato. Oh cold and creamy summer magic. La Casa Gelato boasts 200+ flavours. Bella Gelateria’s gelato maker James Coleridge just won at the Florence Gelato Festival in 2012 for his pecan Canadian maple flavour. Use our full list of Vancouver ice cream providers for more palate guidance. Continue reading:
10 “Must Do” Vancouver Summer Activities

Make it Summer Every Day with Bella Gelateria

 

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Today marks the last official day of Summer (booo!), but I have found a way to keep summer alive the whole year round. Being the nice person that I am, I’m going to share this secret with you… (drum roll please)…..Bella Gelateria! To me, shovelling spoonful after spoonful of deliciously smooth gelato into my mouth sends me off to a warm summer paradise, and spending my days at Bella Gelateria is how I plan to chase away those winter blues that are bound to start setting in any day now.

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Make it Summer Every Day with Bella Gelateria

Too Hot? 5 Ways to Cool Down Fast

Cooling off at English Bay Beach

Feeling the heat? Love it or hate it (Are there really people who hate it?), Vancouver’s hot summer weather has finally arrived. So what to do when it gets too hot to handle?

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Too Hot? 5 Ways to Cool Down Fast