7 Sunset Worthy Spots in Vancouver

After months of self-isolating, it makes sense to soak up as much of Vancouver’s urban nature as possible while the weather is good. If you’re looking to spend an evening watching the sky transform in a rainbow of yellows, oranges, pinks, purples, and blues, here’s a great list of places you can do it. Continue reading:
7 Sunset Worthy Spots in Vancouver

Massive street party takes over 14+ blocks during the Vancouver Mural Festival this weekend

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Vancouver’s outdoor mural scene continues to grow each year, largely thanks to the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF), an annual event that takes place each August.

The festival kicked off this month with new murals and daily events, all leading up to a massive Mountain Pleasant Street Party and concert on August 10.

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Massive street party takes over 14+ blocks during the Vancouver Mural Festival this weekend

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant

Welcome to Mount Pleasant! (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang)

Often referred to as “South Main”, Mount Pleasant encompasses the stretch of Main Street between East 2nd and East 33rd avenues, including the residential streets on either side. The neighbourhood is packed with stylish breweries, vintage boutiques and eclectic eateries, forming a hipster-preferred ‘hood that’s come a long way from its early industrial days.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Mount Pleasant

5 Beers That Helped Shape Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood

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The following article was submitted by Jennie O.

If you’re walking through Olympic Village and are inspired to go on a bit of a boozy adventure, you would be well served to walk south up Ontario street to what has become the main hub of everything right about craft grains. Mount Pleasant, also affectionately known as Brewery Creek, boasts not only a warm neighborhood feel with several eateries and groceries and lifestyle vendors lining the busy thoroughfares of Main street and Broadway, but also features the beloved “province streets” which run through it like veins filled to the brim with delicious delicious craft beer.

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5 Beers That Helped Shape Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood

Marvelous Murals – Vancouver’s Answer to Dreary Days

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Photo: Rob Weiss

Looking for the perfect cure for the rainy day blues?  Look no further than historic Mount Pleasant.  Known for heritage buildings, funky shops, cafes and eateries, Mount Pleasant is also home to a thriving art scene.  Recently, while strolling the bustling streets of the Mount Pleasant area, I was struck by the size and scope of the outdoor murals.  Imagine, talented artists turning blank building walls into spectacular art installations.  Accessible, public art, many pieces thought provoking and some works simply pure, clean fun.

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Marvelous Murals – Vancouver’s Answer to Dreary Days

Support Local Craftswomen / Artisans and Holiday Shop at the Women’s Winter Faire

Image via SoundsandFuries.com

Image via SoundsandFuries.com

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’re looking for a fun time in a wonderful atmosphere and a great place to find unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts, Vancouver’s Women’s Winter Faire is definitely where you should find yourself the weekend before Christmas next month. But Fairegoers might not realize they’re also participating in a longstanding tradition of feminist and LGBTQ+ organizing and activism in Vancouver. I got the scoop on this tradition from Pat Hogan, organizer of the Women’s Winter Faire and co-founder of Sounds and Furies, the production company that oversees the Faire and many other rad events.

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Support Local Craftswomen / Artisans and Holiday Shop at the Women’s Winter Faire

7 Instagram worthy locations in Vancouver to take your coffee break

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There’s a lot to love about Vancouver — the lush rainforest, fresh mountain air, endless ocean, and cosmopolitan cool make it one of the world’s most liveable cities. But besides our picturesque landscape, the city is building a reputation for our coffee culture and top-notch brews. Condé Nast Traveler, Matador Network, and Smarter Traveler have all named Vancouver as one of the world’s best cities for coffee aficionados.

Blossoming throughout this natural wonderland metropolis are a number of independently owned coffee houses and restaurants with unique brews, sophisticated decor, ethical and sustainable sourcing, and quality eats. While you’re certainly welcome to grab a coffee to go, these stunning spaces are so lovely you’ll want to take your time to savour and ‘gram your skillfully served java.

Whether you’re looking for a personalized pour-over or the perfect coffee photo-op for your curated social media gallery, you’ll find it here.
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7 Instagram worthy locations in Vancouver to take your coffee break