Where to Enjoy Diverse and Delicious Takes on Bannock in Vancouver

Sourced from The Métis Bannock Queen

Darnell Stager, manager at Salmon n’ Bannock (7-1128 West Broadway), ate fried bannock with raisins as a child. Stager, who is urban Indigenous, meaning he was born and raised in Vancouver, connects bannock with memories of family. “I always had aunties, grandmas, and my mom making bannock. It’s a pretty common shared history with Indigenous people across the country,” he says.

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Where to Enjoy Diverse and Delicious Takes on Bannock in Vancouver

National Maple Syrup Day: Vancouver Chefs Gets Creative with Maple Syrup

Image: The Vancouver Fish Company

Today, December 17, is National Maple Syrup Day, a chance to celebrate the sweet tree sap that has become a quintessential Canadian food product. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada produces 85% of the maple syrup in the globe from its sugar, black, and red maples, mainly located in Eastern Canada.

Here on the west coast, there are a range of artisanal small producers in the Okanagan and Vancouver Island, many of which harvest from bigleaf maples.

Vancouver chefs use this complex natural sweetener in both their savoury and sweet creations, giving you plenty of ways to enjoy maple syrup today as well as every day.

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National Maple Syrup Day: Vancouver Chefs Gets Creative with Maple Syrup

National Aboriginal Day 2013 in Vancouver

Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver/Dannielle Hayes

Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver/Dannielle Hayes

Each year multitudes of people across Canada celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21. Set aside to recognize the diversity of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples from coast to coast to coast National Aboriginal Day celebrations can include everything from pow-wows, to singing to lahal. If anything, National Aboriginal Day in Vancouver is a great opportunity to learn about British Columbia’s 200-plus First Nations communities – from Haida Gwaii to Fort Nelson, Atlin to Cranbrook.

Some of my favourite parts of National Aboriginal Day include munching on local staples like salmon, attending community celebrations hosted by the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre or learning about our local Coast Salish neighbours such as the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. In Vancouver,  there is a variety of rich and authentic cultural experiences to mark this special day. Continue reading:
National Aboriginal Day 2013 in Vancouver