Celebrate Everything with Afternoon Tea in Vancouver

Afternoon tea is a fabulous way to get together with friends and celebrate special occasions Photo Credit: Secret Garden Tea

It’s ‘celebrate everything’ season. Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays — and let’s not forget the bridal showers, stags and stagettes, and baby showers that are likely filling up your calendar. Celebrate your special occasions over afternoon or high tea (and maybe a glass of bubbly) at one of Vancouver’s unique tea houses! Tea cakes, anyone?

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Celebrate Everything with Afternoon Tea in Vancouver

5 Reasons to Bite Into the 2018 UBC Apple Festival

Photo Credit: UBC Apple Festival Facebook

A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits. From learning about the diversity of apples to tasting rare and unusual varieties, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to discover more about this delicious fruit.

Apples are amazing. They are are a healthy, cheap and cheerful snack that is easy to carry in a purse or backpack, and I love a good apple pie – the ultimate comfort food dessert! BC is known for its orchards, so it’s no wonder there is a festival to celebrate the crispy delight that is the apple. After all, an apple a day…

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5 Reasons to Bite Into the 2018 UBC Apple Festival

Autumn in the City – Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver

Photo Credit: Jana Josue

Now that it’s officially cozy season, it’s time to think about getting your hygge on in Vancouver! We covered summer hygge Vancouver activities here, but autumn gives that added crispness where you want to get cozy.

Hygge is the Danish concept of living well and being cozy, and is pronounced ‘hue-guh’. And while we aren’t in Denmark, we hav some hygge for you! So bundle up in your comfy and warm clothes to get your hygge on in Vancouver!

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Autumn in the City – Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver

Treat Yourself to Exclusive to Vancouver Spa Treatments

The Spa at the Wedgewood | Photo Credit: Yasmine Hardcastle

Vancouver is home to many of the best spas in Canada, and most are located in the Downtown hotels – which is very convenient for you! Why? Many of our spas feature amazing treatments you can only find in Vancouver. They that are the perfect way to recover from a travel day. They are also a great way to rehydrate your skin after a summer of being out in the sun!

Travel is wonderful, but the reality is that it can be a bit stressful – both mentally and physically. I previously posted some easy and effective stretches for a travel weary body, but if you need a proper decompress, here are some fabulous ways to pamper yourself when you arrive or just before you leave the city.

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Treat Yourself to Exclusive to Vancouver Spa Treatments

5 Unique Vancouver Activities That Visitors AND Locals Need to Experience

The great thing about having visitors is getting to show them around Vancouver. I recently had some friends in town from Scotland and it was fantastic to show them around my beautiful. While some typically touristy spots like Granville Island and Stanley Park are places that I visit on a regular basis, I’m not usually doing the typically touristy things.

This time I did, and can I tell you, it’s really exciting to be a tourist in my town! Here are three unique Vancouver experiences that made me so proud to show off my city to my friends, plus two more that we didn’t have time to get to (but that you should!)

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5 Unique Vancouver Activities That Visitors AND Locals Need to Experience

#VeryVancouver Moments – Canada 150 Party

The party in downtown Vancouver on July 1, 2017, celebrating #Canada150.