Vancouver Guide

Vancouver Street Art: The Difference Between Art and Vandalism

Vancouver Street Art: The Difference Between Art and Vandalism

A mural by Milan Basic (3150 Main Street) Depending on who you ask, the words “graffiti artist” could conjure up two distinctly different images. One is of a hooded vandal with a spray can, darting through the streets at night, defacing public property and terrorizing the neighbourhood. The other is of a skilled craftsperson who […]

Vancouver Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Kitsilano

Vancouver Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Kitsilano

Kitsilano runs along the south shore of English Bay and between Point Grey and Grandville Island. The neighbourhood is also known as ‘Kits’. It is popular for its beach, Kits Beach, considered one of the top 10 best city beaches in the world with many outdoor fitness facilities available: you can find tennis courts, a […]

Best Used Book Stores in Vancouver – Updated!

Best Used Book Stores in Vancouver - Updated!

The interior of MacLeod’s Books We all know the special feeling that comes with standing in narrow aisles, surrounded by that smell and sensation unique to books. If you’re not familiar with that feeling, hundreds of other Vancouverites are; every day, a flock of book lovers storm the shelves of Vancouver’s used book shops in […]

The Best Home Decor Stores in Vancouver

The Best Home Decor Stores in Vancouver

Whether you’re looking for industrial chic, contemporary design or cosy furnishings, Vancouver has it all. With everything from on-trend lighting to statement seating to vintage designs, there are a number of charming and eclectic stores to match exactly what you’re looking for. If want to decorate your home in style, here’s a compilation of our […]

Vancouver Tour Review: Stanley Park Discovery Walks

Vancouver Tour Review: Stanley Park Discovery Walks

Some Vancouver walking tours are not only for tourists: they may surprise you even if you are living in Vancouver for years! Our first article from this series featured the Forbidden Vancouver walking tours that goes over the lesser-known histories of the city but now something different: The Stanley Park Ecology Society offers tourists and locals alike two-hour guided tours, […]

Vancouver Restaurants With the Longest Tradition #2: The Naam

Vancouver Restaurants With the Longest Tradition #2: The Naam

Welcome to The Naam As Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood has changed and gentrified over the past 50 years, The Naam vegetarian restaurant has stayed relatively the same, in the same building since it opened in 1968. General manager Glen Delucas says, People love the food. People are crazy for dragon bowls and fries and miso. The […]

Photo Essay: Vancouver’s Best Tea Shops

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If you are having a bad day, enjoy a tea – for example in the Urban Tea Merchant Often perceived as coffee’s modest younger sibling, tea is obtaining a large amount of attention in Vancouver as the city’s tea culture grows. Don’t be discouraged by that description if you enjoy the kick of a good […]

Vancouver Restaurants With the Longest Tradition #1: Tomahawk

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Welcome to the Tomahawk Restaurant It’s tucked away about half a block from Marine Drive in North Vancouver. The Tomahawk Restaurant is a vintage diner that has operated in the same neighbourhood since 1926, the place where the young Bryan Adams used to work as a dishwasher. Chuck Chamberlin, the owner and manager — and […]

Photo Essay: Have a Slice of Vancouver’s Best Pies

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However you like your pie, Vancouver has something for everyone. From timeless classics to hip new creations, the city offers a number of authentic cafés with handcrafted pies and signature flavours. With everything from a simple cherry pie to a decadent chocolate ganache, you’ll never be short of a delicious combination to try. Here are the […]

More Fresh Beer: Have Another Round of Vancouver’s Top Microbreweries!

More Fresh Beer: Have Another Round of Vancouver’s Top Microbreweries!

Strange Fellows Storefront It turns out that Vancouverites really like their beer. It really seems like we can’t get enough of it. After having been online for only a few days, the comments were flowing on our Best Microbreweries in Vancouver article like draught from a keg. The people wanted a longer list, and since […]

Best Bakeries in Vancouver – Updated!

Best Bakeries in Vancouver - Updated!

Uprising Breads is known for the preservative-free loaves of sliced bread found on store shelves across the city For some of us, there’s hardly anything as tempting as the confections found glittering behind the glass of a good bakery. We updated our article about Vancouver’s best bakeries: whether you’re looking for a sumptuous, gooey cupcake or […]