Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden was the first scholar Chinese garden built outside of China and now is very popular for substituting exotic locations in TV shows.
Before the first house was built in 1891, the Coast Salish knew the stretch of land along the Burrard Inlet by the name “Khupkhahpay’ay”, meaning “cedar tree”. Although logged beyond recognition and still a home to industry, the legendary trees can be seen all over the area. It’s thanks to the logging and brewing industries, […]
Life is good if you are a dog in Vancouver! The city’s outdoor lifestyle isn’t designated only for humans. Canines are generally welcome in all of the city’s parks when on leash – and there are loads of great spots where your four-legged friend can run free. Enjoy a selection of our favourite dog parks in […]
Though Jim Dikeakos speaks with a hint of a Greek accent, he is Vancouver-born, and a Kitsilano native. I remember playing hockey on Arbutus Street in front of St. Augustine’s. We’d move the rocks because they were the goal posts for street hockey. Thirty years ago, Jim, his brother and his sister-in-law bought a greasy […]
Kerrisdale is located in Vancouver’s west side. A primarily residential area, this quiet neighbourhood has an interesting mix of older and newer houses in a variety of architectural styles such as Beaux Art, English Arts and Crafts or Spanish Colonial Revival. It also features a shopping district running along West 41st Avenue between Larch and Maple […]
The architectural design community in Vancouver is changing the landscape of innovative real estate. The inspiration of internationalism has design firms focused on developing creations that are unique to a client’s personality. An appreciation of combining indoor and outdoor concepts has local homeowners changing the conventional ideal of comfort. We are pleased to share reputable […]
It’s that time of the year: Vancouver wakes up from the winter hibernation with about 40,000 blooming cherry trees! Each spring, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the beauty of the pink and white petals with a month full of public art, culture and community events. The festival was founded in 2005 by Linda Poole, to commemorate […]
Neverending story, Arrow, Flash or Battlestar Galactica. These shows filmed at some point in Downtown Vancouver. Did you notice all these places while watching?
When the weather in Vancouver is good, it’s great; but when it is bad, it is grey, wet and chilly.
Whether we have snow or not, there is one thing that can’t be missing every holiday season besides the many ice-skating rinks and Markets to get you in the festive mood; the colourful decorations all over the city! Vancouver lights up its parks, the shopping centers certainly don’t hold back and everyone living in Vancouver […]
The Roundel Cafe is a small storefront in the middle of the block in East Vancouver’s Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood, an area that retains an old-neighbourhood feel. Inside, the décor is old-style diner with stools facing the counter and booths along the wall. Leonard Cohen sings on the speakers. There are no video screens anywhere. Dena Sananin […]
If you are a DC’s superheroes aficionado, you are probably familiar with Robson Square and you don’t even know about it. This Downtown plaza is very popular over at CW’s production for shooting action sequences.
Good ice cream is something that takes years to master and once you do, your patrons will be coming back no matter what. Here’s how it looked in our personal favorite ice cream shops this summer.
West Point Grey is bordered by 16th Avenue to the south, Alma Street to the east, English Bay to the north, and Blanca Street to the west. According to the City of Vancouver, the Musqueam people lived in this area’s ancient village. A First Nations legend refers to Point Grey as the “Battleground of the […]
ICBC says there were 1,376,000 passenger vehicle policies in the Lower Mainland in 2015. All of those cars and other vehicles need to be parked somewhere. A rule of thumb for land-use planning says that every car has one space at home and three or four other spaces waiting for it elsewhere. Yet there is […]