Vancouver Blog

Latest blog posts from Jay Banks and his team about Vancouver BC

Vancouver Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Kerrisdale

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 […]

Made in Vancouver: 3 Local Designers for Your Home

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 […]

Photo Essay: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

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 […]

Photo Essay: Vancouver’s Holiday Lights

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 […]

Parking in Vancouver: Parking Spots, By-laws

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 […]

Photo Essay: Catfe

Bringing together cats and coffee, Vancouver’s first cat café quickly became a popular spot for the city’s cat lovers. The concept of the themed café where visitors can watch and play with cats and take one home have spread throughout the world after the world’s first cat café opened in Taipei, Taiwan in 1998