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 […]
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 […]
When the weather in Vancouver is good, it’s great; but when it is bad, it is grey, wet and chilly.
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.
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 […]
For it’s majestic beauty and extensive decor, Marine Building is a popular spot to use as a background in movies and TV shows. Which famous show filmed here?
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
A fixture in Kerrisdale since 1973, Minerva’s has provided Mediterranean food to the neighbourhood’s people for more than a generation. Minerva’s’ owner, Nonda Pavlakis, was a young man of 17 when he came to Vancouver from Greece in 1967 to be with his brother and sister. He did tailoring and sales at a clothing store, […]
One of the major problems that drivers in Vancouver encounter is the lack of parking spots. Vancouver has a limited number of parking spaces compared to the number of vehicles on the road each day. It is important to be aware of the City’s rules and regulations when it comes to parking on city streets […]
“People think food just appears,” says Nicole Robins, owner of North Vancouver’s Sprout Organic Market. In actuality, the food we eat is still grown on farms. Much of it comes from far away, shipped from around the world by ships and planes, with attendant problems in freshness, chemical exposure and production practices. One alternative is […]
There is nothing like having a walk surrounded by nature on a dreary day. If you think Vancouver’s gardens are worth visiting only in spring or summer, you will be surprised – our city’s climate allows to create places that are a real pleasure to see any time of year. See the gardens that have something […]
Vancouver is regularly named the most congested city in Canada. This designation is mostly due to the heavy commuter flow across the limited number of bridge crossings entering the city’s downtown core – a factor that is exacerbated by the seemingly constant interruption of new construction projects that block roads and cause further delays. While […]
More people are opting for gluten-free nowadays, whether it’s for wheat disorders or simply for health reasons. Fortunately, Vancouver has a selection of certified gluten-free bakeries that offer a wide range of breads, sweet treats, and baked goods that will satisfy both gluten-free and non-gluten-free eaters. Lemonade Bakery Address: 3385 Cambie Street Website: www.lemonadebakery.ca Serving […]