#Favourites things to do, places to go in and around Vancouver, Whistler, the Okanagan and Vancouver Island

    A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer     HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SET TO LAUNCH ITS ANNUAL SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL…

Celebrate the Best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada August 4-7, 2017.

    Victoria based artist, Linda Skalenda will be this year’s featured guest artist located in the Arbour. Linda’s paintings can be found in collections across North America and the UK. In 2015 she was selected for the honorable position to be the resident artist with her solo gallery at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. www.lindaskalenda.com…

OCEAN PEARLS UNFURLED: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR MARKS ANNUAL FOOD DAY CANADA CELEBRATION WITH EXCLUSIVE OYSTER-THEMED DINNER

  Restaurant Toasts Country’s Farmers, Fishers and Chefs By Hosting Communal Four-Course Dinner Highlighting Homegrown Canadian Ingredients   The team at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will raise a glass to this country’s rich culinary heritage and mark the annual celebration known as Food Day Canada — as well as World Oyster Day — by hosting…

Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience Launches this August

  Four-Day Wine and Food Festival of Iconic BC Wines, Celebrity Chefs and Interactive Experiences   The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to launch its inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through…

TAKE A BITE OUT OF SHARK WEEK AT VANCOUVER AQUARIUM

  With replenishable teeth, six senses, and unparalleled survival skills, sharks are the ultimate aquatic predator. Saluting Shark Week, Vancouver Aquarium is inviting visitors to get up close with these fierce yet fascinating animals with a Shark Week Giveaway from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 30 and a chance to experience an exclusive feeding…

Virtuous Pie Announces Second Vancouver Location to Open in UBC’s Wesbrook Village

Popular plant-based restaurant opening fourth location in just over a year Vancouver’s popular plant-based pizza and ice cream restaurant is set to open its second Vancouver location in Wesbrook Village in the fall of 2017.   “We have been looking for a location on the west side of Vancouver for some time,” says Jim Vesal,…

Canada’s First National Spirit Competition Announced

  The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition is now accepting submissions   Raise a cocktail glass and get ready to toast: Canada’s first, and only, national spirit competition reserved exclusively for artisan distilleries launches today. In recent years, Canadian micro-distilleries have seized the spotlight, and the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition (CASC) takes as its mission the goal…