#Favourite things to do this week in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the Okanagan

  Celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, July 12 at Tofino Resort and Marina “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina     You won’t want to miss this inaugural event July 15 and 16 FIRST ANNUAL ART & WINE IN THE VINES INVITES GUESTS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE OKANAGAN VALLEY  …

Osoyoos Kicks Off Summer with Annual Cherry Fiesta, July 1

  Canada Day celebration includes live entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks and more On Saturday, July 1, the town of Osoyoos celebrates our country’s 150th birthday with the 69th annual Cherry Fiesta. The fun begins at 7:30 am with a Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the Town Square, followed by the Cherry Fiesta Parade on Main Street…

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets now open for the season

Four summer markets have opened, or will open, this week including West End (Saturday), Mount Pleasant (Sunday), Main St. Station(Wednesday), and Downtown (Thursday)! There’s never been a better time than now to come out and shop with our local farmers. The cold, damp spring has resulted in a slow start to the season for growers across…

LONSDALE QUAY MARKET HOSTS CHIRSTMAS MARKET AT THE QUAY 

  Kick-off the Christmas season at Lonsdale Quay Market’s Christmas Market on Thursday, December 1st from 5pm to 7pm. A chance to discover some of the best emerging and established local artisans in Vancouver and find that special something for your loved ones. The Artisan Farmer’s Market is hosting their first pop-up winter market by…

#MarketMonday – Local Food Global Flavours campaign spotlights Asian foods at Vancouver Farmers Markets

  November typically marks the end of peak harvest season in British Columbia, but the stalls at Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) winter markets are still full of a wide assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Popular produce items like kale, cucumbers, and tomatoes are in abundance but shoppers will find more than just trendy…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening November 4 – 11

  Jonny Staub from Virgin Radio and TDIAO welcome 60 dogs from California – to be rescued November 6th by pre-approved families.   FlyOver Canada Flight Ride Experience   SPARKLE AND SHINE: L’ABATTOIR BRIGHTENS UP WEEKENDS THIS FALL BY INTRODUCING BUBBLES AT BRUNCH   SWINE MEETS WINE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXTENDS SUNDAY SUPPER…

Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Markets

  Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Markets return this Saturday, Nov 5 to Nat Bailey and Sunday, Nov 6 to Hastings Park! Fans of fresh can shop weekly with 175+ producers bringing Vancouver the best winter selection of local produce, meat, seafood and dairy, artisanal prepared food, beverage and craft, and yummy food truck offerings.   2016 – 17 Winter Farmers Markets Schedule…

Friday Favourites – what’s happening this week October 21 – 28

  Last of the summer markets – Vancouver Farmers Markets   Holy Guacamole! Avocados from Mexico partners with the Canucks   Cider Tap Takeover happening at The Cascade Room   Spinal Chord! A partnership fundraiser between Vancouver Cantata Singers & ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries)   ChopStick Festival 2016   Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria cures…

Last of the summer markets – Vancouver Farmers Markets

There’s still one more week of summer left at Vancouver Farmers Markets with the final days of Trout Lake, West End, Kitsilano, and Downtown Markets happening between now and October 27th! Take this final opportunity of the season to visit your favourite neighbourhood markets and stock up on all the fresh and local goodness – we won’t be back until November 5th at Nat Bailey Winter Market,…

#MarketMonday vendor Long Table Distillery BC Långbord Akvavit Named Best in Pacific Northwest.

Long Table Distillery’s Långbord Akvavit is Awarded First Place By Sip Northwest.   The magazine’s 2016 “Best in the Northwest” issue is now hitting newsstands with the announcement of this year’s winners for the region’s top spirits. Long Table Distillery, Vancouver’s first micro-distillery and craft distillers of international award winning small batch gins and seasonal spirits, took first place…

#FridayFavourites – what’s on this blustery week ahead Oct 14 – 21

    Taste of Yaletown event brings a fresh approach with Sharing & Pairing menu    Make a SPLASH at Arts Umbrella’s 34th Art Auction   FARMERS MARKETS FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN VANCOUVER   CHAMPAGNE WISHES, CAVIAR DREAMS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE TAITTINGER DINNER OCT. 18   Getting Ready For ChopStick…

#MarketMonday Odd Society Spirits award winning Cassis

  Odd Society Spirits Crème de Cassis Awarded First Place By Sip Northwest  Available at these upcoming Vancouver Farmers Markets Kitsilano Sunday, October 16 Trout Lake Saturday, October 22   Sip Northwest Magazine’s 2016 Best of the Northwest issue hits newsstands today. Odd Society Spirits, a craft-certified distillery located in East Vancouver, took first place for their crème de cassis in the Best…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening October 7 – 14

  Dames Wine – Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter   Celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Dockside Restaurant   GLOWBAL’S Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet   WESTERN CANADA’S MOST POPULAR HALLOWEEN EVENT RETURNS   LEGENDS OF THE FALL: THOMAS HAAS UNVEILS SIGNATURE CREATIONS TO USHER IN AUTUMN   Reminder: EAT! Vancouver Is Back!   #MarketMonday vendor PASTICHE…

FARMERS MARKETS’ FALL FAIR BRINGS PUMPKIN PATCH TO MOUNT PLEASANT THIS SUNDAY

  Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) kicks off its annual harvest festivities at the markets with the 2nd Annual Fall Fair at Mount Pleasant Farmers Market this Sunday, October 2nd from 10am-2pm. Kids and adults alike can wander through and pick the perfect Hallowe’en jack o’ lantern at an urban pumpkin patch inside the market this Sunday, or learn how to “milk” a wood cow for a chance…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening September 16 – 23

  Garagiste North Artisan Wine Festival September 18, 2016   VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY PRESENTS SUNDAY SCHOOL: THE #800 SERIES     NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF SIMON BOUCHARD JOINS THE TEAM AT LIQUIDITY BISTRO   Taking orders now: TURKEY TIME: RAILTOWN CATERING ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGE   SALT OF THE EARTH: THE SALTED VINE…

#FridayFavourites what’s happening August 19 to 26

  August 19 is World Humanitarian Day!   Singletree Welcomes the Harvest with Community Social Winery Celebrates Fraser Valley Friendships Old & New   Come and visit the Artisan Market at the New Westminster Anvil Centre   FARMERS MARKETS’ TOMATO FESTIVAL CELEBRATES UGLY SIDE OF THE LOVE APPLE THIS WEEKEND   Vancouver’s Best Brunch is at Glowbal…