Popsicles and Ice Cream Oh My! 

Bel Café is pleased to offer brand new frozen treats to tempt you this summer     It’s summer in the city and David Hawksworth’s Bel Café has just the ticket to beat the heat. Thrill your taste buds with our brand new range of gourmet popsicles and ice cream created in-house this summer. Frozen…

summer. love. lakeside.

Experience a weekend escape with your loved one that will make sparks fly   The summer sun is heating up and so is the romance at Nita Lake Lodge. Dip your toes into the sparkling Nita Lake and prepare to be swept off your feet to enjoy awe-inspiring views on a private helicopter tour, complete…

GOLDEN ADVENTURES – SUMMER IN KICKING HORSE COUNTRY

From fossils to buffalo, unique experiences abound in Golden and Kicking Horse Country. This summer plan a hike to the world-famous Burgess Shale fossil beds, amble through the local Farmers’ Market and get your share of wildlife with grizzlies, buffalo and wolves. Visit the World’s Largest Paddle and discover why Golden is becoming the land…

Westwood Wines Wine Tasting June 13th – 16th

  At Westwood Wines this week, they are tasting wines from 50th Parallel Estate on Friday, June 13th and new releases from Cassini Cellars of Oliver from Saturday June 14th to Tuesday June 16th.  Alice, a representative for 50th Parallel will be in the store on Friday, from 4 to 7 to pour wines.  …

Pub Night Fun’raiser for the animals!

Admiral Pub & Grill, Burnaby Our annual pub night is back in Burnaby, but we have made some exciting changes including the location. Join us for our Pub Night for Pets ‘Fun’raiser on June 19, 2014 at the Admiral Pub & Grill. Compassionate animal lovers can help local sick, injured and abused animals while enjoying…

Patio Weather Calls for Rosé Wines

  This June, Taste Rosé the Provence Way   The Provence Way: British Columbians are seeing a lot more pink in their wine glasses these days. Culinary pleasure-seekers are flocking to farmers markets and patios to seek great cuisine, sun and relaxation. And when they stop to enjoy a glass of wine, they have been increasingly…

Mt. Boucherie Is the Place To Be This Summer

West Kelowna Winery Announces 2014 Event Schedule    The Story: It’s going to be a busy summer at Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery (829 Douglas Road, West Kelowna), one of the most picturesque and respected family-owned wineries in West Kelowna. Complementing the sweeping views of vineyards, mountains and Okanagan Lake from their wine shop patio, the Gidda…

Fun new seminars in the Coop this summer!

  Want to know what the hens are talking about? We’ve hatched a series of new seminars, hosted in the Coop, to give you a fun and educational wine experience. For the month of June, our seminars are complimentary… so grab your calendar and plan your next trip to wine country! Reservations are recommended as limited spots are…

2014 New Zealand wine vintage to support export growth

 The 2014 New Zealand grape harvest has been completed with high quality grapes picked across the country. “All grape growing regions experienced very favourable growing conditions through the summer and into the early autumn. 2014 is set to be another memorable, high quality vintage which will provide a further boost to growing wine exports” said New…

Eat, drink and pedal in style through Canada’s biking capital

Discover Victoria by bike with Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s Pedal & Pamper package  Discover Canada’s cycling capital with a Pedal & Pamper package at the elegantly refreshed Magnolia Hotel & Spa. Victoria’s leading boutique hotel is working in tandem with the city’s favourite cycle tour operator The Pedaler, to offer a two-night stay in an inviting guestroom and…

Bloom BC VQA Spring Release Tasting

Celebrating the Wines of British Columbia spring release tasting with over 80 BC wineries showcasing more than 300 premium VQA wines. An opportunity to chat with the owners and winemakers in pleasant surroundings. Members of the hospitality and media industry were out in force to taste the new sampling of great British Columbia wines. Of…

Rosé Smackdown at Marquis Wine Cellar

“Bright, Fresh, Refreshing, Pristine, Alive, Vibrant!”   These are the words from Michael Bartier of B&S wines, that describe” its not just the wines from the Okanagan but the Okanagan itself.” Marquis Wine Cellar was the venue for the second annual Rosé Smack Down with Michael Bartier in one corner defending the 2011 Haywire Rosé…

Be BOLD for Father’s Day June 14/15

  Father’s Day features:Take a trip across the bridge this Father’s Day and treat the most important man in your life to the manliest of meals – southern barbeque. The Little District Roadhouse in North Vancouver will be serving up delicious homestyle barbeque on their brand-new patio on June 14 & 15, 2014.Owner Paul Mon-Kau and…

Temper Chocolate Pastry serves up sweet summer offerings

  Since opening the doors of its stylish store earlier this year, Temper Chocolate Pastry has fast become a go-to spot for people seeking exceptional sweet and savoury culinary confections.   With everything from light pastries to cream-filled truffles, to specialty cakes and daily made artisan sandwiches, Temper serves up more than one reason to pop by for…

CMHC – Expect BC Housing Prices to rise

Demand for housing in British Columbia is expected to increase this year and next, driven by employment growth and an increasing population, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The average price for home sales across the province is forecast at $550,400 in 2014, with an increase in higher-end real estate sales. The…

Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship

World’s Top Female Athletes will Showcase Skills at  International Fastpitch Championship  Tournament runs July 11 – 21 in Surrey  It’s that time of year when softball teams either go hard or go home! The Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship takes place from July 11 – 21, 2014 as athletes gather at three locations in Surrey: Softball City, Cloverdale Athletic Park and…

Hart House Welcomes New Chef Michael Genest     

Hart House at Deer Lake is pleased to announce that Michael Genest has taken on the role of Executive Chef at the Burnaby restaurant. Mike is homegrown talent: he grew up in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove neighbourhood and studied at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. As a student he supplemented his formal training with…