Oh, the Places You’ll Go and Go We did in the Honda Odyssey!

How do three generations holiday and tour together? Why in the 7 passenger Honda Odyssey of course. We loved our week spent enjoying the comfort of the Honda Odyssey. It worked great when we all wanted to go touring together in the Okanagan and on Vancouver Island.   Getting there was a breeze and we … Read more

Which Alternative Therapies Can Help Vancouverites With Depression?

Statistics indicate that depression affects nearly a million Canadians annually. The episodes are marked with long periods of loneliness, physical inactivity, and a reserved social life. Anyone depressed feels hopeless, worthless, and helplessness.  These feelings are recurring although they can last for up to two weeks. If left uncontrolled, these feelings can lead to self-destruction and in worst cases, … Read more

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for a Big Night Out, According to OpenTable Diners

Now that spring is here, Canadians are shaking off the winter blues and returning to the nightlife scene. OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online reservations, has announced the 100 Best Restaurants for a Big Night Out to guide them to the latest buzzing spots. British Columbia has eight restaurants featured on the list, including: … Read more

Who You Gonna Thank? ABLE BC

  When changes happen in the hospitality industry, say patio seating, live entertainment or Sunday pub openings for example (those things didn’t always exist, believe it or not), or more recently, permitting minors in certain licenced premises when accompanied with a parent or guardian, no restriction on the size of kegs (beer/cider) sold by private … Read more

Tableau Welcomes New Lead Bartender: Alex Black

Vancouver bar star joins Coal Harbour’s French bar bistro   Tableau Bar Bistro is pleased to announce the appointment of Lead Bartender Alex Black. A native of Winnipeg, Alex moved to the West Coast in 2010, jumping into BC’s world-class bar community. He worked his way up and through many of Vancouver’s top-tier restaurants and … Read more

Vail Resorts Announces Plans for Historic Investment and New Gondola at Whistler Blackcomb to Further Enhance the Guest Experience for the 2018-19 Season

    The Company will invest CAD$66 million (USD$52 million) at Whistler Blackcomb, including  new gondola-to-gondola-to-gondola connection This historic investment accelerates the Renaissance plan’s mountain improvements, with a focus on the heart of the resort, and defers consideration of new water park Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company plans to make … Read more


  Vancouver Magazine’s 2017 Sommelier of the Year Promoted to Key Front-of-House Position    L’Abattoir proprietor Paul Grunberg, along with co-owners Chef Lee Cooper and Nin Rai, is pleased to announce that Assistant General Manager and Wine Director Lisa Haley has been promoted to the role of Restaurant Director at the popular Gastown establishment. Singled … Read more

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, … Read more

BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors.

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 11, 2017 at Spirit Ridge Resort, Osoyoos), the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of Directors are: –       Greg Berti from Andrew Peller … Read more

Does pride exist after the Fall?

  Yesterday I went to Trout Lake Farmers Market with three family members. Although the weather wasn’t all that great the market was busy and bustling. The Trout Lake Farmers Market is on the edge of the park and set on a paved service road that parallels an alley. It is relatively narrow given the … Read more

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