Vancouver posts

2014 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Days

Vancouver celebrates Spring with the annual month-long Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF). This year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival runs from April 3 – 28, 2014. This spring festival offers something fun for everyone’s level of activity and interests. View My Vancouver’s Cherry Blossoms – Photo Gallery Cherry Blossom Picnic – Sunday, April 13, 2014 – Larry Berg Flight Path …

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Getting Around Town in Vancouver – Transportation Answers

I get a lot of questions about how to get around Vancouver from cruise ship passengers and day tourists – using public transportation, biking, hop on hop off bus tours, car rentals and ferry planning. If you’re planning a visit to Vancouver, here are some answers for Getting Around Vancouver. Getting Around Town in Vancouver Bikes, Trains, Ferry, Walks, and …

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Richmond International Buddhist Temple at New Year

An Inspired Visit to Richmond’s International Buddhist Temple at 2014 Chinese New Year 恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!) I had the pleasure of traveling to Richmond to visit the International Buddhist Temple this weekend for their Chinese New Year Flower Bazaar 2014. As a charitable, religious, and cultural organization established in 1981, the International Buddhist Society manages …

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Finding Fabulous Hot Chocolate in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Best Cups of Hot Chocolate As Vancouver starts to feel the winter chill, hot cocoa is a perfect way to warm the spirit, indulge is something luxurious, and share a moment. After the initial seasonal egg nogs, I turn to something less cloying, something more earthy and complex.  Cacao has a long history, considered sacred by the Aztec, and still …

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Celebrating 2014 Chinese New Year in Vancouver’s Chinatown – Year of the Horse

Celebrating 2014 Chinese New Year in Vancouver’s Chinatown – 2014马年 Year of the Horse 41th Vancouver Chinese New Year’s Parade 恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!) Certainly one of my favourite events, the annual Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade, is one of the largest annual parades in the city. The parade closes car traffic on E. Pender and Main …

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Why Are So Many Breweries Opening in Vancouver?

Meet the nine new craft breweries opening in Vancouver. It’s been in the news over the last year that many new craft breweries are opening Vancouver. At least 5 have opened up since 2011, joining the stalwarts Granville Island Brewing (est 1984), Yaletown Brewing (1994), Steamoworks Beer (1995), Storm Brewing (1995), and R&B Brewing (1997). If you like craft beer, …

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