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New Year’s Eve Events for Adults in Vancouver

December 27th, 2013 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are a few family friendly options for New Year’s Eve in Vancouver but what about the big kids who don’t want to simply attend a club night? Luckily, there are several options for adults that include entertainment, attractions, and restaurant dining. Photo credit: Anders Adermark on Flickr New Year’s Eve Events for Adults in […]

Gastown BBQ and Chili Festival

August 28th, 2013 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

~~ VIEW THE 2014 EVENT HERE ~~ The 2nd annual Gastown BBQ and Chili Festival will take over Carrall Street from 1:00pm until 8:00pm on Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st. This two-day outdoor festival will raise funds for Athletics 4 Kids and provide the opportunity to experience a fantastic local food, BBQ and […]

Vancouver Icons: Hotel Europe

February 13th, 2013 @ 10:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has a few triangle-shaped buildings but none are as prominent and photographed as the Hotel Europe across from Maple Tree Square in Gastown making it today’s Vancouver Icon photo feature. (Left) 1908 – Completed Hotel Europe. Archives #HotP17. (Right) 1910s – Archives #M-11-32. 1960s – Archives #CVA 1135-57. 1970s – Arhives #CVA 780-508. Our […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2013: Dine With Amex at L’Abattoir

January 29th, 2013 @ 4:36pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week I hosted a Dine with Amex dinner at a participating Dine Out Vancouver restaurant, inviting five friends to experience the festival with me. As a proud supporter of Canada’s dining industry, Amex loves bringing unique dining experiences to cardmembers and they are the premier sponsor of Dine Out Vancouver this year. The reservation […]

Vancouver Icons: Gastown Steam Clock

September 24th, 2012 @ 9:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Piping out a steamy tune every 15 minutes, it’s one of the most photographed subjects in Vancouver. While locals may look at it with disdain (since it’s not that old and not even steam-powered), visitors absolutely adore it. On this day in 1977, the Gastown Steam Clock was dedicated and so it’s also today’s Vancouver […]

Crumpler Vancouver Giveaway

August 31st, 2012 @ 11:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In July of 2008, Vancouver got its very first Crumpler store, which had laptop and camera users rejoicing. The coveted Crumpler messenger bags, backpacks, camera bags, satchels, straps, wallets and other accessories for your tech on-the-go were available to peruse in Gastown. At the time, my friend John Biehler stated that “This is the next […]