Category Archive: Outsider’s Guide to Vancouver

East Side Culture Crawl

I wish, wish, wish I had blogged about this while you readers still had the chance to attend. The 16th Annual East Side Culture Crawl ran last weekend (Nov 16, 17, 18). 433 local… Continue reading

Baker’s Market

I’m likely one of the biggest “sweet tooths” (sweet teeth?) you’ll ever meet. So, when I read about the Baker’s Market, naturally I had to go. The market is exactly what it sounds… Continue reading

Vancouver Inspiration Pass

Have you heard about this yet? Just announced on October 24, and apparently I’m already late to the party. The Vancouver Inspiration Pass gives Vancouverites the chance to explore their city in a… Continue reading

Gazillion Bubble Show

I can’t tell if this looks ridiculous, or awesome. Maybe both? November 2 – November 4 at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. Tix start at $30.

Vancouver International Improv Festival

B and I checked out the Vancouver International Improv Festival this week. The festival welcomes improv performers from Vancouver and around the world (literally! We saw a performer all the way from Milan).… Continue reading

Wine on the Water

B planned a surprise date night for us this week that I feel the need to share. At least once every two days I talk about wanting to go on a boat. So… Continue reading

Tracks on Tracks

Have you heard about this? A little-known fact about moi – I’m recently addicted to CBC Radio 3 and they’ve been hyping Tracks on Tracks for weeks – and everytime they talk about it,… Continue reading

They Paved Paradise And Put Up A…Wait, What?

Is there a record for the world’s biggest urban garden? Check out this little piece of amazing… Here’s the scoop – there’s this massive parking lot that I used to pass every day… Continue reading

Vancouver Fashion

Yes, I know, everyone jokes about the rain here in Vancouver, but we’re coming off a streak of about a week and a half of during which it rained at least once every… Continue reading

How to Start a Conversation in Vancouver

I’m going to tell you a secret. It’s a little trick I’ve developed from chatting with people whom I’ve encountered since arriving in Vancouver. So you know how difficult it can be to… Continue reading

A City of Neighbourhoods

I’m here again with more lessons on how to integrate flawlessly into Vancouver culture. Get the neighbourhoods right! I’ve often heard of Vancouver described as “a city of neighbourhoods.” And it’s pretty true!… Continue reading

2nd Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival!

Yes. It is as delicious as it sounds. I’m such a sucker for hot chocolate. It’s the most amazing hot beverage. January 14 – February 14. We tried Bella Gelateria and its “To… Continue reading

The Outsider’s Guide to Vancouver, BC

I recently made a post on Facebook where I mentioned that I was beginning Operation: Integrate with the Locals and Become a Vancouverite. Regardless, in this quest I’ve resigned to the fact that I’m… Continue reading