Category Archives: Vancouver Community Events

5 of the Coolest Things to Do in Vancouver

For those considering moving to Vancouver, you can find most kinds of food or activities to suit your personality. It is not hard to discover fun things to do ranging from daring and adventurous, to classy and cultured. Below are … Continue reading

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House-hunting in Vancouver without the hair-tearing

KevinFrank.ca Showcased on VancityBuzz At its best, house-hunting is full of excitement and hope, enlivened by the dream of discovering just the right treasure in just the right neighbourhood. At its worst, it can be a draining death-march that leaves … Continue reading

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Traffic Circles and Cyclists’ Road Safety

Recently, more and more attention has been drawn to the dangers of traffic circles, or mini roundabouts for cyclists.  While these have increasingly been instituted in the city of Vancouver and elsewhere as a means to slow down traffic, there … Continue reading

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Vancouver Opting for More Food Carts

Inspired by Portland’s food cart program, the city of Vancouver is looking to expand the food carts found just outside the downtown core.  The city is hoping that a Portland-style food cart system ill take hold just around the city. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Renters Gain New Database

Vancouver renters will have a new tool at their disposal now, namely a searchable database that will help them avoid the worst rental properties.  The new website will allow anyone to search their own building or any one they are … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate Festival, Vancouver

From now until Valentine’s Day, February 14th, Vancouver will be celebrating the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival.  This Kitsilano event will feature loads of luxurious hot chocolate drinks, brought to you from the best chocolatières and patisseries in town. Each day … Continue reading

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Rezoning Application for Howe and Pender Street Tower

A rezoning application is currently being put forth by financial giant Credit Suisse which would see the building of a 30 storey tower on the site of the Vancouver Stock Exchange.  The Vancouver Stock exchange building is an historic building, … Continue reading

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Vancouver Halloween Eventful As Always

October 31st has come and gone but if you are wondering just what to do on that big night for next year, below is a list of all the best events the city has to offer.  These venues range from … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Bike Traffic Increasing

Figures recently released by Vancouver Translink have shown that between 2008 and 2011 the city saw a 26% increase in travel by bike.  These numbers, reported in Translink’s 2013 Base Plan report showed that this increase came alongside only a … Continue reading

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Parking Fees on the Rise in Vancouver Parks

Recently, the service fees for parking at Vancouver parks have gone up.  While many of the increases are only of a cent or two, some are rather more steep. Thus for instance, the cost of parking in some parks including … Continue reading

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Wreck Beach Preservation Society Seeking Noise By-Law

Recently, a petition was delivered to the municipal authorities asking that jet-skis and ‘party boats’ be banned from the waters surrounding Wreck Beach.  Over 2,500 signatures were acquired. According to the petition, jet-skis and party boats are ruining the feel … Continue reading

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Blind Restaurant to Open in Vancouver

Opening on September 20th, Dark Table will be the first blind restaurant in Vancouver.  The owner, Moe Alameddine, has already opened two others in Canada with his company O. Noir, in Montreal back in 2006 and in Toronto in 2009. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Cyclist Infrastructure Improvements

Recently you may have noticed green bike lanes in the city.  These newly painted lanes are being implemented in order to help differentiate between bike lanes and those for cars. Some of the downtown bike lanes, such as those along … Continue reading

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MusicFest Vancouver

Every year Vancouver hosts an amazing festival of music called MusicFest.  Extraordinary music from around the world is promised with everything from jazz, classical and world music lined up. MusicFest runs for ten days each August.  This year the concerts … Continue reading

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Kitsilano Garage Sale Extravaganza

Kitsilano’s biggest ever garage sale is set to take place on Saturday July 21st this year between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.  The garage sale will be held at the Khatsahlano Music and Art Street Festival on West 4th Avenue, … Continue reading

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New Kitsilano Store offers Flower Alternative

Recently a store has opened up in the Kitsalano neighbourhood offering a terrific alternative to the traditional flower bouquet.  If you are the kind of person who likes to make sure their gift is the most original or unique, then … Continue reading

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Kits Fest 2012 Coming Up

Kits Fest is one of the most popular Vancouver festivals.  Kits Fest occurs each summer and celebrates the season with a three day event. Kits Fest is an all inclusive festival for everyone.  The festival celebrates healthy living, sports events … Continue reading

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Vancouver International Children’s Festival

Vancouver International Children’s Festival starts today, May 29th and runs until June 3rd.  The festival is a much loved Vancouver tradition offering fun for kids of all ages. The Vancouver Island Children’s Festival has moved to Granville Island after spending … Continue reading

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Year-round Basketball now Approved for Kits Beach

Recently, the Vancouver Park Board approved two different projects for the Kitsilano area.  The first of which was a rooftop patio to be built onto the Boathouse Restaurant.  The second of which involves allowing basketball courts to operate year round … Continue reading

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Kitsilano Farmer’s Market

Kitsilano’s Farmers Market is soon to begin.  The summer market will start on May 20th and run until the end of October.  The Kitsilano Farmers Market will take place from 10am – 2pm each Sunday.  The market will be located … Continue reading

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