Air Canada welcomed Vancouver travel trade professionals to an event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel that was packed with updates on Wednesday (April 12), including a restructuring at Air Canada Vacations (ACV) and the retirement of Lucie Guillemette, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, after 36 years with the airline…
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While the creek that fuelled Vancouverâ€™s nineteenth-century brewery boom is long gone from Mount Pleasant, this historic neighbourhood remains the cityâ€™s go-to spot for craft beer â€“ itâ€™s easy to hit half a dozen tasting rooms in an afternoon on foot. The otherwise nondescript industrial and office buildings of this ever-evolving area are festooned with multi-storey murals, while its classic brick warehouses and storefronts are home to great vintage stores, galleries and artistsâ€™ studios. The neighbourhood vibe is perhaps best captured by Dude Chilling Park, so named after a guerrilla art installation mimicking an official city sign kept appearing with this name. Locals rallied to make the sign official, and it now has public art status.
The perfect day:Â Line your stomach with a peanut butter and jelly doughnut, plus locally roasted coffee, atÂ 49th ParallelÂ before strolling down Main Street to the cluster of breweries between 8th and 2nd avenues. Finish your night with craft cocktails atÂ The Narrow LoungeÂ or catch a show at theÂ Fox Cabaret.
Plan your trip:Â For theÂ Vancouver Mural Festival, in August, which culminates in an epic street party with multiple stages across Mount Pleasant. –Christina Newberry
Move over fancy cupcakes and designer doughnuts â€“ pies are making a comeback. A new generation of young bakers are shaking things up with fun shops and innovative flavours that will satisfy the most modern palate, and classic pie shops continue to deliver the quality that has kept them in business for decades. No matter what kind of pie youâ€™re craving, hereâ€™s where to find the perfect slice.
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After a long, soggy Vancouver winter that drizzled its way right into spring, thereâ€™s nothing to perk up Vancouveritesâ€™ spirits like a sunny afternoon on a rooftop patio. A glimpse of the cityâ€™s killer views from any one of these perched hotspots makes all those rainy days seem like a distant memory. Grab a seat for your dose of vitamin D.
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Canada Day seems an appropriate time to share that the new Fodor’s Travel Vancouver & Victoria guidebook is out! I had a delicious time working on the Where to Eat section for Vancouver.
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My story on homebuilder Erik Jensen’s Georgie finalist home is on the cover of the current issue of North Shore Living Magazine.Â
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The international terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has launched a new full-service West Coast dining experience in the form of Lift Bar & Grill, a sister location to the iconic restaurantÂ in Vancouverâ€™s Coal Harbour.
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Located just south of the Fraser River, Richmond is literally minutes from Vancouver by car or transit. The cityâ€™s large Asian community (65 per cent of residents) makes it an important hub of Asian culture in the Lower Mainland.
Itâ€™s also a culturally significant site of Metro Vancouverâ€™s maritime history, with National Historic Sites at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and Britannia Shipyards.
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