Larger Apple Store To Open Below Nordstrom at Pacific Centre Fall 2015

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Which Apple store are you trekking to from Kitsilano these days? Many of us have been braving the hordes at the current Pacific Centre Apple store, which sold more than $75 million last year according to Retail Insider, making it one of the more productive Apple Stores in the company. It figures that Apple needs more space, and they found it below the new Pacific Centre Nordstrom set to open in fall 2015. Read more…

5 Playgrounds Worth The Trip In & Around Vancouver

A wondrous slide at the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. Image Credit: Lisa Voormeij

A wondrous slide at the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. Image Credit: Lisa Voormeij

With sunnier and warmer days bound to increase, plus longer daylight hours, the little ones want to get outside almost as much as the parents do. We’ve rounded up 5 playgrounds in and around Vancouver that are worth venturing out a little farther than our own neighbourhood for. So pack the snacks and hit the road to one of these great spots in the Lower Mainland.

5 Playgrounds Worth the Trip in & around Vancouver

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Over Eager Hikers Ruining Grouse Grind Trail

Image: Venture Vancouver

Image: Venture Vancouver

Have you yearned for some masochistically satisfying Grouse Grind-ing of late? Apparently, you’re not alone. During the stretch of mild weather, there has been an uptick in the number of people bypassing the Grouse Grind locked gate to workout. But it’s too soon to hike the trail, despite the weather. Doing so is causing harm.   Read more…

Great Late Night Eats in Kitsilano

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Image: Pixabay

Kits is known for a lot of amazing thing, but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), the late night scene is not one of them. However, there are a few hidden gems for scoring some late night snacks, if you know where to look! Next time you find yourself out past midnight and craving a nosh, check out these delicious options, right in the neighbourhood. Here are five restaurants open late in Kitsilano.  Read more…

5 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Jackson’s Meat & Deli

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Image: Jackson’s Meat & Deli

One of our favourite spots for lunch in the neighbourhood, as well as a good old-fashioned butcher shop, Jackson’s Meat & Deli is a Kitsilano staple that’s been around for a long time and has no plans on ever leaving. Here are five things you didn’t know about this Kits gem.

1) History lesson

Jackson’s Meat and Deli, located at 2214 West 4th Ave., has resided at this location since 1911. The current owner, Chris Jackson, is the sixth generation of Jackson butchers, and he runs the shop with his wife, Shayna. Read more…

5 Fun Free Events in Vancouver this Weekend

Giants mural by OSGEMEOS, on Granville Island. Image Credit: Vancouverbiennale.com

Giants mural by OSGEMEOS, on Granville Island. Image Credit: Vancouverbiennale.com

Besides watching the 87th Academy Awards this Sunday night, what other plans do you have for this sunny weekend? We’ve rounded up 5 fun free events happening in Vancouver starting this Thursday through Sunday so take your pick and enjoy!

5 Fun Free Events in Vancouver this Weekend

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The Juicery Co Set To Open in Kitsilano

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Image: The Juicery Co

We heard this juicy news bite from KitsKitchen, Kitsilano’s small batch soup maker. The Juicery Co is opening a Kitsilano location at 3570 West 4th Avenue, a stone’s throw from our  long-time favourite Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe & Pie Shop.

If you haven’t heard about Juicery Co it’s likely because this family-run operation is located on the North Shore. Their products use entirely organic ingredients and they source locally whenever possible.  The retail shop will sell their bottled juices and nut mylks as well as smoothies, acai bowls, and soups from KitsKitchen. Read more…