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6 Great Wildlife Parks in and around Vancouver

Meet this guy and others at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Image credit: Gvzoo.com

Meet this big guy and others at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Image credit: Gvzoo.com

Sure, we’ve got plenty of wild animals roaming around in our backyards and parks, if you count crafty raccoons, dare-devil squirrels, and super speedy hummingbirds as “wild”. And of course, you could go out about an hours drive any direction from Kitsilano to look for deer, eagles, and even bears. What’s more convenient and fun though is visiting one of these great menageries in and around Vancouver.

They are not just fun for families; try taking your date to one of them too! In addition, springtime is perfect for viewing wildlife, as the weather is mild, the tourist crowds are still manageable, and little ducklings, eaglets, and cubs are being welcomed into the world.

6 Great Wildlife Parks in and Around Vancouver

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Plan Ahead: Kitsilano Events and Festivals in Summer 2015

Image: Phanie & Corey for lindsaysdiet.com

Image: Phanie & Corey for lindsaysdiet.com

Kitsilano is worthwhile all year round, but there’s no doubt that our beachfront neighbourhood, called Vancouver’s Venice Beach, truly shines in summer.

Put these dates in your calendar. There are some great events and parties happening in Kits in kicking off in May and running through August.

From Vancouver’s biggest free live music festival, Khatsahlano, to a heck of a lot of good Greek food and vigorous dancing at Greek Day on Broadway, here are the best things to do in Kitsilano this summer. The list is in chronological order. Read more…

Bard on the Beach Tickets On Sale for Summer 2015

Bard-on-the-BeachBard on the Beach, Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare Festival, is back in Vanier Park June 4-September 26.  For 26 years, Vancouver patrons of the arts have turned up enthusiastically for this culture fest celebrating the genius of William Shakespeare with natural beauty of Vancouver as the backdrop. Tickets for Bard on the Beach went on sale April 8. Now is the time to book if you want the good seats.

Here are the highlights for the 2015 season, including details on the incredibly popular Canada Day Bard-B-Q and fireworks. Read more…

9 Kid-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Vancouver

Enjoy a great latte and gorgeous pastry at the kid-friendly Darcy's Cafe. Image  credit: Darcyscafe.ca

Enjoy a great latte and a gorgeous pastry at kid-friendly Darcy’s Cafe. Image credit: Darcyscafe.ca

With this pleasant weather lending itself well to a daily stroll with the little ones, a family friendly spot for a snack en route would make for the perfect day. So here then, our list of Vancouver’s best kid-friendly cafes and restaurants for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or just a quick bite. Two are in our own Kitsilano neighbourhood while the rest are just a short drive away. Almost all of our picks have a play area for kids and a special kids menu to make life easier for the parent(s). As a bonus, they all offer great food and drinks for you too. Enjoy the break!

9 Kid Friendly Snack Spots in Vancouver

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3 Easter Brunch Events in Kitsilano

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Planning on staying in the Kitsilano neighbourhood this Easter weekend? Why not try one of these three Easter brunch events. Choose from a family friendly outing to posh high tea and a seafood feast on the beach. Happy Easter!

3 Easter Brunch Events in Kitsilano

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4 Things to Do in Kitsilano this Weekend

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Need some ideas on what to do this weekend? Stick around the Kitsilano neighbourhood for some fun including pastry eating, conversations with an artist, burlesque high tea and beachfront engine-revving, all happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in our neighbourhood.

4 Things to Do in Kitsilano this Weekend

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Everything You Need to Know about Vancouver CelticFest 2015

Image: Craig Nagy

Image: Craig Nagy

CelticFest Vancouver, March 6-17, promises to be a rich celebration of traditional and contemporary Celtic culture. Visitors can enjoy music, dance, family fun, food and a parade during the 12-day, fun-filled festival.  With so much going on you’re biggest problem will be deciding what to attend. To help you choose we’ve picked out some highlights we think you’ll enjoy. Read more…

6 Free Spring Break Events in Vancouver

Kokoro Dance at the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Image Credit: Vidf.ca

Kokoro Dance at the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Image Credit: Vidf.ca

Spring break starts next Monday, March 9 and is until Friday, March 20, and Vancouver is always buzzing with events during this time. We’ve given you some great Spring Break kids camp ideas here. Below we have some free Spring Break events listed for you as well, some in Kitsilano and some close by.

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