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Where to Watch Super Bowl XLIX in Kitsilano?

superbowl-xlix_home_pageThis is it. It’s down to one game. Super Bowl XLIX takes place this Sunday, February 1. So where are you going to watch the Seahawks take on the Patriots?

Even if you really like your couch, the beery, brunch-y camaraderie of a pub full of roaring fans adds an undeniable thrill. Pub viewing also gives you the chance to debate the merits of Super Bowl commercials with a stranger.

Here are a few places to watch Super Bowl XLIX in Kitsilano. Tell us where you’re going to watch by commenting below! Read more…

Build Your Children’s Library at Kidsbooks’ Annual Sale

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Natalia Makarenko Website: natamakart.com. Image: Plum leaves.

Kidsbooks, the independent bookstore on Broadway devoted to young readers, is hosting its annual 20% off Sale January 22 – 25. This Kitsilano institution has an awesome selection of books for kids, teens and parents, as well as fun and educational games, crafts and toys. A super place to stock up on great reads any time of the year, it’s even better during their sale. Read more…

5 Things to Do In and Around Kits this Weekend

Tom Brady Image: Wikipedia Commons

Tom Brady Image: Wikipedia Commons

Step out of the dreary fog and into a warm, inviting spot in our neighbourhood for some great food, entertainment, and fun this weekend. From watching NFL playoffs in good company to live music at MOV, here are 5 things to do in and around Kits this weekend.

5 Things to Do In and Around Kits this Weekend

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4 Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas for All Ages

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How about some pizza from Rocky Mountain Flatbread on New Year’s Eve?

Missed out on those Mount Seymour or Chambar NYE tickets? Don’t despair, and no need to stay home either. Here are 4 last minute NYE ideas for all ages, two of which are in our lovely Kitsilano neighbourhood.

4 Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

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5 Best Displays of Christmas Lights in Vancouver

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There’s a little more than two weeks until Christmas. At this point, you’re either smugly looking at a closet full of gifts and patting yourself on the back, or realizing that the holidays are approaching at turbo speed and you haven’t yet caught the Christmas spirit. In our humble opinion, the best when to get in the mood is to bask in the sparkle of a gorgeous light display. Here are the 5 best displays  of Christmas lights in Vancouver to make your season bright. Read more…

Christmas in Kitsilano Gift Guide: What to Get For Kids

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The Simpsons House by Lego

The countdown is on – it’s three more weeks till Christmas! Not to worry, we’ve got great Christmas Gift Guides for you, including gifts for mailing, and now, gifts for kids. Sure, kids can be easy to buy for, but not if you’re trying to avoid getting any Frozen merchandise. Check out our gender-neutral gift ideas for kids based on their early career choices, all available in and around our Kitsilano neighbourhood – we’re quite sure your little one will forget all about that popsicle princess.

Christmas in Kitsilano Gift Guide: What to Get For Kids

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Jingle Bells! Carols, Carriage Rides and Santa Claus Coming to West 4th Avenue

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While we may not get enough snow at sea level to warrant a sleigh, you will have the opportunity take a horse and carriage ride through Kitsilano as a part of the Christmas festivities arranged by Shop West 4th. Horse and carriage rides take place Sunday, December 14 from noon to 4pm. Pick up and drop off will be at West 4th and Yew. Participation is by donation, so bring something non-perishable to give to the Vancouver Food Bank. Read more…

6 Best Places to Meet Santa in Vancouver

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Naughty or nice, giving your kid(s) the opportunity to sit on Santa Clause’s lap to discuss toy requests has to be one of the most memorable holiday experiences for them and you. Whether they screech at the site of the big guy or pull his beard to test if it’s real or not, photo ops of these moments are priceless. Here is our round-up of the 6 best places to meet Santa in Vancouver.

6 Best Places to Meet Santa in Vancouver

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Best Family Christmas Shows in Vancouver

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Make your family’s holiday season even more special with a trip to one of Vancouver’s family-friendly shows. Don’t hesitate; the time to book tickets is now. Here are some magical suggestions to help you make good decisions.

Best Family Christmas Shows in Vancouver

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