Haunted Houses in Vancouver 2014

Image: PNE

Image: PNE

So the Dunbar Haunted House is closed this year. Where are you going to get your fright on? For those craving that Halloween adrenaline rush, the fight or flight ninja kick to the gut that will serve you well should the zombie apocalypse actually arrive – there are still plenty of  haunted houses in Vancouver to visit.

Here are the haunted houses in Vancouver for Halloween 2014.

Or browse the entire list of Vancouver Halloween community events and costumes for sale.

Haunted Houses in Vancouver 2014

1. Fearmongers: October 27-31

New this year, Fearmongers is testing out the Vancouver crowd. The idea behind this scare palace? They trap people in a haunted experience and have them solve physical puzzles and mental riddles in order to escape. If Fearmongers proves popular with Vancouverites in 2014, they will expand to many captive scenarios next year. Read more…

Unicycle Graffiti Appears on Vancouver Bike Paths

Image: CBC

Image: CBC

Somebody call Sherlock Holmes. Several mysterious unicycle markings have appeared along sections of the Adanac bike route, including the separated lane on the Dunsmuir Viaduct.

Calls to members of the unicycle community have not yet yielded any answers as to who might be responsible for the markings.

Have you seen the unicycle graffiti? Do you have any clues?

3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

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Even though it’s Thanksgiving weekend, the real estate market is still in full swing. If you’re looking to buy a new place, seeing open houses this weekend is worthwhile since you may not have as much competition with other buyers who are likely out of town.

Below are a few of the interesting units with open houses this weekend, but there are lots more, take a look at the full list of properties at Live Kitsilano here: http://livekitsilano.com/open-houses/

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Exploring Kitsilano’s Neighbours, Part 3: Dunbar-Southlands

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Find nostalgic treats at Butter Baked Goods on Dunbar Street

Over the last few weeks we’ve brought you recommendations on what to see, eat, and buy in some of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods that border Kitsilano, including the West Point Grey and The Armoury District areas. For this week, take a look at a neighbourhood where time has stood relatively still and with a community that is fiercely committed to holding on to its relics, including a retro theatre, several bookshops, antique stores, and even horse stables. Welcome to the Dunbar-Southlands neighbourhood.

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Dalai Lama Coming to Vancouver October 21; Tickets on Sale Now

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The Dalai Lama is coming to Vancouver October 21. This mighty spiritual authority, who has won a Nobel Peace Prize in addition to his day-to-day role as the leader of the dominant school of Tibetan Buddhism, is here to inspire thought leaders from business, education and the community

He will go on stage at the Vancouver Convention Centre for “Be the Village,” a discusson focusing on heart-mind well-being in children and youth in British Columbia, with other rather prominent names including TED-speaker Sir Ken Robinson and Canadian superwoman Janet Austin. Tickets to attend his dialogue run from $60 to $250.

His second appearance is at UBC October 23. This speaking event will focus on compassion. Tickets range from $35 to $200. Proceeds will support the Tibetan Resettlement Project.

We imagine many folks are seeking something – knowledge, peace, inspiration – from his Holiness, so act fast if you’d like to participate.

Must Drink Now: Seasonal Pumpkin Beers at Darby’s Liquor Store

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Darby’s Liquir Store has a shelf full of pumpkin craft beers. Act fast, before they’re gone and pumpkin season passes you by.

  • Red Racer Spiced Pumpkin Ale
  • Parallel 49 Beer Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
  • Parallel 49 Beer Schadenfreude Pumpkin
  • Russell Brewing Pumpkin Jack
  • Phillips Crooked Tooth Pumpkin Ale
  • Phillips Crooked-er Tooth Pumpkin Ale

Darby’s has expanded their liquor delivery service. You can get your pumpkin beer delivered  7 days a week from 3:30pm to 11:00pm. Call 604-731-8750.

Vancouver’s Jericho Lands Finally Sold in a Package Deal for $307 Million

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The federal government sold one of the last large undeveloped land plots on Vancouver’s Westside after nearly two decades of speculation. A group including the Canada Lands Company and three local First Nations have reached an agreement to take ownership of the Jericho Lands (marked above) and two other properties in the Lower Mainland. The sale of properties in West Point Grey, West Vancouver and South Cambie is valued at $307 million.

As reported by BC Business, the Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation, will split ownership 50/50 with the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

Along with the Jericho Lands, the site of a Department of Defence installation (still home to around 100 military personnel and their families), the consortium will acquire a former Department of Fisheries and Oceans waterfront site in West Vancouver, valued at $11 million, and a former public works owned-property just south of Children’s Hospital. Read more…

Exploring Kitsilano’s Neighbours, Part 2: The Armoury District

Arthur Erickson's Waterfall Building in The Armoury District

Arthur Erickson’s Waterfall Building in The Armoury District

Last week we explored the West Point Grey neighbourhood with its wonderful parks, museums, and family-friendly cafes. This week, head the opposite direction, east, to The Armoury District just across Burrard Street. This esthetically cool and tiny neighbourhood has only recently become official, though many of the chic businesses there have been established for decades. Home to fine furniture, luxury car, and modern design showrooms, art galleries, and indulgent food shops, The Armoury District can easily be strolled through in an afternoon. Here are our recommendations on what you should see, eat, and buy:

Exploring Kitsilano’s Neighbours, Part 2: The Armoury District

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3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

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The Kitsilano real estate market is picking up speed with new listings hitting the market and lots of eager Buyers snapping up the great properties.

Here is a nice selection of units that are offering an Open House this weekend, along with a link to every Open House in Kitsilano. Take a stroll through the neighbourhood to view these properties, and don’t hesitate to contact the LiveKitsilano Team with any questions! We know this neighbourhood.

To view a list of every open house in Kitsilano: http://livekitsilano.com/open-houses/

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Tips for Recycling and Selling Used Cell Phones in Kitsilano

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Image: ALT1040 from Blogosfer

Kitsilano has four cell phone shops on West 4th alone. Just about every month, a new “it” phone comes out and appears in their windows winking with shiny, revolutionary features.

Whether we’re Android or Apple fans, we all upgrade our hardware. Some of us upgrade frequently because we’re tech geeks and we know the specs and must have the new toy. Others of us upgrade with our contract, before really mastering the features on our old phones. Either way, most of us have a drawer of dusty old phones and chargers we keep for “backup,” — a.k.a. we don’t know how to get rid of them.

You have two options for getting rid of old phones: recycling used cell phones and selling used cell phones. If you’re recycling, use BC’s Recyclepedia for a list of locations in Kitsilano where you can drop off your used cell phone. If you’re selling your used cell phone, here are some tips for doing so.

Tips for Selling Used Cell Phones in Kitsilano

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