How to Make Kombucha at O5 Rare Tea Bar

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Last week, I had the chance to visit O5 Rare Tea Bar. Many people pass by O5′s stylish front on West 4th Avenue and wonder what they’re all about. I’ll start by breaking down their name. And then I’ll show you what they taught me about making kombucha. Read more…

Weirdest & Most Popular Stuff for Sale in Canada in 2013

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From puppies to zombie-proof armour, here’s a peek at the weirdest and most popular stuff for sale in 2013 on Kijiji, Canada’s leading classifieds website.

Millions of searches take place every day on classified sites. Ever wonder what Canadians are searching for and buying? Or what gets people in Vancouver fired up? Here’s the inside scoop: Read more…

5 Chinese New Year 2014 Events in Vancouver

Year of the Horse Canada Post stamp for The Year of the Horse 2014

Friday, January 31 is Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. This year is the Year of the Wood Horse and according to the Chinese zodiac, those born in the Year of the Horse are often energetic leaders, bright, and kind to others. The Year of the Horse is also said to be a good year for travel. To celebrate this auspicious time, check out these vibrant and often free Chinese New Year events happening in Vancouver over the next few weeks: Read more…

Kitsilano Remains Deeply Divided over Point Grey Road Closure

9404313On January 18, Point Grey Road between Macdonald and Alma streets closed to through traffic for vehicles. This is part of the controversial $6-million Kitsilano greenway plan that will link Burrard Bridge to the western beaches with a bike/pedestrian route.

Cars are being diverted along Macdonald and encouraged to use 4th Avenue, Broadway, 10th Avenue or 16th Avenue to proceed farther west. Read more…

Judith & Charles to Open Kitsilano Location in Spring 2014

12_en_spring_2014The Urban Rack closed the doors to their Kitsilano location on West 4th Avenue (2207 West 4th Ave.) this Christmas. Kitsilano fans of the store will have to make the trip to Ladner if they still want to shop at the Urban Rack for the casual basics they were known for. Read more…

6 Free Things to Do in Vancouver in Winter

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Snowshoeing on Cypress. Image: T. Jerven

You spent enough over the holidays. Since it’s Vancouver, it’s also safe to say that your housing is expensive too.  So keep your cash in your wallet and discover all the free fun Vancouver has to offer in winter. Here are six free things to do in Vancouver now.

(Looking specifically for free family-friendly activities? Check out our 5 Free Family Attractions in and around Kitsilano list.) Read more…

5 Free Family Attractions in and around Kitsilano

Lawren Harris - Abstract No.7, 1939. Image: The Vancouver Art Gallery

Lawren Harris – Abstract No.7, 1939. Image: The Vancouver Art Gallery

January is a budget-conscious, low-key month. Keep the family entertained and inspired with these 5 local family-friendly attractions that are free or almost free. Read more…

Street Food City Returns for Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014

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There is the tendency to forget Vancouver food trucks during winter. That’s why Dine Out Vancouver Festival throws down with Street Food City III, a pop-up food truck pod in downtown Vancouver January 22-26. Vancouver food trucks come out of hiding and diners get to sample many food trucks in one place. You can hide from the rain in the tents provided. Bonus: you can also expect live music. There are 23 food trucks participating in Street Food City III.

Find a rundown of participating food trucks and other pertinent event details after the jump. Read more…

Vancouver No Pants SkyTrain Ride 2014: Funny or Foul?

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Image: GoToVan

About 100 people were spotted without pants at Vancouver’s fifth annual No Pants SkyTrain Ride which took place Sunday, January 12. Vancouver Improv Anywhere, a flash mob company, organized the ride. SkyTrain passengers had one of two responses to the montage of bottoms and hairy thighs: avoiding eye contact or snapping photos.

Vancouver’s No Pants SkyTrain Ride was one of dozens held around the world, inspired by a stunt pulled by a group in New York in 2002. The event is done purely for laughs.

Was it funny? Foul? Or just chilly for participants? We’ll leave that question in your capable hands.