A Weekend of Family Fun at River Rock Casino and Resort

Nestled along the banks of the Fraser River overlooking the gorgeous boardwalk lies the River Rock Casino and Resort. Conveniently located roughly 5km from Vancouver International Airport, it offers upscale dining, indoor salt-water pool and water slide, spa, gym along with a 24-hour casino and live entertainment. Before we had children, The River Rock was…

Fried Chicken Adventure: Cocoru

YES! I have found another great restaurant that makes a variety of delicious fried chicken, COCORU! Cocoru is a Korean fried chicken and beer restaurant located in Richmond, BC. It is only approximately 10 minutes away from Lansdown Canada Line Station so it’s easy to access by public transit. I went to Cocoru for a…

The Dolar Shop’s Ocean Wise Partnership

The Dolar Shop recently announced that they were partnering up with Ocean Wise to promote sustainable seafood options at their restaurant in Richmond, BC. I had the opportunity to visit The Dolar Shop for a media event and learn more about this amazing new initiative. The Dolar Shop is a hot pot restaurant which opened…

Calendar of Events – August 2018

Powell Street Festival – Vancouver – August 4-5, 2018 The 42nd annual Powell Street Festival takes place August 4 & 5, in Oppenheimer Park and surrounding areas to celebrate the Japanese-Canadian community, arts and cultural heritage. The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration…

Cactus Club Cafe opens brand new Richmond Centre location!

For as long as I can remember, Cactus Club Cafe was at the corner of No 3 and Lansdowne Rd, right across from Lansdowne Centre. Back then, they were known for their eclectic mix of artwork, including quirky items like cow displays, a giant moose head, and a rabbit in a hat painting. This year,…

November 2017 – Calendar of Events

Vancouver Tea Festival, Vancouver – November 4 & 5 The annual Vancouver Tea Festival returns for its fourth year to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and the adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown. Visit between 10am-6pm on Nov 4 and 11am-5pm on Nov 5 for a retail marketplace, presentations, and…

Calendar of Events – October 2017

Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver – September 28 to October 13 Experience some of the best films from around the world as well as from home in the 36th year of VIFF, with festival hits from Cannes, TIFF, Sundance and Venice. Tickets available online here. Fright Nights at Playland, Vancouver – October 6 to October…

Calendar of Events – September 2017

Richmond World Festival 2017, Richmond – September 1 & 2 Popular Canadian rockers Tokyo Police Club and Korean hip hop star Verbal Jint will headline Richmond World Festival – Richmond’s signature celebration of music, food, and culture, as well as over 75 music and dance performances on nine stages. Event will be open at Minoru…

Calendar of Events – July 2017

Golden Spike Days Festival, Port Moody – June 30 to July 3 Golden Spike Days Festival is one of the oldest and longest running family events, held at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. Enjoy fun activities, live entertainment, fabulous food, and a youth talent competition on stage. Free admission for all. Steveston Salmon Festival,…

Celebrate Canada 150 – July 1st in BC

Last minute planning for Canada Day? If you’re looking for something to do to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, whether locally or within BC, check out our list of what’s happening on July 1st, 2017. Happy Birthday Canada! Vancouver – Canada Place’s Canada Day will be the place to be to enjoy the largest celebration in…