The Northern Cafe & Grill is a small gem tucked away next to Fraser River that serves North American fare with an emphasis on home cooking.
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Photo Essay: Vancouver Christmas Market
Inspired by Europe, Vancouver Christmas Market includes almost 100 pop-up shops with authentic sweets, home-made toys and other treasures.
Vancouver Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Grandview-Woodland
Before the first house was built in 1891, the Coast Salish knew the stretch of land along the Burrard Inlet by the name “Khupkhahpay’ay”.
Best Off-Leash Dog Parks in Vancouver
Life is good if you are a dog in Vancouver! The city’s outdoor lifestyle isn’t designated only for humans.
Vancouver Restaurants With the Longest Tradition: Sophie’s Cosmic Café
Sophie’s Cosmic Café has been a fixture for the past thirty years. A common sight on Fourth is the lineups outside the venue.
Vancouver Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Kerrisdale
Kerrisdale is located in Vancouver’s west side. A primarily residential area, this quiet neighbourhood has a mix of older and newer houses.
Made in Vancouver: 3 Local Designers for Your Home
The architectural design community in Vancouver is changing the landscape of real estate. We are pleased to share firms that piqued our interest!
Photo Essay: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
It’s that time of the year: Vancouver wakes up from the winter hibernation with about 40,000 blooming cherry trees!
Vancouver Film Locations: Downtown
Neverending story, Arrow, Flash or Battlestar Galactica. These shows filmed at some point in Downtown Vancouver. Did you notice all these places?
Vancouver Guide: What to Do in Bad Weather
When the weather in Vancouver is good, it’s great; but when it is bad, it is grey, wet and chilly.
Photo Essay: Vancouver’s Holiday Lights
Where to see the City’s most beautiful holiday lights? See a selection of our favourite places in this photo essay!
Vancouver Restaurants With the Longest Tradition: Roundel Cafe
The Roundel Cafe is a small storefront in the middle of the block in East Vancouver’s Hastings-Sunrise, an area with an old-neighbourhood feel.
Vancouver Film Locations: Robson Square
If you are a DC’s superheroes aficionado, you are probably familiar with Robson Square and you don’t even know about it.
Things You Need to Know Before Buying an Old House in Vancouver
Older houses present problems for the prospective buyer. Insurers may refuse to cover, or renew policies on, houses that have not been upgraded.
Photo Essay: Best Vancouver Ice Cream Shops
Good ice cream is something that takes years to master. These are our personal favorite ice cream shops this summer.