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 Coastal Dweller Holiday Pop-Up Goes Down in Deep Cove this Weekend


The weather forecast looks favourable for getting out of the city this weekend. We recommend putting in some time outdoors by unwinding or working up a sweat at one of the many parks Deep Cove has to offer. Start off the day by filling up your belly with some locally roasted Moja coffee and an organic buckwheat crepe at Bluhouse Market & Cafe and, while you’re digesting, limber up by doing some holiday shopping before hitting the trails. From 10am to 6pm now through Sunday, the Bluhouse is hosting the Coastal Dweller Holiday Pop Up. The shop will see more than 15 women-owned brands, ranging from self-care and clothing to ceramics and textiles. Bonus: If you have the forethought to pack your bag with some non-perishables you’ll get 10% off your purchases – wins all around! Cap off the day with dinner at Arms Reach Bistro and check out local breweries Bridge Brewing Company and Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers for some seasonal brews (we recommend Bridge’s “Quawyi Sour” and Deep Cove‘s “The Crawl Stout”).

 

Basta BBQ is Breaking the Barbecue Seal on Sunday, April 21st

Smell that? BBQ season is fast approaching, and the team behind Basta BBQ are primed to get grilling ASAP!

Hit East Van for the 2nd Annual Vancouver Brewers Fest, April 19-28th

Since a single person (and liver) can only handle so many beers and beer-drinking celebrations, some prioritizing is in order. Topping off our list of events is the imminent (and, in our opinion, non-negotiable) Vancouver Brewers Fest.

Get to Know the Gastown Izakaya Giving Vancouver’s After-Hours Scene Exactly What it Wants

Oku Izakaya is quickly carving out its niche as the go-to spot for hospitality folks looking for a post-shift destination to chill and decompress.

Embrace Spring with a Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant’s Boulevard Gardens

Saba Farmand, a local landscape architect and the person behind Blvd Gardens of East Vancouver, is back with his popular series of Earth Day Boulevard Garden Walking Tours, April 13th, 14th and 19th.