Archive for January, 2014:

SELFIES: Northwest Comedy Fest Booking Offer

Vancouver Hotel Deals  |  01.21.2014  |  



Book your hotel through beVancouver and receive 2 free tickets to see Pee Wee Herman, Patton Oswalt, Bobby Lee and others Live!

NorthWest Comedy Fest is Vancouver’s newest comedy festival happening February 13-22, 2014. We’ll bring you your stand up faves, we’ll champion the up and comers you didn’t even know you loved, there’ll be improv, podcasts and all ages events. The line up combined with Vancouver’s reputation for quality eats, fine brews and vacation destination status will make for just the winter getaway we’ve all been looking for.

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TAKE-OUT: January/February 2014

Things to do in Vancouver  |  01.14.2014  |  

Now that the holidays are over, you are probably looking to take on those New Year’s resolutions… even when you’re on the road. No sugar, no trans fats, no gluten: no fun. AMIRIGHT? We suggest indulging in a bit more fun during your hotel stay as there are so many great events happening in Vancouver over the next few months where you can get your jollies on while still adhering to those strict 2014 goals.


Night Circus is a pilot event that can only be described as an experience — an experience that includes burlesque, circus, live music, and theatre — and instead of it happening on the stage, it happens all around you throughout the room. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from January 17th – February 2nd and FanClub.


Vancouver Winter Farmers Market

Every Saturday, the Vancouver’s best artisan vendors and farmers are teaming up with Vancouver’s favourite food trucks to bring you the Winter Farmer’s Market. Surely this will check off a few boxes in your search for fun-filled ways to see the city without focusing solely on delicious and tempting food? Or not. But we guarantee it will be worth it and you could walk up the Queen Elizabeth mountain afterwards.



Vancouver has always had a vibrant  comedy scene and we’re not just referring to our sense of style in all things Lululemon and Uggs. With so much comedic activity happening about town, it was high time that another great comedy was added to the circuit. Vancouver International Sketch Comedy Festival takes place from January 23rd – 25th, 2014. New Year’s resolution tip: Experts believe it is actually possible to chortle yourself into a smaller pant size.



One of Vancouver’s signature annual events, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival features ground-breaking and visionary work in the performing arts. With both local and international talent in the mix, you are sure to find something to suit your fancy. Insider’s tip: Book a hotel room on for PuSh and receive free tickets.




The Vancouver Art Gallery knows how to put on a great party and FUSE is its name. This month, the VAG has a special “PuSh” edition to celebrate the PuSh. What could really be better than visiting an art gallery for a party? You get to tell grandma “of course I went to the art gallery and it was beautiful”, but we know the truth.




Even if you are still not sure how to pronounce it, you should know about the wonders of Pecha Kucha. Vancouver’s January edition is packed full of top-notch movers and shakers and at $10 for tickets, it’s a better bet than the movies.


THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: Eleanor Chow Waterfall

Things to do in Vancouver  |  01.07.2014  |  

Next up in our series of profiles of friends and neighbours is the lovely Eleanor Chow Waterfall from Cadeaux Bakery in Gastown. Eleanor, along with co-owner Slavita Johnson and their team, produce some of the prettiest and most delicious baked goods in the city that are regularly to blame for the cake crumbs down our shirt. If you can’t make it to Cadeaux while you’re in Vancouver, you’ll be glad to know that you can sample some of their fine wares in our own Betty café bar!

Eleanor Chow

Eleanor Chow Waterfall

Where do you work and what do you do there?
I am the co-owner and pastry chef at Cadeaux  Bakery.

How did you find yourself doing this?
I grew up in a restaurant and after a few years of university decided that it wasn’t for me and decided to go to cooking school.

If you’re doing the baking, what should we never request?
Don’t ask for anything that is gluten, dairy, and sugar free.  Nothing like that exists at my bakery and you’d be surprised how many people ask.

Morning-after strategy?
Morning after what?!

Thing that you love about Vancouver?
The thing that I love most about Vancouver are the amazing people and community.

Thing that drives you crazy about Vancouver?
Inconsiderate drivers.

Someone’s visiting Vancouver for the first time and has just 24 hours. How would you suggest they spend them?
Eating.  We have some of the best restaurants in Canada if not the world. Most of my favourites are within walking distance of our house: Wildebeest in Gastown, Ask for Luigi a few blocks east, and Bao Bei in Chinatown. Oh and The Farmer’s Apprentice, just over the Granville Bridge.

Backpack or wheelie suitcase?