Labour Day — it’s responsible for an extra day off of work, it’s the last long weekend of the summer, and it’s a last chance for barbecues and camping trips before the school year begins again. But do you know why we really celebrate Labour Day in Canada?
It’s our country’s birthday on Sunday, do you know how you’ll be celebrating? We do!
We have scoured the Lower Mainland for the best Canada Day events in each area so you can spend less time planning and more time celebrating. So round up the family and head to the event nearest you!
Most people celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day this March 17th won’t be aware of the true origins of the holiday, or even its true meaning. Aside from celebrating the Irish, the colour green and whatever shamrock shakes are made from, what is it really about? How did it evolve into the holiday we celebrate today?
We wanted to take a look at the history and evolution of St. Paddy’s Day and hopefully give you and your friends some great talking points when you enjoy that green coloured beer at the neighbourhood Irish Pub.
Daylight saving might feel like a modern concept, but the concept actually dates back to the early 1900s. For over a century, Western countries have followed this concept to give people the most daylight possible in the fall and spring. But, is daylight saving a good thing? And will we always follow this practice? Some people argue against setting and resetting our clocks, so let’s take a look at the practice.
Today, the Valentine’s holiday is all about sweets and romance. But, Valentine’s Day hasn’t always been about crafts, cards, chocolates, and kisses — and it’s not even a modern celebration. Historians have traced its roots back thousands of years to the ancient Romans. Indeed, this pink-and-red holiday has seen some interesting transformations throughout history.
The next time you buy a bag of candy hearts with snuggly inscriptions, just remember how much this holiday has changed and which traditions we’ve held on to for centuries.
Chocolate is a sweet treat that starts with roasted and ground cacao seeds. It’s then mixed with other ingredients, such as cocoa butter, milk, and sugar, to get the tasty product that we see on store shelves worldwide. But chocolate isn’t a modern invention, and it might not always be around. Take an in-depth look at chocolate to learn more about its past, effects on our health today, and what the future holds for this delicacy.
Every year on the 14th February, card companies, florists, and restaurants make a fortune. Why? Because a nice card, a nice bunch of flowers, and a nice dinner seem to be what most couples have in mind. It’s great to feel loved, but this traditional Valentine’s scenario is a little too plain, a little dull, and more than a little cheesy.
Get creative, and read on to find out how you can make Valentine’s Day more unique and memorable.
It’s so easy to get caught up in daily routine and forget to stop and enjoy what our beautiful city has to offer. So this month, why not try something completely new with the whole family?
Read on to discover family-friendly activities happening all around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in June. Some will just shake up your routine a bit, while others might drag you right out of your comfort zone and into something amazing. Try one or try them all!
The May long weekend brings the blessing of an extra day to relax and spend some quality time with the family. But, you may be wondering, what exactly can I do with my family to make this weekend one to remember? Well, we have scoured the lower mainland for the best that Vancouver has to offer to answer that question and inspire a family fun-filled adventure.
Looking for something that’s festive and fun for the whole family this Easter weekend? Then, you have come to the right place! The following is a list of the best family-friendly Easter activities that Metro Vancouver has to offer.