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Follow the lederhosen: 12 Oktoberfest events in Metro Vancouver this fall

Follow the lederhosen: 12 Oktoberfest events in Metro Vancouver this fall

Prost! It’s the time of year to raise a beer (or a few more) to the German tradition of Oktoberfest. Grab your lederhosen and gear up for that sweet polka beat, and get ready to fill your belly with the best of Bavaria, from brews to schnitzel.
This “anti-gym” is changing attitudes about exercise for Burnaby residents

This “anti-gym” is changing attitudes about exercise for Burnaby residents

It’s been open for just over a year, but a new exercise clinic in Burnaby is already transforming lives. However, this is no ordinary gym - LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic Burnaby-Brentwood prefers to describe itself as the “anti-gym.
‘Remarkable’ Bordeaux will have wine aficionados lining up for BC Liquor Store release

‘Remarkable’ Bordeaux will have wine aficionados lining up for BC Liquor Store release

Every September, for more than 30 years, wine lovers and collectors have lined up overnight at BC Liquor Stores in the hope of securing some premium bottles of that rock star of wines — Bordeaux. This year — Saturday, Sept.
This is the first Friday the 13th with a full harvest moon in… gulp… 13 years

This is the first Friday the 13th with a full harvest moon in… gulp… 13 years

If you’re superstitious, you might want to hide under a rock this Friday. Not only does this Friday fall on the 13th day of the month, but it also takes place on the full harvest moon.
The top 5 freakiest spiders to spot in British Columbia

The top 5 freakiest spiders to spot in British Columbia

Vancouver Is Awesome spoke to Erinn Lisso, Outreach Coordinator, Victoria Bug Zoo, about some of the freakiest spiders locals might spot around B.C.
These are the best French fries in Burnaby. But it was a close call

These are the best French fries in Burnaby. But it was a close call

When it comes to my favourite foods, I generally give a lot of leeway as far as quality. Take seafood, for instance. Even mediocre seafood generally puts a smile on my face. I’m pretty forgiving. But when it comes to French fries, I do not forgive.
Dine Out Vancouver announces its 2020 meal deal and festival dates

Dine Out Vancouver announces its 2020 meal deal and festival dates

Post-holiday eating plans may seem far, far away right now as summer winds its way to a close, but when it comes to the first big food event in Vancouver of the new year, now is the time to start planning.
How craft beer and the brewery tasting room has revolutionized drinking culture in B.C.

How craft beer and the brewery tasting room has revolutionized drinking culture in B.C.

This story originally appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of The Growle r , out now ! You can find B.C.’s favourite craft beer guide at your local brewery, select private liquor stores, and on newsstands across the province.
First of Whistler's Spearhead Huts now taking bookings

First of Whistler's Spearhead Huts now taking bookings

Backcountry hut opens to public Sept. 7
Delish Brazilian comfort food just landed in North Burnaby

Delish Brazilian comfort food just landed in North Burnaby

The wide array of different cultures represented on the Burnaby Heights restaurant scene has added one more. A French bistro at Hastings and Gilmore has recently been transformed into Café Oca – a Brazilian bistro that focuses on comfort foods.