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After a long and drab winter, it seems that the weather in Vancouver is finally looking up! May long weekend will be a great time to go out and enjoy some of that sunshine. Here are just some suggestions for the upcoming weekend. 

 

VANCOUVER ISLAND

BC Ferries will be adding 91 sailings to its most popular routes between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. There are some great camp sites - there still may be some availability or stay on the lookout for cancellations - and a ton of outdoor adventures. We found this cool surf and paddleboard "touring" in Tofino that looks like a lot of fun: https://tofinopaddle.com/products/tofino-paddleboarding-long-weekend/   The Island is one of our favourite places to visit. There's so much to do outdoors…
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We really enjoy checking out the Home + Garden Show each year - we love interior design but we also love tending to our garden. We had quite the garden of produce last year; here's to hoping it will be another plentiful season this year!
Don't know what to check out when you go? We're excited to see the "Feature Gardens" and "Tiny Home Village" exhibits. The Feature Gardens exhibit is going to focus on gardens big and small, so regardless of whether you live in a home or in an apartment, you'll be able to gather some great ideas. 

Dates, Times, Location

Wednesday, February 21 from 4pm to 9pm
Thursday, February 22 from 12pm to 9pm
Friday, February 23 from 12pm to 9pm 
Saturday, February 24 from 10am to 9pm
Sunday,

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The IKEA catalogue signals a start to the new school year and has everyone flocking to IKEA for the latest in home goods. We were at IKEA over the Long Weekend before school started and let me tell you, it was not for the faint of heart - school-aged children running around, University-bound kids shopping for dorm room necessities, adults frantically trying to get their hands on whatever they had circled in the catalogue... 

All of that had us thinking... why don't we try out a few IKEA "hacks" to make our kitchen a little different than most? And if you're considering selling your home, these are simple, affordable hacks that will help with making your kitchen stand out from the rest. Here are a few hacks we've

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burnaby

Want to learn more about the City of Burnaby? Numbers are a great way to get some quick and interesting facts about this vibrant and growing city.

So what do the numbers 5,900,000 \ 223,218 \ 86,839 \ 1892 \ 49 \ 39.1 \ 23 - 8 \ 16 and 5 mean to Burnaby? See if you can guess, and then check out the list below to discover some interesting facts about Burnaby, BC!

5,900,00

This is the price of the most expensive home currently on the market in Burnaby. The city is home to a number of beautiful and upscale residences. This spacious estate-style home is located adjacent to Deer Lake, offering 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and showcasing the finest workmanship and highest-quality materials.

223,218

The population in Burnaby according the the

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Metrotown is a vibrant community located in southwest Burnaby, offering a wealth of parks and outdoor recreation facilities and home to an abundance of shopping, including the largest mall in British Columbia. Boasting an abundance of real estate options, easy access to public transit and nearby schools, as well as numerous amenities just steps outside your front door, Metrotown is the ideal community for buyers looking for an urban lifestyle.

Explore Outdoor Spaces in Metrotown: Central Park, Burnaby

Metrotown is home to a number of great parks and outdoor spaces. Central Park is situated adjacent to the Metrotown neighborhood, and offers over 86 hectares of park space with towering groves of trees. Visitors to the park can make use of walking

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Attend an outdoor concert, visit the local Farmers' Market, participate in a community art project, or catch an outdoor movie at one of Burnaby's many summer events and activities. We've compiled a list of things to do in Burnaby this summer, with great options for the whole family! Check it out below!

Symphony In The Park

Symphony in the Park is an annual event that takes place at beautiful Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. Bring some folding chairs or a blanket, some snacks or a picnic, and enjoy a wonderful performance from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Listen to classics and popular favourites such as O Canada, Star Wars III Imperial March, and 1812 Overture.

The event takes place on Sunday, July 12 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Admission to the

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The community of Deer Lake surrounds Burnaby's stunning Deer Lake Park, which not only provides the neighborhood with a beautiful natural space, but is also home to several fantastic arts & culture facilities. Read on to discover everything that Deer Lake has to offer, and learn about homes available in this desirable community below.

Explore Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake Park is an urban park located in central Burnaby, with a five kilometer walking trail surrounding a picturesque lake. Visitors to the park can picnic in lovely green spaces, catch a glimpse of the wildlife on a comfortable walk around the lake, or head to the playground with the kids. In the summer months, Deer Lake Boat Rentals is open for kayaking and canoeing, and there is a boat

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With the price of detached homes continually rising, many over the $1 million mark, paired with the cost of living in the city, many home buyers are in the market for more affordable urban options. The micro condo trend is on the rise in Metro Vancouver, as buyers seek upscale urban living spaces providing easy access to city amenities.

Micro condos range in size, from 225 to 400 square feet, and are often promoted as affordable upscale real estate. These tiny living spaces are especially attractive to young professionals looking to buy their first property, investors, and buyers looking for a second home in the city.

Typically situated in excellent locations, close to city centres, shops, restaurants, and cafes, micro condos offer buyers a

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Summer is quickly approaching, and the weather is warming up. Now is a great time to start thinking about your outdoor living space and updating your backyard patio for the upcoming warm months. Whether you want to do some outdoor cooking and entertaining, or simply create a cozy space for lounging in the sun, your outdoor living area should be just as comfortable as your home indoors. Keep reading to learn about 5 outdoor living trends, and find out how you can create a beautiful outdoor space for your house, condo, or townhome.

Bring The Indoors Outside with Cozy Furniture

Throughout the summer, you'll probably spend a lot of your time outdoors, either relaxing or entertaining guests. You don't use uncomfortable or plastic furniture inside, so

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