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Vancouver lifestyle

Why we aren't happy

The less connected we feel to our neighbors, the less engaged we are in the life of our community, the Vancouver Foundation says.

Vancouver voted best city in Canada by readers of Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure readers have once again voted Vancouver the best city in Canada. Each year, the magazine polls readers for their best travel experiences. The results are compiled and published in...

Migration and immigration changing Vancouver into "city of strangers"

Vancouver is a city of immigrants and outsiders, and any political party that can't engage them will lose out, according to demographic studies by  Andrew Yan, a researcher at the research and...

Comfort Me With Congee

Every single Chinese restaurant in the Lower Mainland and beyond has congee on its menu. You can basically avail of it anywhere and everywhere and often I do. However, there are two places that stan