Lighting winter events in Vancouver

Hi Everybody!
It is wintertime and X-MAS is almost there.
At the moment two events perfectly reflect the winter and X-MAS atmosphere here in Vancouver.
The Coral ship Parade of Lights will be held in North Vancouver in Coal Harbor. It’s actually a parade on the water where more than 50 boats in total decorated with 100.000 lights will carry more than 30.000 people in the evenings from the 3rd until the 23rd of December this year. The lights will shine bright and the reflection of the water makes it even brighter.
It’s definitive worth checking out. Check out this homepage for more infos. (http://www.carolships.org/s/Home.asp)
The second event is taking place in Stanley close to Down Town Vancouver.
A part of the park is lit up with more than 2.000.000 lights. You will also taste the smell of fresh popcorn, roasted chestnuts and you are able chillax with a cup of hot chocolate while watching the beautiful lighting paradise. You can hop on a small train that is making its way through this delightful happening. The event will be held until the second of January. Every day from 3 pm till 10 pm in the night.  The train will cost 9 Dollars.  However it is worth it. I went there yesterday to check it out and it is just amazing.
The website is:   ( http://vancouver.ca/parks/events/brightnights)

Below you can find a picture of the Bright nights. Check our Flickr page for more pics!!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/internex/)

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Cheers,

George

Ride the Ghost Train

 

Ride aboard the Ghost Train!

 

Since I am a BIG fan of Halloween, I love writing about the many events happening around Vancouver and nearby cities that you can participate in to test how brave you are in the face of terror.  

I went aboard Stanley Park’s Ghost Train last year, and it was a very fun experience! 

This year, the theme is “Alice in Nightmareland”.  Of course, if you are familiar with Disney’s classic, “Alice in Wonderland”, you will know what kind of theme they are going with.  It will be Alice in Wonderland turned upside-down.  

What does that mean? 

You will follow the rabbit down the rabbit-hole, only this is deep into a nightmare and not a dream.  On your ghost train ride, you will encounter demonic playing cards, the evil and feisty queen who is always on the lookout, screaming “off with your head”! 

Just remember to come out with your head intact in the process.

If you prefer to skip the train, there is also an illuminating assortment of lights and Halloween-themed displays.  In addition, you get access into the Haunted Farmyard.  In there, you will see all kinds of creatures, even live ones!

Check out the 2010 Stanley Park Ghost Train:

vancouverparks.ca

Café Crêpe

I think I’m in love. With crêpes. This weekend, I went for another stroll down Robson Street, however I didn’t get very far. The sweet, sweet aroma of chocolate drizzle, strawberry and nutella made me stop dead in my tracks. Could it be? Love at first bite…

I had always seen the red lights that hovered above this little restaurant on Robson street, but had never stopped to order anything. Usually I eat lunch before heading out for some shopping, but on Saturday all I could think about was food! As soon as the smell of melting chocolate and fresh cut strawberries reached my nostrils, I was running towards the express window at Café Crêpe.

Importing the tradition of the classic European café to North America, Café Crêpe specializes in Parisian sweet & savoury crêpes. There are so many different types of crêpes to try at this hub, it can drive a hungry person mad! In addition to crêpes, they also specialize in french baguette sandwiches, and grilled Italian panini.  As an international café, Café Crêpe also offers world classics like half-pound certified Angus burgers, pommes frites (french fries),thin crust pizza, and a full traditional breakfast menu that includes Eggs Benedict and an exciting variety of omelettes, among other specialties. In addition to serving exceptional Italian roasted coffee, Café Crêpe is fully licensed, offering a vast selection of alcoholic beverages and cocktails, along with select beers and wines.

Everyone NEEDS to try something from this restaurant. Although a little pricey (depending on what you order), you will not be let down! I still dream about this crêpe.

Enjoy your eats!

– Laura