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1/ WE Coffee

1696 Robson (at Bidwell), Vancouver. 604-566-6888


Not just a coffee shop but a neighbourhood café serving coffees with characters! Even those gourmet sandwiches and pastries are made in house.

Must haves: Your favourite coffee brewed WE style, with PLC - passion, love and care. What’s coffee without pastry? What about WE’s ‘made-to-order’ waffles with all the trimmings?

WE Coffee

2/ Hurry to Agassiz Tulip Festival – Tulip of the Valley

About 90 minutes away on Lougheed Highway, a field of floral rainbow is awaiting. Sketched with 9 million bulbs of tulips of different colour and varieties, this spectacular valley bloom stays only for a very short time. “We grow and care for the tulips all year round, but love to share the magical tulips with the public so we open our fields to the public for two weeks only.” Kate Onos-Gilbert, who calls herself ‘the wife of the tulip farmer’, said with a smile. “There are 15 different varieties of tulips, and proudly, these are all Canadian bulbs!”

This week only until Sunday - make sure to log onto their website to get the latest news about the tulip fields. Please wear or bring your boots! www.tulipofthevalley.com Kate is proud to present the rainbow of tulips

             Rainbow of tulips








3/ The Copper Room at Harrison Hot Spring Resort and Spa

The Copper Room, possibly the one and only grand hotel dining room with the 60’s nightclub style dancing facility in the Valley and Metro Vancouver area where top caliber cuisine is crafted and served by friendly and very professional staff. Where can you enjoy a $38 Seasonal Table d’hotel and dance the night away at the same time in such a beautiful and nostalgic dining hall?

So pack your dancing shoes and swim-suits (the hotel is also famous for their natural hot spring pools and spa), and make a romantic, delicious and relaxing weekend out of it! Reservation is highly recommended.


Hot Spring pool for the family

beef wellington

4/ Wines and Puppies

Pads (Pacific Assistance Dog Society) breeds, raises, trains and places assistance dogs for persons with physical disability or who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, as well as supporting the client & dog teams for the working life of these assistance dogs. Currently Pads has 8 nine-week-old puppies and are looking for volunteer to puppy-sit, raise and train. Apparently, these 8 cute puppies are given wine names, as a special effort to appeal to wine lovers and the wine communities.

They are: Pinot, Syrah, Merlot, Grigio, Bacchus, Verdot, Malbec and Gamay.

Please do take a look!

For further information about PADS and this litter of puppies with wine names, lot onto www.pads.ca