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Ice skating before summer comes!

Robson square ice skating rink already closed in the end of February..but here is a place you can still do ice skating!

あの有名なRobson square アイススケートリンクは2月下旬に閉まってしまいましたが、3月の今の時期でもスケートが出来るリンクがキツラノにあるのです。


Kitsilano ice rink


Place: The Kitsilano Community Centre (2690 Larch St, Vancouver, BC)
Call: 604-257-6976
*Including a dance studio, fitness centre, ice rink, gym, seniors lounge, teen/youth centre, and playground


Kitsilano Rink – located near West Broadway and Macdonald St – is part of the Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre. The ice rink is open from September to March with skating programs and skate lessons for all ages and abilities. You can rent skates during public skate and lesson times. From April to August, they remove the ice for dry-floor activities such as ball hockey, in-line hockey, trade shows, and special events



Finally, it’s Friday!!


Congrats, everyone, it’s FINALLY Friday!!




Be A Pro for Grocery Shopping

When you go for grocery shopping, where do you go? Here is a list of grocery stores in Vancouver!

海外での買い物、、、特に初めてバンクーバーに来た方はどこに行けばいいか分からない方がほとんどだと思います。今日はバンクーバーにある人気・有名なGrocery storeをご紹介します♪


1, Whole Foods Market $$$

Premium grocery store with lots of options for dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free). Highly recommended for health-conscious people.


2, T & T Supermarket 大統華超級市場 $$

The most popular Chinese grocery store in Vancouver. They have many kinds of Asian food/spice/ingredient/cosmetic/snacks…etc. You can find everything in there!


3, Real Canadian Superstore $

The HUGE supermarket that has everything you need including electronics, clothes, cookware and even seasonal furniture all at reasonable prices

4, H-Mart $$

One of the largest grocery store chains in Korea town with one of the best Asian food courts in town, and therefore quite popular with our local ESL (English as a second language) folks. It has a great quality meats and produce. A great place to stock up on Asian ingredients at affordable prices

Want to feel like a noble today?

32 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4

Mosquito Desserts & Champagne is one of the popular locations for desserts in Vancouver. It is located on 32 Water Street in Gastown. The restaurant is elegant and chic. It makes for the perfect location for the best date night. Now that they have also introduced Afternoon High Tea on Sundays between 1 to 4 pm – there is another reason to simply indulge!

デザートとシャンパンにとても力を入れていてとても高級感溢れる雰囲気のよいMospuito。とてもオシャレな町、ガスタウンの真ん中の32 Water stにあり、デートにおすすめのスポットです。日曜日の1時から4時の間はAfternoon teaをやっていて、50ドルでアフタヌーンティーを楽しむことが出来ます。食事やドリンクだけでなく、お店の雰囲気もとても素敵

Mosquito Dessert Afternoon High Tea Menu/アフタヌーンティーメニュー
$50 per person/1人50ドル

Panier de Mini Madeleines: Olive Oil & Orange Blossom (freshly baked and served warm)
Onion Gruyère & Prosciutto Quiche
Smoked Sockeye Salmon & Crème Fraîche
Cucumber Mint & Cream Cheese
Tomato Mozzarella Macaron


Neverland Tea

Neverland Tea Salon is located in Kitsilano and is a popular cafe serving up high tea. They take inspiration from Peter Pan, thus the name Neverland. What stands out is their variety of high teas that can cater towards vegans and those who are gluten and diary free. Good for groups of people with dietary restrictions, so they can dine together. We made a reservation ahead of time to ensure a spot.



Demi Tea | 25 per person
Vegan Demi Tea | 26 per person
Up to two pots of tea and the courses indicated below*
Bubbles | 10
sparkling wine rosè mimosa
Neverland Grande High Tea | 38 per person
Neverland Vegan Grande High Tea | 40 per person


Book stores from Ghibli movie?

Raincouver is here already. What do you usually do on Rainy day? Some people like to play games, some people like to binge-watch movies, and some people like to read books…
For book lovers, here are some great book stores in Vancouver! (even if you are not a huge fan of books, explorers, people who like taking pictures and ANYONE can enjoy these book stores)

MacLeod’s Books

MacLeod’s Books is Vancouver’s largest used-book store. It’s located on West Pender Street. At MacLeod’s Books, packed bookshelves stretch almost to the cathedral ceilings. If you love books, this would be HEAVEN for you. You can be literally surrounded by books.
West Pender通りにある、バンクーバーで一番大きい本屋さん。天井まで行き届くほど本が沢山あり、本好きの方には天国のような場所です。本は勿論、Photogenicな場所としても有名な本屋さんです。

The Paper Hound

This is also located on West Pender Street. Not only can you find great books, but also post cards, posters and many things made by “paper”.
この本屋もMacLeod’s Booksと一緒でWest Pender通りにあるかわいい本屋さんです。本だけでなくポストカードやポスターなど、紙で作られたものが沢山おいてあります。


How to get a library card?



If you are living in Vancouver, don’t miss the opportunity to get a Vancouver Library Card. Registering in the library can allow you to borrow books and DVD movies as well as to participate in free activities in more than 20 public libraries around the city. Also, there is an Inspiration Lab and you can record professional quality audio and video in one of our recording studios, convert photographs, slides, audio cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and 8mm video cassette tapes into digital file formats at our digitization stations, and edit digital images, audio tracks, and video clips. What a great deal!


English as a Second Language (ESL) students just need a few documents to get the library card.



You should get a current postmark (dated and no more than one month old) to present in the library. If you are living in a homestay or if you don’t have a postmark with your name and address, you should take a letter from the owner of the place that you are living in.


You need more than 6 months of visa to make your library card for free. Other option would be to have the visitor card. In this case you will spend $28.








Take this great deal!


You have only 17 days to have a fancy course dinner at affordable price
DATE: Jan 19 (FRI)-February 4 (SUN)

As you know that Vancouver is multi-cultural city, you can have many kinds of food from different countries without leaving Vancouver, so Vancouver is great city for foodies (not only for foodies, of course). There is a great news for those people who LOVE eating;
There is an event called “Vancouver Festival” which is Canada’s largest annual dining celebration, attracting about tens of thousands of local and visiting food enthusiasts to experience the city’s exceptionally diverse culinary scene.
The Dine Out Vancouver Festival features hundreds of restaurants each offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 (not including tax, gratuity and beverages). This is an opportunity to choose from almost 300 of the city’s restaurants, from fine dining to family-friendly and everything in between.

他民族国家で世界中から人が集まるバンクーバーは、数多くの国の食事を楽しむことが出来ます。そんな美食の街、バンクーバーで毎年冬に行われる盛大な食イベント、Dine out festival(ダインアウトフェスティバル)が今年も開催されます。


Enjoy Exercise and Get a Fit Body!

Have you ever heard “hot yoga”?

Hot yoga became so popular in Vancouver, but do you know what hot yoga is?


Hot yoga became so popular in Vancouver, but do you know what hot yoga is?

Hot yoga is a vigorous form of yoga performed in a studio that is heated to 105F (40C) and has a humidity of 40 percent. The formal name for hot yoga is “Bikram yoga”.


Survive a couple rainy Vancouver winters, and you’ll know pretty quickly how beneficial heat can be to the body, the mind, and the soul.

There are tons of benefits. Here are some example:

Muscles: The benefits of hot yoga and the heat allows you to achieve greater flexibility and ease getting into the postures, which means you get the benefits from the postures more quickly, and it is safer to push yourself further into the postures

Heart and lungs: Your heart will beat faster creating the same effect as any aerobic exercise, which makes your body burn fat more effectively.

Skin: You sweat! Your body uses sweating to detoxify, and it makes your skin glow

There are various hot yoga studios in Vancouver! Give it a try and get healthy body!







Recommended studios/おすすめのヨガスタジオ:


・Oxygen Yoga and Fitness (

The Best Way to Survive Cold Winter


It’s getting colder and colder in Vancouver. Nothing like a cup of delicious hot chocolate to give you a warm hug on a cold day!

The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is a local excuse for people to treat themselves to mugs of hot chocolate from some of the city’s best cafes. The 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival runs from January 20th until February 14th (the last day of which is Valentine’s Day).

Numerous cafes, bakeries and chocolatiers throughout the region participate in the event by offering extra special gourmet cups of hot chocolate on their menus. Even a few gelato and specialty ice cream shops join in too! Participants includes Thomas Haas, 49th Parallel Coffee, Koko Monk Chocolate, Thierry and Mink Chocolate…etc.


バンクーバーではVancouver Hot Chocolate Festivalというイベントが1月20日からバレンタインデーの2月14日まで開催されています。色々な地域からも沢山のカフェやベーカリーが参加しており、特別なホットチョコレートを提供しています。ホットチョコレートだけでなく、いくつかのジェラート・アイスのお店も参加しています。ラインアップもとても豪華で、Thomas Haas, 49th Parallel Coffee, Koko Monk Chocolate, Thierry and Mink Chocolateなどが参加しています。
































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