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Main Street Car Free day is coming!

Main Street Car Free day is coming!









Car Free Festivals is coming in this year, too. During the festivals, you can freely walk many places in downtown without concerning about car.
This event is for culturizing community and art through no car-area. So, there are many stalls in many streets. You can enjoy eating foods and checking local arts. You will also see many amazing performances on the street.


There are several events during the Car Free Festival. Those below are the locations and details.

• Westend Car Free Festival
There will be music stage.
Location: Denman Street from Davie to Robson
Time: Noon to 7 pm Saturday, June 16th

• Main Street Car Free Festival
There will be funky artisans and popular food vendors.
Location: Broadway to 30th on Main Street
Time: Noon to 7 pm Sunday, June 17th

• Commercial Broadway Car Free Festival
There will be much unique shopping and food.
Location: Venables to N. Grandview on Commercial Drive
Time: Noon to 7 pm Sunday, July 8th

• Kitsilano Block Parties
There are many things that kids love.
Location: Kitsilano
Time: June 16th, 17th and June 30th to July 2nd

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!


Do you miss watching Ghibli movies?

【Chinatown movie】Do you miss watching Ghibli movies?





Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas

88 West Pender, 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6N9

(604) 806 – 0799



  Child (3-13) General (14-64) Senior (65-)
General $9.25 $12.99 $8.75
3D $12.25 $15.99 $11.75


Aug 27 and 30, 2017: Castle in the sky/天空の城ラピュタ

Sep 24 and 27, 2017: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind/風の谷のナウシカ

Oct 29 and Nov 1, 2017: Spirited Away/千と千尋の神隠し

Dec 3 and 6, 2017: Howl’s Moving Castles/ハウルの動く城


【Chinatown movie】Do you miss watching Ghibli movies?

【Chinatown movie】Do you miss watching Ghibli movies?




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What You can buy at Konbiniya?

What You can buy at Konbiniya?

1238 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C1

Mon-Sun:11:00 am – 12:00








Konbiniya is a Japanese market in Robson st. You can buy lots of real Japanese products, such as foods, drinks, makeup products, and books…etc.


(Soup / Seasoning / Tea, Instant food, Frozen food, DVD / Books, Snack / Candy, Sweets, Curry / Udon noodle, fried food, Daily goods, Fresh food, Bento box / Chilled food, Drinks, Rice, Glico products) Even they have “yatsuhashi” which is a famous sweet in Kyoto!

I sometime go there to get natto and Japanese matcha sweets.



スープ、調味料、お茶、インスタント食品、冷凍食品、DVD、本、お菓子、麺類、揚げ物、乳製品、ソース、お弁当、お米、グリコ製品等 八つ橋までも買うことが出来ます。



24/7 open café in Vancouver!

24/7 open café in Vancouver!


Are you looking for a café that’s open till late at night?

Here are some 24/7 coffee shops with lots of freshly baked goods and freshly brewed coffee and where the customer service is good with plenty of seats.



Breka Bakery & Cafe

812 Bute Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1Y4

Phone number (604) 620-8200




855 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7

Phone number (604) 428-8080


There are 2 locations in down town.

They always have fresh baked goods and coffee.


Blenz Coffee

935 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9

Phone number (604) 568-2806





1505 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1C3

Phone number (604) 336-2867


PappaRoti is not a 24/7 open café but is open till 12am!

If you come here you should try their Buns

The buns are huge and intimidating, but they end up being super light and fluffy somehow.





Famous cafés in downtown

Famous cafés in downtown
As you can see there are many cafés in downtown
I will introduce cafés from each region of Vancouver 😉
Downtown area
This place is best known as a French patisserie
Gastown area
Burru coffee
Coffee lovers must go!
The bar itself is equipped with a top gear espresso machine accompanied byKold electronic
grinders, the most advanced coffee grinding machine at reduced heat for more floral notes in the cup.
Timber train coffee
It’s good to have great coffee and home made waffles!
Nelson the Seagull
Breakfast and a light lunch menu are available
Yale town
Small victory
When you walk in, it smells delicious because of the fresh baking that goes on, you can
literally see fresh bread coming out of the oven!
Rocanini Coffee Roasters
It is a relaxing place to hang out and even do work and or study !

Where is the best hair salon in Vancouver DT?

Where is the best hair salon in Vancouver DT?

There are many hair salons in Vancouver downtown, so how do you choose one?

If you are looking for a hair salon with great service and professional cuts, I would recommend TSUBAKI.

TSUBAKI is a hair salon owned and operated by Japanese.


Price is affordable at $25 for a cut.


I have a preferred stylist named, Nori.

She cuts well and is also great at hair coloring!

Last time I had a highlight  ($90) and haircut.

She did a great job and I really I liked it!

If you want to get a haircut and color, ask for Nori!;)

Tell her, Mariko sent you!

This is the stylist schedule


Downtown Vancouver’s best spots for a great happy hour

Downtown Vancouver’s best spots for a great happy hour


Here is the list that I recommend for happy hours!


The Flying Pig


Every day from 4pm to 6pm at every location.


Yaletown, Gastown, and Olympic village


The Fish Shack


2:30 to 6pm and 10pm to mid night seven days a week


Enjoy some snacks and $5 feature drink!


The Bourbon


Afternoon to 7pm


Kokanee $3.75 and $4 shots of Fireball


Seven days a week 4pm to 6pm at the bar area.


Drink specials include Molson pints, red and white wine, and Joe’s HighBalls, which are all $5



Why is Vancouver considered as one of the best cities in the world

Living in Vancouver is awesome!

Why is Vancouver considered as one of the best best cities i the world?


1Vancouver has a supernaturally beautiful setting


2 Vancouver city is a safety city



With easy access to Whistler,Victoria and Rocky

4 Vancouver has great school



The University of British Columbia is consistently ranking among the 40 best globally, and now places among the top 20 public universities in the world.

5Exciting Activities

You can enjoy shopping, restaurant, winter sports and marine sports!