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Farmers’ Markets Worth Visiting in Vancouver & Toronto

Intro For many Canadians, buying fresh food at a local farmers’ markets is one of summer’s many pleasures. Despite the convenience of grocery stores and supermarkets, the recent impacts of COVID-19 have led many to consider their health, as well as the pros and cons of buying local foods vs.

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What You Need To Know About Using The ArriveCAN App

Are you thinking of travelling soon? A quick trip down to Seattle or perhaps a further trip located in Asia or Europe? Well, regardless of where you go, you’ll now have to download the ArriveCAN mobile app and fill out your information to come back to Canada. Foreign nationals who


Ways to Celebrate the BC Day Long Weekend This Year

BC Day, otherwise known as British Columbia Day, is an annual long weekend in…you guessed it, the province of British Columbia! On this day, British Columbians take a day off to celebrate their local heritage and recognize shaping the social, cultural and political landscape of the province. Keep reading to


BC Ferries’ Best Discounts Yet on Inter-Island Routes

Intro After a relatively cold two months of May and June, summer has finally arrived in BC, and the new season is full of things to do. So why not do a bit of travelling? This July, August and September, save 75% on BC Ferries fees! Take advantage of the

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Places to Meet Your University/College Friends in Vancouver

Check out these 4 meet-up spots for college/university students!  The Rec Room  If you’re looking to have lots of fun with your friends, the Rec Room at The Amazing Brentwood is a great place to consider! The Rec Room opened in 2021 and is the first location in BC across


7 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

Check out these 7 tips on how to stay cool this summer in Canada! #1. Stay hydrated.  It’s important to stay hydrated when you’re feeling thirsty and hot, but with extreme heat waves taking over Canadian cities again this summer, it’s now recommended that you start drinking before you even

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Working Holidays: Where to Find a Job

The school breaks are quickly approaching and now’s your opportunity to lighten your class load. Many students typically take on temporary jobs while their schedules open up during this time of year. Here’s how you can do that. Where to Start Looking Indeed – The most common place to look

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Unique Summer Activities in Canada

Try some new Canadian experiences this summer. Exploring nature isn’t like any other when you’re in Canada.  Camping Something that people in the Philippines don’t often have the opportunity to do is go camping. Thanks to Canada’s great wilderness and national parks, camping can be considered a national summer pastime.


Vancouver & Toronto Named as 2026 FIFA World Cup Host Cities

Introduction Game on! In June, two Canadian cities, Vancouver and Toronto, were selected as host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. This means that some of the most well-known and talented soccer teams are headed right for this city. If you’re a huge soccer fan and want to stay


Things to do on Canada Day This Year in BC

Intro On July 1st, individuals celebrate their Canadian identity and pride by joining parades, wearing red, displaying or waving the Canadian flag, and singing the national anthem “O Canada”. Families will often participate in city-run events, while younger crowds might join their friends and enjoy the day with delicious food


Beautiful Picnic Sites in Vancouver

Having a picnic is a wonderful way to get outdoors with family and friends during the warmer seasons. Here are five picnic spots in Vancouver that you should check out! Parks for Picnicking!  1. Stanley Park (located at the west end of Georgia St.) Stanley Park is perhaps one of


Vaccination Requirements are Suspended for Domestic and Outbound Travellers

Recent news for vaccinated individuals As of June 20th, vaccination requirements are no longer needed for citizens who travel both domestically and outbound. It has also been decided that proof of vaccination will be unnecessary when boarding a plane or a train in Canada. Recently, there have also been new


Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Canada

Intro Every year, Father’s Day is celebrated by families all around the world who want to plan activities to celebrate fatherhood and the special men in their lives. While kids give their Dads tools, Yeti coolers, and other unique items, mothers and older children pore through Father’s Day quotes, Dad


Beautiful Summer Travel Destinations in Canada

Summer vacation is coming soon, and if you don’t know how you’ll spend it, try checking out some popular Canadian travel destinations! Canada stretches far and wide, offering a new experience wherever you go. Tofino It takes a little bit of effort to get to Tofino because you’ll not only


Living in London, Ontario

Overview of the City The city of London is located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. It is home to more than 383,000 people who enjoy both the buzzing atmosphere of the lively environment, and the quiet and calming nature that surrounds the area. As the 11th largest city in


How to Celebrate Victoria Day

What is Victoria Day?  Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday that is celebrated on the Monday before May 25th every year. This means that Victoria Day in 2022 will be celebrated on Monday, May 23. In 1845, the Province of Canada decided that Victoria Day would become a

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Mother’s Day in Vancouver- 2022

What Is Mother’s Day? Mother’s day is almost here, which means families should start planning a way to spoil their Mother, Grandmother, or any other female guardian in their life. There are many ways to celebrate it, whether that may be giving them a card full of love, bringing them


Working and traveling in Canada with International Experience Canada

More than 30 countries and territories have signed bilateral youth mobility agreements with Canada. Foreign youth(18 to 35) can obtain a temporary work permit to travel and work in Canada through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. IEC can assist you in gaining international work experience after graduation, taking a


Amazing Spring Break Destinations in Canada for Your Adventures

Spring break is almost here and it’s time to think about travel. Where should we go in Canada to have fun spending time with your friends and family? The best places for a memorable trip range from urban landscapes to the wilderness. Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Thanks to its ample


IELTS Academic Writing Task 1:The Ultimate Guide to Get over 6.0 or Higher Score

The task will involve describing, summarizing, and explaining the information provided in a graph, table, chart, or diagram. How to answer IELTS Academic Task 1? Ideal structure for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Introduction Introduce the paragraph using a paraphrase of the question. Always answer the question. It should be


Why is the Booster Dose Important?!

What is the Booster Dose? A booster dose is an extra shot of the vaccine that protects you from COVID-19 for a longer period of time. You will receive either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine as they are interchangeable. The vaccine will not only protect yourself but also the people


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