Looking to host a Burns Night Supper this evening, in celebration of the Great Poet Robert Burns and in the search for Haggis to complete the meal? Vantastic VA knows it is a hard find in the city, and has created a list to make your search that much easier!
Happy Eating Vancouver!
Tenderland Meats - 141 - 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Windsor Meats - 4110 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P7
The British Butcher Shoppe - 703 Queensbury Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7L 3V9 and 1531 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9
The Celtic Treasure Chest - 5639 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6N 1W5
Jacksons Meat and Deli - 2214 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 4S2
The British Store - 13369 72 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 2N5
Black Pudding Imports - 20353 64 Ave #107, Langley Twp, BC V2Y 1N5
Looking for some sweets to top off the meal? Check out House Of McLaren in Gastown. 131 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4M3
Looking for somewhere to celebrate Australian Day this Saturday? Have a look below for Vantastic's Guide to the best places to drink, eat and celebrate in the city:
Anza Club- $5 cover charge, Will be streaming Triple J's Hottest 100 Countdown at 5PM, serving Bundaberg rum & cokes, Coopers beer, and cheesymite scrolls from Cobs Bread.
Carlos O'Bryan’s Kitsilano- Join the Vancouver Cougars and Vancouver Vixens Australian Football Clubs to celebrate Australian Day while listening to Triple J's Hottest 100 Countdown and sipping on some great beer specials. Fancy a kick or have a question about joining either team? Join the team at Jericho rugby fields on Saturday at 12.30PM.
Aussie Pie Guy - Craving a pie from home? Aussie Pie Guy is Vancouver's one and only Aussie pie food truck. Delicious authentic Australian meat (and veggie!) pies and desserts. Watch the street food app to find where the food truck will be at on Saturday.
Moose's Down Under: Moose's is kicking off an all weekend party to celebrate Australian Day! Dj's will be spinning and all night drink specials will be going on Friday night. Saturday, Moose's is opening at 3PM, live streaming Triple J'S Hottest 100 Countdown at 5PM and serving all of the Aussie grub and drinks you could handle. Chicken Parmie anyone?
The Beaver: The Beaver will be live streaming Triple J'S Hottest 100 from 5PM, Bar opens at 2PM. Come down and grab a tinne while listening to the best music of the year! PBR and Bundy on special all night long. Enter a chance to win a free snowboard!!
Happy New Year Vancouver! After a short holiday hiatus, Vantastic is back in action and here to keep your New Year resolutions going this month!
Perfect Hearts Yoga and Gateway Theatre have teamed up to bring us FREE morning yoga classes every Wednesday for the rest of January!
Dust off that yoga mat and keep those resolutions going ✓.
Eastside Culture Crawl is back November 15th-18th! 4 days, 488 artists and 70 buildings - A visual arts, crafts and design festival that is not to be missed!
Check out the map here: Eastside Culture Crawl Map
Happy Crawling Vancouver!
It's that time of fear again, Vancouver - Happy Halloween! Whether you are looking for a night full of fright, or an eve dancing with glee - Vantastic has you covered for all of this years Halloween fun. Have a look below for Vantastics' list of spooky things do around the city this Hallows Eve':
Fright Nights - With eight haunted houses, including the newest haunted house, The Bloodshed, you are sure to be in for the fright of your life!
Potters House of Horrors - Every fall, Potter’s staff converts the grounds from an enjoyable, plant-filled garden centre into a maze of terror with all the latest animatronics, digital sounds, high-tech scares and trained actors to put on a fun and scary event. Named BC's scariest haunted house - Judge for yourself, if you dare.
Stanley Park Ghost Train - The plaza will be undead with spooky sights and sounds of Halloween.
Reapers Haunted Attraction - Reapers Haunted Attraction is the scariest indoor theatrical horror experience in Western Canada. An insane asylum themed haunt bringing the horrors of crazed patients to twisted Doctors and Hospital staff.
The Lost Souls of Gastown - Venture into Vancouver’s earliest and most gruesome history on the Lost Souls of Gastown. You’ll discover a time when Vancouver was the Granville Townsite – the wild frontier town that suffered a devastating fire, smallpox outbreaks, and unsolved murders. Designed for adult audiences, the Lost Souls of Gastown is both a walking tour and a theatre piece. Created by Forbidden Vancouver’s Chief Storyteller Will Woods – and based on documented Vancouver history – the plot weaves through back streets and alleyways to a dramatic finale in the heart of Gastown’s Maple Tree Square.
Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tour - As the night falls and shadows begin to appear, you will be whisked away by San Francisco-style Trolley where you will see streets and homes, which seem normal, but if you look and listen close enough you will hear echoes of murders and other devastating events. Your host will tell the gruesome tales of The Castelanni Milkshake Murder, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Lady in Red and more.
Maan Farms - From the city all you can hear are the screams resonating from the fields on the farm. Located on the outskirts of Abbotsford lies a farm that is home to one of the scariest places in Canada. Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze is the Scariest Corn Maze in Canada, with over 5 acres of pure terror, consisting of scares that play on your senses like never before.
Halloween After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium - Celebrate Halloween with an adult puppet show, a penguin walk, dangerous animal science talks, or just grab a friend and explore the exhibits, with a cocktail in hand.
Lost Girls Burlesque with Satan’s Angel- This Halloween, The Lost Girls Burlesque will once again rise from the sexiest depths of darkness. For the first time ever, these deadly babes will open their season at Vancouver's iconic Rickshaw Theatre. Burlesque legend, and "The Devil's Own Mistress", SATAN'S ANGEL will set the stage ablaze along with performances from Ava Lure, Gidget Gravedigger, Cherry On Top, and more...
The Rocky Horror Show - See the sensational musical that sparked an international phenomenon; this live performance with a full band and 15 performers is completed with audience call-outs, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience participation props. This deliberately kitschy rock 'n' roll sci-fi gothic thriller is the most fun you will ever have in fish-nets!
The Bacardi Boohaha - 94.5 Virgin Radio presents The Bacardi BooHaHa featuring DJ Zak Santiago mixing all the hits, all night long
Halloween Club Crawl - BIGGEST and BEST 24th Annual Halloween Club Crawl in Canada for students and party people alike! There will be hundreds of party buses and thousands of creepy crawlers dressed in fun and outrageous costumes.
Halloween at the Fox! - 'Cause my body's too spookylicious for ya babe! - The Fox Cabaret presents it's 5th annual two floor Halloween blow out dance party featuring the city's best DJs, terrifying thrills, costume contests + more
Deadly Departed - Raise the dead for a night of deranged dancing! The Biltmore will be celebrating and playing hits from all your fav dearly departed artists including Prince, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse + more!
Super Lit Alien Party at The Waldorf - Get abducted at the Waldorf. The Waldorf Hotel will turn into an intergalactic planet and welcoming ALL aliens. Get your photo with with alien visitors at a UFO crash landing site with your new friends. There will be prizes for best costume, the super lit alien dance team and all your favourite music from: Mat The Alien
Are you an experienced labourer, roofer, glazer or carpenter looking for work in Vancouver with one of the top companies in North America? If so, send an email to Vantastic VA with a quick bio and resume to set up an interview.
Looking for tickets to the last game of the 2018 season for the Vancouver Whitecaps and the last game that Alphonso Davies will ever be wearing a Whitecaps FC jersey at BC place before he heads off to Bayern Munich? Email Vantastic VA for discount tickets.
We will miss you Phonzie!
Bike to work week is back this Monday, October 29th! Saddle up and join the community to celebrate bike commuting for a healthier, happier Vancouver. Register online at Bike Hub to document your rides for a chance to win some really great prizes!
See you out there - Happy cycling!
Nothing says Halloween like putting on your rubber boots and heading out in the mud to pick your very own pumpkin, followed by a good old fashioned pumpkin carving and roasted pumpkin seeds while watching scary movies. Luckily, Vancouver has many options to find your perfect pumpkin for this Halloween. Have a look at Vantastics' pumpkin patch guide to find your perfect pumpkin this Halloween.
Richmond Country Farms Pumpkin Patch - 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, B.C. V6W 1A3
Southlands Heritage Farm- 6767 Balaclava Street, Vancouver, BC V6N 1R7
Westham Island Herb Farm - 4690 Kirkland Road, Delta, BC
Bose and Sons Family Farm - 64th Avenue & 156th Street, Surrey, BC
Aldor Acres Family Farm - 24990, 84th Street, Langley, BC
Laity Pumpkin Patch - 12725 Laity Street, Maple Ridge, BC
Mann Farms Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Corn Maze - 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Chilliwack Cornmaze and Pumpkin Farm - 41905 Yale Road West,Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4J4
Want to get outside and enjoy this lovely crisp weather whilst sipping on some delicious craft beer? Put on your walking shoes and follow Vantastic's brewery tour walking guide for a fun filled day sipping on some fall delights!
Parallel 49 Brewing ->
Storm Brewing LTD (7 min walk) ->
Bomber Brewery (17 min walk) ->
Off The Rail Brewing (1 Min Walk) ->
Strange Fellows Brewing Co (27 min walk).
Be sure to drink lots of water to keep hydrated and eat snacks along the way. Soakage is important :)!