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Some urban geeks may criticize Vancouver’s downtown core for being soulless, but for those who live in towering skyscrapers above the city’s lights, the busy streets, plentiful retail, and proximity to parks and big-league sports make this metro core the only place worth considering. Have we mentioned the views? There’s something grandiose about being surrounded by water in a downtown metropolis. Many dwellers of this city of glass abide in 5oo-sq.-ft. condos, squeezed between the financial district’s towering office blocks and large department stores. Developers are still finding space to build bigger, higher, shinier options for those who want in, meaning you can expect Vancouver’s skyline to drastically change over the next decade.

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The Triumphs and Tribulations of the Trump Hotel Opening

The Triumphs and Tribulations of the Trump Hotel Opening

No amount of decoration or luxury can distract you from the name above the door.

These Rare Dessert Dumplings Are Worth the Wait

These Rare Dessert Dumplings Are Worth the Wait

You'll have to wait 20 minutes to get a taste of Dinesty's steamed chocolate-and-red-bean-paste dumplings.

Can Vancouver Crack Feminism’s Diversity Problem?

Can Vancouver Crack Feminism’s Diversity Problem?

One month after Vancouver's massive Women’s March on Washington, activists are trying to overcome their differences and keep the momentum going.

Cool Workspace: Inside the Kabam Vancouver Office

Cool Workspace: Inside the Kabam Vancouver Office

There are no grey cubicles to be found in the video game studio's playful, nerd-positive workspace.

Do Vancouver Parks Need “Pooch Patches” and Dog-Friendly Dig Zones?

Do Vancouver Parks Need “Pooch Patches” and Dog-Friendly Dig Zones?

The Vancouver Park Board wants feedback on ideas to reduce clashes with the canine classes.

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Local Hero: From Vancouver to the Front Lines of the Refugee Crisis

Local Hero: From Vancouver to the Front Lines of the Refugee Crisis

Nurse Courtney Bercan on what it's like to be on a rescue mission in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Best Thing I Ate All Week: Vegan Club Sandwich at Railtown Cafe

The Best Thing I Ate All Week: Vegan Club Sandwich at Railtown Cafe

A sandwich that might be worth travelling across town for.

Photos: Inside the Japan Unlayered Exhibit

Photos: Inside the Japan Unlayered Exhibit

Kengo Kuma, Beams and Muji take over Vancouver

The Ticket: Shen Yun Performing Arts Brings China’s History to the Stage

The Ticket: Shen Yun Performing Arts Brings China’s History to the Stage

The classical Chinese dance troupe returns to Queen Elizabeth Theatre just in time for Vancouver's Chinese New Year celebrations.  

This Over-the-Top Foie Gras is Well Worth the Splurge

This Over-the-Top Foie Gras is Well Worth the Splurge

Le Crocodile's foie gras crème brûlée is both nostalgic and au courant.

9 Ways to Ring in the Year of the Rooster

9 Ways to Ring in the Year of the Rooster

In a city that has one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the country, it's hard to know where to go (and what to eat) first. Lucky for you, VanMag has complied a list...