Monday, 20 May 2013

One can see around 650 skyscrapers in Vancouver. But, one of the marvel that Vancouver metropolis boasts upon is Living_Shangri-La. Its a 62 storey building having a 5 star hotel and its offices in the first 15 floors. Rest of the tower has condominium apartments.

The Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver is an integral part of a hotel chain named Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. It occupies ground floor to 15th floor, 119 rooms with a Presidential Suite. Also, it has 307 condominium units with 3 penthouses on 61st floor.

Living Shangri-La has been featured in a Hollywood movie named Tron: Legacy.

With such attributes, the hotel is the axis of Real Estate Vancouver. If you are planning to buy/sell property in the city, Lorne Goldman welcomes you at their offices.


Friday, 17 May 2013

From bustling bazaars, busy business centers, adrenaline pumping water and inland activities to mesmerizing wildlife tours, cruising and exploring the enchanted territory, Vancouver is a city that has something for everyone. One of the most livable cities in the world, here are the top three free things to do in Vancouver –
  • Grouse Grind – If you are an outdoor and nature enthusiast, then hiking the Grouse Grind should be on the top of your priority list. The panoramic views of the sea, monolithic mountains and an untouched wilderness attract over a million tourists every year to Grouse Grind.
  • Lynn Canyon – You can not afford to miss the exceptional views from the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge when you are in the city. A whopping 617 acres of forest area, Lynn Canyon is a perfect place to get up, close and personal with nature. 

  • Richmond Night Market – A shopper’s and foodie’s paradise, the Chinese night market during the summer is a perfect way to witness exuberant carnivals and cultural events. Roam the market and discover priceless handicrafts, not to forget the authentic Chinese delicacies.
If you are moving to Vancouver, browse through Vancouver real estate listings to find the most suitable accommodation for you.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Vancouver real estate market has seen a lot of activity in the recent years thanks to the job and business opportunities that this city offers. If you have recently moved to a house in Vancouver, it’s time to know this city of British Columbia well. Dining out (alone or with family and friends) may be one of the things on your ‘to do list’. Here are 4 of the finest eat outs in your new city:

Rain City Grill – Located at 1193 Denman Street, Rain City Grill offers you the finest views of Stanley Park and English Bay. This is the perfect place to relish exotic cheeses, organic veggies and salmon in a classy and sophisticated ambience. Weekend brunch at the Rain City Grill is well known for the variety of food options it offers to patrons.

Lupo Restaurant and Vinoteca – If scrumptious Italian food and the best wines are on your mind, this is the place to visit. Lupo Restaurant and Vinoteca, also known as Villa del Lupo, is located in downtown Vancouver on the Hamilton Street and is also one of the most romantic restaurants of British Columbia.

Blue Water Café – This exquisite seafood restaurant at 1095 Hamilton Street offers the largest variety of cuisines with oysters, prawns, lobsters along with sirloin steak. This Vancouver restaurant is also frequented by celebrities throughout the year and is also a good place for formal business dinners. 

Salade de Fruits Café – If you feel like visiting France ‘for an hour or two’, just drive to this place. The home like French dishes and delicious crème brulee at Salade de Fruits Café can really delight your heart (and palate). The restaurant menu has plenty of healthy dishes and desserts.

With a new dwelling in Vancouver, you also have lots more to look forward to besides great food.
April 26, 2013 marks the 127th birthday of city of Vancouver. It was on this day that the small sawmill community of Granville was reborn as the brand new city of Vancouver. The real estate listings in this urbane city today include some of the mist beautiful houses and apartments of British Columbia.

Did you know that this cosmopolitan city bordered with majestic mountains is also associated with several well known personalities? Here are some lesser known facts about Vancouver:

  • Frederick John Westcott, better known by his stage name Fred Karno organized a week long engagement in the city in 1911. One of performers in the play was Charlie Chaplin who was 22 years old then.

  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling, the English short story writer, novelist and poet visited Vancouver three times beginning in 1892. Impressed by the beauty and culture of the city, he also bought some land here.
  • Bing Crosby, American actor who won Academy Award (Best Actor) for 1944 musical comedy Going My Way, often visited Vancouver. However, he was once refused a room at Hotel Vancouver when he walked in casually dressed. With his few days’ growth of facial hair, the perplexed clerk at reservation desk could not recognize him.

  • When Johnny Depp had to live in Vancouver for the first season of Jump Street, he got into a tiff with the security guard of his hotel and was arrested. The one night that he spent in a Vancouver prison was enough for tabloids to latch onto and it sparked media’s portrayal of Depp as a ‘hell raiser’. However, to his fans and public in general, he remained polite and constructive about his work.
  • Katherine Hepburn used to periodically rent the penthouse of the low rise Rosellen Suites, in Vancouver’s West End area. It is still available for rent.