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Wineries & Wine Tours
The Winery For centuries, not every one lived near vineyards or had to go far to enjoy a sensational craft. People made wine in their home cellars and invited their neighbours to celebrate the true poetry in the bottle over flames of candles and flavours of delectable bites. This ancient legacy shapes the true vision for inception of City Side Winery in the heart of Vancouver. City Side Winery is the story of old traditions blending with the new world. It unfolds centuries-old history of winemaking infused with deep-rooted culture of hospitality in Vancouver and welcomes wine lovers to the latest Canada’s West Coast wine destination. Whether it brings vineyards to the urban core or urban core to the vineyards, the fruit of bringing this idea to life is a unique progress in the British Columbia wine industry; a path to the future led by this pioneer. As Vancouver’s sole commercial winery founded by a family thrived with decades of international experience in winemaking and hospitality, its sophisticated concept breaks away from the elitist reputation of wine and shares passion for quality in an intimate and elegant space that bears no sign of commercial design. Its ambiance embodies the owner’s vision of joie de vivre and sensational delights. While cellar brings to life the best of BC vineyards, kitchen creates top quality and flavour with fresh and vibrant ingredients of BC’s earth, farms and ocean. The lounge, tasting room, wine shop, bar and meeting rooms are artfully blended together to create what resembles an extension of guests’ very own living room. Sommeliers and wine-passionate staff guide wine tasting and food pairings, educate and recommend allowing guests to discover the delightful complexity of their palate. The Winemaker Homan brings to City Side Winery an innovative and uncompromising view to winemaking and hospitality along with an inspirational leadership, a charismatic character and down-to-earth personality with a contagious sense of humour. Although an incredible opportunity to work along one of the world-famous Masters of Wine, Markus Del Monego, introduced Homan to new horizons in the art of winemaking, it was his unconventional love of wine and exceptional dedication that inspired him to enrich his scientific backbone. Between working for wine merchants of Hamburg and training in spectacular luscious green valleys of Mosel and Baden-Baden, Homan complemented his Ã¢ÂÂHospitality and Hotel ManagementÃ¢ÂÂ degree in Germany with a Ã¢ÂÂSommelierÃ¢ÂÂ certificate and later moved to UK in pursuit of a degree in Ã¢ÂÂViticulture and Oenology.Ã¢ÂÂ From opulent British lounges and luxury German hotels to business management and vintage work in world-class wineries in UK, Greece, Germany, Canada and USA amongst others, Homan’s international award winning experience shaped his vision and defined a meticulous framework for his style of winemaking. In 2016, Homan along with his wife, Mina, founded City Side Winery in Mount Pleasant, one of the most promising neighborhoods near downtown Vancouver, where they passionately follow their dream of making signature wines defined by the quality benchmarks of world icon wineries. Haftbaradaran’s family is proud to join the community of entrepreneurs in Vancouver and be part of the delightful journey of discovery for wine lovers. YOUR IDEAL EVENT DESTINATION With a unique and sophisticated setting located in the heart of the city, near downtown Vancouver, we offer one of the hottest new venues in town with competitive packages and impressive rates. We are proud to host a wide range of private functions, corporate events, board meetings, demo & presentations, product launch or promotion, client & investor appreciation events, team building sessions, luncheons and much more. Impress your guests with an elegant and versatile venue for a Ã¢ÂÂone of a kind experience.” Planning to celebrate what is worth raising a glass about? enjoy the captivating ambiance of our unique lounge for all kinds of events. Capacity: 50 seats Complementary Wi-Fi Onsite Kitchen catering a wine-inspired menu and bar (wine, cocktail, beer,etc.) within walking distance from downtown Vancouver and sky train, near seawall and downtown attractions Special offers for event coordinators Hosting private & semi-private events
Fishing, Cabins & Cottages
As a family run business in operation since 1983, we welcome you to enjoy the ultimate West Coast experience. As the first fishing charter operation in Port Renfrew, we can steer fishermen onto trophy size fish and navigate hikers and sightseers through beautiful and lush rain forest. We’re pleased to welcome back 70% of our customers as returnees each year. We have five cottages with wharfage.
Private and semi-private tours that are fully customized to suit your needs. Sit back, relax and explore the sun-drenched Okanagan wineries, where you can tour the vineyards, the cellar, learn about wine-making and sample the many award winning wines and taste what makes them world-class.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions
Open May to October Ride on an operating Heritage Railway. We are open Saturdays and Sundays May through October, from 9.30am until the last train returns at 4.00pm. Come out and see what we have to offer and go for a ride on the train.
The Billy Barker offers comfortable rooms, great meals at affordable prices and a casino that opens at 10am seven days a week. Come visit our newly renovated lobby, lounge and restaurant.
Hiking, Paddling, Sightseeing
You want the experience of a lifetime, and West Adventures can make it happen for you. Immerse yourself in the wilds and beauty of Latin & North America, while we handle the logistics and details that can make trip planning so stressful. With us, you’ll travel the way you want to, guided by people who know and love this regionÃ¢ÂÂand want you to love it, too.
We are a family run vineyard and boutique winery producing hand selected, single vineyard, low yield, free run artisan wine located in beautiful south Langley along the Campbell Valley Wine Route. We are excited to share with you our passion for agriculture, our bucolic setting, our love for family and our carefully crafted wines. Our wines make everyday a special occasion. Here’s to you!
With over 60,000 amazing aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium, what will you see today? Stop by and say hi to the adorable sea otters, or come see the mesmerizing jellyfish. Enjoy daily sea lion, otter and penguin experiences, as well as the free-roaming animals found in the popular Amazon gallery. And make sure to visit the Treasures of the BC Coast gallery to discover the unique and breath-taking animals that live in BC’s local waters, including ‘Ceph Rogen’, the Pacific Octopus. You can also immerse yourself in the 4D Experience Theatre, which combines the high-definition excitement of a 3D film with thrilling sensory effects! The Vancouver Aquarium is an Ocean Wise initiative, a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. Your visit to the Aquarium directly contributes to its conservation, education and research programs. Find out for yourself why the Vancouver Aquarium is one of the world’s favourite aquariums!
Photo Tours on Sundays. The Photo Tours are $20 per person. For 2019 we will tour and photograph Cascade Falls starting mid-May – date TBA. Join us and bring your family. Children under 14 free. It’s easy walking for everyone. We have several locations at the falls. Bring your camera, phone or tablet . Other tours available upon request; Son Ranch Timber Company, Christina Lake and the Granby River Valley. Check the website for details.
The Tumbler Ridge Museum is home to the Dinosaur Discovery Gallery and the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre. The central display features a full-scale re-creation of a 100 million-year-old dinosaur track environment, with additional displays on dinosaur and other vertebrate tracks and traces, which make up the vast majority of the terrestrial vertebrate record of western Canada. The interactive theatre provides several presentation options for visitors to view and learn about the pre-history of the Peace Region of British Columbia. During the summer the Gallery offers Trackway Tours, Day Camps for kids ages 7 – 13, and Drop in programs for kids and families of all ages. The Tumbler Ridge Human History Gallery is housed in the Community Centre with free access during regular Centre hours.