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Top Ten Reasons Why We Love Living in Vancouver!

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Why do you love living in Vancouver? Share your reasons with us!

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Which is your favourite Vancouver neighbourhood? Why?

If money was no object (LOL!) where would you want to live ? What type of property would be your first choice – house, townhome or condo? Why?

  1. we have lots of water
  2. we are green – lots of gardens, lawns, trees, rivers and lakes
  3. we boat, play tennis, golf, ski, hike and do water sports
  4. we have lots of amazing parks
  5. we love living on or close to the waterfront
  6. we enjoy the beauty of snow capped mountains
  7. we have the world’s #1 park – Stanley Park
  8. we boast awesome restaurants with great variety
  9. we love our farmer’s markets, food trucks, street fest
  10. Don’t forget Emily Carr – the quintessential West Coast artist

My Areas of Expertise

  • Second Home Real Estate Specialist (SHRES)
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  • Buying or Selling Tenant Occupied Properties (STOP)
  • Sellers Downsizing and Trading Up
  • New Home Buyers
  • First Time buyers
  • Visit my website for more info on Vancouver’s waterfront condo neighbourhoods

 Why Hire Maggie Chandler as your Vancouver Realtor?

  • I am a full-time Professional and deliver a high calibre service on your time frame, backed by decades of hyper-local knowledge and expertise in Vancouver’s waterfront condo neighbourhoods, together with an understanding of their history and evolution
  • I understand the market for Vancouver penthouses, waterfront condos, townhomes, heritage condos, lofts and luxury real estate and have marketed and sold over 1,000 properties
  • I work on your time frame and go the extra mile for you
  • How can I help you find the right home or investment property?
  • Author Maggie Chandler 1648 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1R3

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Vancouver’s Stanley Park Voted the World’s Best Park!

photoWho Has the World’s Best Park? We Do! Vancouver’s Stanley Park was just voted by TripAdvisor as the world’s best!

Did you know that our Stanley Park opened in 1888 and the 1,000 acre park is a national historic site and includes beaches and a saltwater outdoor pool, an 8.8 kilometre seawall and 27 km of cedar, fir and hemlock forest trails.

And don’t forget its gardens which includes a rhododendron and rose garden as well as a Shakespeare garden and a rock garden. It has many monuments and sculptures, a First Nations art, totem poles and Klaowya Village, an aquarium a miniature train and of course its landmarks which are Lost Lagoon, beaver Lake, Siwash Rock, the Hollow Tree, Brockton Point Lighthouse and heritage buildings. Read more

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Where Did I Find Pictures of Ye Olde Vancouver

1787356-black-and-white-tudor-house-isolatedEver  been to the Vancouver Archives on Kits Point? It’s fascinating if you like to take a look back in history and see what our beautiful city looked like in the 1800 and 1900s.

Check out some pictures of ye olde vancouver

Why Hire Maggie Chandler as your Vancouver Realtor?

  • I am a full time Professional
  • You can count on my decades of hyper-local knowledge and experience
  • I understand the real estate in Vancouver’s waterfront neighbourhoods, its history and its evolution
  • Looking for a Vancouver Penthouse, waterfront condo, townhome, heritage condo, loft or luxury real estate?
  • I help you get exactly what you want! Call Maggie today! 604-328-0077

Author Maggie Chandler 1648 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V6J 1R3

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You’re Invited to Celebrate Stanley Park’s 125 Birthday!

imagesCA6VWETXStanley Park was opened in 1888 by Vancouver’s Mayor David Oppenheimer who named it after the current Governor General, Lord Stanley of Preston. Our amazing park consists of  1000 acres, has many amazing trees that are hundreds of years old, borders the West End and Coal Harbour and is a jewel in a concrete city. In 1791 Captain Jose Maria Narvaez and Captain George Vancouver were the first Europeans to meet the Squamish Band who lived in Stanley Park. Read more

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Where to Hunt for Easter Eggs in Vancouver?

Happy Easter Vancouver! Celebrate Easter by going on an Easter egg hunt in Vancouver! There’s the annual  Stanley Park Minature Train, as well as Vancouver community centres. The events are popular so buy a ticket in advance.

What’s Happening at Grouse Mountain on Easter Weekend?

An Easter egg hunt! Have brunch and visit with the Easter Bunny. All ages welcomed! Tickets are $15 on Sunday. Or check out Lonsdale Quay. Look for the the friendly Britanniasaurus Rex at Britannia Mine Museum. Richmond’s Gulf of Georgia Cannery celebrates Easter with a Easter-themed scavenger hunt through the cannery. Read more

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Show Us Your Shamrocks Vancouver!

Vancouver is a very diversified city with cultures from all over the world and great restaurants! But the city seems to embrace the Irish wholeheartedly – wonder why that is? Perhaps because the Irish are so much fun! Once a year, on St. Patricks Day, many people dress up in green, pack the Irish pubs, drink some green beer and eat a little Irish Stew. Show us you shamrocks Vancouver! Did you know the Irish language has been spoken in Ireland for over 2000 years, is Celtic and a close relative of Scottish Gaelic. Read more

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Fun Valentines Day Activities in Vancouver

Valentine’s Day offers lots of fun activities for couples, singles and families who live in Vancouver. The various events can be expensive or cheap, traditional or something different. Here’s a few suggestions for you.

Valentine’s Outdoor Activities

Take advantage of the dry weather and go for a walk in Van Dusen Gardens or a well lit neighbourhood park. Or have a free skate Downtown Vancouver at Robson Square. Drop by one of the shops that are participating in the Vancouver Chocolate Festival. Or hang out and people watch in one of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods. Which is your favourite neighbourhood? Take a walk along the seawall by Stanley Park or Canada Place. Spot a celeb in Hollywood North. Tour Vancouver’s Olympic Venues. Read more

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