The Vancouver Christmas Market

The Vancouver Christmas Market

  For only $5 you can enjoy the German-inspired Christmas Market at Canada Place and see what it has to offer. Add one dollar, and you get a season pass that allows you to enter any day and time. There are stalls with German food like Schnitzel and Bratwurst, as well as Spanish Paella and treats like Churros and fruit covered with chocolate. Have you ever eaten Spaetzle? If not, it’s about time to try! It’s a food lover’s paradise! Not to forget the mulled wine and other hot drinks that you can get there. Just like in Germany you can stroll along the different booths and let yourself get inspired by jewelry, clothing, self-made honey, beer jugs from several German cities, soap, Christmas ornaments and much more. You may find some Christmas presents or even something special for yourself. While we were enjoying mulled wine, we listened to live music, which was lovely and very Christmassy. We already went there at 3:30 pm and didn’t have to wait longer than 5 minutes to enter. But when we left at around 6 pm the queue seemed endless. It’s unsurprisingly a popular place to go to this time of the year, and I enjoyed everything the market has to offer.   Interested in TOEFL? Get more information about taking a TOEFL test in Vancouver!

EC World Food Fare

Last Friday on the occasion of EC’s Giving Back day, students raised money for charity by hosting the EC World Food Fare. They prepared food or dishes and sold them to fellow students. The size of the portion and the price was decided on by themselves and the team that made most money got a free Canadian dinner. The range of food varied from Korean street food, to Brazilian “brigadeiro” to French crepes to German pretzel and so on. Yes, it was as delicious as it sounds! Additionally, beverages were sold and microwaves were available to heat up the food. About 50 to 60 students joined this unique and international “food festival” and it was a lovely atmosphere, given that everything was for a good cause.   ====== Would you like to study English in Canada? EC has an English school in Vancouver!