We take a look back at our most viewed articles from the past year

2020 was a year for the history booksand one we surely won't forget. While we stayed home proofing our sourdough, rearranging furniture for at-home workouts, doing double duty as parents and teachers, we found relief in binge-worthy shows, delicious recipes, supporting local and amongst all the chaos, our lust for travel and adventure never waned.

Here are our top 20 most-loved articles from 2020...

 

20. Traditional Potato and Cheddar Ukrainian Perogy Recipe

Image Via: YelenaYemchukImage Via: YelenaYemchukThis traditional family recipe for making Ukrainian perogies, or vareniky, is a must-have in your cooking repertoire and the perfect comfort food all year round. 
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19. Support Local: Takeout and Delivery Options For Tonight's Table

Facebook/Juke Fried ChickenFacebook/Juke Fried ChickenDuring a time of uncertainty, you loved local and supported restaurants and businesses that used creative and unique methods to distribute food to those in need during the COVD-19 health crisis.
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18. Blueberry Comfort Food Recipes

blueberryFood was definitely a focus in 2020. From blueberry bacon bread pudding to blue vitamin C tea and warm blueberry bisque, you embraced these comfort food recipes. 
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17. Local Stores to Shop This Christmas

Facebook/ Front & CompanyFacebook/ Front & Company Local was on the top of your list over the Christmas season and cheer was spread by showing appreciation for our city's wonderful artisans, vendors and neighbours.
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16. Modern Living in Pitt Meadows

Pitt MeadowsMartin Knowles Photo/MediaWith open, airy and clean being their top requirements, we went behind closed doors to see how this B.C. couple created their forever home in Pitt Meadows.
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15. Secluded Getaways on the Sunshine Coast

Backeddy Resort and MarinaBackeddy Resort and MarinaEven though travel was restricted for most of the year, we were able to explore local areas during the summer, and adventure became a top priority to break up the monotony of lockdown life. Where to stay, what to eat and what to do on the Sunshine Coast was one of our most popular reads. 
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14. Lemon Drop Cookies Recipe

7This was one of our first posts in 2020... before we knew what was to come. Gearing up for the BC SPCA’s Treat Week to raise money for abused, abandoned and neglected animals, this cookie recipe by Lisa Beecroft, owner and head baker at Port Moody’s Gabi & Jules Bakery, was included in a digital Treat Week™ Cookbook full of sweet and savoury recipes from well-known local chefs, bloggers and foodies for those who supported the cause. 
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13. Must-try Cool Treats in Fort Langley

Instagram/Mavis and GloverInstagram/Mavis and GloverTo give our readers a break from the summer heat, this article rounded up Fort Langley’s best-kept secrets for summer day-trippers, included smoothies, ice cream and delicious frozen deserts. 
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12. Trendy Canadian Athleisure Brands to Try This Fall

RYURYUAt-home workouts were the safest option last year, but that didn't mean your style had to go out the window. This trendy and comfortable athleisure wear from Canadian designers supported both local and sustainable fashion.
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11. Weekend Road Trips From Vancouver

Harbour Air SeaplanesHarbour Air SeaplanesWith non-essential air travel on hold and Vancouver's proximity to numerous weekend getaway destinations, you were interested to read about the endless spots to explore during road trip season.
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10. Chefs Share Their Favourite Recipes to Cook at Home

12Because we all spent a lot more time in our kitchens over the last year, we reached out to local hospitality folks to see what they were cooking up in their homes. They shared their amazing recipes.
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9. Explore These Quaint Towns in British Columbia

Destination BC/Nolan GaleDestination BC/Nolan GaleWith local exploration at its highest this year, we were able to discover the beauty that is on our doorsteps with these six B.C. towns.
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8. Binge-Worthy Netflix Shows to Watch While Social Distancing

14Would it really be a 2020 roundup without the mention of a Netflix binge? If there's one positive thing to come out of the year, it's that you didn't need to feel guilty for sitting in front of the TV all day.
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7. Homegrown Tracks to Help Us Heal

Facebook/Celine DionFacebook/Celine DionIn days of uncertainty, we turned to Canadian performers that have long been heroes in times of crisis to offer some comfort during those early confusing days. 
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6. Charming Airbnb Hideaways in B.C.

16When we were all in need of an escape, these idyllic West Coast rentals gave us the opportunity to recharge amongst the beautiful wilderness British Columbia has to offer.
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5. BC Wine 101: Winter 2020 Edition

17Is it any surprise that wine was in the top 5 of our list? With our quarterly dive into all the delicious wine B.C. has to offer, winter 2020's edition featured fireside reds, hot tub whites and an interview with the couple who make some of the best bubbles in the Okanagan.
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4. How Indie Brand Evalina Beauty is Changing the Game

Evalina BeautyEvalina BeautyIn their first year, Vancouver-based Evalina Beauty strived to empower women in their day-to-day lives with a makeup collection that enhances natural beauty instead of hiding it. From paraben- and cruelty-free products to supporting women and children in local communities, we covered why you should be adding Evalina Beauty to your makeup bags.
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3. Dream Home: $8 Million for Waterfront Luxury in North Vancouver

18This luxury four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,300-square-foot home in North Vancouver was a hit with you last year, and we can see why: the wet bar, infinity pool and view over open waters may have something to do with it.
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2. Eco-conscious Canadian Clothing Brands

Facebook/ Fortnight Lingerie & SwimFacebook/ Fortnight Lingerie & SwimIt was a year of change for a lot of us and we were determined to source local and sustainable fashion that not only makes you look good, but feel good too.
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1. Made-in-Canada Face Masks

19Who knew face masks would be the most sought-after trend of 2020? Nevertheless, local companies worked hard to keep us all safe and stylish throughout the year and this roundup became our most popular story in 2020.
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