“The Canada Line is now the entrance to Vancouver. The cement wasteland along the riverfront isn't welcoming, it's not world class, and we're not the greenest city in the world. I'm trying to get a park and I'm very focused on that out of this density mess.” — Don Larson

“Marpole is the Gateway to Vancouver for thousands of residents, commuters, visitors and tourists each and every day. The southwestern entrance to the city, as entered from the Arthur Laing Bridge currently encompasses industrial land, some commercial buildings, the Fraser River and a First Nations Midden. It is under whelming in its impact as a city gateway.” — Marpole Business Association

“Marpole Village: The friendly, neighbourhood commercial district for all of your daily shopping needs, in the deep south Granville of Vancouver.” — @marpolevillage

Marpole Food

Tasting Plates Puts Marpole on the Foodie Map

The first ever Tasting Plates Marpole event on Wednesday, March 30th, was a hit with local and visiting foodies alike.

The event was promoted by local food writer Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster. Tasting Plates eating tours have been held in neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

The Marpole BIA was a contributing sponsor, as were the four particiapting merchants: Gigi Blin, Bonjour Marketplace, Pho Cafe MaiMai, and The Yard Cafe.

More than 70 curious foodies from far and wide came for a three-hour walkabout and tasting tour of these four fabulous Marpole eateries.

The menu featured an incredible selection of craft beers, organic teas, vegetable soup and noodles, spicy pho and spring rolls, espresso affogato and pastries, and pasta with organic tomato sauces.

Many participating suppliers joined in with highlighted tastings, including Granville Island Brewing, Kids Can Cook, Cafe Umbria Coffee, Golden Leaf Tea, Au Natural, and Fuggles & Warlock Brewing.

Special thanks to the owners of Gigi Blin, Bonjour Marketplace, Pho Cafe MaiMai, The Yard Cafe, and Richard Wolak for supporting this great event in Marpole.