Feel the Vibe of Jamaica in Vancouver at this FREE pop-up event


Shake those November blues with visit to Jamaica…without leaving Vancouver.

At least that’s the goal of the Feel the Vibe Jamaica Pop Up Shop, a free event which runs November 16 to 19 in Yaletown.


Put on by The Jamaica Tourist Board, who have teamed up with Vancouver’s Arrival Agency, this event will find 1263 Homer Street turned into a lively “mini Jamaica,” complete with a beach.

“The Jamaica Pop Up Shop will allow guests to Feel the Vibe of our island and fall in love with the destination before booking their vacation,” said Philip Rose, the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Regional Director in Canada, in a release.

On site, the island-curious will find everything from Jamaican patties and Red Stripe beer to live music (think dancehall and reggae), and reps from Sunwing who can talk about the new flights from YVR they’ve just added–in case you are really inspired to make your Jamaican getaway the real deal–and you can enter into a contest there to win a trip, too.

Feel the Vibe Jamaica Pop Up Shop

When: Thursday, November 16 (7 pm to midnight); Friday, November 17 (4 pm to midnight); Saturday, November 18 (4 pm to 2 am); Sunday, November 19 (4 pm to midnight).
Where: 1263 Homer Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free; reserve via Facebook event page or Eventbrite

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom