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What makes BC feel like home to you?
Enter our March Contest!

Show us what home is BC means to you. Capture your favourite #homeisBC moment on Instagram, use the hashtag and tag us to win a $1,000. See below for full contest details.

A home is what you make it, it’s where you rest your head, connect with your family, and what comforts you. Home is where you grow, play, create and work. It’s where you sail the ocean, hike the mountains, and cruise the cities. And our home is BC.

We Work Here
We Live here
Home is BC

Home is where we work with our friends, neighbours and clients. Where we help clients for their lifetime whether they move into their first place, over to a bigger space or downsize when the timing feels right. We know that one size does not fit all, and every region has something different to offer.

Now it’s your turn! Capture a home is BC moment and share it with us.

How do you describe BC to a tourist or your out-of-town family? Illustrate that feeling of BC pride or capture a favourite moment of what makes you feel at home in this province?

How to enter:

  • Head to Macdonald Realty on Instagram (@macdonaldrealtybc) to view the official contest post.
  • Like the official post and tag a friend who would love to participate in this contest.
  • Post on your social media a photo that represents “Home is BC” for you.
  • Tag and follow @macdonaldrealtybc and use the hashtag #HomeisBC

Full contest details below.

#homeisBC hashtag feed

Macdonald Realty Contest Rules & Entry

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the Home is BC contest. By entering the Contest, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  

ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to residents of British Columbia. Entrants must have a public Instagram profile so @macdonaldrealtybc will be able to access the post and photos must be of original content. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Multiple entries allowed.

ENTRY PERIOD:  March 2nd – March 31st, 2020

HOW TO ENTER: 

  • Head to Macdonald Realty on Instagram (@macdonaldrealtybc) to view the official contest post.
  • Like the official post and tag a friend who would love to participate in this contest.
  • Post on your social media a photo that represents “Home is BC” for you.
  • Tag and follow @macdonaldrealtybc and use the hashtag #HomeisBC

 PLEASE DON’T: Post including photographs that may have copyright violations, offensive, inappropriate content or defame any person, or otherwise, infringe on any person’s proprietary rights. 

 PRIVACY POLICY: All the photos shared on social media with the tags #HomeisBC and/or @macdonaldrealtybc can be shared by Macdonald Realty on its social media channels during or after the contest period (as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn). By entering this Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.

 PRIZE: $1,000 Visa Gift Card

WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected in a voting period by the marketing team of Macdonald Realty after the final day of entry up to one month after contest ends.

Macdonald Realty Reopens in North Vancouver

Macdonald Realty Reopens in North Vancouver

VANCOUVER, B.C., Oct. 2019 / Macdonald Realty, Western Canada’s largest independent full-service real estate company, today announced the re-opening of its office in North Vancouver, B.C.Canada. This office is one of Macdonald’s 20 offices throughout British Columbia.

The freshly renovated office in North Vancouver will bring to the team and clients more space and comfort. The space provides everything Macdonald’s real estate agents need to keep improving and growing their business.

Find us at 206 Lonsdale Ave or give us a call at 604.960.1100.

 

North Vancouver Office Reopens - Macdonald Realty

Other offices

To find more about Macdonald Realty’s offices in British Columbia – please visit macrealty.com/offices.

About Macdonald Realty

Macdonald Realty was founded in Vancouver back in 1944 and has continued to grow through the years and the changes in the real estate market. We’re solid, established and respected, with 20 offices throughout British Columbia. Today, we’re Western Canada’s largest independent full-service real estate company, with Residential, Commercial, Property Management, and Project Marketing divisions. And we’re still proudly BC owned and operated.

Visit the company’s website today www.macrealty.com

7 Amazing Free Family Friendly Canada Day Events

7 Amazing Free Family Friendly Canada Day Events

The long weekend is right around the corner and we are all ready to relax a bit. What do you have planned to celebrate Canada Day?

Canada Day Fireworks at Canada PlaceFireworks at Canada Place.

Wherever you’re celebrating Canada Day, you’re sure to find parades, picnics, fireworks and parties. BC has tons of activities to toast this important holiday and, we at Macdonald Realty, prepared this list of free family friendly things to do to enjoy the 32nd annual Canada Day!

Vancouver – Canada Place Celebrations

We can’t wait to see the fireworks during the 32nd annual Canada Day at Canada Place on July 1, 2019.  As the largest Canada Day celebration in western Canada, this important event offers amazing family activities, food, live entertainment, and much more.

Vancouver 2019 event highlights:

  • Incredible performances all day long, including Blonde Diamond, Bitterly Divine and, Delhi 2 Dublin as the last attraction
  • Citizenship Ceremony welcoming 60 new Canadians
  • Coast Capital Savings Youth Zone will feature talented artists, including DiRTY RADiO
  • Canadian Forces Zone (Hall B) will offer interactive displays exhibits to honor Canada’s Army, Navy, and Air Force
  • Kids’ Zone (Hall A) will have lots of activities, music and a funny mascot
  • Picnic Plaza with picnic tables and family-friendly activities
  • Food trucks, yay!
  • Fireworks show at 10:30 pm
  • And more!!!

Plan your visit: canadaplace.ca

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Canada Place

Admission: FREE!

 

Surrey

Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre will host the Surrey’s annual free Canada Day celebration on Monday, July 1st.

The city will offer an amazing family-friendly event and, they’re planning to welcome over 100,000 visitors.

According to the event organizes, the event features three stages of programming, Strawberry Tea for seniors, the Indigenous Zone, amusement rides, food trucks, interactive activities, and more.

Canada Day in SurreyPicture: Surrey

Surrey 2019 event highlights:

  • Live concerts with amazing artists including Bif Naked and Our Lady Peace
  • Kids’ Zone
  • Food Truck vendors
  • Fireworks at 10:30pm
  • And more!!!

Plan your visit:  https://bit.ly/2ZwZAnV

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, Surrey, BC Canada
176 Street & 64th Avenue

Admission: FREE! Check the website the see the amusement rides fees.

 

Squamish

The party starts at 10:00 am on Monday, July 1st in downtown Squamish. The festivities have the parade down Cleveland Avenue – right in front of Macdonald Realty’s office – followed by the flag raising tradition, First Nations welcome, the singing of O Canada and C-A-K-E!

Squamish 2019 event highlights:

  • At the O’Siyam Pavilion and Junction Park from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM enjoy a jam-packed day of activities including live music, dance performances, kids’ zone, lots of food trucks and more. And of course, come and see the amazing free outdoor concerts that make Squamish the place to be!
  • From 7:00 to 10:30 PM, Brennan Park will be the place to be to listen to live music and view the Canada Day fireworks.

Plan your visit: https://www.exploresquamish.com/events/canada-day-event

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: The parade will take place in downtown Squamish on Cleveland Avenue / Live music will be featured at O’Siyam Pavilion and Brennan Park

Admission: FREE!

 

Whistler

Wherever you are in Canada, you’re sure to find parades, picnics, music festivals…We think we already mentioned this before, but yes…Whistler is not an exception. Whether you want music, adventure, or just spend a beautiful day in the lake with your family, Whistler is the place to be.

Picture: Whistler

Whistler 2019 Event highlights:

  • Free Transit All Day Long on July 1, 2019
  • Canada Day Parade along the Village Stroll at noon
  • Musical Trio the Tenors at the Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Plan your visit: https://www.whistler.ca/culture-recreation/events-and-festivals/event-listings

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza / Village Stroll

Admission: FREE!

 

Sunshine Coast

If you’re planning to explore the Sunshine Coast this year during Canada Day long weekend, we have good news: “This year’s Canada Day is sure to be a big one!”; that’s what the Sunshine Coast Guide says and, we’re so happy to share.

Sunshine Coast 2019 event highlights:

  • Sechelt will be hosting lot of events. The parade starts at 10:30 am on Cowrie St. with a flyover by the Royal Canadian Airforce
  • At Pender Harbour you’ll find lots of activities throughout all the day long, including live music, International Infusion Dinner at Mad Park Bistro
  • At Powell River/Lund the Canada Day festivities will be held this year at Willingdon Beach. Attendees can look forward to live entertainment, food & craft vendor, Fun Run and, Second Annual Canada Day Fishing Derby.

Plan your visit: https://secheltdowntown.com/canadaday

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Find locations on their website.

Admission: FREE!

 

Fort Langley

Pancakes, cakes and more are waiting for you in Langley to celebrate the 32nd annual Canada Day! Here is what the town is preparing for you and your family:

Langley 2019 Event highlights:

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Flag Raising
  • Official Welcoming Ceremonies and Singing of O Canada
  • Birthday Cake
  • Edward the Magician in the Kids’ Zone
  • Live performances all day long
  • And more!

Plan your visit: http://celebratecanadaday.ca/schedule-of-events/

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Find locations on the website.

Admission: FREE!

 

Victoria

Let’s celebrate with family and friends! Victoria has prepared such an amazing event for your Canada Day – it is sure to be unforgettable. On Monday, July 1, 2019, the town will have live music and lots of fun activities.

victoria parliament buildingVictoria Parliament Building

From 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM enjoy the expanded Family Zone. Find your favorite spot (or go to all of them) by visiting the face-painting, a bouncy castle and activations by The Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature and The Victoria Bug Zoo.

The Coast Capital Living Flag at Legislature Lawns will give away 2,300 free red and white T-shirts.

Victoria 2019 Event highlights:

  • Family Zone all day long
  • Food village
  • Live concerts
  • Fireworks at 10:20 pm
  • And more!!!

Plan your visit: https://www.canadadayvictoria.ca/schedule-map

When & Where

July 1, 2019

Location: Inner Harbour and Legislature Lawns 

Admission: FREE!

 

Happy Birthday Canada!

Enjoy your holiday and we’ll see you on July 02nd.

Sources:

Tourism Vancouver

Surrey.ca/canadaday

Explore Squamish

Whistler.ca

Sechelt Downtown

Celebrate Canada Day

Tourism Victoria

 

Real Estate Investment Story | Backyard Vineyards

Meet Michelle Yang, co-owner at Backyard Vineyards in Langley B.C.  Michelle shares her story as a new partner in the winery, learning the wine business, and how her REALTOR® was able to guide her through the process.

To meet a professional realtor in your area visit macrealty.com

 

About Backyard Vineyard:

With a name as true as its location, Backyard Vineyards evokes neighbourhood comforts and a welcoming environment. Top this off with their exceptional wines and well-crafted tasting room for a must-see the next time you take a jaunt through Langley. Backyard Vineyard’s effort of using 100% BC grapes allows them to take their name to heart of loving the landscape of the region and province. Focusing on quality helps their winemaker James Cambridge and the owners express the intricacies of the varietals they carry, as well as the ability to experiment to find their award-winning portfolio.

Visiting this vineyard is a treat, from their large inviting tasting room to their outdoor picnic area there is plenty of space to enjoy a taste and tour. With some grapes grown at this vineyard and others sourced from the Fraser Valley and Okanagan, there is something to please all palates.

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Backyard Vineyards – 3033 – 232nd Street, Langley, BC

Macdonald Realty Victoria Alzheimer Donation

Macdonald Realty Victoria Alzheimer Donation

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Macdonald Realty Victoria is excited to make a donation to We Rage, WE Weep Alzheimer’s Foundation, a fantastic local charity providing support for families and caregivers of Alzheimer patients.  They provide tracking devices that help with wandering patients, most of which are then located within 15 minutes. 100% locally run by volunteers, ever dollar raised goes back into the community.  Our Victoria office raised $794.00 raised during their 1st annual Shredder Drive & BBQ back in June.

BNN interview about the Vancouver housing supply problem

BNN interview about the Vancouver housing supply problem

Business News Network (BNN) speaks with Jonathan Cooper, Vice President of Operations at Macdonald Real Estate Group about David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff + Associates comments on policymakers and housing supply constraints and how they would relate to the Vancouver real estate market.  What change are needed to address the Vancouver housing supply problem?

 

Best policy levers to address Vancouver’s housing supply constraints

(To view the video on mobile devices, please click here for direct play on BNN.)

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