Vancouver Travel Tips
There aren't too many cities in the world that offer Vancouver's combination of big-city lifestyle and outdoor fun in such cheek-by-jowl proximity. Ski in the morning, sail in the afternoon, and still make it back to town in time for a cocktail or three. No wonder it's one of the cities that routinely tops those lists of the world's greatest places to live.
Beyond the breathtaking snowcapped crags, city-hugging beaches and dense waterfront forests lies a comparatively young metropolis that's still trying to discover its true identity. Vancouver is a city of new immigrants - wander the streets and you'll hear a dozen different languages. The city also attracts young professionals and artists from the eastern provinces who come here to enjoy its recreation and laid-back sophistication.
The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, a medium-size town of about 350,000 some 60 miles (100km) southwest of Vancouver. Best known for its lush gardens and ornate architecture, the city ...
Little over 40 years since the small logging town of Whistler started operating as a winter sports center it has become one of the most popular ski resorts in North America, crowned by its selection ...
There aren't too many cities in the world that offer Vancouver's
combination of big-city lifestyle and outdoor fun in such cheek-by-jowl
proximity. Ski in the morning, sail in the afternoon, and ...
Towering mountains, lush greenery and water all over the place make Vancouver the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest. The natural grandeur is stunning and is best seen on a cruise or seaplane tour ...
Written by AlyseInWonderland, USA, May 2011
Although there are several markets around the city, the Vancouver Flea Market is the biggest and best place to pick up some collectibles, knick-knacks and curiosities of all types. Covering more ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, June 2011
In the twinkling of an eye… All that glitters is not gold… Too much of a good thing… Love is blind, and lovers cannot see… Forever and a day… If you don’t know where these sayings come from, then ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, October 2011
Critter mealtime, acrobatics, wet lab – there’s more to the Vancouver Aquarium than your average tanks of fish! British Colombia’s only “4-D” theatre is always showing films around 15 minutes long ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, March 2012
It's more than just the trees, of course. The famous Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is a union of different art-forms and perspectives, and consequently it is a fantastic time to be in town.... ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, December 2012
If you’re in Vancouver this holiday season, take a few days to get out of the city and see some of the best scenery in British Columbia by spending some time in Whistler—Canada’s famous getaway for ...
Written by Jessica F, March 2013
For those wanting to experience one of Vancouver‘s most vibrant and diverse outdoor offerings, VanDusen Botanical Garden is a worthwhile way to spend the day. Located in South Vancouver, the ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, September 2012
The George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is a one-hour drive from Vancouver ,
in the Fraser River estuary on Westham Island. The 740-acre protected
area is one of the best bird-watching ...
Written by Jessica F, February 2013
For couples looking for romance, Vancouver offers many experiences. From romantic restaurants to sultry shows to scenic strolls, this city is full of opportunities for you and your special someone to ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, August 2011
Although in 1932 you’d find a Coroner’s Courtroom, morgue and autopsy
facility here on Cordova Street (Errol Flynn was once picked apart on
the top floor), nowadays it’s the much more ...
Written by Viator, June 2011
The Travel Blog Exchange community was developed to support travel bloggers and writers - described as a 'unique breed of people, part explorer, part chronicler, all insatiable curiosity.' That's ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, November 2011
Step inside the world’s largest building and take a tour of the planes of the future! The Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Factory Tour is in Snohomish County, only two hours away from ...
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