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Find out which Vancouver restaurants got a spot on The Food Network's hit show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Restaurants include North Van's Tomahawk, Falconetti's, and Gastown's Save-on Meats.
Vancouver is perfectly situated for a wide range of day trips and weekend getaways. The Best Vancouver Day Trips take you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Pacific Northwest, to some of North America's top ski and snowboard resorts, to picturesque villages and historic cities for shopping and strolling, and to the best spots for outdoor recreation, including camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and more.
Vancouver has some of the best sushi in Canada, and the best offer a truly authentic culinary experience for anyone who loves this Japanese favourite.
Vancouver beaches are some of the best in the world, boasting soft sand, thrilling vistas, and lots of chances for outdoor sports and adventure.
Vancouver events calendar for August 2014: The Celebration of Light Fireworks Competition, Vancouver Pride Parade, Celebrate! Stanley Park fest and the Fair at the PNE are just some of the big events happening in Vancouver this August.
Quick Guide to the Fair at the PNE: A summer send-off that takes place every late-August, the Fair at the PNE is a beloved Vancouver tradition that's fun for the whole family and people of every age. The Fair at the PNE includes Playland Rides, animals, nightly concerts, live shows, games, food, and more. Use this Quick Guide to the Fair at the PNE to find out everything you need to know about Vancouver's favourite August event!
Free Things to Do in Vancouver, BC for Summer 2014: Summer in Vancouver is a special time: there are so many free things to do in Vancouver, BC, during summer, from the famous fireworks competition to free outdoor movies, concerts, kids' activities, and more!
Whether you're visiting Vancouver or live here year-round, knowing what type of Vancouver weather to expect is imperative.
If you're spending Labour Day weekend in Vancouver, BC, there are loads of special events and activities for all ages. Use this list of the Top 10 Things to Do in Vancouver on Labour Day Weekend to plan your last weekend of summer!
Find the best things to do on St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver 2014, from celebrating at one of Vancouver's best Irish pubs to watching the Vancouver St. Patrick's Day Parade and more!
There are always free things to do in Vancouver, whether you're looking for family fun, time to yourself, or a unique way to spend the day. Use this Top 10 list to find the best free things to do in Vancouver, BC.
The Vancouver International Fringe Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and cultural festivals--including the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival--are just a few of the big events happening in Vancouver in September 2014.
Guide to the Top 5 Vancouver Malls: Vancouver shopping malls make shopping in the rain easy: you can visit 200+ stores in one location with no need for an umbrella! Vancouver malls range from the enormous Metropolis at Metrotown to the upscale Oakridge Mall to the Asian Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. Use this Guide to Vancouver Malls to get all the details on Metro Vancouver's best shopping malls.
Robson Street is Vancouver's most famous shopping street. Packed with shops and restaurants, it's the epicentre of downtown Vancouver's shopping district and the place to shop for big-name fashion.
New to Vancouver and looking for the right neighborhood for you? Use this guide to choose the right neighborhood for your own life, work and play.
The Top 10 Vancouver Attractions have something for everyone, from history and architecture to sports and outdoor recreation, shopping, multiculturalism, and more.
Looking for things to do in Vancouver on a rainy day with kids? Here's a list of the top ten rainy day and indoor activities for kids.
Vancouver is a city that loves its cocktails! From rock-star bartenders / mixologists to neighbourhood favourites, the Top 10 Vancouver Cocktail Bars range from the ultra-swank and chic to the relaxed and unpretentious. They do have one thing in common: they all serve delicious drinks in a unique atmosphere you won't find anywhere else in the world.
Find things to do for Spring Break here: Spring Break in Vancouver 2014. Norouz Gala at the Imperial The biggest formal gala for Norouz (Persian New
Looking for higher education opportunities at universities and colleges in Metro Vancouver? Use this guide to find the best options.
Easter falls on April 20 this year, and there are a lot of special Easter events happening throughout the city (see below). One family favourite is the Great
I'm embarking on a multi-part Guide on How to Eat Local in Vancouver (working title), and I just finished Part I: Local Produce & CSA Delivery Services.
Here's Part II of my ongoing Eating Local in Vancouver series: Grocery Stores & Markets. (Part I is here: Local Produce & CSA Delivery Services.) We
Pacific Centre Mall is the largest underground mall in downtown Vancouver, comprising over 100 big-brand stores.
Best Cheap Dates in Vancouver: Romance in Vancouver doesn't have to be expensive. Get creative, take advantage of Vancouver's natural beauty, and use this list of the Best Cheap Dates in Vancouver to plan a romantic date that won't bust the budget.
Restaurant Review of Aoki Sushi Vancouver: Aoki Sushi may look like just another W Broadway hole-in-the-wall, but inside its inauspicious exterior is some of the best, freshest, most authentic sushi in Vancouver.
Summer Night Markets in Richmond, BC - Richmond is home to two of the biggest summer night markets in the Lower Mainland: the International Summer Night Market, which has 300+ vendors and attracts thousands of visitors nightly, and the Richmond Night Market, which features 80 food vendors plus live entertainment and carnival rides.
Since this Spring Break doesn't actually feel like spring, finding fun indoor activities for the kids is a must. Here's one the whole family can enjoy: BCAA
Vancouver has five fabulous gardens that shouldn't be missed! Enjoy perfect landscaping, serenity, outdoor contemplation, and natural beauty at Vancouver's most gorgeous outdoor gardens.
Vancouver Celebration of Light Fireworks are back for 2014! Vancouver's biggest summer event is an international fireworks show: three nights of the best fireworks displays you've ever seen.
Find the best spots for camping in Vancouver and near Vancouver. Vancouver camping season runs from mid-May through September and offers fantastic scenery and a wide variety of options, including camping in provincial parks, backcountry camping, and RV sites.
Use this Top 10 list to find the best Vancouver nightclubs, celebrity hot spots, raging dance venues, and crowds of beautiful people.
Find the Top 10 things to do in Stanley Park, the most famous landmark in Vancouver, BC. Known around the globe as one of the world's greatest parks, Stanley Park is packed with things to do, many of them FREE! Use this list to find the top things to do at Stanley Park for families, kids, friends, and more!
Like most Vancouverites, summer is my favourite season. When the sun shines on Vancouver, there's no prettier place on earth, and we make the most of our summer months--June, July and August--with tons of festivals, parties, outdoor adventures, and more. This is my list of Top 10 favourite Vancouver summer events and things to do in the city.
Find the best things to do in Vancouver with kids. Use this list to find unique, cheap, different and fun things to do in Vancouver with kids. There are loads of free activities, parks and beaches to visit, fun and educational things to do on a rainy day, family-friendly Vancouver attractions, and much, much more!
Find options for traveling across the border from Vancouver, BC, to Seattle, Washington, with this Quick Guide to Crossing the Border. Get all the details on travel documents, transportation options, and the value of goods you can bring back into Canada from the U.S.
It's not easy to eat cheap in Vancouver, BC, but it can be done, if you know where to look. The best restaurants in Vancouver for cheap eats cover a range of options, from hearty breakfast fare to vegetarian platters, cheap Chinese, and Vancouver street food.
Vancouver Shopping Guide: Whether you're shopping for back-to-school fashion, holiday gifts, home decor, or just for fun, Vancouver is the place to be. From luxury brands to inexpensive imports, these Top 10 Vancouver shopping destinations have something for everyone!
Winter in Vancouver Top 10: Winter in Vancouver, BC, is packed with events and activities, from skiing and snowboarding to free Christmas events, New Year's Celebrations, and more! Use this guide to find the best things to do in Vancouver this winter, with events and activities for December, January and February.
Vancouver Halloween Events & Attractions 2014: Use this guide to find the best Vancouver Halloween 2014 events, attractions, parties, and kids' activities.
Budget Shopping in Seattle and Bellingham, WA, is a cheaper alternative to shopping in Vancouver, Canada. New customs regulations allow Canadians to bring back hundreds of dollars worth of goods duty-free, and traveling to Seattle or Bellingham from Vancouver is easy!
Guide to Vancouver Nightlife Districts: From sophisticated cocktail spots to hard-partying clubs, Vancouver nightlife is diverse: there really is something for everyone. Use this Guide to the Best Bars & Nightlife in Vancouver, BC, to find the top spots for drinking, mingling, and dancing in Vancouver's hottest nightlife districts.
Which apps are the most useful for living in, exploring, or traveling to Vancouver, BC? Use this list of the best iPhone and Smart Phone apps to get around Metro Vancouver, find parking, eat, sightsee, shop, follow the Canucks, and more!
Need a gift for your sister or your kid's teacher? Here are the best shops in Vancouver to find unique gifts for any and every occasion.
Use this Guide to Romantic Getaways from Vancouver, BC, to find the perfect quick getaway or weekend trip to spend with you partner, get away from the kids, rekindle romance, or even propose! Options include indulging Pacific Northwest luxury in Tofino, soaking in the Harrison Hotsprings, cosy bed-and-breakfasts in Victoria, and or staying in Vancouver at one of the city's most romantic hotels.
Use this Guide and FAQs to learn the most effective strategies for finding a family doctor in Vancouver, BC, as well as where to get healthcare before you have a family doctor in place.
Activities for Toddlers in Vancouver, BC: Keeping toddlers and babies active is a big part their--and their caregiver's--day. Use this Guide to Activities for Toddlers in Vancouver to find free and cheap things to do in Vancouver with toddlers and babies, including community centre resources and programs like StrongStart, Vancouver attractions for kids, best parks and playgrounds, and more.
Skiing & Snowboarding Near Vancouver, B.C.: Find the best places for skiing and snowboarding near Vancouver, B.C., including Whistler Blackcomb, Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and more.
Stanley Park Seawall Vancouver - Walking, Biking & Rollerblading on the Stanley Park Seawall Vancouver
Blessed with mountains, beaches, inlets, and a gorgeous downtown skyline, Vancouver has an abundance of breathtaking scenery. At the Top 5 Vancouver Restaurants with a View, diners get to enjoy the unique beauty of Vancouver while enjoying top-of-the-line cuisine, too. The best Vancouver restaurants with a view are the perfect setting for a romantic date, a joyous family celebration, or a place to relax, have a glass of wine and celebrate our great city .
Afternoon Tea in Vancouver is both elegant and hip and a great treat to share with friends and family. Use this guide to find the top spots for tea.
Guide to Vancouver Water Parks: Find the best water parks in Vancouver, including free water and spray parks for kids, and giant waterslide parks for all ages!
How to Meet People in Vancouver, BC: Many newcomers and singles find it hard to meet people in Vancouver, but it doesn't have to be. It can be easy to meet people in Vancouver if you know where to go and what and to do. Use this Guide to How to Meet People in Vancouver, BC, to find the best (and most fun!) ways to meet new people, make friends, or find romance in Vancouver.
Top 5 Romantic Restaurants in Vancouver BC: Vancouver is blessed with an amazing food and dining scene, so choosing a restaurant for the perfect romantic date is easy (and can be affordable, too). Use this Guide to Vancouver's Most Romantic Restaurants to plan a first date, a second date, or a date night away from the kids at the best romantic restaurants in Vancouver, BC.
Whether you're new to Vancouver or just visiting, this quick guide explains how to use Vancouver public transportation to get around Vancouver, which mobile apps to use, and how to explore British Columbia via public transit.
Spending Christmas or the winter holidays in Vancouver? Create fun, lasting memories by seeing at least
Vancouver is famous for being a queer-friendly city. Vancouver's West End neighbourhood and East Vancouver's
Vancouver's Yaletown neighbourhood is one of the city’s hottest. Yaletown is home to many of Vancouver's trendiest restaurants, bars and night spots, as well as hip shopping boutiques and water-side parks.
Explore Punjabi Market, Vancouver, with photo galleries and a walking tour. Punjabi Market, Vancouver--also known as Little India--is a cultural and commercial focal point for Vancouver's South Asian community and a great place to buy South Asian goods and groceries without having to drive to Surrey.
Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood is one of the city’s most popular. If you’re lucky enough to live in Kitsilano you get to enjoy the beaches, parks, restaurants and shopping—plus the fabulous location bonus of being minutes from downtown Vancouver or UBC—all within an easy distance of your front door.
Vancouver's Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular in the city. On hot summer days, it’s crowded with sunbathers and swimmers by the water, volleyball players on the sand, tennis players in the courts, and Frisbee players on the grassy lawn.
Kitsilano Pool is situated right on the water in the heart of Kitsilano, an extension of Kits Beach. At 137 meters (150 yards), Kitsilano Pool is Canada’s longest pool—almost three times longer than an Olympic pool—and Vancouver’s only heated salt water pool.
Asian-style summer night markets are a summer tradition in Vancouver, open on the weekends from mid-May through September. Use this Guide to Summer Night Markets in Vancouver to learn all the details about Metro Vancouver's three biggest night markets: the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, the Richmond Night Market, and the International Summer Night Market.
Enjoy the best views of Vancouver, BC, at these top Vancouver viewpoints. Where can you go in Vancouver to see the best views of the city? See Vancouver in a new way at the sky-high Harbour Centre, the revolving restaurant at the Empire Landmark Hotel, atop Grouse Mountain and Queen Elizabeth Park and the other best Vancouver viewpoints around town.
The best parks in Vancouver are among the best free things to do in the city, offering a range of activities for all ages. Stanley Park is the most famous, but there are four more fantastic, can't-miss Vancouver parks, including Queen Elizabeth Park and Lynn Canyon Park, which has a free suspension bridge. Use this Guide to the Best Parks in Vancouver to plan your next outdoor adventure.
Guide to Lynn Canyon Park in Vancouver, BC: Exploring Lynn Canyon Park--and crossing the free Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge--is one of the best free things to do in Vancouver, BC. Located just 15 minutes north of downtown Vancouver, Lynn Canyon Park includes the suspension bridge, waterfalls, mini hikes, and a swimming hole for summer.
Whether you're looking for unique Vancouver gifts to give to other Vancouverites or for ideas on unique Vancouver gifts for friends and family outside of Vancouver, this Vancouver Gifts Guide has the perfect gift for you! Unique Vancouver gifts includes local gourmet food and drink, Vancouver fashion, First Nations art, athletic equipment, gifts for hockey fans, and much much more.
Queen Elizabeth Park is one of Vancouver's most beautiful public spaces. Home to the Bloedel Floral Conservatory, gorgeously-landscaped quarry gardens, fabulous scenic vistas, dancing fountains, and 1,500-tree arboretum, Queen Elizabeth Park is one of the Vancouver's premiere outdoor destinations.
As immense as its name implies, Metropolis at Metrotown is B.C.'s biggest mall. Metropolis at Metrotown has over 450 stores, lots of restaurants, movie theatres, and unique events. Take the SkyTrain and getting there couldn't be easier.
Newcomer's Guide to Getting Around Vancouver, B.C.: Learn how to get around Vancouver via public transit, cars, car-shares, and bike, plus tips and strategies for avoiding traffic, finding free parking, and more!
Located in the West End and adjacent to Stanley Park, English Bay Beach in Vancouver, BC, is the perfect spot to spend a day at the beach swimming, sunbathing, playing sports, or just enjoying the stunning views of English Bay.
Kayaking is one of Vancouver's favourite outdoor activities. Kayaking in Vancouver, BC, is so appealing because it's a sport that almost anyone can do and because it immerses you in our natural landscape in a way no land-based activity can. Use this Guide to Kayaking in Vancouver, BC, to find the best spots for kayaking in Greater Vancouver, including the breathtaking Deep Cove (Indian Arm), and the urban adventure of kayaking through downtown's False Creek.
Where to shop in Vancouver for babies and new parents. Use this list of the Best Baby Stores in Vancouver to shop for babies, new moms, parents, baby showers, and gifts.
Great Vancouver Hikes: Find the best places to hike in Vancouver, BC. Vancouver's best hikes combine outdoor exercise with gorgeous scenery and can accommodate hikers of all skill levels.
October in Vancouver is packed with fun: the VIFF, Halloween, festivals and more! Don't miss Vancouver's best October events!
The Bay is a Canadian department store chain with several stores in the greater Vancouver area. Popular for wedding and gift registries, The Bay sells everything from apparel to home appliances, kitchen and dishware, and home electronics.
Here's the next part of my ongoing series on Eating Local in Vancouver: Best Farm to Table Restaurants. The eating local / locavore movement in Vancouver is
Recycling Christmas trees in Vancouver is easy! Find out where to go to recycle and what your options are for recycling Christmas tree in Vancouver.
The Malaysian Banana Leaf has a varied menu of traditional Malaysian choices, dishes with Singapore- and Indian-inspired flavours, and plenty of fresh seafood options.
Guide to Vancouver Outdoor Activities - Vancouver, BC is an outdoor paradise and one of the only places on earth where you can be at beach, play golf, then ski the slopes all in one day! Vancouver outdoor activities include outdoor sports, hiking, swimming, camping, and snow sports. Use this Guide to Vancouver Outdoor Activities to find the outdoor adventures for all ages in Vancouver, BC.
Restaurant Review of Vancouver's The Eatery: Kitschy and creative, The Eatery is one of Vancouver's best sushi restaurants. Famous for their ingenious rolls, this Kitsilano restaurant is a favourite among locals, UBC students, and beach-goers alike.
Whether you love classic burgers, veggie burgers, or gourmet burgers, Vancouver has you covered! Use this Guide to the Best Burgers in Vancouver, BC, to find the most delicious burger options for any palette and any budget!
The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) began in 1910 as an exhibition/fair to showcase British Columbia and Canada to the rest of the world. The annual summer Fair continues to be a seminal event in Vancouver, where its now known as The Fair at the PNE. But the PNE is more than just the Fair: it operates Hastings Park, is home to the Playland Amusement Park, and hosts many of Vancouver's favourite events, including Halloween's Fright Nights. Use this Guide to the PNE Vancouver to learn all the must-know info on this important Vancouver landmark.
Quick Guide to Grouse Mountain Vancouver: Grouse Mountain in Vancouver is a year-round resort that offers skiing and snowboarding in winter, hiking in spring and summer, and entertainment, outdoor activities and unparalleled views in every season. Use this quick guide to Grouse Mountain to learn about all the family-friendly activities it offers!
One of Vancouver's top attractions, the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is home to the famous, eponymous Capilano Suspension Bridge as well as several other outdoor adventure attractions, including the dramatic Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventures.
Vancouver's richly diverse West End in many ways epitomizes the entire downtown core: The West End is family-oriented and gay-friendly, ultra-urban and tree-lined traditional, a beach town and a downtown combined.
Quick Guide to Vancouver Discount Stores: Shopping in Vancouver doesn't have to break the budget! Find the best bargains with this list of popular Vancouver Discount Stores.
Celebrated chefs, fabulous wines, delectable cuisine--the best restaurants in Vancouver include some of the best, most highly-acclaimed fine dining in the world. Use this Guide to Fine Dining in Vancouver to discover the best spots for a world-class meal.
Vancouver has thousands of spots for fishing, including many hot spots for salmon fishing and sport fishing, as well as scenic local lakes for taking the kids fishing for trout. Use this Guide to learn everything you need to know about fishing in Vancouver, from the best places to fish to fishing tours, fishing for kids and fishing regulations.
Wreck Beach Vancouver is Vancouver's only clothing-optional beach and nude beach. Considered by many to be one of the best nude beaches in the world, Wreck Beach is also famous for its raw, natural beauty, its annual Bare Buns Run, and much more.
Find out which documents you need to bring for yourself and your family for crossing the Canadian/U.S. border from Vancouver to Seattle, as well as quick information about enhanced driver's licences (EDL), enhanced identity cards (EIC), and NEXUS cards.
Use this Vancouver Fashion Guide to find the best in Vancouver fashion for women and men, from cutting-edge local designers to chic boutiques to great fashion bargains.
Explore Mount Pleasant neighbourhood in Vancouver. Today's Mount Pleasant is one of Vancouver's hottest neighbourhoods, home to the up-and-coming SoMa district, unique restaurants and bars, parks, history, and more.
Guide to Vancouver Attractions for Kids: In this Guide to Vancouver Attractions for Kids, I provide candid reviews of Vancouver's most popular kids' attractions as well as all the information you need to make an informed choice before you plan a visit. Reviewed Vancouver attractions include the Vancouver Aquarium, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Science World, and more.
Spending New Year's Eve in Vancouver, BC? Vancouver's Top 10 New Year's Celebrations have something for everyone, from the elegant to the over-the-top and all-ages events, too. Use this list to find the best parties for New Year's Eve 2014.
Holt Renfrew is a Canadian department store in downtown Vancouver that specializes in luxury goods and high-end fashion.
Guide to Vancouver, BC, top museums and galleries: Explore local and global art, history, people and culture at Vancouver's world-class museums and galleries.
Granville Island Vancouver is one of the city's most famous landmarks. Situated on False Creek with views of downtown, Granville Island is home to an array of shops, restaurants and theatres, as well as the immensely popular Granville Island Public Market.
Vancouver's Punjabi Market (Little India) district is rapidly changing as many businesses more to Surrey. Learn about this changing neighbourhood, which shops and services are still available at Vancouver's Punjabi Market, and where to shop for South Asian goods in Surrey.
Quick Guide to Vancouver Outdoor Pools: In the hot summer months, Vancouver outdoor pools are great resources for families, swimmers, sun lovers, and anyone who wants to cool down. There are five public Vancouver outdoor pools to choose from,including two of the most fantastic outdoor pools in the world: Kits Pool and Second Beach Pool.
Located in north-east Vancouver, Commercial Drive is the cultural heart of East Van and one of the city's most beloved neighbourhood destinations. With it's large assortment of shops, delis, cafes, restaurants, and parks, it's a go-to destination for every-day living in Vancouver.Use this Guide to the Top 5 Things to Do on Commercial Drive in Vancouver to discover the best things to do on Commercial Drive any day of the year.
The VanDusen Botanical Garden Vancouver is a botanical oasis in the heart of Vancouver, BC. The VanDusen Botanical Garden Vancouver has 255,000 plants from around the world, lily-pad covered ponds, tranquil walkways, and an old-fashioned hedge maze.
Where can you find Vancouver's best cocktails? West Restaurant's bartender extraordinaire David Wolowidnyk picks the Top 10 places to find Vancouver's best cocktails, including original cocktails you won't find anywhere else in the world!
The Lower Mainland surrounding Vancouver boasts some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world: mountains, forests, sparkling-blue waters. In this Guide, you'll find the best beaches near Vancouver for taking a day-trip or weekend getaway from the city, including beaches and waterfronts in North Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and along Indian Arm.
Where to shop in Vancouver: Find local- and Canadian-designed fashion and gifts at reasonable prices on Vancouver's Main Street. Use this Walking Tour & Photo Gallery of Vancouver Main Street Shopping to discover the best boutiques for local and Canadian fashion on Vancouver's Main Street.
Rich reds, vibrant golds, warm oranges--take in the brilliant colours of fall in Vancouver, BC, at the top local spots for fall foliage as well as the best nearby fall foliage destinations. Use this Guide to Fall Foilage in Vancouver, BC, find the best spots for taking in the changing colours of fall in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Canada. Home to 70,000 animals and over 150 aquatic displays, the Vancouver Aquarium is a leader in marine preservation, conservation and education and one of Vancouver's favourite destinations.
Vancouver Fireworks - Where to Watch the Summer Vancouver Fireworks Celebration of Light: Every summer, the skies above Vancouver, BC, light up with some of the best fireworks displays you've ever seen! Use this list to find the best viewing points for watching the summer Vancouver fireworks.
The Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival is a world-class event that attracts over half a million spectators every year. The Vancouver Pride Parade has 150 floats and parade entrants; the after-parade Festival sees 80,000 people partying at Sunset Beach.
Bard on the Beach is a Vancouver summer tradition. A Shakespeare Festival that takes place in scenic Vanier Park, Bard on the Beach performs plays against the magnificent backdrop of English Bay.
It's all about the kids and dogs at the family-friendly John Hendry Park and Trout Lake, one of the most popular outdoor spots in East Vancouver. Situated just south of Commercial Drive, John Hendry Park and Trout Lake are home to jogging trails, a miniature beach, playgrounds, and practically every kind of sports amenity imaginable.
Halloween in Vancouver 2014 is loaded with events for the whole family. Make the most of Halloween in Vancouver with this list of top Halloween events and activities.
Your Guide to Christmas in Vancouver 2013. Christmas in Vancouver is packed with things to do and see. Use this guide to stay organized this Christmas with all the info you need on Vancouver Christmas shopping, Christmas events, Christmas Trees, and local Santa Claus appearances.
The Stanley Park Miniature Train is one of the great kids' attractions at Vancouver's most famous park. The Stanley Park Miniature Train is also an integral parts of the park's holiday events, including Halloween's Ghost Train and the Christmas-themed Bright Nights.
Guide to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Every April, Vancouver celebrates the coming of spring with the annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, a month-long event that includes free cherry blossom tours, free outdoor entertainment, the Sakura Days Japan Fair, and lots of family-friendly activities around the city.
The best family friendly day trips from Vancouver are packed with activities for kids of all ages!
Things to do at Robson Square Vancouver: Robson Square is Vancouver's de facto town square and one of the city's most important landmarks. Situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Robson Square is ground zero for intra-city outdoor activities (including ice skating in winter and dancing in summer), plays host to a parade of events throughout the year, and is the best spot for picnicking on street food or just taking in the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver life.
Use this Top 5 list of Canada Day events to plan your Canada Day in Vancouver 2014 and take advantage of the unique celebrations only Vancouver can offer.
Looking to pop the question and want to do it somewhere truly special? Use this list of 10 Unique Places to Propose in Vancouver, BC, to find romantic spots, secluded beaches, incredible viewpoints, and more.
Guide to Vancouver Christmas Markets: Shop local for Christmas and the winter holidays at one of Vancouver's top Christmas markets. Find hand-made gifts, fine art, local fashion, toys, and gourmet foods at Vancouver's Christmas craft and artisan markets.
Granville Island Public Market, home to over 100 vendors, is Vancouver's epicurean centre and the heart of Granville Island. The Granville Island Public Market is home to a wealth of fresh produce and seafood as well as specialty foods from around the world.
Stanley Park Vancouver is home to a wide variety of monuments, but there are none more visited than the Stanley Park totem poles displayed at Brockton Point. In fact, the Stanley Park totem poles are the most-visited tourist attraction in all of BC!
This Vancouver events calendar is a don't-miss list for events, performances, shows, and activities for December 2013.
Here's the next piece in my on-going series on Eating Local in Vancouver. This one tackles the question of where to buy local seafood, and includes info on
Vancouver's Fairview neighbourhood is centrally-located, with easy access to downtown, east and west Vancouver, and all places south. It's also home to Granville Island and the South Granville shopping district.
One of downtown Vancouver’s most notable landmarks, the Vancouver Art Gallery's exhibits range from cutting-edge, contemporary work to historic masters. The Gallery is home to over 9,000 works of art, including the largest collection of Emily Carr paintings and a world-renowned collection of contemporary photo-based work.
Guide to the Top 5 UBC Attractions: Located 20 minutes south of downtown Vancouver, University of British Columbia (UBC) is a worth visiting for its top five attractions, including the famous Museum of Anthropology, beautiful UBC Botanical Garden and the Chan Centre for Performing Arts.
July in Vancouver is packed with not-to-be-missed events, including outdoor theatre, concerts, festivals, and the famous fireworks competition, the Celebration of Light.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Vancouver 2014 at one of the best St. Patrick's Day parties in town! Use this list to find the hottest St. Patrick's Day events and celebrations at Vancouver's best Irish pubs and clubs.
Guide to Romance & Dating in Vancouver, BC: Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; it's also one of the most romantic. Use this Guide to Romance & Dating in Vancouver to learn how to meet romantic partners, where the most romantic restaurants and nightspots are, where to go on a first date, how to date on a budget (best cheap dates), and where to find the perfect romantic gifts in Vancouver.
Guide to Swimming in Vancouver: Whether you swim for exercise, pleasure, or only on hot days in the summertime, there are lots of options for swimming in Vancouver. In summer, swimmers can dive into Vancouver's fabulous outdoor pools, swim in picturesque lakes or enjoy the waves at Vancouver's best beaches. Year-round swimmers can enjoy Vancouver's top-notch public pools. Get all the information you need with this Guide to Swimming in Vancouver.
Quick guide to the best adult Halloween parties and events in Vancouver 2013: Halloween in Vancouver doesn't just mean fun for kids--there are loads of hot, naughty and scary (in a good way) parties for adults 19+, too.
Use this Guide to find the best venues for kids birthday parties in Vancouver, including indoor playgrounds, gymnastic parties, ice skating parties, and more.
West 4th Avenue in Vancouver, located in the Kitsilano neighbourhood, is one of the city's great shopping and dining destinations. Like Kitsilano itself, West 4th is sporty, novel and trendy all at the same time. It's the ideal spot to shop for active wear for yoga, exercise and outdoor sports, maternity clothes and baby gifts, home decor, novelties, and fashion, and it's one of the top spots for dining, too.
Why shop at a Vancouver Farmers Market? Because eating local reduces your carbon footprint, helps local growers and farmers, and brings the freshest, tastiest produce to your table.
Guide to SoMa's best restaurants and bars. Vancouver's trendy SoMa (South Main) district is home to some of the city's best-loved restaurants and bars, including the hip Cascade Room, the live music Main on Main, Toshi Sushi, The Foundation, and more.
Top 5 Places for Kayaking in Vancouver
Historic, vibrant and diverse, Chinatown Vancouver is one of the western hemisphere's largest Chinatowns. Chinatown Vancouver is also one of Vancouver's best neighbourhoods for strolling, exploring, shopping, and--of course--eating.
Get the best quality at the best price on back to school shopping in Vancouver. Use this list to find the best places for budget back to school shopping in Vancouver, whether you're shopping for kids or teens, clothes or school supplies, or anything else.
As a city that loves ice hockey and ice skating, Vancouver has lots of options for both, from year-round indoor ice rinks to seasonal outdoor ice skating. Use this Guide to Ice Rinks & Ice Skating in Vancouver, BC, to find Vancouver's best ice rinks and ice skating venues, including Ice Skating in Robson Square, community centre ice rinks, and more.
Every April in Vancouver and Surrey, hundreds of thousands of people gather for the annual Vaisakhi Parades and Celebrations.
Guide to Science World British Columbia in Vancouver, BC: Arguably Vancouver's best museum for children (particularly young children) and a great place to take kids on a rainy day, Science World in Vancouver teaches kids about science and technology through hands-on, interactive exhibits and displays.
Stanley Park is better known for its majestic ceders and firs than for its flowers, but that doesn't mean there aren't gorgeous gardens there, too. The Stanley Park gardens include a rose garden, a rhododendron garden and a pictorial carpet bedding at Prospect Point.
Cool off after a hot summer day spent hiking, biking and playing in Stanley Park at the park's family-friendly Second Beach Pool. One of five outdoor pools in Vancouver, Second Beach Pool boasts spectacular views of English Bay, segregated lanes for swimmers, and slides and a playground for kids.
Plan the perfect bachelorette party or stagette in Vancouver! From bar-hopping and sophisticated cocktails to outdoor adventures, spa parties, and girl getaways, Vancouver is the ideal spot to celebrate the bride-to-be.
There are lots of reasons to be excited for fall in Vancouver, including outdoor adventures, Thanksgiving and Halloween (Halloween is a big deal in Vancouver), and loads of film festivals, including the celebrated Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). Use this Guide to Fall in Vancouver, BC, to find the best events and activities for September, October and November.
Guide to Snowshoeing in Vancouver, BC: The same nearby mountain resorts that make Vancouver so ideal for skiing and snowboarding also offer great trails for snowshoeing. Use this Guide to Snowshoeing in Vancouver to find the best trails to snowshoe for every level, from beginner to expert.
Lists and links to the best stores for interior design, local fashion, ultra-hip menswear, First Nations art, antiques etc in this district.
Plan the best bachelor party or stag party in Vancouver! Insider tips on best strip clubs, nightlife, sophisticated stag party ideas, and stag parties as outdoor adventures.
There's so much to do in Vancouver! Use this Things to Do in Vancouver in Every Season to find special events and activities throughout the year--winter, spring, summer, and fall--as well as the best year-round activities for people of all ages: kids, families, friends, and adults.