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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.
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 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.
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 Halloween Events & Attractions 2014: Use this guide to find the best Vancouver Halloween 2014 events, attractions, parties, and kids' activities.
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.
Whether you're visiting Vancouver or live here year-round, knowing what type of Vancouver weather to expect is imperative.
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.
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!
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 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.
Looking for higher education opportunities at universities and colleges in Metro Vancouver? Use this guide to find the best options.
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.
The Top 10 Vancouver Attractions have something for everyone, from history and architecture to sports and outdoor recreation, shopping, multiculturalism, and more.
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.
October in Vancouver is packed with fun: the VIFF, Halloween, festivals and more! Don't miss Vancouver's best October events!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Spending Christmas or the winter holidays in Vancouver? Create fun, lasting memories by seeing at least
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
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.
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!
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.
Use this Top 10 list to find the best Vancouver nightclubs, celebrity hot spots, raging dance venues, and crowds of beautiful people.
Pacific Centre Mall is the largest underground mall in downtown Vancouver, comprising over 100 big-brand stores.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Vancouver is famous for being a queer-friendly city. Vancouver's West End neighbourhood and East Vancouver's
Get exercise while you enjoy Vancouver's incredible scenery! Use this Guide to the Best Places to Run in Vancouver to find the most scenic routes and best runs in the city.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Stanley Park Seawall Vancouver - Walking, Biking & Rollerblading on the Stanley Park Seawall Vancouver
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.
Every October, Stanley Park's Miniature Train transforms into the Stanley Park Ghost Train, one of the best family-friendly Halloween attractions in Vancouver, BC. Kids of all ages--especially young kids--will love riding the train on a magical nighttime journey that features live-action tableaux and lots of interaction. A night at the Stanley Park Ghost Train also includes crafts, kids' activities, and a chance for kids to wear their Halloween costumes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Quick Guide to Halloween in Vancouver 2013: Love a good scare? No matter what age you are, spooky thrills await at Vancouver's best haunted happenings.
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.
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.
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!
Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving in Vancouver, BC: Use this guide to Thanksgiving in Vancouver, BC to find out what's open or closed on Thanksgiving, where to dine out for Thanksgiving dinner, how to travel over the Thanksgiving weekend, 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.
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.
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.
This Vancouver events calendar is a don't-miss list for events, performances, shows, and activities for December 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use this Guide to find the best venues for kids birthday parties in Vancouver, including indoor playgrounds, gymnastic parties, ice skating parties, 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This Vancouver events calendar is a don't-miss list for events, performances, shows, and activities for November 2013.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Vancouver Christmas and holiday events and activities: Celebrate the season with the whole family at the free Christmas and holiday events in Vancouver this December 2013.
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.
Every April in Vancouver and Surrey, hundreds of thousands of people gather for the annual Vaisakhi Parades and Celebrations.
From the "Lady in Red" who haunts the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to multiple hauntings at Gastown's Old
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.
Holt Renfrew is a Canadian department store in downtown Vancouver that specializes in luxury goods and high-end fashion.
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.
Finding Halloween costumes in Vancouver is easy! Find Halloween costumes using this quick guide to Vancouver Halloween costume shopping. Or, learn to make your own Halloween costume!
Vancouver Halloween 2013: Want a safe and inexpensive place to take the kids for Trick or Treating or family fun? Here are Vancouver Halloween fun spots fit for kids and tots.
Vancouver Halloween Attractions for Kids 2013: Every October, Vancouver celebrates Halloween with attractions and events for all ages, including lots of options for kids. Use this Guide to family-friendly Vancouver Halloween Attractions 2013 to find the best Halloween attractions and events for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens.
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.
The Top 7 Vancouver Chocolatiers & Chocolate Shops specialize in locally-sourced ingredients, organic chocolate, gluten-free and vegan options.
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.
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Quick Guide to Vancouver Film Festivals: The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is Vancouver's most famous film festival, but it's just one of the diverse array of film festivals that come to Vancouver every year.
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!
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.
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.
Irish GastroPub, Whiskey Shebeen and bar all in one, Sean Heather's flagship restaurant is a neighbourhood institution in Gastown and home to the famous Long Table Series of communal dinners.
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.
The Miniature Burnaby Central Railway is one of the best things to do with kids in Vancouver. Open on weekends and holidays from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, this miniature railway lets visitors of all ages ride mini trains over six acres of tracks. The train engines are 1/8th scale models of real train engines, and there are even steam engines that actually work! If you or your kid loves trains, the Burnaby Central Railway is a can't-miss attraction.
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.
Situated in Vancouver's Chinatown, just minutes from Downtown, the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden Vancouver is an oasis of serenity and classical Chinese garden elements in the heart of the city.
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.
Too cold to play outside? Luckily there are loads of options for indoor winter activities in Vancouver, where people of all ages can find indoor fun, exercise and excitement. Use this Guide to find the best indoor activities in the city, including indoor trampolines, climbing centres, ice skating, hot pools, playgrounds, kids' spaces, and more!
Celebrated chefs, fabulous wines, delectable cuisine, fine young things, celebrities--Vancouver's Yaletown is home to the city's best nightlife, some of its best restaurants, and plenty of celebrity haunts.
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.
Use this Back to School Guide for Vancouver, BC, for everything you need to prepare for the kids' return to school, including where to get the best deals on school supplies and kids' fashion, Vancouver school dates and resources, and information on local colleges and universities.
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.
Lists and links to the best stores for interior design, local fashion, ultra-hip menswear, First Nations art, antiques etc in this district.
Every year, Stanley Park's Miniature Train transforms itself into the spooky Stanley Park Ghost Train, one of Vancouver's most popular Halloween attractions. What's in store aboard the Stanley Park Ghost Train? See for yourself with this Stanley Park Ghost Train Photo Gallery, and decide if the event is right for your kids!
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 Gastown in Vancouver, BC: A national historic site, Gastown in Vancouver, BC, is a bustling urban centre, full of charm, nightlife, fabulous shopping, and many of the city's most-acclaimed restaurants.
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.