Summertime in the majority of Canada is the best time to visit, the weather is nice, the streets are alive with people, the produce is fresh and Canadians are all around happier and nicer in the summer. Vancouver is definitely at its best this time of year, there is less rain in the summer in Vancouver than almost every other city in the country, the temperature averages around 77°F (25°C) and there are so many activities for you to do and things to enjoy.
On a budget in British Columbia’s capital? Don’t worry – you’ll find plenty of free things to do in Victoria. Watch the Dancing Ferries Every Sunday from May to September, Victoria’s petite harbor ferries perform a boat ballet. These free 20-minute performances start at 10:45 a.m. in the Inner Harbour, opposite the Empress Hotel. Browse […]
With beaches, mountains, cycling paths, gardens, and more, Vancouver is an active, outdoor-oriented city. If you need some inspiration for the next sunny day, explore these ten ways to get outdoors in Vancouver. Go to the beach You don’t have to leave downtown to find sand and sun. One of Vancouver’s most popular beaches, English […]
Extending from Chinatown south to Marine Drive, Vancouver’s Main Street travels through a wide variety of neighborhoods. What they all have in common is that they’re fun places to shop and explore. Here’s our guide to shopping on Main Street in Vancouver, from art galleries to independent fashion boutiques to sari shops. Explore “The Flats” […]
Why visit Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood? Not only is it one of the oldest parts of the city, but it’s also home to some of the most eclectic and delicious dining rooms in town. Here are our top tips for where to eat in Gastown in Vancouver. PiDGiN Born in Winnipeg to parents who opened that […]
One of Vancouver’s most interesting – and most rapidly changing – neighborhoods is the city’s Chinatown, located on the eastern edges of downtown. From its roots as a destination for Western Canada’s earliest Asian immigrants, Vancouver’s Chinatown is evolving into a fascinating mix of traditional buildings, funky shops, and a wide range of eating and drinking places, whether you’re craving a classic dim sum tea lunch, a creative cocktail, or a slice of homemade pie. To help you navigate this increasing eclectic district, here’s our guide to Vancouver Chinatown.