Steam clock in Gastown. Photo courtesy of GoToVan (flickr).

Where to Eat in Gastown in Vancouver

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 […]

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April 16, 2014 by
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Old meets new in Vancouver Chinatown.

A Guide to Vancouver Chinatown

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.

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April 9, 2014 by
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How to Experience First Nations Culture in Vancouver

Bill Reid's The Raven and the First Men.

The Vancouver metropolitan area encompasses the traditional territory of several “First Nations,” aboriginal groups that include the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and many others. If you’d like to learn more about these communities, their history and their achievements, read on for tips about how to experience First Nations culture in Vancouver and nearby destinations. Museum of […]

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March 19, 2014 by
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The 5 Best Things to Do at Whistler When You’re Not on the Slopes

Dogsledding in Whistler's Callaghan Valley

With more than 200 runs spread over 8,171 acres, Whistler-Blackcomb is North America’s largest snow sports resort. But there’s more to this mega mountain than skiing and snowboarding when you’re looking for winter fun. Add these active adventures to your Whistler itinerary — our picks for the 5 best things to do at Whistler when you’re not on the slopes.

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March 12, 2014 by
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Wine Tasting in Victoria

Cherry Point Vineyards Cowichan Valley

One of British Columbia’s fastest-growing wine regions is on Vancouver Island, within an hour’s drive of the city of Victoria. The island’s wineries are clustered into two general districts – on the Saanich Peninsula north of Victoria, and in the Cowichan Valley, which stretches along Highway 1 roughly between Mill Bay and Duncan. Here’s how […]

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February 19, 2014 by
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20 Delicious Things to Eat in Vancouver

Salmon Ceviche at Vancouver's Chicha Restaurant

Wondering how to eat well in Vancouver? Eat locally, explore the city’s Asian cuisine, and save room for sweets. Vancouver’s West Coast location means great local seafood – salmon, oysters, crab, and halibut, among others – as well as a range of fruits and vegetables raised nearby. One local greens producer even grows their leafy […]

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February 12, 2014 by
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