Chinatown

A Chinatown Food Tour in Vancouver

It was a quiet morning when we met our guide, Stephanie, at the Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown. The neighborhood was still sleepy, the big boxes of showy produce and dried lizards not yet lining the sidewalks. This meant we had the free side of the Chinese garden mostly to ourselves. (The Garden has a paid entry side too, and you should absolutely go back and see that, it’s beautiful, and worth it.) It was in the gardens where got an introduction to Chinatown history.

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July 28, 2014 by
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Vancouver's Granville Island

Vancouver in Summer

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.

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June 5, 2014 by
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Free Things to Do in Victoria

Boats on Victoria's Inner Harbour

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 […]

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May 21, 2014 by
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Ten Ways to Get Outdoors in Vancouver

English Bay Beach, Vancouver, BC Canada

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 […]

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May 14, 2014 by
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Shopping on Main Street in Vancouver

Shopping on Main Street in Vancouver

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” […]

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May 7, 2014 by
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Where to Eat in Gastown in Vancouver

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

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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