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Top Ten Off the Beaten Path Things to Do in Vancouver

Top Ten Off the Beaten Path Things to Do in Vancouver December 20, 2011 | off the beaten path, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the large crowds, long line-ups and cookie-cutter attractions and take a leap into the less familiar. These ten things to do in Vancouver are all somewhat off-the-beaten-path and most involve a bit of a drive, though nothing too lengthy. Are you an outdoor and...

Best Roadtrips from Vancouver

Best Roadtrips from Vancouver June 29, 2011 | Kid Friendly, off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Yes, Vancouver has pretty much everything you would want within arm’s reach, but sometimes you want to escape the rush of the city and find a quiet escape, a cool lake, a warm beach or a winery with an abundant supply of wine. Should you find yourself with some time to kill and something to get...

Vancouver’s Best Beaches

Vancouver’s Best Beaches June 19, 2011 | off the beaten path, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Vancouver is a city that is surrounded by water, so it’s not surprising that there are a number of beaches that locals throw their towels down onto. Depending on the type of atmosphere you’re looking for, you will find a place to fit the bill in Vancouver. Most of the city’s beaches...

Patio Season Comes to Vancouver

Patio Season Comes to Vancouver May 31, 2011 | off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Credit: Natasha John's iPhone The warm weather is slowly showing its face around Vancouver, which means that patio season is in full force. As soon as there is any sunshine in this city, we flock to a patio like a mocking bird to shiny things. With time being of the essence, you want to make sure...

MILES TO FEET: a nod to the prince of darkness’ lessons through live music and tap dance

MILES TO FEET: a nod to the prince of darkness’ lessons through live music and tap dance May 5, 2011 | Events, off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Miles to Feet We all know that Miles Davis’ influence on music is profound.  He changed the way the trumpet sounded, is known for one of the best-selling albums in the history of jazz with Kind of Blue, and played an always-controversial yet stylish role in the music scene from the 40s onwards. ...

BC Snapshots

BC Snapshots April 30, 2011 | off the beaten path | Read More
Sometimes there are no words to describe how awesome and beautiful British Columbia and Vancouver are, so here are a few pictures that speak a thousand words. Photo by pfly on Flickr Photo by http://rchrd.com Photo by .mused™ on Flickr Photo by http://www.geograph.org.uk

Be WISH’s Valentine

Be WISH’s Valentine February 10, 2011 | Nightlife, off the beaten path | Read More
Donating doesn't break hearts Whether you’re shacked up in a haze of enamor, or footloose and fancy free, Valentine’s is soon approaching and there’s no way around it. For those of us that would rather not participate in a candle lit dinner on this heart filled day, there’s...

The annual Polar Bear Swim

The annual Polar Bear Swim January 1, 2011 | off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
If you’re not fighting a headache tomorrow morning, or you feel like a (very) refreshing (see: freezing) swim in the ocean, then head down to English Bay for the Polar Bear Swim. In 1920 a group of people started this annual tradition of dipping into the Pacific Ocean on January 1. What started...

Off the beaten path: Vancouver’s Police Museum

Off the beaten path: Vancouver’s Police Museum October 4, 2010 | off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Vancouver is home to many interesting attractions, but there is one that takes the cake when it comes to the most obscure and fascinating exhibitions. It’s most likely one of the most unique museums you will ever visit and it will certainly be one that you remember for a very long time, if not...

Cook like a chef

Cook like a chef October 1, 2010 | off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
The other night I was privy to a complimentary trial cooking class over in North Vancouver with Louis Gervais and Bernard Deslaurier, before they launch the series to the public in a few weeks. We went with no expectations and left with full bellies and smiles on our faces, always a sure sign of a good...