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Blooms and Beauty: Groomed Gardens Around Vancouver

Blooms and Beauty: Groomed Gardens Around Vancouver March 19, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Photo Credit: iagoarchangel (Flickr) Butchart Gardens vibrant foliage are lovely any time of year, though fall colors make perfect pictures.

Spring Showers Bring April Flowers

Spring Showers Bring April Flowers March 15, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Though rain may sometimes dampen our parade, the beautiful and flowery results are so worth those wet droplets. Due to Vancouver’s mild climate, we’re fortunate that our gardens around the city look quite lovely for much of the year. Even if there are no flowers in bloom, the evergreen foliage...

Cruising Into Vancouver

Cruising Into Vancouver February 8, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
Over 600,000 passengers made their way through the Port of Vancouver in 2011 on 199 sailings. That number is likely to go up in 2013 when Disney Cruise Line once again uses Vancouver’s port as their starting point for their Alaskan trips. For many years they docked in Vancouver, until recently...

Vancouver’s International Airport Has More Than Just Terminals and Airport Bars

Vancouver’s International Airport Has More Than Just Terminals and Airport Bars January 30, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
Vancouver’s YVR airport has all the amenities that you look for in an international airport for an enjoyable experience. It’s got shopping, restaurants, lounges, mini-spas, book stores, free Wi-Fi and more importantly, some very beautiful art work and aquariums. In Vancouver, there’s...

Best Cafes in Vancouver

Best Cafes in Vancouver December 29, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Let’s face it, after a party-filled December and one last big bang to go, the idea of settling in for a hot cup of coffee seems pretty alluring right now. Vancouverites love their coffee and there are a number of independent coffee shops that exceed any chain when it comes to flavor and atmosphere....

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...

Holiday Travel Tips in Vancouver

Holiday Travel Tips in Vancouver November 21, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Photo Credit: Matthew Grapengieser (Flickr) The holiday season sees many people packing their bags and heading to new and old time favorites each year. Between packing your bags, booking your flight and hotel, and combating unpredictable weather, the holidays can be stressful. Here are a few tips to...

What to Pack for a Winter Trip to Vancouver

What to Pack for a Winter Trip to Vancouver October 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Vancouver’s winter months can be all over the map, so it’s best to come prepared for all types of weather. During the Winter Olympics, it felt much like spring weather, but a few weeks later we were back to blistering cold and snow. With a limited amount of suitcase space, it can be difficult...

Famous Buildings and Architecture in Vancouver

Famous Buildings and Architecture in Vancouver October 22, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Scattered around Vancouver, you will find some admirable architecture that has been designed by creative visionaries and is appreciated by Vancouverites on the daily. Arthur Erickson has made a name for himself across the globe, especially in Vancouver, where he has left a lasting mark on the city’s...

Best Views Around Vancouver

Best Views Around Vancouver October 18, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s kind of an unfair list, because just about anywhere you are in Vancouver, you’re in for a visual treat. However, if you’re looking for that view that will titillate your eyes and cause an awe-inspiring moment, grabĀ  your camera and go to these places: Grouse Mountain – The...