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19 Dec

10 Fun Facts you May not know about Vancouver

Vancouver is home to Canada’s longest pool. Kits Pool measures 137 meters (451 feet), it is nearly the size of three Olympic pools. This outdoor, saltwater pool is a major tourist attraction and is open year round. The eco-activist group Greenpeace, the most visible and successful environmental organizations in the world, was founded in Vancouver 1971. A group of volunteers first met in Gastown’s Luna Café. The cosmetic treatment Botox was invented in Vancouver. Much of Stanley Park's 'natural beauty' is man-made; this includes Lost Lagoon; a 40 acre...

whistler blackcomb
27 Jan

Whistler Blackcomb

This is without a doubt, “the” winter ski destination.  If you are going to be anywhere near Vancouver BC during the winter months, Whistler Blackcomb has to be on your list of must see/must do items....

Must See Christmas Events
24 Nov

10 Must See Christmas Events in Vancouver, BC 2018

If you’re visiting Vancouver at Christmas time or if you’ve lived here all your life, following is a list of ten must see holiday events which are sure to become traditions. 1. Bright Nights in Stanley Park With over three million lights to brighten up even the darkest winter’s night, Stanley Park has a lot to offer. Entry into the area is by donation, with all the proceeds going to the Vancouver Firefighters Burn Fund.  This spectacular event raises more than $400,000 each year and when joined with the famous Stanley Park Train...

Granville Island, Vancouver BC
2 Nov

Granville Island, Vancouver BC

Along with this one stop, one of a kind market, Granville Island Vancouver BC is also home to an incredible variety of craftsmen, artisans and just generally amazingly talented people.  You will find hand crafted jewelry, blown glass, old world fudge, woodworkers, welders, painters, potters, carvers, toy makers, breweries and you can even watch authentic First Nation totem poles being carved right in front of you....

vancouver's china town
11 Oct

Vancouver’s China Town

Whether you’re sightseeing, shopping, browsing or looking for some fantastic places to eat, Vancouver's China Town has what you’re looking for. Here are a few must see’s while on your walk, bus tour or private tour....

High Tea at the Fairmont
1 Sep

High Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel

If you’re interested in experiencing High Tea at the Fairmont, you’re in luck, a grand tradition for over a century, the world renowned Fairmont Empress has served England’s most beloved ritual of afternoon tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike including Prince Edward of Whales, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Douglas Fairbanks and Katherine Hepburn....

The Sea to Sky Highway
13 Aug

The Sea to Sky Highway

Starting at sea level in Horseshoe Bay the Sea to Sky Highway is spectacular and eventually climbs to 670 meters near Whistler Blackcomb village.  From start to finish you will no doubt encounter something special with each twist and turn of this amazing stretch of scenic blacktop....

burrard street bridge vancouver bc
28 Jul

Bridges Part II – The Burrard Street Bridge

On July 1, 1932 the City of Vancouver and then Mayor Louis D. Taylor opened the Burrard Street Bridge. With one snip of her golden scissors, on that Friday afternoon, the neighbourhoods of Kitsilano were connected to Downtown Vancouver. The beautiful art deco, steel truss bridge had hardly been opened when thousands of walkers and hundreds of cars hurried to cross the bridge for the first time. Much like the Lions Gate Bridge, the Burrard Street Bridge also has plenty to see from its deck.  As a matter of fact, the view...

Historic Gastown
10 Jul

Historic Gastown

The story of Gastown started back in 1867 when a Yorkshire seaman named “Gassy” Jack Deighton arrived to open a saloon.  ...

Stanley Park
23 Jun

Stanley Park

The park is home to thousands of trees, some of which are hundreds of years old and as tall as 250 feet (76.2 meters).  Included in the park are trails, beaches, lakes, play areas, swimming pools, restaurants, a miniature railway and the world renowned Vancouver Aquarium....