You know Whistler is a top ski resort. But what you really want to know is – which mountain is better for skiing and snowboarding? Whistler or Blackcomb?
It’s been hot lately, so we’ve hit the beach! Lakes too! Here’s our beach chair report on the best beaches in Victoria, BC (Canada) – both ocean and lake – for swimming and cooling off.
It has great restaurants and a lovely island vibe, and it’s blooming pretty! Just 3 of 5 reasons why Victoria is the best city to visit in Canada.
Best Airbnb in Victoria, BC? When moving to Victoria recently, we stayed at several Airbnb’s, including a lovely Art Deco manor. These 3 qualify for the “best Airbnb in Victoria.”
Nothing beats biking Stanley Park (and beyond around False Creek) on a sunny Vancouver day! Lots of beaches and parks. A public market and craft brewery too at Granville Island.
Black pepper fettuccini in a white-wine cream sauce? Lemon zested veal? No, I’m not in Italy. I’m grating cheese and boiling fresh-made pasta at a Vancouver cooking class!
What fun! Tour the Gorge Waterway on a Victoria Harbor Ferry “pickle boat” to see the tidal falls. Learn about the daredevil divers and First Nations inhabitants too.
See cool yellow cranes and maritime artifacts in the old shipyard building site outside the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, a great 4-star hotel in North Vancouver.
Think of pristine wilderness with awesome grizzly bear viewing, fishing, ATVs, rafting, horseback riding and more. Now add the luxury Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort. Nice, eh?
No wonder 1 million cruise passengers love the Vancouver cruise port each year! You can walk to shops, cafes and parks. Our city is particularly beautiful when seen from a cruise ship.
Dear Stanley Theatre, we want to tell you what a classy lady you are. A picture house in 1930, you fell on hard times. But now you’ve had a facelift and are a beloved live performing venue.
Summer is here! Vancouver patios like the one at the Pan Pacific Vancouver are great for cooling off with a cocktail. Try the Kale Gimlet.
Would there be bears on our Joffre Lakes hike? We had bears on the brain. Understandable, once you know we live in bear country. And we once had an encounter with four grizzlies.
Visiting VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, we learned about widow-maker trees that sprout 2.5 kilo pine cones and stuck our noses inside carnivore pitcher plants.
Dubbed the “City of Gardens,” Victoria blooms with colorful flowers and show-stopping gardens. Even in November, hanging baskets of pansies brighten the city’s picturesque Inner Harbour.
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