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.
Nothing beats biking Stanley Park (and 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!
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.
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.
Each spring, cherry blossoms on 40,000 cherry trees in Vancouver burst like pink and white popcorn. A Cherry Blossom Festival even celebrates the blooming of the trees.
Old “Gassy Jack” would be proud. In 1867, he opened a saloon for mill workers. More bars and businesses took root nearby, and very quickly the place grew to become the city of Vancouver. Now Gastown, his namesake neighborhood, may be the trendiest in Vancouver. The pop culture website Complex.com even recently rated Gastown, Vancouver, the…
British Columbia wines? Yes! More than 200 wineries are strung along the central Okanagan Valley, and they produce some fine wines.