Vancouver

biking Stanley Park

Biking Stanley Park and 5 best Stanley Park bike rentals

By Janice and George

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.

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Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

Dig the shipyard history at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

By Janice and George

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.

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vancouver cooking class

Ciao! Whipping up an Italian feast at a Vancouver cooking class

By Janice and George

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!

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Vancouver cruise port

Sailing away from the Vancouver cruise port

By Janice and George

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.

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Stanley Theatre in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Stanley Theatre is a lovely grand dame!

By Janice and George

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.

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Vancouver patios - patio season at Pan Pacific Vancouver

Patio party at the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

By Janice and George

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.

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VanDusen Botanical Garden - spring rhododendrons

Getting our spring flower fix at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden

By Janice and George

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.

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Gastown Vancouver

Gastown: Vancouver’s trendiest neighborhood

By Janice and George

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…

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British Columbia wines - Okanagan

Swirl, Sip, Swallow: British Columbia’s wines are beautiful!

By Janice and George

British Columbia wines? Yes! More than 200 wineries are strung along the central Okanagan Valley, and they produce some fine wines.

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